church family, church farm, cycling, Mountain biking

Being sponsored to ride your bike

There are millions of causes to give to here in the USA. And people have a lot of charities to pick from.

That is one of the greatest things about the United States of America. People love to give to something that is worthy and a good cause.

The Bike + Farm = Food fund raiser has obiviously been deemed a worthy and good cause based on the response from people who are sponsoring Thomas and I to ride our mountain bikes in this weekends Whiskey Off Road Mountain Bike Endurance Race.


I think for me one of the most exciting things about this event besides riding with 700  other mountain bikers as well as  the challenge, is something that happened to me this past Sunday.

A young man by the name of Anden came up to me and said he wanted to sponsor me a $1.00 per mile . I was stunned  but was quick to take  him up on it.

With this young mans backing, I will certainly have more motivation to keep peddling and keep climbing the entire 50 miles.

Here are a couple of pictures of one of my favorite supporters.



Thank you Mr. Anden Scheffert for the amazing donation to help us with Church Farm this weekend. Because of you, the Church Farm gets a pump for the well.

My theme for the Whiskey this weekend is the following scripture.

“The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land
       and will strengthen your frame.” Isaiah 58:11

church farm, cycling, Mountain biking, Prescott


I am really looking forward to this years Whiskey Off Road Mountain Bike Endurance Race here in Prescott Arizona.

Every year is different and every year seems to get bigger and better.

It’s not just about bikes and the race, It is about meeting some really great people.

If you get a chance, come to see the 700 plus mountain bikers take off from the start in historic down town Prescott this Saturday 4/25 at 8:00 am

This year Thomas and I will be riding for “TEAM CHURCH FARM” to raise the needed funds to fix the well on the church property. ( we have raised 1100.00 in pledges thus far)

For info. on the Whiskey go to






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Preskitt Tea Party

Instead of having our regular Wednesday night men’s  small group I decided to take the guys to see what was going on at the town square here in Prescott.

Temperatures dipping into the 30s prompted organizers to informally dub their tea party protest an “iced tea” protest, but the chill didn’t stop approximately 2,000 people from covering the north side of the county courthouse plaza in Prescott Wednesday night.


Most of the Prescott crowd appeared to be in the 50-and-over age category, although a half-dozen teens calling themselves the “Future Debtors of America”


As we pulled up we just happened to land a parking place right in front of the action. We were able to sit the the warm suv and listen to the speechs.

Interesting feel at the event.

( photo’s taken from the Daily Courier)




I have been doing a series of teachings called the bucket list.

Two Sunday’s ago we had a father and his 9 year old son visit our church  from Missouri.

After they arrived back home, I received this message on my facebook and just had to share it with my blog you go.

“Okay, so our pastor is preaching away…River is writing away…I am so proud that he is focused on the message and taking notes…then he shows me what he has written…HE HAS MADE HIS OWN BUCKET LIST…he listed ten things he wants to do… you ought to call him and ask him to read his bucket list to you…I think it will bless you as it blessed me…Last Sunday he was listening Steve…he really was. When we got out of church at 12 pm, he commented that you were probably preaching to the early service. He is still running on Arizona time.”
April 5 at 7:55pm
I think that child is amazing.
Can he facebook his bucket list to me?
April 7 at 5:13pm
1. Prepare to meet my Maker
2. Save MORE than one person
3. Save my brother, Zion
4. Expand the human lifetime
5. to have 10 Grandkids
6. Visit alll 50 states
7. Go to another country as a missionary
8. have a family
9. Finish College
10.yet, to be determined

This list was created by River Ketcherside, all by himself last Sunday.

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I am really excited about  a great opportunity we have to raise the needed funds for church farm in the next few weeks. On Saturday April 25th Thomas our farm manager and I will ride our bikes 50+ miles on the Whiskey Off Road Mountain Bike Endurance Race to raise money for Church Farm.

As many of you know, we need to repair our well at the church and the cost to do that is approximately 1000.00 for a new pump.

If you would like to sponsor Thomas and I per mile to help us fix our well please contact me via email or send your contribution to:

Pastor Steve Lummer

Prescott First Assembly of God

1455 Willow Creek Road

Prescott Az. 86305

Please make your check payable to Prescott First Assembly.

You gift is tax deductible.

Thank you

Prescott church farm.


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Clark County School Visits Church Farm Today

As I pulled into the church I noticed a large people mover in the church parking lot this afternoon.

I could hear the diesel motor still running and could see the bus driver in this seat as if he was waiting for his group. As as I walked around the back of the church there they were standing in a group as Thomas taught them about dry crop farming here in Arizona .

Here are a couple of photos of the students from Clark County School disitrict.  A school just outside of Las Vegas Nevada.

The students from Clark County are apart of their  Indian Education Opportunity Program.



Pretty neat to see those students hunger to learn about what is going on at church farm.

Great work today Thomas.

Mountain biking, Prescott

Mountain Bike Ride/Good bye Jack Snack


Many of you know that Jack and Kathryn McCormack are moving to Hawaii.
We wanted to at least say good bye and tell Jack how sad we are for him having to live in such terrible conditions.

Here is the plan.

Meet at Granite Basin Road and Iron Springs at 3:00 for a ride through the pines and over the 332 to Granite basin then down the road to the cars.

We will then meet at the Hong Buffet at 5:00 for a good bye Jack snack.
The Hong Kong buffet is around $9.00 per person.

If you need info. Feel free to call me 710-0750

Hong Kong Buffet
(928) 708-1680
520 Miller Valley Rd, Prescott, AZ 86301

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Hoover Dam/Lake Mead

I just learned while traveling back on our canoe shuttle from the river outfitter something that caught my attention.

He told me that California has purchased 80% of the water rights to the water that comes out of Hoover dam.

Since they have, he told us that the lake is 50% lower than it was a decade ago.


The white line is the former water lever since the water purchase.


The post emergent stream.

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Here are just a few photos of our canoe trip on the Colorado river this past week.

My friend from Missouri Mike Ketcherside and his nine year old son River went with us on the trip.

We put our canoes in just below the Hoover dam. Here is a canoe’s eye view of the Hoover dam rising some  1100 feet above the water.



My son in law Adam had a great time on the water.


Another canoe’s eye view of the new bridge that will replace the traffice flow on the Hoover dam.


Taking a break in Gold Strike Canyon.


These ducks followed us the entire trip.



The Colorado river will take me a lifetime to discover. And even then it will offer so much more to explore.

Great trip, can’t wait to take Brenda next time.