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Members of Grace Covenant Church carry cross on Good Friday

Members of Purvis' Grace Covenant Church carry a cross on Highway 11 on Good Friday. Members of Purvis' Grace Covenant Church carry a cross on Highway 11 on Good Friday.
LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

Dozens of members of one Purvis church spent part of their Good Friday reenacting the journey Jesus is said to have taken just before he was crucified.

About 100 members of Grace Covenant Church walked with a large wooden cross several miles from downtown Purvis to their church at the intersection of Old Highway 11 and Deavers Rd. A local chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes also went along. 

Participants said it helps strengthen their faith.

"It goes back to exactly what He went through and what He did for us and the cruelty of it," said Scott Murphy, pastor of Grace Covenant Church.  

"It certainly doesn't compare to the terrible walk that He had for us, but it just brings to mind that He did go that extra mile for us and that's why we do it," said Peter Rousse, one of the walk participants.   

"It's just to make you kind of stop and think and just remember what sacrifice that He made for us on that day," said Tami Rousse, who also took part in the walk. 

This was the third year for the church's Good Friday walk.   

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