God’s Promise

Faith Team Member Finds Blessing at Bristol
Author: Faith Motorsports PR

BRISTOL, TN – The following is an account of Faith Motorsports team member Dave Pack’s trip to Bristol and how God sometimes works in mysterious ways.

My brother-in-law and I had two extra “Cup” tickets for Sunday’s race (couldn’t get the wives to go). We thought we’d just sell them to scalpers for whatever we could get. We always park about 2-3 miles from the track and catch a ride with a shuttle so that we don’t get stuck in the traffic after the race. An old “beater” of a pickup truck carrying about 10 people stopped to pick us up. We jumped in and handed five dollars to the driver through the sliding rear window. The driver looked about 45 years of age and he had a young boy sitting in the front seat with him who looked about 10 years old. You could tell they didn’t have much. The driver got us to the track and everyone climbed out, but my brother-in-law realized that he had left our tickets in our car back where we parked. We asked the driver if he’d take us back. He said “no problem”, and drove us back without asking for anything. He even waited on us to get our tickets. We jumped into the back of his truck once again. As we waited to turn around in traffic, I asked the driver through his sliding rear window, “Are you going to the race?” He said, “No sir, I really can’t afford it right now, that’s why I do this to earn extra money. I’m the boy’s uncle, and his father just passed away recently, so I kinda look after him.” I asked the little boy if he had ever been to a race, and he said, “No, my dad promised me he would take me, but he’s in heaven now.” I looked at my brother in law and he read my mind and nodded, handing me the two extra tickets. I reached the two tickets through the sliding window and said “Your dad just kept his promise, here ya’ go.” The driver said, “You’ve gotta be kidding man! Are those tickets for today’s race? “Yes sir” I said. “Wow, you didn’t have to do that!” He then looked at the astonished boy and said, “What do you say to the nice man Jason, we’re going to the race!” The boy said, “WOW! Thank you sir!” I said, “Don’t thank me kid, thank your dad. He kept his promise. I just delivered them for him.”

David Pack/Team Member
Victory In Jesus Racing Team

Used with permission from Cindy Shepherd of Morgan Shepherd #89

Wow! What a great example of how good God is to us and even more so how God keeps promises.

Psalm 119:41 – May your unfailing love come to me, O LORD, your salvation according to your promise;

2 Peter 1:4 – Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature

Ephesians 1:13-14 – And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession-to the praise of his glory.

God does keep His promise. If we have accepted His gift of salvation He promises to save us and that we have eternal life. DON’T MISS HIS GIFT or HIS PROMISE!

Are you struggling to understand, maybe I can help.

Have a great day racin’ in the SONshine,

Faster Pastor Race Testimony

If you are like me you like to be encouraged when you notice God’s hand on things. Here is such a case.

In January of this year (2010) we went to TN for the National Fellowship of Raceway Ministries (NFRM). One of the topics we spoke about several times was “Faster Pastor” races. I came away thinking and praying about Madison International Speedway (MIS) and the Faster Pastor race. I thought we really need to promote it and work on it much more than in the past. The thing that impressed me the most was the way one chaplain spoke about their humble begining where they gave a small amount of the gate money to a charity. At first it was  50 cents, and then $1 went to the charity. He said he works with the local Christian radio station and others to get some excitement going. Now the track gives him half the gate and allows them give to a couple charities a year. From the track’s side of things it is one of the biggest nights of the year. It is primarily “new” fans who generate an increase concessions and vendor purchases.

As I prayed about this and thought about it I was convinced I needed to talk to Dave at MIS and see what we could get going for this year. We got together and planned on talking to Terry at the Banquet but you know how those go. Everyone is way too busy doing the meet and greet thing. I planned on getting some things on paper and presenting them to Dave and Terry to see where it would go.

Then I received an e mail from Dave that Steve Cook from Capital Chaplains and the Coker’s would like to meet with us about the Faster Pastor race for this year to discuss a plan that they have. We met on Thursday February 25th and I kind of sat in amazement of what the LORD had done. Many of the things I thought and prayed about unfolded before my eyes.

It reminded me of three verses:
Isaiah 25:1 – O LORD, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name,
for in perfect faithfulness you have done marvelous things, things planned long ago.

Isaiah 19:12 – Let them show you and make known what the LORD Almighty has planned

Jeremiah 33: 3 – Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.

The LORD is completely sovereign, all-knowing, and all-powerful. He moves in small things and in big things and shows us His might, patience, and kindness. He encourages us and He is also always just and right.

I hope this encourages you and I hope that the Faster Pastor race night at MIS is used by the LORD to provide for those in need physically and spiritually. Our goal is to provide for the Oregon Food Pantry, to encourage the body of Christ, and to present the hope of the gospel of Jesus Christ our LORD clearly.