FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) â€“Â Junior Garcia was carrying a 12-foot cross along Interstate-30 in Fort Worth and Arlington on Thursday afternoon. He was hard to miss.
â€œThis is my way of showing them Jesus Christ wants a personal relationship with every single one of them,â€ Garcia said.
The idea came to him last July, when he was attending youth group at the Oasis Church in Saginaw. He said that he realized his Christian walk wasnâ€™t what it should be. â€œOh, man, I was going through so much in my life and really searching to see what God had for me, His call on my life,â€ Garcia said.
â€œI just felt that separation from Him and felt like it was just time to get rid of worldly desires and focus on Him,â€ Garcia added.
Garcia remembers the day that it all happened for him. â€œJuly 24, 2011. I remember looking up to heaven saying, â€˜Iâ€™m yours,â€™â€ he said. â€œThat day, I decided to take up my cross. And I felt so strong in my heart. And I felt Him tell me where to go and how to go. And thatâ€™s where weâ€™re going â€” Washington, D.C.â€
Garcia will have to walk 1,369 miles to get there. With breaks, he hopes to arrive in front of the White House for prayer on July 13.
Garcia is focused and armed with scriptures and inspirational music. He has the full support of his family and church. But at least once, he wondered, â€œCan I make it?â€
â€œBut thatâ€™s where my faith comes into play. Just trusting in Him, knowing Heâ€™ll be by me every step and that Heâ€™ll strengthen every step,â€ Garcia said.
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