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On the Go with Jesus
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April 7, 2017, 5:58 AM

Testamonies 2016

Mark and Holly have a genuine heart to seek and serve the lost.  On the Go Mission is a true reflection of the work of Jesus and we are so blessed to be a part of it!”

Dave and Katie L.

Pennsylvania

 

“While in Mt Airy, NC we had the opportunity to witness On the Go Mission in a personal way. During our stay at Mayberry Campground we were impressed with the Christian outreach offered to everyone through the C.O.F.F.E.E invitation. The morning fellowship and sharing of God's love and saving grace was offered to everyone.  In a world that needs God's message, On the Go Mission is bringing it to everyone along their path. The mission is to aid anyone, anywhere with the Word and with hands on   ministry.  On The Go      Mission seeks out places and people who need God's love and message. What a challenge and what a faith this On the Go Mission inspires.”

Connie and Al Y.

North Carolina

 

 

“On the Go Mission shares encouragement with Christians and shares God’s word with the lost as God opens the doors but most of all they have the love of Jesus for everyone that they meet. I thank God for them.”

Peggy S.

Timberline North Carolina

 

 

“I would like you to stop to check out our One Voice Club. They last about a half hour each during our schools lunch periods. Hope to see you soon!”

Paige D.

Hartville, Ohio

 

 

"On The Go Mission / Mark and Holly Shaw are focused and obedient to Gods will for their lives. God is working through them with their hands and feet to serve and bless His people in Smith County & beyond. Everyone God puts in Mark and Holly's path is loved as Jesus loves and they the truth of God’s word & the plan of salvation for His people. I pray for Gods encouragement, strength, and provision for Mark and     Holly's continued work in His ministry at On the Go Mission in Jesus name amen.”

Perry and Patty S.

Whitehouse, Tx

 

 

“Mark and Holly present the WORD of GOD very carefully, with much knowledge and depth of content. I loved studying with them. Wish they'd joined us at my church.”

Marcie

Chandler, Texas

 

 

“I know that Mark and Holly have been called out by God with On the Go Mission. They are spreading God's Word of salvation to the lost as God opens up the doors. They are a blessing to believers as they encourage us with Gods Word. I was so blessed by them.”

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December 19, 2016, 7:03 AM

The 2016 Year in RV Parks!

  1. Cooper Lake State Park, Sulphur Springs, Texas
  2. Little Rock, FamCamp, Little Rock, Arkansa
  3. Navy FamCamp, Memphis, Tennessee
  4. Fort Campbell, Kentucky
  5. Fort Knox, Kentucky
  6. Wright-Patterson AFB, Fairborn, Ohio
  7. Cherokee RV Campground, Mogadore, Ohio
  8. Promised Land State Park, Belefonte, Pennsylvania
  9. Hanscom AFB, MA
  10. Hadley's Campgrounds, Bar Harbor, Maine
  11. Great Pond Military RV Park, Maine
  12. Hanscom AFB, MA
  13. Ash away RV Campgrounds, RI
  14. Tri-State RV Park, NY, NJ, and PA
  15. Locus Lake State Park, PA
  16. Happy Hills, Hancock, MD
  17. Lake Robertson, Lexington, VA
  18. Mayberry Campgrounds, NC
  19. Dunn, N.C.
  20. Wilmington, NC
  21. Sand and Song, Kure Beach,NC
  22. Coming to Cleveland KOA
  23. Coming to Keipersol / KE Bushman's Camp, Tyler, TX
  24. Coming to Lake Fork Resort / RV Park, Lake Fork, TX



November 2, 2016, 10:20 AM

The blessing of giving!


In Acts 20:35 the Apostle Paul (in part) quotes Jesus saying, “In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ”

The last part of that scripture caught my attention because this saying By Jesus is not recording in the Gospels. I only point this out because while it is not written down that He said those words we must remember that not everything Jesus said or did was recorded by the gospel writers (John 20:30; 21:25). Paul also did not rely on the written account of the Gospels he was given supernatural revelation from Christ Himself during his “road to Damascus” journey (Acts 9, 16 & 18). Additionally, and I feel most importantly while we do not find that particular phrase in the Gospels what we do find is the examples given page after page that this was in part the message Jesus came to share. Why do I say that; simply, because love is the foundation of genuine servitude. Jesus came because He loved us. He GAVE His life in love AND for love. His entire life is a demonstration of love by serving. In Matthew 20:26-28, Jesus Himself says, “Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave, just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

As I look at the story “before the feast of the Passover…” we see Jesus along with eleven men joined around a table. These eleven men were most certainly confused about the absences of Judas Iscariot who had unbeknownst to them gone to carry out his part in the betrayal of Christ to His death.  And then this happened, Jesus rose from the table removing his robes, replacing them with a towel and began washing the feet the eleven. He not only washes there feet but then wipes them off on the towel wrapped around His waist.  What a picture of serving, a picture of love! I wonder how many of us would spontaneously commit this act humility. How many of us would lay aside our fine linens given us when we become Believers to put on a towel, kneel at the feet of another, remove their shoes, wash their feet and then wipe them dry on the towel wrapped at our waste? This is the perfect picture of humility, service, and love. This was the life of Jesus and the life that we are supposed to demonstrate daily.

The life of servitude and giving in love is highly honored by God and one that must not go neglected. As a Believer what does serving look like? Well, God has given everyone talents and gifts that we are to use for His service. Maybe you can sing or play an instrument…join the praise team. Maybe you cook…join the kitchen staff. Maybe you have free time and could come work on the church cleaning staff or maybe you could change light bulbs, set out tissues, or vacuum. These are some things that could be done in “the building” and are important in keeping the sanctuary of God in good order and ready to receive the body.

 

A life centered in love is what we are commanded to ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’; that means treating people with love, dignity, kindness, respect, and humility. This is how we treat ourselves and so this is how we are to treat others. This is how we are commanded to treat others, ALL people not just those that look like us or who are easy to treat nice…ALL people. We may look different on the outside but the inside is what matters. Look at Samuel 6:17, Samuel thought that Saul would be the one that God would choose to anoint as king because of his stature.  “But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart." We often form a mistaken judgment of characters; but the Lord values only the faith, fear, and love, which are planted in the heart, beyond human discernment.  Jesus said in Luke 16:15, so He said to them, "You are the ones who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts”. Our heart is what drives our service.

A life centered for love is what we must do. “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your (your entire) mind and with all your strength”. We do what we do for love, for the love of God…because He first loved us. We are to serve inside and outside of the building. The church building is where we gather to pray, learn, grow, worship, fellowship, build relationships with others and with the Lord. It is the place that is meant to prepare us to “go” out. The church was never meant to stay inside the building, no. The church has been commanded to “go” and serve the community, bring others to saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Somewhere along the way the church has become comfortable in the building, content in complacency. This must change!

Do you remember when you first accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior? I for one was beside myself with the knowledge of His presence in and on my life. I wanted to tell everyone and make sure that everyone knew, personally, Jesus like I did. And if they didn’t you better believe I was going to tell them and encourage them to accept Him as well. We cannot be cavalier in this task; we must be intentional! We must make sure others have an opportunity to have what we have in Christ Jesus even when it is not comfortable, even when they don’t look like us. We must be kind to the unkind, we must persistent when they want to ignore us, and we must love the unlovely.

We have to make our lives intentional for the Kingdom and we have to also be good stewards; it’s important to work, and take care of ourselves and our families. We have to remember to do all these things as if unto the Lord!

In the busyness of life we often to forget to give God equal time in our day. We need to have devoted prayer time, we need to show Him in our attitude but not forget to share Him with our mouth. He gave His life so we could receive forgiveness. Give His free gift of love to someone today and receive the blessing!

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July 8, 2016, 3:05 PM

To "GO" when we want to stay!


To “GO” When We Want to Stay!

Mt. Airy, North Carolina AKA Mayberry Campgrounds! A cliché from the get go! It’s wonderful and it’s oozing with history and nostalgia! The obvious references to the Andy Griffith show are everywhere from Aunt Bees BBQ and Goobers eateries to the Andy Griffith Museum, Andy Griffith Pkwy, Barney Fife Blvd, and Opie Taylor Lane (our current address). This was the birth place of the afore mentioned popular TV show. The pilot for the show was created here and all of the “sets” i.e. the Sheriff’s Office, gas station, and hotel are here even the old Darlings shack. Each place is fully manned and includes a reservation book for the next downtown “car tour”. A tour by the way offered from the back seat of one of three Sheriff squad cars, driven by a acknowledgeable “acting sheriff” and comes standard with a siren blast at the start of each tour!

The streets here are lined with diners, old-timey ice cream parlors, music stores, and antique shops. There is also an Amphitheater in the middle of the downtown area as well as the “Historic Earle Theater” which has hosted some of the greatest bluegrass musicians of its time. The Earle as it is lovingly called has the longest running radio station second only to the Grand Ole Opry. Every Thursday night from 7-9 pm they have an “open” Gospel Bluegrass Jam Session that draws the greatest local talent and the occasional missionary who loves very much to sing! I have enjoyed it so much that (after much prayer) I have decided to learn the guitar. Mark purchased a parlor size guitar for me and I am determined to learn and glorify God in music as we travel. We both will very much miss Thursday nights at the Earle.

Here in Mt. Airy you will find the Mayberry Campgrounds located just off Hwy 74. We are calling this place home for now and have discovered no shortage of historical information about even this place. This land originally belonged to Eng and Chang Bunker; the original Siamese twins. They were very famous and can be found if you google them. They were conjoined twins, each had a wife, Eng had 10 children and Chang had 11, and both died at 52 years old. Their story is fascinating and I encourage you to look them up. Anyway, the current owners are third and fourth generation Bunkers and a nicer bunch of folks would be hard to find. They have allowed us to enjoy openly everything that we do for the Lord with no hindrance what so ever. Because of it we have been able to share the Gospel in new ways from the weekday C.O.F.F.E.E. Ministry, Pancake Saturday and ministry on Sundays! We have also provided morning Church Service for a local assisted living facility where God used this ministry to draw a man named John E. in to a new relationship with Christ! Interestingly, John E. comes every Sunday and sits by a man named…Andy Taylor!

Our time here at Mayberry Campgrounds has been blessed but while here we have experienced great loses too. We’ve had friends in Texas go home to the Lord and were not able to make it back for the funerals. This has been very heart breaking and an adjustment that has been difficult. Closer to home as some of you know we are traveling with 4 dogs; two labs Jilly and Hazel, a Chihuahua named Gabriel and a Yorkie named Penny. The two labs belong to Mark and recently he lost Hazel to some weird internal parasite. He carried her to the hospital but she had massive internal bleeding and could not be saved. This was a very sad day.

We have now been here at Mayberry Campgrounds for 40 days and are paid through the 12th of this month; eight more days! We are now preparing for departure and still feel coastal northeast is the way to continue. Our sites are set for Virginia and Pennsylvania next as we work our way towards Vermont and Maine.  God willing we will be back in Tennessee in September for a bit then home to Texas for the holidays. If you reside in any of the previously mentioned states and would like to have a couple of missionaries come to your local church we would be honored to visit and share how God is using On The Go Mission!

Until next time,

“The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.”  Numbers 6:24-26

Holly Shaw

Pastor

On The GO Mission

 

 

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May 9, 2016, 3:12 AM

Fishers of Men


Fort Fisher is an old military town located along a stretch of sand called Kure Beach in North Carolina. There are wonderful Civil War Museums and an Aquarium that would bring a smile to even the smuggest face. While there are many things to do here camping, surfing, and fishing seem to be the main attractions. This is not to make light of those like myself who find a strange pleasure in the scooping up of that perfectly imperfect shell that was brought to the shore line by the endless current. As far as you can see on any given day folks line the water. Moms and Dads who have donated a large part of their incomes to the local community to provide their children with sand shoes, shovels and pails, and sun block, single couples enjoying a bit of sun on towels butted closely together. Still others hang just outside of the fringe throwing Frisbees or playing volley ball even those enjoying bicycle riding just this side of the water line. Yes, this is a bustling place and while there are those who live year ‘round in this sunny ocean side town interestingly there are thousands that don’t actually live here. They are called snowbirds and tourist…people drawn here by the water, and waves, not to mention those just looking to get away.

As previously mentioned the single biggest attraction besides the obvious sand, is fishing.  The masses flock here to fish! Blues, speckle trout, maceral and the ever popular shark! Fishing…it seems to meet a need, a check on the “bucket list” if you will. Enumerable massive piers are lined with men and women alike. They stand just far enough away from the person next so as not to hook them in the head as they maneuver to hit just the right spot in the water. The methodical task of baiting their hooks engulfs them. They are clearly focused on not only what they put on the hook but equally important is how they affix it to the preferred delivery system. Nothing else around them is in focus, only the bait, and the impending cast. Nothing else matters, the weight is balanced, the bait is swinging, some five feet of line hangs taught from the end of rod and with one precise side arm cast the fishermen releases the best he has on to the water! The bait sores to meet its destination….moments later from one end of the pier to the other…silence, as the bait hits its mark. Has it made contact with a school of the intended catch or has it fallen in empty waters? The intentionality of it all was over whelming. Employers back home could only wish for such dedication to the task so carefully, and yes intentionally achieved here on this pier. People from all walks of life from all over the USA are drawn to places like this. They migrate like the birds to piers just like this one all up and down the coastal waters of America.

There is another aspect of my beach side observation that at least in this place, seems the thrill lies partly in the location specifically, the actual pier itself. To an “in lander” I was a little taken aback by the spectacle of it all. Lending expectation to fishing frenzy it stretches out over the water the length of a football field. If that weren’t enough it was over 40 feet wide, and it hovered a good 50 feet over the water itself. Its wooden supports stand firm beneath the water but with each wave that hits below my feet there is a subtle motion that seems normal; a little unnerving but normal. It was smelly and stained with the poop from the many gulls and pelicans that make this place home for a season.

As I looked up and down this pier the people that were drawn here were a very diverse looking group of men and women, young and old. Some came in clean jeans and white tennis shoes sticking out among the other more “seasoned” looking group whose faces seemed worn by the salty ocean air that continually whips across the pier. And then there were the kids. Yes, I would be remiss if I didn’t point out the children racing up and down the length of the pier from catch to catch to “see” what dangled on the end of a strangers fishing pole; their excitement and enthusiasm contagious and rarely taken as rude or annoying.

After reaching the piers end and making my assessments I began my long trek back to land. Looking over the edge were large round floating things undulating to and fro; jelly fish. I had seen them on a ferry ride across the water during trip to Venice, Italy but these were brown and white stripped unlike the European ones. They looked different but I was told could cause the same damage to humans so I was glad to be very far away from them. I took pictures and that was good enough for me.

So what does this have to do with God you might be wondering…everything! In the days of Christ daily fishing was what men did to feed their families; it would have been a source of money or trade for other necessities. Unlike today fishing was a man thing which is probably why there were no female disciples (just kidding)! It’s interesting that He would tell Peter, Andrew, James and John, “follow Me and I will make you fishers of men”. He didn’t tell Matthew the tax collector to come and I will make you collectors of men…just sayin’. Seriously though, if you think about today’s fisherman on the pier and integrate those same characteristics into those of us who have been called into ministry or even simply to witness to those within our own circle of influence imagine the success for Heaven we could have! If we Believers would simply put as much into what we have been called to do as we do everything else things and if we actually stood up for what we say we believe in our homes and workplaces and yes our country would undoubtable be much different. If we Believers would stand together we would cease to be the minority we are quickly becoming. Those who founded this country even before it was a country placed the highest value on God and His principles according to scripture. We should again take up the values “We the people” once took very seriously. Values we lived by, raised our children by, and even died for. Oh, to be again in right standing with our Lord and Creator!

During this time of elections in America we have an opportunity and it is NOT the obvious; no it is not first and foremost who we vote for. The fact is there is simply no man or woman that can repair the damage that has been done; there is no way to “make America great again” and no “change” that will magically instill again the values that we once stood for. There is no righting what is wrong by the touch a voting button. Moreover one can’t even vote their conscience anymore because there is no descent candidate to vote for and certainly not one with any morals. Furthermore, the only two clear choices we have is the lesser of two evils. The only hope our country has to be a blessed nation again is simply this…”IF my people (BELIEVERS!) which are called by My name, would humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways…THEN, (and not before) then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sins and will heal their land” 2 Chronicles 7:14.

 Jesus’ statement made in Matthew was, “follow Me and I will make you fishers of Men”. The second half of that statement is important but it is actually the first part that we often neglect; “follow me…” We can get so caught up in the catch we forget the first step! Unless we follow first it is simply unacceptable, ungrounded, fallible, incomplete works that will not stand the test of the little time and time is not a commodity we should take for granted. We must seize every minute we are given as if it is our last…because it may very well be.

We all have 24 hours in a day but we do not all have the same amount of time in this life…The Bible says, “If you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in thine heart that God has raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with thine heart a man believeth unto righteousness; and with thy mouth confession is made unto Salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on Him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile; for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon Him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Romans 10:9-13

In conclusion and with love I simply ask, are you first following Him who has called you? You cannot make an impact for the Kingdom if following Him is not your first priority. As Believers in Christ you are called to be “fishers of men” but only after you first follow the One who has called you.

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