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Grass Root Effort to Build World's Largest Walk-Through Cross is Currently Underway

The Cross will be an Engaging Family Destination Only a Days Drive Away for Over 80 Million Americans

Contact: Kerry Brown, 513-578-9916, kbrown@imagesatthecross.org

BRANSON, Mo., May 9, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Branson Cross will be an architectural wonderment and Kingdom Legacy Project of greater spiritual importance than the Statue of Liberty, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Archway to the West. The Branson Cross will showcase twin elevators that will take visitors to the 17th floor with venues telling the story of Christ's gospel of saving grace. Strategically placed high atop a mountain where US Highway 65 intersects with Highway 160, the cross will be built on a firm foundation in the Heartland of America. Eight million visitors travel this major artery into and out of Branson, Missouri every year.

Where there is unity among the brethren, God commands the blessing. Branson Cross is an interdenominational Kingdom Legacy Project to be built and maintained solely through the donations of grace filled, loving individuals and groups from across the country. The God given vision for this cross began years ago when the land was purchased by Dean Brown. Through persistence and patient endurance, Dean and his son Kerry petitioned Taney County and through God's favor the permits and zoning variances were approved to build Branson Cross.

Introduction of the project to the local community began shortly thereafter headed by Kerry with a goal of raising public awareness and building lasting relationships within the established leadership of the Branson community. In December 2011, Phase 2 of the project kicked off a fundraising campaign directed at reaching all levels of supporters with the goal of raising $5 million dollars for construction of the Cross. This fundraising includes recognitions for Church congregations, individual donors and businesses through a variety of donor levels at the www.bransoncross.org website, an exciting fundraiser for individuals based on donor purchased tickets providing free benefits to anyone within the United States from the www.golfballsfromheaven.com website, and an internet based multimedia fundraiser at www.razoo.com/story/Images-At-The-Cross.  

Dean Brown acknowledges we are living in a time where we each must decide if we are merely an enthusiastic fan of Christ or a committed follower who is obedient to going and doing Kingdom business. Kingdom Legacy Projects get accomplished by those who are committed followers -- it is the follower's responsibility to go and make the gospel available to the lost -- through ministry, time, effort, prayer and financial support. Branson Cross issues an open invitation for anyone who wants to become a doer of the Word and get involved with the project to contact the above websites to learn how to become involved. "It's truly convicting and heartening to know the quality of people who have committed to take up their cross and have purposed themselves to make this vision a reality" says Kerry Brown. "We are asking everyone to make a decision to have your name and legacy for Christ memorialized at the base of the World's Largest Walkthrough Cross. For more information, contact the executive director at kbrown@imagesatthecross.org or 513-578-9916.