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Oklahoma man riding back through East Texas, on a mission from God


When Kevin Wooley wakes up every morning, he does so with a mission.

"Some people think I am homeless but really I am on a journey with god," Wooley said. "Jesus said, 'I must be about my father's business,' and we must be about that in our lives."

3 ½ years ago, Wooley quit his job after he said he was called by God to ride a bicycle. 49 states and 23,000 miles later he is finally pedaling through East Texas with his 5-foot tall cross.

"I really like the tress and how beautiful it is," Wooley said.

Wooley says he doesn't look for attention and that he has been blessed that he has always had a place to stay.

"Sometimes I stay in a hotel if I have the money," Wooley said. "Other times I camp out or what is called stealth camping, and then sometimes I get invited into people's homes."

As the temperatures drop, Wooley says stops become harder but when the weather is good, he is always trying to spread god's message of love.

"I generally pray for about 40 or 50 people on the street," Wooley said. "Whether their drug addicts or their regular people, pastors, Christians, non-Christians or atheist."

After an overnight stay in Lufkin, Wooley will once again hit the road. His next destination is Beaumont.

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