Reaching Entire Cities For God.

America’s revival is our ongoing mission. After taking the 10-foot, 60-pound cross to all 50 state capitals and states between 2015 and 2020 and praying hard and long at each capital, God had directed us to begin taking the cross to America’s major cities.

Response in each state has been awesome. We have seen some mighty miracles take place in these capitals.

We most certainly expect this will also be the case as we journey to our nation’s largest and major cities the next few years and pray for Great Revival, Great Awakening and Great Godly Sorrow that results in True Repentance and New Life In Christ to break out across the natioin!


After visiting our granddaughter, her husband and our two great grandkiddos for a few days in Corvallis, wife Jeanette stayed behind as I journeyed to Portland (some 75 miles north) to pray (once again) for Oregon’s largest city and its 650,000 souls (metro population is 2.2 million souls).

Read The 2020 Cross Walk Story On Portland And You Will See A Burned Out City Hall Building, Compared To Now.

This is the forth time since 2016 that I’ve brought the large cross to Portland.

The first place that I pray at is City Hall. In 2020 downtown Portland was the site of three months of nonstop violence and destruction against police and businesses. (You can read those stories on this site as well.) But in 2021 and now, things have changed! God finally said, “Enough is enough!” to the demonic forces influencing large groups of Antifa and lawless individuals.

Because the people of Portland prayed and asked God to intervene, He did! Now, I was back once more to see how the city was, as well as asking God to continue encouraging the Christians of Portland to pray for their city’s revival.

This four hour cross walk was awesome. Many asked for prayer. usually, I would go up to individuals and see if they needed prayer. But this time, they were all coming up to me.

Police Building Remains Boarded Up In 2022. But There Are No Longer Nightly Riots And Destruction Downtown.

Especially at the once-besieged Police Bureau Building, I hoisted the cross upright and prayed hard and long for the continuing safety of Portland’s Thin Blue Line. This huge building had also been burned out by violent demonstrators and rioters in 2020.

There is no doubt that God took this city back from those who would see its utter ruin and destruction. This happened because the people of Portland finally decided that they were bigger and stronger than those who chose to destroy the city. God honored them, and through His mighty power, rebuked the forces of evil and darkness hovering over Portland and also ushered out from the city those individuals who were bent on bringing this beautiful city to utter ruin. Amen!


Free Oregon Tent Revival Taking Place At The Capitol!

Salem, the capital of Oregon, was next!

As I loaded up the large cross on Go-Ye-Mobile-2, people kept stopping and asking what I was doing. I was happy to take the extra time to share what I why I was at the Capitol. But my mind was now on Salem.

This would be my fourth time in Salem as well. Just 40 miles south of Portland, I arrived around 1 P.M. Taking a short break for lunch, I was anxious to see what God had done since November, 2021, the last time I had walked the cross here.

He had done a lot!!


Angelina Had Attended The Nightly Revival Services And She Was So Thrilled To Pose With The Large Cross.

For the past week, a group of  Oregon churches had set up a large tent directly across from the Capitol building and were having nightly revival services, to the delight of many state workers as well as capitol police. but to the anger and distress of other state employees working at the Capitol.

A Capitol police officer had walked over to the group and shared that many state legislators, including the governor, had verbally expressed dismay and anger that the Christian revivalists were there, especially for an extended period.

But with the proper permits, Christians have the right to assemble peacefully, just like all other individuals have, and as the First Amendment to our Constitution guarantees!

Revival was heavily in the air!

The attitude of individuals was so different than past cross walks. Much joy and peace filled the atmosphere, and even though there were many who still despised or ignored the message of the cross and God’s desire to bring all to repentance, there was no doubt at all that Salem was experiencing the mighty power of God’s ability to bring change and new beginnings to this city of 180,000 souls!

Shelly Was Delighted To Pose With The Cross At The Large Memorial Honoring Oregon’s 1800s Evangelist Circuit Riders.


(Part Two continues the cross walking Oregon and northern California stories))