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JT Steele carries cross on prayer walk Friday JT Steele carries cross on prayer walk Friday
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

It's a heavy cross to signify a heavy burden.

"It means my life to carry this cross," said Denny Terrace Church member JT Steele on a prayer walk. "I have a heavy burden to carry as a Christian and I want everyone to know that being a Christian may not always easy but there's a light at the end of the tunnel."
     
Dressed as Jesus Christ, he and other parishioners walked from Denny Terrace Church in Columbia down Monticello Road and back to send an Easter message.

"For all of those who don't know Christ or what Christ done, maybe this cross will serve as a reason for them to look for it and find out why," he said.

"It just brings everything back to the community. What Christ did for us: He died on the cross for us," said Rhonda Greene.

Names are written on the cross of those who need prayer and to represent that many people carry some kind of cross.

"It's not necessarily just our own cross but a cross that we may bear for friends or family or other Christians that are having a hard time or people who don't believe," said Steele. "Somebody is going to have to bear that cross. Jesus Christ did it for all of us."

The message of the walk is simple: everyone has a burden to bear. The church members want everyone to remember this and know the church is always a resource for the community.

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