Missionary walking across country comes through Phenix City/Columbus

Nick Della Valle Courtesy of Bob Beason
Nick Della Valle Courtesy of Bob Beason

By Lindsey Connell - bio | email | Twitter

PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) -  If you see a man walking on the side of the road wearing robes and carrying a staff, it's Nick Della Valle.

The missionary is walking 3,300 miles across the country- 100 miles for every 33 years Christ was alive.

Della Valle has already walked 1200 miles, starting outside of Kansas City. He says he plans on walking through Phenix City and Columbus, towards West Virginia but does not know where he will finally end up.

This is his third time pounding pavement across the United States, ministering the Word of God with the help of his wife, Lucy.

His goal- to raise awareness about Christ. Della Valle walks against traffic, praying and blessing cars, businesses and homes as he passes. He preaches to groups at night when he's through walking for the day.

On average, he covers 15 miles a day and changes shoes twice a day.

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