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Friday, April 27, 2012

Thomas Moore of Paragould, Ark., walks down Kingshighway in Sikeston Thursday. Carrying a wooden cross, Moore is on a mission to walk from his home to St. Louis, meeting with others along the way.
(Photo by Jill Bock, Staff)
Arkansas man walking miles to spread word of the gospel

SIKESTON -- Thomas Moore bears his cross with a smile.

The Paragould, Ark., native walked into Sikeston carrying a large wooden cross, aided only by two small rubber wheels at the cross' base. As he walked, he waved at the cars passing by, offered a handshake to pedestrians and often stopped to shout, "Jesus loves you!"

Moore is on a mission to walk from his home to St. Louis, taking time Wednesday to travel along Malone Avenue and Kingshighway. His reason is simple: "God sent me," he said.

This isn't the first of Moore's treks with his cross. He said he once walked from Kokomo, Ind., to Houston, Texas -- a trip in 1981 which took him through Sikeston.

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