Arthur Blessitt, who in the past 15 years has carried a 90-pound wooden cross while walking 26,000 miles in 101 countries, says God's cause overcomes supposed barriers.

"I grew up hearing about the (Russian) `Big Bear' and the Iron Curtain, but God doesn't have an Iron Curtain," he told a Baptist evangelism conference.He said he carried the 12-foot cross through China in 1987, as well as into Libya and Lebanon.