“Love. Unity. Strength. Community,” said Brenda Gadsden.
Those are just some of the many reasons why Gadsden and the members of Word of Faith Christian Center in Calhoun County walked today.
“It’s just awesome to see all of these people out here walking for the same cause,” Gadsden said.
The congregation walked from Richland Avenue in Saint Matthews to Calhoun County High School for their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
“He died for me. He erased all of my sins and why wouldn’t I? He’s awesome,” she said.
“We call it a faith walk,” Pastor Mike Charlie said. “We are just walking for Jesus. Letting people know that Jesus is the answer to all of their problems and we want to make the people of Saint Matthews and the roundabout aware of the risen Christ.”
It was Christ who Pastor Mike said helped him turn his life around.
“Thirty-two years ago he changed my life. I was living a real bad life. Thirty two years ago he changed my life and I know what he did for me personally and I want to share that with everybody else,” he said.
After the two mile trek the group gave thanks before a barbeque cookout reflecting on faith and the resurrection. Kwiderie Walker said the walk gave her confidence.
“I wasn’t afraid because I had my friends with me I felt like we were doing something different and unique, so I really appreciated this experience. Anything for Jesus I’m willing to do,” said Walker.
Gadsden said it was a team effort.
“We couldn’t have done it without our church family. We all pulled together. Our pastor had the vision and we made it happen,” Gadsden said.
The church will perform “A Journey through the Scriptures” at Calhoun County High School at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. It will be free for the public.