In 1998 Godspeed Ministries, a tax-exempt, non-profit organization was formed to be the catalyst of provision for Larry and Linda Smiley, Chaplains for Racers For Christ. The Smiley’s foundational verse for ministering to the racing community is:
II Corinthians 5:18-19
Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ, and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, 19. Namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation. 20. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ…
Godspeed Ministries continues to function in this capacity as well as funding a growing Car Care Ministry serving the Oklahoma City area.
Godspeed Car Care Ministry Mission Statement:
Godspeed / Car Care Ministries Serves the Community Through Providing:
1. Simple diagnostics and repair to vehicles on regular scheduled Saturday mornings.
2. Minor repair to donated vehicles to deem them safe, reliable transportation. Vehicle recipients must first go through churches or local civic groups in order to meet the guidelines for receiving a vehicle.
3. Personal encouragement while waiting for services and sharing the love of God by the example of His Son, Jesus Christ.
This is pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father, to visit the orphans and widows in their distress…
Vindicate the weak and fatherless; Do justice to the afflicted and destitute.
For more information about Godspeed Car Care Ministry, go to www.CarCareMinistry.org