Published On: Fri, Jun 8th, 2012

Junior Garcia, Texas teen, walking to DC with a cross on his back

Traveling on I-30, commuters will see an odd sight, a boy carrying a 12-foot cross on his back.

While it’s hard to miss, CBS DFW reports that Junior Garcia is on a mission to express his love for Jesus Christ.

Journey Junior Garcia carry cross Texas Washington DC

Photo/The Oasis Church International Facebook page

“This is my way of showing them Jesus Christ wants a personal relationship with every single one of them,” Garcia said.

The Thursday report profiled the teen, who was inspired at a youth group at the Oasis Church in Saginaw to evaluate his personal Christian walk.

“Oh, 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. I just felt that separation from Him and felt like it was just time to get rid of worldly desires and focus on Him,” he added.

Garcia recalled in the article the day it all happened for him, salvation to be more precise.

“July 24 2011. I remember looking up to heaven saying, ‘I’m yours,’” the Texas teen explained.

“That 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, that’s where we’re going, Washington, DC” he said.

The journey is said to be 1369 miles, walking 12 hours a day, with a goal of arriving on July 13 for prayer.

His journey will also raise money for Speed the Light, an Assembly of God Missions giving program that will buy a car for a missionary in Mexico, Lemme said.

For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Oasis-Church-International/113180688782386.

The Star-Telegram has some great photos of the teens and Garcia en route – check them out here.

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  1. Junior Garcia, The Journey carrying a cross, update from Tennessee - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] The Dispatch reported in early June, Junior Garcia ventured out onto highways and byways for his 1369 miles trek, […]

  2. Steve Patterson says:

    I got to meet this young man along his travels, he was in New Market, TN area. That is just outside Knoxville. He was en route to his resting spot for the night in the next city over, Jefferson City, TN.


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