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April 25, 2014

Heaven's angels

Christian bikers share their faith, plan Run for the Son ride


“We want people to see us,” said Jorge Silva, Prodigal Posse president and Irene’s husband. “We want people to know about us.”

Christianity and motorcycles may not seem like they go hand-in-hand, but in Prodigal Posse’s short existence, it’s breaking stereotypes.

The Silvas said within the Christian community, CMA has proven that they aren’t cliché bikers, looking to get rough with people. Within the biker community, they’ve proven that not all Christians are judgmental.

Irene said last year she traveled to Frankton for a parade and met up with some bikers at a bar. They started using foul language. They knew she was a Christian and they started apologizing.

“They look at me and I go, ‘And the problem is what?’” she said. “I just told them, ‘Guys, I don’t want you walking on eggshells. I want you to be yourselves… I want us to be friends, I don’t want there to be a wall.’”

The group isn’t about preaching. They’re about being there for the love of riding a motorcycle.

Prodigal Posse goes on most secular rides. Member Lesa Grose said instead of handing out Bibles, they hand out drinks and food. It’s their way to serve.

Grose said other bikers are often shocked when some members of the group don’t have a problem going to bars. But she said it’s important to go where other bikers visit.

By not judging and being real with people, Prodigal Posse members earn other bikers’ trust. Often, that means they’ll eventually approach the group and ask for prayers.

“They know we’re not there to judge them. They know we’re not there to condemn them because that’s not our job. That’s God’s job,” Irene said.

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