On the 29th November I organized another coach trip to the NEC International Motorcycle Show Birmingham taking 55 local bikers, it is a great way to connect with familiar faces, build relationships, meet exhibitors/stall holders and any CMA members who attend.
I had to collect some Biker Bibles from the warehouse in Scunthorpe for Scotland and the NE Branch, whilst there I met up with local members hopefully I was able to encourage them both.
Sandy, Gary, Pauline and I travelled to Arbroath and spent the first weekend of December with Amy at her second Scottish CMA Fellowship Weekend at the Windmill Christian Centre. If you wondered why it is called the ‘WINDMILL’ Centre - the weather explained all – it was severe gales and torrential rain straight off the sea! Despite the rain it was good to see so many attend (including Ian and Lesley). I led two sessions and we engaged with the local community during a Christmas Fair in the hall running a Holy Joes with a CMA stand. On Sunday morning we all went to Amy’s church in Dundee where I was invited to preach and give a children’s talk.
On the 10th December I had invasive surgery on my feet and since then I have been on sick leave, I hope to be signed back on to work for office duties within the next month. I am making progress but it is still quite painful to walk on crutches. On Thursday 21st January I am due back at the hospital for an X-ray and if the results are favourable they will remove the internal pins. I shall then begin physiotherapy for a few weeks but unable to drive or ride for quite a while – unless God chooses otherwise.
Soon I shall organising the National Rally and would appreciate offers of help.
I shall be attending a CMA European Leaders Conference in Bulgaria between 27th-29th May.
Sandy is planning to drive me to the Llanelli Exec weekend. I am booked to preach at Ty Gwyn Community Church Llanelli at 10.30am Sunday morning.
Confirmation of future European Motorcyclists For Christ Rallies (EMC Rally) 2016 – 4th-7th August, Tarrogona, Nr Barcelona, Spain (venue & booking details to be announced shortly). 2017 – Latvia 2018 – Holland 2019 – UK
Sandy and I have been invited to be guest speakers for a week at the Spring Harvest Holiday Centre, Camping Le Pas Opton, Le Fenouiller, France 18th-25th September, 2016. We will be speaking morning/evening and leading ride outs for any motorcyclists on site. Spring Harvest will be advertising it on their website and in their literature specifically encouraging motorcyclists to attend, the facilities are excellent and provide a great basis for a holiday. If anyone from CMA would like to join us please check out the website www.springharvestholidays.com/ or contact me direct on Chairman@bike.org.uk It will be a great opportunity to promote the ministry of CMA and make contacts within the Christian community.
God Bless you, Mike Fitton, CMA UK National Chairman.