What a cool idea!!
A follower of Christ in Louisiana who walked approximately 150 miles over 7 days offering prayer and uplifting conversation to those who would have it says he believes the world's greatest tragedy is "un-offered prayer."
"Man what a journey. God has sustained me every day to get to this day," Tony Thornton said on Facebook at the end of his mission a few days ago.
He went on to thank God and everyone else who helped him finish strong.
Tony says he got the idea for his personal mission trip while sitting in church one Sunday.
"I'm sitting in church one Sunday and go, 'you don't have to go 1,000 miles or 5,000 miles away, there's a mission right here," he said. "I just decided to walk 21 miles a day for seven days, just praying for people and over the neighborhoods."
With no exact plan on where he would walk each day, Tony said he allowed God to guide him as he set out to walk, talk and pray.
"When you get out of your comfort zone, that's when growth happens," he said. "I'm generally not one to talk to somebody."
On his Facebook page, Tony chronicled his journey with snapshots and videos pointing out how there were days when he didn't feel his best and people sometimes joined him on his walk. Many even prayed for HIM!
Has God ever opened a door for you to take a "personal mission trip"?
I LOVE this idea!
What might that look like?
Kurt Goff is a broadcasting veteran with a pastor's heart. He has more than 25 years of experience anchoring television news and hosting a variety of radio programs around the country. With Jesus Christ at the center and the Bible as the guide, each broadcast of Kurt Goff Live reminds listeners that they are not alone and that Christ loves them through the ups and downs of their life. Goff is a graduate of Texas Christian University. He and his wife, Liz, have two sons.