Three Crosses Along the Highway

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Three CrossesHave you ever been driving down the highway and wondered about the three crosses you've seen along the roadside?

They were put up by a man named Bernard Coffindaffer, who was born in Craigsville, West Virginia.  At 42 years of age, Mr. Coffindaffer became a Christian and had a vision to "plant crosses". 

He raised and spent $3,000,000 planting 1,864 trios of crosses in 29 states, Zambia and the Philippines.  West Virginia has 352 sets of crosses, the most of any state.

The crosses are for everyone, he said.  Not for saints or sinners, but for everyone, just a reminder of Jesus as you drive by. 

You can't see it from the highway, but the crosses have three nails in them, symbolic of where a body would be.

Mr. Coffindaffer died at his home in 1993.  His crosses are now cared for by the people who own the land, or by nearby churches who "adopt" the crosses. 

Almost anywhere I drive, I pass crosses.  I am inspired that one person could present such a strong reminder to the world in such a simple way.  With just a glance as I whiz by at 70 miles per hour along the Interstate, I receive a gentle message. 

 
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Anonymous #21
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Sarah Cooper

Scott, I don't know what the colors mean, only that they are specific and are the same for all sets. 

June 29, 2008 05:26 AM
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sarahspurpledragon@yahoo.com

hey sarah thanks for the story , you should put a  new song on there cuz the old one is deleted.

January 15, 2009 04:51 AM
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Ray Jackson

Hi Sarah,

   Thanks for sharing the story behind the three crosses. I have seen many of them and wondered about what they meant.

   Ray

February 12, 2009 07:12 PM
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Ray Jackson

Hi Sarah,

   This is sort of a post script to the original comment I sent. If anyone wants to know more about the crosses, including the current status, they can go to http://www.buzzle.com/editorials/8-3-2005-74163.asp

There is a great deal of information there as well as an indication of hope for the future of the crosses themselves.

 

   Ray

February 12, 2009 07:26 PM
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i thought it was where important pepole died because i drove through w va yesterday

April 11, 2009 04:53 PM
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