Wednesday, September 28, 2011

"See You At The Pole" Event This Morning

See You at the Pole, the annual student-initiated prayer event was held at schools on Virginia's Eastern Shore and across the nation this morning.

 See You at the Pole is 20 years and started in a the Fort Worth suburb of Berleson Texas. The event brings students to their school flagpoles to pray for schools and the nation.

Photo above-Pastor Jonathan Carpenter of Exmore Baptist Church leads a time of prayer at Shore Christian Academy at the See You At The Pole event this morning.

History for See You At The Pole:

A small group of teenagers in Burleson, Texas, came together for a DiscipleNow weekend in early 1990.

They came seeking God and little did they know how powerfully He was about to move. On Saturday night their hearts were penetrated like never before, when they became broken before God and burdened for their friends. Compelled to pray, they drove to three different schools that night. Not knowing exactly what to do, they went to the school flagpoles and prayed for their friends, schools, and leaders. Those students had no idea how God would use their obedience.

God used what He did among those teenagers and others who were holding similar prayer meetings at their schools to birth a vision in the hearts of youth leaders across Texas. The vision was that students throughout Texas would follow these examples and meet at their school flagpoles to pray simultaneously. The challenge was namedSee You at the Pole™ at a brainstorming session during a meeting of key youth leaders. The vision was shared with 20,000 students in June 1990 at Reunion Arena in Dallas, Texas.

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