For those of you who were following the "Cross Giveaway" know Chris Jones won the drawing. Chris resides in Suffolk, VA with his wife Tammy. I had the pleasure of meeting both of them at The Ambassadors Academy in L.A. two years ago. Chris has a passion as a slave of Christ to reach the people of Suffolk, VA and the surrounding communities with the Gospel. Once Chris received the cross he was already planning where he would go, stand and speak. Here's how Chris described his first cross adventure:
The cross was held high in Suffolk, VA this past Saturday! I was there an hour starting around 2pm. While I was there I did some counting. In about 1min 15sec of one stoplight rotation, approximately 50 cars came through the intersection. So that's close to 4000 cars, and many cars had more than one person in them. Conservatively speaking, 5000 people saw the cross while I was out there. I got a good 13 horn honks of appreciation, twice as many waves or head nods of appreciation, and one middle finger combined with an obscenity. :) There wasn't any foot traffic, nor did anybody come by and ask me why I was doing it. But that's ok... :) I look forward to the next time.
May Chris be an encouragement to you to step out of your comfort zone to reach the lost with the Gospel. Praise the Lord for Chris!!