- A man who walks with a cross across the cities in South Africa is now headed to Zimbabwe
- He walks with the cross to spread the Christian gospel
- He plans to go through Mozambique, Swaziland and eventually Zimbabwe
A man has been walking from city to city with a wooden cross for over six years. The 59-year old from Rustenburg is now on his way to Zimbabwe with the handmade cross.
Patrick Styles is known for pulling a handmade cross on the side of the road. According to Pretoria Reckord East, the man with the cross, as he is known, is heading to other countries to spread the Gospel.
His walk across cities is to raise awareness about Christianity. Speaking to the Reckford, he said that he attracts people who ask questions along the way. This, according to him, is an opportunity to tell them about God.
Styles has walked to Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Bloemfontein, Welkom and then back home to Rustenburg.
His mission now is to go to the Mozambique border and then into Swaziland and eventually Zimbabwe. His return route will see him passing Durban and Cape Town again before going back home.
He said that some people are nice to him and others are hostile, but he never pays attention to the negativity.
When he gets to certain places, Styles attends churches and conferences. During the gruelling journey, he finds shelter and rest at petrol stations.
The cross is equipped with a container whith he has food, water, a sleeping bag and a Bible. He says he hasn't worried about getting robbed because God is protecting him.
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