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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.


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.

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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!

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

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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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Tommy D'Aprile joins the GSM family of Chaplains!

Tommy D’Aprile joins the GSM family of Chaplains!

ed Ministry, the Official Ministry of the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) and the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA), is happy to welcome two new chaplains to their ministry team. Neal Muylaert of Bowie, Az. joins God Speed Ministry (GSM) in the role of IHRA Division 7 Chaplain. Neal also serves with Racers for Christ (RFC). It is not uncommon for chaplains to be certified with both GSM and RFC.

Keeping with the theme of ‘racers ministering to racers’ Neal is no stranger to the drag strip. He loves to race his ‘mobile witnessing tool,’ a black Rambler lettered with scripture.  “I’m very excited for the opportunity to work with God Speed Ministry,” told Neal. “This feels like a good fit for me with my interest in cars. This is a fantastic opportunity and I look forward to it.”

Just in time for the inaugural PDRA event, GSM welcomes PDRA racer Tommy D’Aprile to their family of chaplains. Like Neal, Tommy is also an RFC Chaplain and has years of experience behind the wheel of the Mel Bush owned Pro Modified entry. He also has been a fixture in professional eighth mile drag racing ministry, conducting services at the late American Drag Racing League events. Tommy will continue his ministry now with the PDRA series as he shares his love of God with his fellow racers and fans: “I am excited to see what God has planned and am grateful for the opportunity to work with God Speed Ministry. It’s going to be a great year!”

“God Speed Ministry is so grateful to have these two men join us as we share God’s love with the world,” expressed Renee Bingham, GSM President. “Neal and Tommy are both answers to prayer. At the Board of Directors meeting and annual conference we prayed for ‘the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into His field’ and He has. Our goal is to double the number of people serving God through God Speed Ministry. The need is great as America is now the third largest mission field in the world. Other countries are sending missionaries to America.  It is time for God’s people here in the U.S. to step up just as Neal and Tommy have done.”

God Speed Ministry is always open for volunteers and chaplains. Opportunities to serve include kids and teen ministry, worship, speaking, greeting, praying, setting up for services, manning a display table, and more. If you are interested in learning more about joining the GSM team, email or call / text 704-473-4212 to see how you can make a difference.

1My son, if you will receive my words, And lay up my commandments with you; — (take possession and lay up as one does treasure is to store up as in “out of the treasure or deposit of the heart.” God’s words are wisdom are to be deposited into us as a source from which to live. God Commandments become the gears of life. Every decision and movement is based on God’s commands. Do the “Do’s!”)
2So that you make your ear attend unto wisdom, (this is a constant ongoing process)
And your heart incline to discernment; (to incline is to lay upon. We are to lay our hearts with its purposes intents and will before God; not be proud; have no fight or objection to God)
3Yes, if you call for understanding, (We are to call aloud for understanding. With His voice God created everything that exists.)
And lift up your voice for discernment; (Raise your voice for understanding. Understanding is taking the wisdom/truth you have heard in God’s word and being able to correctly apply it to your life.)
4If you seek her as silver, (Compare this to mining for silver. It requires work and action. Silver and Wisdom are worth mining to find.)
And search for her as for hid treasures; (What would we sacrifice or do if we knew the exact location of a hidden treasure? God’s treasure is here for ANYONE who searches for it. God hides it to protect it but He readily tells us where it is and then helps us find it when we choose to seek it.)
There were 4 verses of doing. Now comes the RESULT!

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