Is ex-convict and Counties evangelist Clive Cornish’s incredible walk an act of love or lunacy?
On Monday 18th June, Pray Wales 2018 began. During this unusual event, Counties evangelist Clive Cornish carried a large wooden cross 500 miles around the perimeter of Wales. Clive’s cross measured 12 feet x 6 feet and weighed 50 pounds. The walk started from Clive’s home in Ely, Cardiff and finished at Clive’s home on the 18th July. Yes, Clive walked on average a marathon a day for one month.
To many people this gruelling expedition was seen as lunacy. But for Clive it provided a unique opportunity to challenge the people of Wales to think again about the Christian message. Before the walk began Clive said, “The cross is a powerful symbol of God’s love for each one of us, and I’m excited to be walking through Wales”.
Clive, who comes from a broken background, knows that it was God’s love that rescued him from a life of alcohol, drugs, crime, violence and prison. During this journey Clive talked to those who asked questions, handed out leaflets to those who showed an interest and took time to pray with those who requested it.
During his walks Clive does not ask for money and has endured both verbal and, at times, physical abuse from those who take exception to the image of the cross. Many wondered if Clive would complete this challenge but he has now walked over 5000 miles, climbed Britain’s highest mountains and run in many half and full marathons – with the cross. Details of Clive’s inspiring journeys can be found at www.threesixteen.co.uk
The responses to Clive’s walks are amazing and Clive is still hearing of lives that were touched and changed by the sight of the cross. What do you say?
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