(CBN) – A different kind of road sign with a different kind of message will be greeting students and parents on their way to school for the new year in Richland County, South Carolina. WIS-TV Channel 10 in Columbia, SC reports the signs say “School Prayer Zone,” show stick figures of a man and woman praying, and include a Scripture notation for Second Chronicles 7:14. That verse calls on God’s people to pray, repent, and seek God for the healing of their land. The signs are the brainchild of Vanessa Frazier, founder/director of Christ Teens, a Columbia non-profit outreach to young students and teachers in the area.
Frazier told CBN News that the mission to reach young people for Christ was born years ago as she worked behind the attendance desk in a local high school. As for the signs, she spent three years developing them with the SC Department of Transportation, and she’s hopeful they’ll encourage people to pray for students and teachers, and in her words, “create a wall of prayer around the schools.” For those concerned about church/state issues, The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) says the signs, which look quite official, are placed on private church properties located near schools and are outside the highway rights of way. READ MORE