Wayne Redwine - along with his friends David Berryman, Matt Jolley and Darren Bender ‚ - caught the attention of Booneville residents Monday as they took turns carrying a six-foot wooden cross along Second Street late in the afternoon. The journey had begun earlier in the day in Corinth at Crossroads Church where they set out on a unique mission of testimony through action on their way to Northeast Mississippi Community College.
"We want to remind people about the true meaning of Christmas," said Redwine as he stood beside North Second Street near Cartwright Ford late Monday afternoon.
He said the group of friends had been talking about making the trip for around six months and decided Monday's clear weather made the perfect time to set out on the journey. He said their goal was simply to make people think about Jesus and his sacrifices during the holidays.
"It's kind of our small way of witnessing," he said.
Redwine said they'd talked with several people along the way and had a lot of passing motorists honk their horns and give them a big thumbs up in support of the effort.
He said they are trying to take the love of Jesus with them and they just hope those who witnessed their journey will stop and think about Christ and remember his love and the true meaning of Christmas during the holidays.