Posted by: Omar C. Garcia | June 2, 2016

Manna Bikes Restoration

The Manna House is among my favorite local ministries. Since 1997, the Manna House has provided a Christ-centered recovery and restoration program to more than 600 men with drug and/or alcohol addictions. I have met many of the men at Manna House over the years and developed deep respect for this much-needed ministry in our community.

Bob Mersman
I first learned about Manna House from its founder, Bob Mersman. I met Bob soon after I started my service at Kingsland in July 2005. Bob has served at the Manna House for more than seventeen-years. He is a passionate follower of Christ who is committed to helping folks who are struggling with addictions.

Bob understands the struggles of those suffering addictions. His own son is a testimony to the power of Christ to rescue and restore. Bob knows that apart from Christ, we do not have the strength to battle the giants that seek to destroy us. As strong as his own hands are, he understands that he is powerless to do anything to help himself or others apart from Christ.

Manna Bikes Logo
A few months ago, our Go Beyond Missions Ministry collaborated with Manna House and Handlebar Cyclery to develop a shop to restore and sell old bicycles. This new initiative is designed to offer employment to Manna House residents and to help the ministry strengthen its self-sustaining posture. The result of this joint venture is the Manna Bikes Restoration and Sales shop.

Jay Jackson and Jason
The Manna Bikes shop is located on the Manna House campus in Brookshire, Texas. Handlebar Cyclery, located in nearby Richmond, collects used bikes from their customers and passes these bikes on to Manna House. Kingsland member Jay Jackson, the General Manager at Handlebar Cyclery, has invested personal time in training our friend Jason from the Manna House in bicycle maintenance and repair.

Manna Bike Shop Bike
The cool thing about all of this is that men who are restored will work in the bike shop to restore bikes headed for the dumpster. Manna Bikes will repair and offer these bikes for sale at a super-reasonable price. The funds raised from sales will be invested in helping more men to find forgiveness, freedom, and restoration in Christ.

So, if you are looking for a good used bike or would like to donate a bike, stop by the Manna Bikes Restoration and Sales shop in Brookshire. Jason and the Manna House guys will be happy to assist you. And, if you are looking for a brand new bike, stop by Handlebar Cyclery in Richmond. Jay and the guys at Handlebar will help you to find the perfect bike.


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