Christian bikers visit Girvan

Some of the bikes at the Milestone Mission
Some of the bikes at the Milestone Mission

Girvan recently had a visit from the Christian Motor Cyclist Association an active group that has members all over Scotland and the world.

They arrived in Girvan recently to hold a short service and have a chat and a cup of tea in the Milestone Christian Fellowship church with members of their congregation.

The organiser of the event John Carden from Kilmaurs is a keen member of the CMA who this year are supporting a Mercy Charity Ship. The ship, the Africa Mercy, is the world’s largest charitable floating hospital.

The club enjoyed their stay in Girvan and because the Milestone Centre is open Monday to Friday between 10am and noon they know they can always call in and get a toilet stop and a tea or coffee.

The Christian Motor Cyclist Association or the CMA for short was born in the UK in 1983 and in 2007 in partnership with the “UK Bible Society” and “Bibles For The Nations” produced a pocket sized Biker Bible, so far in excess of 42000 have been sold.

With 75% of the world’s population living within 150km of a port city, the Africa Mercy can reach people who live with little or no healthcare in some of the poorest parts of the world. The ship has five state-of-the-art operating theatres and all the facilities they need to carry out life-changing treatments. It provides a safe, clean, controlled environment, ideally suited for both patients and crew. The ship so far has helped transform the lives of more than 2.5 million people in the poorest countries of the world since 1978.