It wasn’t just the students who came out today, September 23 for the annual ‘See You at the Pole’ event around the country. This was especially at Faith Christian School where parents, teachers, friends and faculty participated with the students.
In many places, like some schools in Arizona, teachers and faculty were told they could not attend ‘See you at the Pole’ to pray with their students.
This year’s theme was “Engage: Go and Pray” which focuses on the biblical verse, “Go and pray to God for me and for the people . . .“ —2 KINGS 22:13.
Sam Andree, a senior at Faith Christian School said, “I was required to come because I’m in SGA, but it’s good to be out and worship with the school. It’s a good start to the day.”
Andree said that last year they had about 100 people come and pray with them during the event at Faith Christian School.
“I think its close to that many again this year,” he said. “We had a list of things we prayed for, President Obama, and leaders of our country, and our school leaders, and our school in general.”
Andree also mentioned that he thought it was a good idea that in some places teachers and faculty could not participate in at ‘See you at the Pole’.
“It’s a good idea. Even here it’s student led. I think its a good thing students are leading it themselves.”
According to 9th-grader, Ciara Craddock, See you at the Pole is an important time because, “this is our school and God is the one who deeds it so we just want to thank him for all he does. He holds our country and school in his hands.”
9th-grader, Kaila Carter said, “We are praying a lot for our country and the ones who give their lives and fight for our freedom and the people who keep our school running and the students and faculty.”
Taylor May, also a 9th-grader said that she believes that teachers and faculty all over the world should be allowed to pray with the students at ‘See You at the Pole.
“I think it’s important to spread the Word and show that they love God,” May said.
“If you believe in something you shouldn’t be told you can’t,” Carter said.
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