French Polynesia


When we arrived in Tahiti I began the crosswalk from the airport into the city of Papeete.

My wife, Denise and I rented a car at the airport. Denise would drive up the road in several miles in front. She would park and wait with water and supplies until I arrived. Often a crowd would be gathered around her and the car. She would pass out Jesus stickers and gospel material to those gathered around. She always greeted me smiling and cheerful. Most of the time it was very hot and there she sat in the baking heat of the car waiting for me. She is the tough one of the two of us!

By the grace and mercy of God we carried the cross around the entire island of Tahiti. Three newspaper reporters came out to do stories. That spread the word all around the island that we were walking with the cross. One of the newspapers did a full color front page story of the cross, Denise and me.

These are French islands and the people were very warm and welcoming of the cross and us. The response was wonderful all around this quite large island.

Pilgrim followers of Jesus,

Arthur and Denise Blessitt
Luke 18:1