Taking It To The Streets!
The races will be here before we know it, so in preparation of our annual trip to Indiana to minister at the Indianapolis 500 we will continue to update the website with more information as soon as it becomes available. We ask that you please continue to visit the Checkpoint as Race Day gets closer.
The dates are as follows:
May 23 (Friday): Registration - 2:00 pm to midnight
May 24 (Saturday): All Day Event
May 25 (Sunday): Race Day
May 26 (Monday): Optional Departure Date
Please note that the outreach is over at 4:00 pm on Sunday, May 25th. We have the option to stay until the end of the race or overnight and depart in the morning on Monday, May 26th.
The cost of the outreach will remain the same as before:
$100.00 donation per person before May 12th.
$125.00 donation per person after May 12th.
Please remember to follow this link complete the Trip Application for your trip with us.
You can also make your donations using our CGM PayPal account, or send it to:
Common Ground Ministries,
PO Box 2811
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma 74013
The CGM buses will be leaving for Indiana on May 22nd and returning on May 26th. Please note that one bus will be leaving on May 22 and the second will be leaving on May 23rd. Also, one bus will be returning on May 25th and the second will be returning on May 26th.
Indianapolis 500: May 22 - May 26
Fair St. Louis: July 3 - July 7
Indianapolis 500, 2014
The 98th Indianapolis 500, scheduled to be run on Sunday, May 25, 2014, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, is advertised as being the premier racing event of the year.
I was talking with Fred Bishop and he asked me if I was going to the races this year. I answered, “You know that I am. I can still see our group standing on the corner of Acapulco Joe's Mexican Restaurant on Saturday just off the parade route.” Then he said, “And you are probably going to keep going to the races for a while right? I replied, “You know me, Fred. I will keep going for a while.” He then said, “That’s what I thought, so I am giving you the Indy 500 outreach.”
After I picked my jaw up off of the floor I accepted the challenge, but I know that it is an impossible task to take on by myself. Mike Saddler has agreed to help me organize the camps to keep it in the NGL tradition with strong leadership, Jim Evans has agreed to coach the clowns, and other key players are beginning to surface to the top in order to help us facilitate each camp with good leadership.
Here is a quote that I have taken out of one of the outreach books that was given to us over the years from Fred. “This event is great in that it allows us the opportunities to use our basic training skills. We have the parade crowd on Saturday and the street crowd on Friday night and Saturday night and then the race crowd on Sunday. This event is a good place for new people to start in their outreach journey.”
This year we will also be able to stay at the Baptist camp with Pastor Eugene Simmons, our host pastor on Sunday night, so we can reach out to the crowd after the race is over for those that would like to remain until Monday morning.
More information will be coming soon so keep your eyes open for one of the most exciting life-changing events coming up. With your help we can give them another encounter with Jesus that will rock their world.
God bless you,
Wayne and the Okie Boys