Friday, June 14, 2013

Joe Shortino - Carrying A Cross

Joe Shortino is carrying a cross across the United States.

Joe poses for a photo outside a restaurant in Kyle, Texas 6/13/13.

I had a chance to chat with him a little when he walked into Kyle Texas on June 14, 2013. I hope to do more soon...and get a full story... but here's what I learned.

Shortino is a man VERY dedicated to God. He attended a church as a member, but hesitated in telling me which one because "that's not what this is about. It's not about the particular church, it's about God." In 2013 he embarked on a journey to walk across the United States carrying a cross. He said he felt led to do so. After praying about it for three months, he started walking about four and a half months ago.

He said he makes it about 15 miles a day depending on how many times he's stopped by people who want to know what he's doing. He welcomes all people to come talk with him, and rest assured he'll pray with you before you leave. That's what it's about.

Explaining his journey, he quoted Luke 10:2 to me. ""The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field."

This is his work. He is out in the world harvesting. A "Farmer for God" if you will.

He said he's headed down to San Antonio then will be taking a turn and heading up through the United States. 

You can keep up with him at

God bless you Joe... and thank you for being the hands and feet... and humbly accepting this task of bringing God into people's hearts and soul at a time.

Our family with Joe

Signatures on his cross.

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