TEXAS (EETV) - A Texas man, Miguel Zamora, is carrying a 150-pound cross from New Braunfels to Sutherland Springs to honor the victims of the shooting at First Baptist Church. The journey is 40 miles long.
On November 5th, 26 people were killed and 20 others were injured when gunman Devin Kelley opened fire in at the church during a Sunday service.
Zamora explained the reason for his mission to Fox News, saying, “To show my love and show the love of God to the families. That’s really my main message, just love one another.” He is hoping that his trek will encourage others to join him in honoring those who were affected by the tragedy.
But, the journey is not easy. “Both my shoulders are bruised up, they hurt, my hands and feet start falling asleep,” admitted Zamora, “I gotta get it there. You know, for them.”
Zamora shared that passersby have stopped to offer him support and necessities like water. “When I need encouragement, people will stop like just now. That’s what keeps me going.”
Last Sunday evening, First Baptist Church opened as a memorial for the mass shooting. The church was emptied except for 26 white chairs and 26 roses, representing each of the victims.