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Teens' faith encourages event

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - More than 20 years ago, a group of teenagers from Burleson, Texas drove from campus to campus, meeting at schools' flagpoles where they prayed for friends, schools and leaders. An idea that would spark a revolution of prayer.

What was once shared by only a few students has evolved into a global day of prayer, adopting the name "See You at the Pole."

At Bergfeld Park, Lanes Chapel Methodist Church hosted close to 100 people at the amphitheatre for an event they are calling, "Saw You at the Pole." This is the first time the event has been held outdoors.

"Well, here a lot more people can hear you and see you and wonder what it's all about," says Katelin Linville, a student at Whitehouse. She says having it outdoors allows people to be more open and might even draw in a larger crowd.

"God is in control...It's whatever God has got planned. I know it's going to be amazing. I don't know what to expect. I guess that's one of the greatest things about Christianity- you don't have to expect anything, just let God do his thing," says Jabo Thomas, Lanes Chapel's youth pastor.

Thomas says the kids in the youth group not only came up with the idea to host the event, but they are the ones that put the whole thing together.

"It was just kind of an idea. We didn't really think it was going to happen, but it did and we put a band together," Linville says.

When asked what message Thomas was going to share Wednesday night, he answer was simple.

"Jesus, just Jesus. I'm going to preach on the fact that Jesus loves everybody and that we're created in His image- makes us pretty special," he says.

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