Is ex-convict and Counties evangelist Clive Cornish’s incredible walk an act of love or lunacy?
On Monday 18th June, Pray Wales 2018 begins. During this unusual event, Counties evangelist Clive Cornish will carry a large wooden cross 500 miles around the perimeter of Wales. Clive’s cross measures 12 feet x 6 feet and weighs 50 pounds. The walk will start from Clive’s home in Ely, Cardiff and Clive will return home on the 18th July. Yes, Clive will walk on average a marathon a day for one month.
To many people this gruelling expedition will be seen as lunacy. But for Clive it provides a unique opportunity to challenge the people of Wales to think again about the Christian message. “The cross is a powerful symbol of God’s love for each one of us, and I’m excited to be walking through Wales”, said Clive.
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 will talk to those who ask questions, hand out leaflets to those who show an interest and take time to pray with those who request it.
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. If you are wondering whether he will complete this challenge be reassured Clive has 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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