CARDWELL, MO (KAIT) - Crosses lined Highway 412 from Cardwell to Kennett in honor of Good Friday.
Shepherd's Fold members held the handmade crosses along the highway from 6 a.m. to noon.
"Every car that passes by and sees the cross, it reminds them of why Jesus died for their sins, who he is and what Good Friday and Easter are all about," Shepherd's Fold member Tony Poyner said.
"We've had people stop and thank us for what we're doing," Poyner said. "A lot of 'Woos!' and all that good stuff."
"It was like a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders so I don't want to go back to that," Poyner said. "I don't want to do anything now but work for Him."
"I'd been raised in church as a little boy, but once I got old enough to make my own decisions, I kind of shied away from that," Poyner said.
But now, faith is the focus of Poyner's life.
"Jesus really turned me around," Poyner said. "He delivered me from my addictions."
"It's just awesome to see these guys come in broken and they just lift it up with Jesus," Shepherd's Fold overseer David Yates said. "It's an amazing experience. These guys finally know what it's like to feel real love. It's something I live for."
Before David Yates was working for Shepherd's Fold, he was recovering there like Poyner.
"When I first came, I was ready to do my time and get out," Yates said. "In about three months, Shepherd's Fold was the first place I heard God speak to me and that was a life changing moment for me."
Yates and Poyner said this is Shepherd's Fold's mission: granting salvation to men with addictions.
"I wouldn't change it for anything in the world," Poyner said. "Salvation is a wonderful thing. It's freedom."
If anyone would like to learn more about the ministry, visit the Shepherd's Fold Facebook page.