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At the 2014 Rocky Mountain Nitro Jam Nationals in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, two longtime IHRA officials were injured in accidents. Marc Kinton, head of safety and rescue for IHRA, had to be airlifted to University Hospital with head and shoulder injuries. Soon after, Thomas Czaplicki was rushed to the same hospital after he wrecked his scooter in responding to an on-track accident.

While Marc was released from the hospital and cleared to fly home on schedule, Thomas’ injuries were worse than originally thought. He had to remain in the hospital in Edmonton for several days before being transported to a hospital closer to his Virginia home.

While thankfully both Marc and Thomas are on the mend, they are still out of work. While pay checks have ceased the living expenses and medical bills continue. They are now dealing with the stress of finances when they need to be focused on healing.

God Speed Ministry has set up a fund to help alleviate some of the financial pressure. All money donated to this fund will go directly to Marc and Thomas. As one racer said to Renee Bingham after Marc’s accident, “These are the guys who help us when we need help. Now it is our privilege to be able to help them.” Here’s how you can help.

For Online Donations Click on the Donate Button below.

 

Mail Checks To:
God Speed Ministry
141 EA Bingham Road
Kings Mountain, NC 28086
**Please write Man Down Fund on the memo line.

God Speed Ministry will also be accepting donations at the IHRA World Finals in Memphis TN.

All donations will be split equally between Marc and Thomas. Thank you in advance for supporting these two wonderful men who always do their best to support the racers, fans and staff at the IHRA events.

Holy God, Lord of the Harvest,
You have placed us in a world of bounty.
You have created everything needed for life and for godliness.
You are the God of plenty and no lack.
It is Your desire that we prosper and be in health even as our soul prospers.
We are to be a people who enjoy the fruit of the earth.
We are to be people who rejoice in Your provision.
We are to be people who give thanks to You for all You provide.
You decree that every seed bear after its own kind.
That decree is a promise that we get what we sow.
That assurance lets us plant with confidence and faith in Your provision.
You decree the blessing of multiplication – one seed produces so many more of its kind.
How marvelous are Your ways O Lord!

You also promise to bless the work of our hands.
So whatever we set our hands to do, we do it to honor and glorify You.
Thank You, Father, Lord of the Harvest.
May we bless and magnify Your name.
May we store up Your goodness in our hearts.
And may we share with the widow and orphan as You ask.
Today O Lord of the Harvest, we bless and thank You.
Your goodness to us is great.
Bless You O Lord of the Harvest, Possessor of heaven and earth.
Your goodness and faithfulness endure forever.
Amen.

Carrie Weinert, longtime IHRA Official and wife of the late Jim Weinert, lost her father, Fred Springer, on Friday, August 22. Please remember her and her two children, Matt and Wes, along with the rest of the Springer Family.

Obituary:

Fred L Springer, age 78, of Collins, died peacefully Friday, August 22, 2014 at his residence.

He was born September 29, 1935 in Norwalk. He attended Bronson School and graduated from Milan High School. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict as a Tank instructor. He worked over 30 years for the Huron County Highway Department, and retired after 15 years from Erie Black Top. He enjoyed spending time with family and farming. He attended the First Church of Christ and Church of Christ in Greenwich. He also enjoyed attending and displaying at antique tractors shows.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Cathy (Fessenden) Springer of Collins; daughters, Marilyn (Tim) Schwartz of Alabama, Lee (Ron) Springer of Collins, Carrie Weinert of Collins and June (Jake) Reep of Greenwich; a brother, Glenn Springer of Bladensburg, OH; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Ann Springer; brother, Eugene “Gene” Springer; sister, Doris Whidden; son-in-law, Jim Weinert; nephew, Eric Whidden.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. at the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk. A funeral will be Wednesday at 10:30 A.M. in the funeral home. Burial will follow on the family farm.

Condolences may be shared at norwalkfuneral.com

Holy Father, Blessed is Your Name.
Your Name represents all of who You are.
You are Holy.
You are Love.
You are Forgiveness.
You are Mercy.
You are Grace.
You are Light.
You are Eternal.
You are Sovereign.
You are Creator.
You are Jevohah.
You are Lord.
You are Possessor of heaven and earth.
You are Peace.
You are I AM.
You are Healer.
You are Provider.
You are Life.
You desire us to love and be with You and You with us.
Today, Holy Father, may we recognize the awesome invitation You extend.
May we enter Your Presence with joy and thanks as we make our needs known.
Blessed be the Name of the Lord Most High!
Amen.

Holy God, You are worthy of our praise.
You are worthy of our worship, our worth-ship.
You are worth more than silver or gold.
You are worth more than kingdoms or power.
You alone are worthy.
You alone are worthy for You are the source of everything.
Everything that exists was spoken into existence by You.
You spoke “Light” and darkness was expelled.
You spoke and the stars were hung in space.
You spoke and what You said, You saw.
O Holy God, You are worthy of our praise.
Let us lift our eyes to You today.
Let us lift our eyes to see Your beauty.
Let us lift our eyes to see Your power.
Let us lift our eyes to see Your love and compassion for us.
Let us lift our eyes to the truth of our lives, You O Lord.
Holy God, You are worthy of our praise.
Today we magnify You and the cares of this world grow dim.
Today we praise You and our hearts are filled with joy.
Today we worship You and our lives are brought into alignment
For You are enthroned on the praises of Your people.
And where You are is fullness of joy.
Holy God, You are worthy of our praise.
Selah………..think, meditate on that.

God Speed Ministry is pleased to introduce our newest t-shirt to share your faith. “Racing To Victory” was designed by To-A-Tee shirts in Indianapolis IN. Norm Williams and staff wanted to create a beautiful shirt you would be proud to wear and also proclaim your support of God Speed Ministry.

This shirt fulfills that purpose. “Racing To Victory” is emblazoned above a driver behind the wheel of a dragster and “The Only ONE I Follow is GOD” emphasizes the passion of our faith.Racing To Victory Back

Tshirt overview

Tshirt overview

Each order of a shirt will include a donation receipt less the fair market value of the shirt. Your order declares your faith and supports the mission of racers ministering to racers through God Speed Ministry. Make the connection today and place your order.


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