Christian motorcyclists holding special service

The Redeemed Christian Motorcycle Club will roll into town today from Christchurch as part of their Bikes for Myanmar campaign.

Members of the Auckland-based club are currently on a drive to raise raise $5900 to buy six new motorbikes for missionaries to use in Myanmar, and have been touring the country since January 28.

They are scheduled to arrive in Blenheim from 4pm and will be hosting a service at The Salvation Army Church from 7pm till 8pm. "These guys have some amazing testimonies and it will be well worth coming out to hear what they have to say," said Salvation Army minister, Lachie Marshall.

"They are trying to raise money for the missionaries who are working in Myanmar and have to travel big distances to reach people and spread the word of God."

The club began their tour in Auckland on January 28 and headed to Levin and then over to the South Island and Nelson.

They then headed down the West Coast to Greymouth, on to Queenstown, Dunedin and Christchurch.

After Blenheim they head home via Hastings for a nine-day tour.

"The ride has been amazing and we have met some great people along the way," said The Redeemed member, Harataki Manihera while the group were making their way down the West Coast on Wednesday.

He added that the tour served a dual role as a fundraiser and a way for them to spread the Gospel message around New Zealand.

The Marlborough Express