Rowe - Visual Evangelism
In January of 1997, I was sitting in the back of my stepfather Burt Keenan's Minivan when all of a sudden he yells out, "Hey look, there's Jesus!" I look up and there is a man wearing a white robe and carrying a cross on his back walking down the side of the Mississippi highway. Excited, I asked Burt to please pull over.
"Oh come on Harrod, I'm not pulling over for Jesus. He'll be there after breakfast still walking down the highway."
I was kind of disappointed not to be stopping but he was right. After Breakfast, Jesus was still walking on the side of the road and I got let out the car with my camera in hand. Since my mother and Burt lived in Pass Christian, Mississippi, I had them drop me off and I would walk home to their house later.
As it turned out, Lance Rowe is the man's name and he is a very sane man on a mission. He sincerely wants to "Praise the Lord" and encourage others to do the same. He is not trying to be Jesus as many people believe. What he is doing is a form of visual evangelism and it works.
I was amazed that in the few hours I spent with Lance, several cars pulled
over and the people asked him to say a prayer for them. One woman
had lost her son in a fire, another man was worried about his sick wife,
and another woman just wanted to hold his hand. One man with a shaved
head was really upset because he felt that Lance was mocking his faith
in Christianity. After a long explanation Lance reassured him.
It didn't matter that Lance was not really Jesus. The point
is that the image of
Lance does have a web site and a newsletter about his many experiences
and adventures: http://go.to/crosscountry4jesus