Brightona Bike Show is a charity event, raising money for the Sussex Heart Charity. It draws thousands, young and old, to the seaside street of Madeira Drive in Brighton, England, each October. Steve and Renee with One Challenge UK serve along with other members of the CMA (Christian Motorcycle Association) here each year.
It’s all about making connections. Events like Brightona aren’t primarily bold outreach. It’s planting seeds in the hearts of bikers and passers-by alike.
The Sussex branch of the Christian Motorcycle Association sets up a tent to be available to passers-by and share their testimonies. They hand out information and provide coffee, tea, and snacks to the event organizers and marshals.
Testimonies line the CMA bikes’ windshields, so even a casual observer can read the Good News.
Coming down from Bedford, Fred and Fran shared the story of their murdered son in images artistically imagining The Pilgrim’s Progress. Their story highlights the Lord’s forgiveness and redemption. The masterful artwork drew many to the CMA tent, and each heard the powerful testimony.
Those interested receive a Biker Bible. This New Testament includes testimonies of different bikers in its pages.
Vests adorned with crosses, verses, and other Christian paraphernalia mark the CMA as a distinct entity in the midst of this biker world.
Fellowship and camaraderie describes the relationships in the Sussex branch of the CMA. The love of the Lord and motorcycles brings them together, despite differences in culture or upbringing.
The day begins and ends with prayer – for the Lord to grow the seeds planted in the hearts of the many who stopped by the tent.
For more information, see their website at http://www.bike.org.uk/cma/
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