By CATHY MOUNCE
Register Staff Writer
Students and church youth from across Cooke County participated in the grass roots movement “See You At the Pole” Wednesday finishing off with a rally at the State Theater in Gainesville at 6 p.m.
This global day of student prayer began in 1990 as a grass roots movement with only 10 students in Burleson praying at their school flag pole. Twenty years later, millions gather to pray on campuses on the fourth Wednesday in September.
Michael Davis, youth director at First Baptist Church in Gainesville, said that “See You At the Pole” event is for students to meet before school and pray for their friends, family, teachers, school and nation.
Davis and his wife Christie moved from Fort Worth when Davis was offered the position in Gainesville.
“We are so glad to be here and be a guiding force for our county youth,” he said.
During the State Theater rally following the day’s activities, Word of Life Fellowship missionary and coach Kyle Gray, spoke to the gathering about what each could do to make a difference in the world.
“If someone wants to see a difference, they must be the change they want to see,” Gray said. “You can’t keep doing the same thing you always have done and expect a different result. By doing nothing except complain about needed change is not beneficial to anyone.”
Davis said this is the second year this event and rally have been held in Gainesville.
“The event is non-denominational and is student initiated, student organized and student led,” Davis said.