James Welborn canoes down the Mississippi River after staying the night in Natchez Wednesday. Welborn, a native of Missouri, began the trip at the beginning of the river in Minnesota. “It is a spiritual journey to deepen my faith,” Welborn said. (Sam Gause / The Natchez Democrat)
James Welborn canoes down the Mississippi River after staying the night in Natchez Wednesday. Welborn, a native of Missouri, began the trip at the beginning of the river in Minnesota. “It is a spiritual journey to deepen my faith,” Welborn said. (Sam Gause / The Natchez Democrat)

Photo feature: Deepening his faith

Published 12:08am Thursday, August 28, 2014

 

Welborn sits in his mosquito netting along the river Tuesday night. (Sam Gause / The Natchez Democrat)
Welborn sits in his mosquito netting along the river Tuesday night. (Sam Gause / The Natchez Democrat)

 

Welborn pulls his canoe out onto the water of the river. (Sam Gause / The Natchez Democrat)
Welborn pulls his canoe out onto the water of the river. (Sam Gause / The Natchez Democrat)