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Christian motorcyclists to hold state rally in Madras


   Motorcyclists from all over the Northwest and beyond will cruise into Jefferson County Fairgrounds for the Oregon State Christian Motorcyclists Association Rally, Aug. 16-19.
   The weekend is highlighted by praise and worship sessions, bike games, awards, and on the evening of Aug. 18, at 7 p.m., the motorcyclists will make their annual "Ice Cream Run" through town to Cornerstone Baptist Church to enjoy fellowship with church members.
   The cost of this event is $3 per person for ice cream, and the public is welcome to join in this ride or even watch and cheer from the sidewalks.
   This year, John Sr. and Becky Ogden, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of directors for CMA, will be speaking on Saturday, and Ramon Changuion from CMA South Africa will be speaking on Sunday. Tom and Kathie Palazzolo "National Evangelists West" will also be speaking and training during the weekend.
   Members of the Madras and greater Central Oregon community are invited to drop in on the weekend rally as guest of CMA. Overnight camping requires a nominal fee and first-time visitors pay no rally attendance fees.
   The Christian Motorcyclists Association is an interdenominational evangelistic outreach ministry founded in 1975, with more than 900 chapters throughout the United States.
   It is totally supported by motorcyclists and enthusiasts who believe in Jesus Christ.
   The main purpose of the Christian Motorcyclists Association is to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with motorcyclists, often at motorcycle rallies, tours, races, etc., where members serve free water and coffee, minister to the children, conduct worship services and help those in need.
   CMA ministries also reach out internationally, partnering with these groups: Open Doors to supply Bibles, the "Jesus Film Project" of Campus Crusade for Christ as well as Missionary Ventures International to supply transportation to native pastors and evangelists in over 80 countries.
   For more information, visit the website cmanwr1.org or call Cliff Roper, Oregon state coordinator, at 503-539-8885.