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Bikers Against Child Abuse
Just last night we had a candlelight vigil for child abuse awareness. Quite a few people showed.
I had contacted a world-wide organization that helps protect children. You would probably never know it by their looks, but this group does way more to protect children than any other agency I know of. They ride Harley Davidson motorcycles and wear leather and the colors they wear read:
That stands for Bikers Against Child Abuse.
These protector's of children have some basic rules and creeds they follow. This is their mission statement:
Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) exists with the intent to create a safer environment for abused children. We exist as a body of Bikers to empower children to not feel afraid of the world in which they live. We stand ready to lend support to our wounded friends by involving them with an established, united organization. We work in conjunction with local and state officials who are already in place to protect children. We desire to send a clear message to all involved with the abused child that this child is part of our organization, and that we are prepared to lend our physical and emotional support to them by affiliation, and our physical presence. We stand at the ready to shield these children from further abuse. We do not condone the use of violence or physical force in any manner, however, if circumstances arise such that we are the only obstacle preventing a child from further abuse, we stand ready to be that obstacle.
I just love the BACA creed. Here it is:
I am a member of Bikers Against Child Abuse. The die has been cast. The decision has been made. I have stepped over the line. I wont look back, let up, slow down, back away, or be still.
My past has prepared me, my present makes sense, and my future is secure. Im finished and done with low living, sight walking, small planning, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tamed visions, mundane talking, cheap giving, and dwarfed goals.
I no longer need pre-eminence, prosperity, position, promotions, plaudits, or popularity. I don't have to be right, first, tops, recognized, praised, regarded, or rewarded. I now live by the faith in my works, and lean on the strength of my brothers and sisters. I love with patience, live by prayer, and labor with power.
My fate is set, my gait is fast, my goal is the ultimate safety of children. My road is narrow, my way is rough, my companions are tried and true, my Guide is reliable, my mission is clear. I cannot be bought, compromised, detoured, lured away, turned back, deluded, or delayed. I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of adversity, negotiate at the table of the enemy, ponder at the pool of popularity, or meander in the maze of mediocrity. I wont give up, shut up, let up, until I have stayed up, stored up, prayed up, paid up, and showed up for all wounded children. I must go until I drop, ride until I give out, and work till He stops me. And when He comes for His own, He will have no problem recognizing me, for He will see my BACA back patch and know that I am one of His. I am a member of Bikers Against Child Abuse, and this is my creed.
Founder, Bikers Against Child Abuse, Inc.
Do you or someone you know need help with child abuse. These guys and gals are ready to help and most likely there is a chapter close to you. The link below can be used to find the closet chapter. Call them! They will help!!
Lighting Up Lebanon, Missouri
The pictures below are from the candlelight vigil. These are people that care about all kids. Children are our future.
I ask you all to stop for a moment of silence and prayer for the children that are being abused and for the men and women that are on the front-lines fighting this evil.
Thank you BACA for what you do! Lets do it again and wake them up. Any help I can give you angel's in black, just call and I will be there.
I also give a big shout-out and thanks to Mr Gary Anderson who has EasyGoingEntertainment.com. Gary donated the sound system!
Give Gary a call if you are in need of some good music in Southern Missouri.
This next video tells why they do what they do. These guys and gals are heroes!
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