This January I took on the challenge of walking from Valencia to Barcelona a total of 222 miles in 12 days. Just to make it a little more difficult I carried a 12 foot wooden cross weighing 20KG and my rucksack weighing 15KG. The mission is to share the good news of Jesus Christ with those meet on the road, pray for the sick and proclaim that the Kingdom of God is at hand just as the first disciples were commissioned to do. In addition to this as Jesus instructed his first disciples I took no money bag or purse. That means no debit or credit cards or cash. I cheated slightly, I found €1-60 in the loose change at home so I knew I could at least buy a bottle of water.
Even as I was being dropped at Gatwick Airport London the Holy Spirit was at work even before I checked in, I met Ioannis who was flying out to Thessaloniki. Before we boarded our respective flights Ioannis and I were praying together for him to receive Jesus.
In addition to this I spoke in Churches in Valencia, Vinaros and Vilassar de Mar generally the response was exceptional with around 25 people responding to a call to get right with God.
Then there was the actual walk. I walked longer distances solo then I had ever done before, So physically it was the most challenging walk I have ever done. during my 12 days of walking I walked primarily but not exclusively along the N340 during that time there were 3 fatalities along that strech of road and I myself had 3 near misses in 1day. You could be forgiven for calling the N340 the road of death but for me it was the road of life. As I walked 3 people that I know of found the Saviour Roland in Valencia, Martin in Torreblanca and Thomas in Tarragona.
The impact of what I do goes far beyond just the people I speak to. Thousands of people saw the cross being pulled through the region and at some level would have thought about Jesus.
God continued to supply my needs as people opened their homes and their hearts to me. Strangers bought me meals and €470 passed through my hands.as I was able to meet my own needs and help others too.
I sense there is a quickening of the Spirit in Europe and believe that there will be an increased level of salvation in the months to come. In March I will be walking in Croatia with my good friend Mike Vickers. I am also planning on travelling to the Middle East to baptise some former Muslim believers. I also plan to do two walks in the UK one in Devon and one in the North East of England.
All this costs money, currently a few households support me on a monthly basis ideally I need many more to partner with us in prayer and financially. Please consider joining together with me in bringing spiritual light in Europe’s darkness one person at a time.