Monday, September 9, 2013

Local Students Participate in FCA "Glow for Christ"

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The heat didn't seem to present much of a problem to some young folks in the county as they participated in the "Glow for Christ" Cross Carry on Sunday (Sept 8). Mission Mississippi asked the Fellowship of Christian Athletes to team up to tackle the task of carrying a lighted cross across the entire state of Mississippi on foot. On August 7th at the steps of the Capitol, beginning with the Governor, the cross began its journey across the state. It will make its way through all 82 counties in 82 days.

Local schools are participating in the event and this morning, the cross is to be carried by students from Noxapater and later passed to Nanih Waiya students as it continues its journey.

Winiston Academy students on hwy 25
On Sunday, Winston Academy students took the cross from the county  line on Hwy 25 N to Evergreen Church just north of Louisville. FCA members from Louisville High school continued the journey as the cross entered Louisville and was carried down Main Street around 3:30. The runners were cheered on by a good crowd lining the south side of Main.
LHS students approaching Louisville

The cross was carried to The Way Community Church on Hwy 15S for an evening service on Sunday and it's journey begins again today as Noxapater students will carry the cross to the John Russel Road before passing off to Nanih Waiya students who will proceed to the county line with Neshoba County.

The cross will return to Jackson on October 27th for a statewide rally to be held at Veteran's Stadium at 5:00 pm