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February 23, 2014

Concerns for country inspire trek to Washington, D.C.

ORANGE — A pastor, concerned about America is walking 1,673 miles from Kerrville, Texas to Washington, D.C. in hopes to speak and pray with President Barrack Obama.

Pastor Art Robles of Cross Ministries Church in Kerrville started his trek in September 2013 and was in Orange on Thursday and Friday.

“The primary mission is to win souls,” Robles said on Thursday. “18 people have given their lives to Jesus since September, two in Vidor today.”

Robles said the national debt, immigration issues, the number of abortions and that 1 in 6 individuals are living on government assistance has created his concern for America.

“I pray every night for God to give divine wisdom to President Obama,” Robles said. “He has a hard job. God calls for church leaders to pray for our leaders.”

Robles has averaged 10-14 miles a day during the trip.

While taking a break for Christmas, Robles met Dick Moore of New Mexico.

“Art was praying for support, and I was praying for someone to help,” Moore said. “I saw him walking on the highway and took him to lunch. I became sympathetic to his mission.”

Moore, 74, is the support vehicle for Robles during the trek.

“He has been a tremendous blessing to me,” Robles said.

Moore said he put his life on hold to help with the mission.

The men believe it will take approximately 5 more months to reach Washington, D.C.

“Once I am there, I hope to speak with the president and pray with him,” Nobles said.

Nobles said the flag on the cross represents concerns for America.

“The flag is a symbol of a great country,” Robles said. “The cross is God’s redemption plan. Jesus died on the cross to save us.”


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