Oregon Hosts Annual Northwest Motorcycle Campmeeting
By Tracy Wood
It was a pleasant weekend at Gladstone Park Conference Center as motorcyclists arrived on their highway cruisers, sport bikes, custom choppers, and touring motorcycles. The third annual Northwest Motorcycle Camp Meeting 2013 – Jesus. All. was held August 23-25.
More than 70 attended from British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, Maryland, and Florida. They camped out, stayed in nearby hotels, or commuted from home throughout the weekend.
The weekend schedule was filled with group rides, motorcycle safety workshops, worship services, and of course, visiting around the bikes and talking about life. Groups rode to Timberline Lodge, Multnomah Falls, and other locations enjoying fellowship and sharing God’s love with others along the way.
The guest speaker was Pastor James Black, Youth and Young Adult Ministries Director for the North America Division of Seventh-day Adventists. He and his wife Maxine flew into Portland then rented a motorcycle to enjoy Motorcycle Camp Meeting together. Pastor Black’s Bible-based messages were an inspiration to all who attended!
This year’s Motorcycle Camp Meeting Mission Offering was given for Adventist Frontier Missions (AFM) to provide a motorcycle for The Great River People project of Cambodia. It will be used by the Clay family to better get around the many potholed roads in the area.
The little book The Ride of Your Life – Steps to Jesus, was featured as an outreach tool along with GLOW tracts. Over 100 books and tracts were given to restock motorcycle saddlebags and jacket pockets for bikers to give out as they ride.
Plans are already underway for Northwest Motorcycle Camp Meeting 2014! Plan for August 22-24. Info will be posted in the Oregon section of the Gleaner next spring and at www.MotorcycleCampMeeting.org.