Christian pastor Stephen Hope says he carries his 70-lb. wooden cross as a demonstration of faith. He is on a journey across Texas with the goal of reaching Houston in four or five months. Hope, who dubbed his ministry "Walking Hope Across Texas," said he talks to about 25 to 30 people a day about faith and prays for them and others along the way. The journey began May 1. Hope said he has also completed other trips logging 2,000 miles in four years and has gone through four crosses. (Top photo) Hope stops to talk to the driver of a car who pulled up to him. (Second photo) Hope walks on the Montana sidewalk near McRae as cars zoom by him. (Third photo) Hope rests on the side of the road. He said by the end of the day he needs to rest because his tired muscles don't respond like they should. (Bottom photo) Hope is reflected in a pool of water as he continues his journey east.