This morning, a six-foot cross made it’s way to Tippah County for a Celebration Service sponsored by Mission Mississippi. Ripley students Abby Sullivan, Zoe Windham, Madison Moore, Faith Bullock, Meg Lambert, Robert Dowdy and others helped march the cross from the Tippah/Union county line. They are a part of Ripley High School’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes under the direction of Grant Gardner.
The Celebration Service will take place today at the Tippah County Courthouse at 2:00 p.m. The public is invited to join in the celebration of 20 years of the work by Mission Mississippi in the area of racial reconciliation and healing in Mississippi. The organization uses the slogan, “Change Mississippi . . . One Relationship at a Time.”
The cross began its journey on August 7th and will make it’s way through all 82 Mississippi counties. The cross is being carried across the state as a symbol of unity and reconciliation and in celebration of Mission Mississippi’s 20th Anniversary. It stopped in Tippah County –Ripley– for a Celebration Service to bring people of different races and denominations together to celebrate racial reconciliation and healing.