Mystery of man carrying crucifix through Llanelli solved
THE mystery of a man carrying a crucifix through the streets of Llanelli has been solved.
Many residents reported the unusual sighting of Clive Cornish wheeling the 12 by 6 foot cross on his back across the town last week.
But after being tracked down by the Star near Pinged, the 46-year-old revealed that it was all part of his mission to challenge people to think about the gospel message as part of his Reach Wales challenge.
"I came to the conclusion that people don't go to church much now so I decided to take it to them," the 46-year-old said.
"I left my house in Ely, Cardiff, on Monday morning and I arrived in Llanelli last night after coming through Swansea.
"I am aiming to walk 500 miles in 28 days and, God willing, end up in Holyhead.
"I come from a background of drink and drugs and I went to church for a laugh one day and came out different.
"I ended up in prison with a six-year sentence for armed robbery but it was in there that I saw the light."
On his journey through the town, he has caught quite some attention from passers by.
He said: "Bus drivers have stopped and asked me what I am doing and I just tell them I'm trying to remind them of Jesus.
"I'm a full time Evangelist and when people stop me it gives me the opportunity to speak to people and get messages across.
"It is not the first time I have done something like this — I have climbed Ben Nevis in the past and taken on other challenges, but Wales is my heart land and it is about time there was a revival in terms of religion."