We've heard of people sailing around the world, such as Jessica Watson, and we've heard of people walking around Australia such as James Harrington. However, it is uncommon to hear about a person walking around the world.
One step at a time, Sam Clear walked 15,600km on foot, travelling through various countries and towns. Clear walked through South America, Central America & North America, across Siberia by train, and on foot again from Moscow to the western most point of Spain. Before leaving he sold everything he owned, to fund his project and mission.
Clear growing up as a devoted Catholic, and still continues to believe in his religion. This devotion to his religion was the driving force and inspiration behind Clear's mission in which he completed while walking around the world. His mission was to pray for unity and spread the word about asking people to pray for unity among churches, religion and all people. Through each town he reached, Clear found at least one church, but often many, in order to spread his word about Unity. He asked that the church spread his mission amongst their worshippers and pray for unity.
Whilst completing his mission, Clear was faced with extreme conditions such as freezing cold temperatures reaching below -30˚C or scorching hot temperatures at approximately 50˚C. His shoes melted in some countries, and other he had to make sure that his lungs didn't freeze from the icy cold temperatures. Clear was also faced with having to find food and water every single day, finding a safe place to sleep and rest every night, as well as being threatened three times at gunpoint, robbed at knife point, beaten up on the side of the road, faced with dangerous animals including a Scorpio that bit him on his back and affected the rhythm of his heart beat as well as being hospitalised many times and enduring extreme temperatures. However, littered throughout these fearful events, were stories of hope. Sam met people who gave him a place to stay, even when they barely had a house with enough room to shelter their own family. Clear also met a man, Adolfo, who welcomed Clear into his home for a place to sleep and feed him over his family. Adolfo begged for food from people in the village, asking for 4 bed rolls, all that was given was half a bread roll and a small sausage. This was all given to Clear, leaving Adolfo's family to starve that night.
Clear's message and walk received international attention, however did not enter Australia's media cycle, due to the media believing that there was more important issues to report on. However, after Clear's return he has managed to continue to spread his message and share his story through releasing a book 'Walk4One' and doing hundreds of talks to high schools and businesses.