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Release date:September 22, 2006

See You at the Pole events to be held at Wayland Baptist University

PLAINVIEW – Wayland Baptist University will once again host events to celebrate the annual See You at the Pole prayer gatherings, slated for Wednesday, Sept. 27.

              The day begins with prayer outside the school flagpoles, with Wayland’s event slated for 7 a.m. at the pole outside Gates Hall, located at 7th and Quincy streets.

              That evening, the Saw You at the Pole Rally will be held in Harral Auditorium at 7 p.m., featuring Chase Bowers as speaker. Music will be by the worship band Standing Firm, featuring Wayland student Trae Sweatt of Shamrock. The rally is free and youth leaders are encouraged to bring their groups. The general public is also welcome.

              This year’s See You at the Pole is themed “Be Still,” taken from Psalm 46:10, and encouraging students, school employees and city residents to take the opportunity for prayer to listen to God speak.

              See You at the Pole is a student-initiated and student-led movement that started in the Ft. Worth suburb of Burleson, Texas, in 1990. It originated with just one youth group, who met at night at several schools around Burleson during a weekend retreat. SYATP brings students to their school flagpoles to intercede for their leaders, schools, and families, asking God to bring moral and spiritual awakening to their campuses and countries.
              In 2005, more than two million students met for See You at the Pole in all 50 states. Internationally, reports came in from countries on six continents, including the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Germany, Ghana, Guam, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, South Korea, Malaysia, Nigeria, Norway, Peru, Portugal, Scotland, and South Africa, according to the SYATP Web site.