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Friday, September 18, 2009

ROOTING FOR A HENDRICK TEAM TO WIN THE SPRINT CUP

I had a wonderful trip last Sunday when I sang for Jesus at Middleburg Baptist Church in Middleburg, N.C. It is always wonderful when I get an opportunity to sing for Jesus, and this Sunday was a real blessing. The Holy Spirit was evident throughout the service and another soul was saved! That's what the ministry the Lord has given me is all about for me......to see another soul saved who will be going to Heaven!

I was invited to sing there by Cathy Hendrick, widow of John Hendrick who was the former President of Hendrick Motorsports. Cathy is the featured speaker at many churches where she shares her heartwarming story of faith in the midst of tragedy when her husband and twin daughters died in a plane crash in October, 2004.

Unfortunately, Cathy suffered a broken collarbone in a mountain bike accident lasts week and could not attend. Her sister-in-law, Linda Hendrick, graciously accepted to speak in Cathy's absence, and shared her touching story about her experience of faith in the death of her son, Ricky, who also died in the same tragedy.

Linda did such a good job in her speech, and I was so happy to finally meet her husband, Rick in person. They are such a sweet couple. Rick Hendrick is the owner of Hendrick Motorsports and is the brother of the late John Hendrick. That terrible plane wreck caused the death of Rick's brother, his 24 year old son Ricky, his twin nieces and several others.

A few years ago, I sang at the Hendrick museum in Charlotte during a Bible study they often have for the Hendrick Motorsports employees. After seeing the vast museum and other incredible facilities there at the Hendrick complex where the cars are built, my mom and I quickly became NASCAR fans. It was such a pleasure to meet Rick Hendrick, the man behind such a fantastic organization. He truly seemed like such a nice man, and we are rooting for a Hendrick team to win the Sprint Cup! Some day we hope to see a real live NASCAR race and meet Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Mark Martin and Dale Junior in person.