SIKESTON, MO (KFVS) - About 500 people are expected to take part across the state of Missouri in the Carry the Cross event on Good Friday.
The goal is to mobilize Christians and create the worlds largest cross, stretching the length of Highways 60 and 63 in Missouri.
People along the routes will be holding a cross as volunteers try to spread the message of the Easter season and Jesus' death, which Christians believe happened on Good Friday.
In our viewing area, about 150 people will line Highway 60 and parts of Interstate 57 from Cairo, Illinois to Poplar Bluff, Missouri.
Organizers say people from as far north as Kirksville and west to Joplin will be participating in the event.
Pastor David Craig of Sikeston says people who drive past the crosses as well as those volunteering will take something away from the event.
"When they see these crosses, they'll see Jesus Christ," Craig said. "They'll be able to open themselves to Him."