March for Life prep: Sign-Making

In less than 24 hours, the #ProLifeGen will be out in FULL FORCE at the March for Life.  Student groups across the country have been preparing for this day: buying extra handwarmers, stocking up on snacks, and of course… making signs!

I crashed a sign-making party last night just to see what everyone was up to, and it was SO encouraging.sign1

With this year’s March theme in mind, The Power of One, let’s take a look at how these young people are making a difference:

Eric and Erica Valenstein, leaders at Connections Church of the Nazarene in Baltimore, MD welcomed students into their home to joyously prepare for the March for Life.

“There has been a lot of negativity with protestors recently.  I wanted to make signs that spread words of love, truth, positivity, and hope.  I want our students to know you can still stand up for what you believe in a loving positive way,” explained Erica.

It is so important to teach our students the power of their words.  Way to go, church leaders!

sign2Julie Vyas, mom of 4 (an extra kid snuck in the picture), brought her whole family to join in the effort. The pro-life position is one that kids of all ages can understand – just look at their sign!  All Life Matters.

What a difference this strong mother is making by sharing life-affirming values with her children.

Liberty, who is in middle school, shared why she will be marching tomorrow, “I am marching because I want to be able to share my opinions about life with my friends and family.”

Yes!  She gets it.  Her boldness will inspire others.

Kelly, another middle school student, colored in my favorite Alice Paul quote, “Abortion is the Ultimate Exfoliation of Women” and agrees that women deserve better than abortion.  She even wore her “I am the Pro-Life Generation” sticker to school this week.  I wasn’t even that bold in middle school!sign3

Some students joining the party were already in college and thinking about how they will use their gifts to save lives.  A.J. Vivik and Desiree Bennett helped to create the classic, “A Person’s a Person, No Matter How Small” sign quoting Dr. Seuss.  It’s a perfect fit, because A.J. is a premed biochemistry major, and future pro-life physician.

“I believe that humans are given a blessing with the ability of carrying a baby in the womb, the safest place possible.  There is an intricate relationship and process that occurs creating a human from fertilization through blastulation and gastrulation; it proves to me that purpose exists at the time of conception.”  … spoken like a true biochem major.

BRB while I go Google some of those words.sign5

And finally, Josh, a high school student, makes his sign while proudly sporting his Rock for Life T-Shirt.  This bold high schooler wears his shirt to school regularly and is not afraid of sharing the truth, “We’re marching for people who can’t defend themselves – and killing babies is wrong!”

Well.  There you have it.  A teenage boy just summed up the most basic principle in all of humanity.

Long after tomorrow’s March is over, these young people will continue to make a difference.  It’s because of simple efforts like these, we WILL Abolish Abortion in our Lifetime.