A long time ago, in the early days of The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine, Tank Kersey, a very humble man, visited us. He introduced us to the mission of His Laboring Few Biker Ministry of Jesus Christ. He, and the organization he served with, was committed to reaching out to the motorcycle community and helping those that were hurting. I am pleased to say that we have carried their message of hope through salvation on the pages of every issue of The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine since then, and I have had the honor to ride with their supporters in the annual toy run.
While Tank has gone to be with his Lord, Preacher Steve Ervin and his wife Carolyn, as the original founders of His Laboring Few, have continued the mission, along with their many helpers and supporters. They serve hot meals daily from their facility in Thomasville, they have a clothing bank for those who need these things, they operate Harvest Camp for folks trying to change their life of addiction, HLF South Side Mission, and hold regular Christian services. They outreach at motorcycle rallies, swap meets, and the like.
This year we gathered at Preacher Steve’s Leather on Business 85 and some others met in Greensboro and rode to the old Ford dealership on National Highway. My group from Preacher Steve’s had a very nice ride out through the countryside on this clear and cool day. With a very short stopover, the merged groups of motorcyclists headed to the HLF headquarters on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Thomasville, NC. As the riders unloaded the toys and placed them under the Christmas tree, we were all greeted by the cooks and the aroma of chili and chicken soup.
While we were enjoying the food and camaraderie, Preacher Steve called us to attention. He explained how HLF distributed the toys. They accept applications from parents who need things for their kids. Then they separate the toys into age and family appropriate groups. They contact the parents to come pick up the toys, so on Christmas morning the kids are receiving from their parents, (AKA Santa). This, my friends is the essence of Christmas. We celebrate the birth of Jesus, a gift to mankind from Our Father in heaven.
To learn more about the ministry of His Laboring Few Biker Ministry of Jesus Christ, check out their website: www.HLFM.org, go by their headquarters in Thomasville, or find them on the pages of The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine and read about Jesus the Biker.
Peace and love to all and ride safe.