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Dramatic Events with the Cross

“The car slammed into my left side. I went flying into the air hitting the roof of the car. I felt I was floating in the arms of Jesus. I landed standing up to the total amazement of my son Joshua.” Chile

“With the cross on my shoulder and my son Joshua holding my hand we walked through two blocks of land mines. I could only keep saying ‘Jesus, Jesus’ knowing that the next step could our last.” Lebanon

“Blood kept running into my eyes from the crash on the rocks as the cliff gave way and I fell into the raging waters below.” Darién Jungle- Panama

“I slapped my arm and it turned red from the blood the mosquitoes had sucked from my body.” Darien Jungle- Panama

“The sloshing and wet was not the water in my boots but that of blood. But I could not stop. I pressed on one step at a time.” Africa

“It was dark. I felt my foot break a trip wire in the war torn city. I lunged forward behind a building pulling my son Joshua as the street exploded in flames.” Lebanon

“Like a game I would give my children a piece of candy for each gun they saw shooting as we walked together with the cross between two fighting armies.” Northern Ireland

“I felt the cold steel of the knife against my throat and his screams filled my ears but I kept preaching. ‘What a way to die I thought, this is it.” Amsterdam

Thorn bushes lined the highway. To miss the traffic I would have to fall into the thorn bushes. By the end of the day my flesh and cloths were pierced with dozens of bloody punctures. This went on day after day along the Pan American Highway. Mexico

“I stood leaning into the car window holding the cross. A lady was shouting at me that there was no God. Suddenly a bomb exploded. When I came to my senses I realized I was laying in the ladies lap with my feet out the window and the lady was begging me…pray, pray.”  Belfast

“There was no room on the highway for two trucks to meet and for me carrying the cross. I looked to the side and there was only a cliff and hundreds of feet below a stream of water. I cried ‘Jesus’ and leaped into the air.” Spain

“My mouth was dry. The thirst was overwhelming. I knelt down and pushed the green scum back that covered the stagnant water. Little creatures were moving in the water as I put my head in to drink.” South America

“The starving children were walking along the road with the cross. They boney legs carried them and the stomachs were bloated. Yet they were smiling at me. The water pouring from my face was not only sweat but tears as my heart broke in pain.” Ethiopia

“The heat was over 120 degrees. In the desert heat I felt faint. Then I felt cold and then a piercing headache. I knew death was near as I fell under a little tree.” Jordan

“The ship was rocking as I carried the cross on the thick board from the dock to the deck. A wave crashed and I stood weaving holding the cross. Then I fell with the cross into the sea.” Philippines

“I saw the Green Mamba snake with its mouth open leaping toward my face. I screamed ‘Jesus’ and fell backwards.” Ghana

“Without a sound I saw the huge dog charge toward me and jump to attack my neck. I threw up my arm and felt its teeth ripping my flesh.”  Sinai Desert

“The shooting, bombs and shelling had gone on for hours all around. Then it was quite.

I walked to the open window and looked out. At that moment a bomb exploded across the street and all I could see was fire coming at me.” Beirut

“The clubs were smashing the cross and pounding my body. I cried out ‘get supper ready Jesus. I think I’m coming home.” North Africa

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