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Man takes trip for God

George Broadwater was on another of his many missions for God on Monday.

Pulling a large wooden cross on wheels and wearing a robe symbolizing the blood of Jesus Christ when he died on the cross more than 2,000 years ago, Mr. Broadwater said he was awakened by God early Monday and told to go to Thomson. "The Lord said I needed to be in Thomson and that I needed to walk along Washington Road," recalled Mr. Broadwater during an interview with The McDuffie Mirror while traveling in front of Stokes-Hodges GMC. "I did what God told me to do."

Mr. Broadwater departed from his home in Jacksonville, Fla., early Monday and drove his pickup truck to Thomson, parking it at one of the Waffle House restaurants. He then set out on his journey along the busy highway, drawing the attention of many motorists.

For the past two years, Mr. Broadwater has been fulfilling missions like this for God.

Just last year, he walked all the way from Augusta to Jacksonville in hopes of luring people closer to God.

"It took me 17 days to walk that far," said Mr. Broadwater.

He pointed out that he does what he does, because God has done so much in his life.

"The Lord saved me; He delivered me from a life of sin," said Mr. Broadwater. "What I do now, I do for Him. He provides everything I need, whether its money or a place to stay."

The cross and old lawn mower axle with wheels was donated to him by two members of Kiokee Baptist Church in Appling. They were Harold Eubanks and Chris Murphy.

"I consider both of them my good friends," said Mr. Broadwater, a self-proclaimed evangelist, whose Bibles and other study material are strapped to the cross that he pulls.

"God wants people to wake up and turn from their sinful ways before it's too late," said Mr. Broadwater. "My work isn't in vain, if I reach at least one lost person."

Web posted on Thursday, September 24, 2009

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