Finding God at the Flagpole

Linda Evans Shepherd

This week over 3 million students from around the globe were finding God a the flagpole as they participated in the movement ‘See you at the pole’ or (SYATP).  This year’s theme was ‘Convergence’ as based on Matthew 18:20, For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”

According to Wikapedia, “SYATP is an annual gathering of Christian students of all ages at a flagpole in front of their local school for prayer, scripture-reading and hymn-singing, during the early morning before school starts and occurs on every fourth Wednesday in September.”

This movement began in Burleson, Texas 1990 and has  grown by word of mouth and the Internet,  to locations now around the globe.

The Christian Post reported that Syracuse, N.Y., Onondaga Community College student Anthony DeFrank posted on facebook“I’m really looking forward to seeing God move in the students,” DeFrank said ahead of the event. “I’m planning on playing two worship songs and having different students pray for different things – the school, students, teachers, the city, the world, and the nation.”

Doug Clark, a national promoter and coordinator for SYATP reported on the official SYATP official Facebook fan page the results of the many campus events worldwide.  In one post he reported,  “Here’s a great story from an earlier SYATP that came to us from a radio station:

“It’s an important event for kids to take a stand for their faith. It makes a difference… it did in my life. I was in high school, riding the bus to school, when I saw my friends standing around the flag pole praying one morning. It gave me the opportunity to ask questions, which led me to a youth group, which led me to a youth weekend, where I gave my life to Christ. It all started with See You At The Pole. It makes a difference! So get your kids involved.”

To which Doug commented, “Amen! We’ve heard so many stories like this!”

To see a youtube about how students are finding God at the flagpole, watch the video below:

To see the original Christian Post source article, click HERE.

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