By God's grace we completed the walk on 8th April 2017 carrying the Cross from Wool to the end of the river Frome just beyond Wareham. The Lord sent sunshine and there was a good reception from people gathered at Wareham Quay for the singing of "The Old Rugged Cross" and a short message on "Awake O sleeper and rise from the dead and Christ will shine on you" - Ephesians 5:14. Here is a photo of some of the walkers at Swineham Point where the Frome runs into the sea. We thank God for all His mercies and pray that many children and adults will receive their sight. Walkers came from all different Christian denominations.
We hope to raise enough money to restore the sight of 1,728 people. Christian Blind Mission is a major overseas disability charity that can restore sight to people with cataracts for £24 for an adult and £95 for a child (more expensive because they require anaesthetic). We are seeking to raise a total of £54,096. So far we have raised over £1,300.
We have set up a page to receive donations to the Christian Blind Mission for this walk here.
The source of the River Frome is in Evershot and it flows east to the sea through Dorchester and Wool reminding us of a passage in the Bible - Ezekiel chapter 47:1-12 - where the stream flows from the new temple east to the Dead Sea. Jesus tells us that His body is the temple (John 2:18-22), and from His riven side flowed blood and water (John 19:34). In Ezekiel the stream grows deeper as it progresses until people have to to swim to cross it. This is a picture of the Holy Spirit flowing more and more powerfully from our Lord Jesus Christ. We pray for God’s blessing to increase more and more in this area, and as the water flows out to the sea we seek the fulfilment of His promise, “The earth shall be full of the knowledge of the glory of the LORD as the waters cover the sea” (Habakkuk 2:14). In 2014 we set out from Evershot.
The leaves of the trees at the side of the river in Ezekiel 47 brought healing, and we seek healing for blind people whose lives are currently blighted.