Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving back. On the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, you’ll have the chance to join people around the world and support a cause close to your heart. 

A Recommitted Relationship

William Zahorsky is usually busy overseeing children in our RFC kids ministry at NHRA national events. But late in the season, he was blessed with an opportunity to meet & talk with a racer who was struggling in his life.

He said he’d asked Jesus into his heart a long time ago,” William told us, “but never really drew close to God. I reminded him that He is full of love, mercy, grace, joy, peace, and hope. I encouraged him to start developing a relationship with God, being confident that His grace through Christ is more than sufficient to cover all the wrongs of his past.” The racer recommitted his life to Jesus!

RFC staff are out in the motorsports community, helping to meet the spiritual needs of racing and rodding fans. Your gift on GivingTuesday will send a chaplain to point someone to the Savior who loves them deeply.

Connecting through Crisis

It was a hot, humid summer evening when the track ambulance was called for a spectator who’d passed out in the stands. Chaplain Darrin brought cold water to share with family members and offered prayers as the woman sat in the rig, receiving an IV; dehydration was suspected. Darrin learned she was the mom of one of the drivers competing.

Checking in on the family several times in the weeks after the race, Darrin learned the woman followed up with her doctor and was stunned to be told she had stage-4 cancer. Sadly, she passed in a matter of days. Her family was stricken, enveloped in shock and disbelief. “Please let everyone know we appreciate all the prayers,” her husband texted. “Thank you for being there for my family that night. We will never forget it.”

RFC staff are out at racing & rodding events, making hospital calls and follow-up home visits, and offering wisdom, counseling, and sometimes mediation, all to help meet the emotional needs of people in the motorsports community. Jackie, your special gift on GivingTuesday can train & equip a chaplain to serve effectively in challenging circumstances.Our volunteers bring a sense of calm and comfort, demonstrating the peace of Christ in challenging circumstances.

Water as Fuel

RFC volunteers are trained, equipped, and sent out to motor-sporting events to share the love of Christ. It happens in various ways and is often accomplished through acts of service: helping the track staff clean the bleachers, tallying up the run sheets in the tower, or working the registration table at a car show.

Chaplain Joey served at a four-day LODRS event in Kansas this summer, giving the invocation, offering pastoral care, and conducting a chapel service. He & his team also met a practical need on a sweltering weekend: providing water.

“Incredible!” he reported. “We handed out bottled water in the staging lanes and at the top end [of the track, where cars often have to wait in line to return to the pits]. By Sunday’s end, 3,483 bottles had been taken or handed out by the team. It was a HUGE blessing to the racers.”

Jesus said, “And if you give even a cup of cold water to one…of my followers, you will surely be rewarded” (Matthew 10:42). Your gift on GivingTuesday can purchase bottled water, bags of ice, and ice chests for our chaplains to supply liquid refreshment at an event…a simple act that could open the door to spiritual transformation.

We have $12,500 in matching gifts!

2023 Goals

$54,000 to Fuel Faith!

Training, equipping, and sending chaplains has a cost. With $54,000, we can fully train 200 new volunteer chaplains. With this amount, 1000 chaplain credentials can be obtained.  We can purchase 8,350 Bibles or 25,000 devotionals so people in the motorsports community can receive an introduction to Jesus Christ and the opportunity to grown in Him. Our volunteers frequently need gas or a hotel stay so they can serve for a whole weekend. Donate now to ensure our chaplains have what they need at the track or local car show to FUEL FAITH in Jesus!

75 Facebook Fundraisers

Help us spread the news about the amazing work God is doing through Racers For Christ and join us to FUEL FAITH by creating your own Facebook Fundraiser.  Here’s a link that tells you how to set one up, and you can reach out to jackie.powers@teamrfc.org if you need assistance!