2016-07-13 16.21.01Coming off a much needed 4th of July weekend break, the IndyCar season is just past it’s midpoint. Romans 5:3-4 tells us that, “we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.” In racing, the race and testing schedules are grueling, especially this time of year. Running this thing we call life can be grueling at times also. It’s interesting that Paul makes the transition in this verse from suffering to hope. Many times in our life we don’t think the outcome of life’s challenges will be filled with hope, but that’s what he is saying here. So if you are going through a difficult time right now don’t look at the suffering with despair, but look at it with hope.

Romans 5:5 goes on to say that this “hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts.” What an awesome promise knowing that God loves us so much that this hope will not let us down. Trust in that today.


Baptism of Angela Savage

Angela Savage baptismWhat started with a conversation on her Las Vegas radio show with IndyCar Ministry as her guest back in December, God used it in a mighty and powerful way when Angela made a public profession of her faith and was baptized at Eagle Creek Reservoir on June 15th. It was an awesome celebration as a group of close friends witnessed the event when Angela was in town for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 and the SVRA event. We are excited for Angela and the angels in heaven are rejoicing as well!

Angela Savage is the daughter of the late Swede Savage who tragically died after an accident in the 1973 Indy 500.


Show car and Fan outreach at Road America and Iowa

We had a great turnout for the Road America and Iowa race events which resulted in a great turnout at our fan outreach booth. Lots of relationships were built and God showed up in a big way as our volunteers ministered and prayed with many of the fans. We were handing out free bibles, devotionals, and Purpose Driven Life books! Thanks to all of our volunteers and sponsors!

Iowa Showcar

We will be having our final fan outreach at Mid-Ohio. Make sure you stop by to say hello!


Podcasts

Did you miss a chapel service? You can always get caught up on theĀ 2016 Running the Race series on our website. And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest ministry updates and devotionals!


From the Paddock – Alexander Rossi

Alexander RossiGrowing up in a Christian household and being in a private school for most of my adolescence, faith was something that came pretty easy to me. It was never questioned and while I of course had my daily struggles, things could all be resolved relatively and understood quickly with the people around me sharing the same viewpoints as me.

When I moved to Europe to pursue my racing career overseas, that all changed pretty radically. It is no secret that motorsports can be a world where God and His purpose easily gets overlooked and this was something that came as quite a cultural shock to me. I started to realize that I needed to become much stronger in my faith in order to keep my integrity intact and to hopefully positively influence others.

The track side presence that IndyCar Ministry has become something that I value exponentially in terms of being a shining light and a daily reminder of God’s presence in the paddock. I look forward to the prayers that I get to share with David prior to getting in the car as it gives me instant perspective unto how incredibly blessed I am to be able to do what I love.

My faith, like my racing career, still has a lot of unfinished goals and is a continual work in progress. It is an honor and privilege to have the people at IndyCar Ministry by my side through some of the most intense and important weekends of my life.

Alexander Rossi

www.alexanderrossi.com