Great photos from Walk For Life West Coast media team member Michelle Cardenas.
Bishop Steven Lopes of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, gave the Invocation.
Mrs. Pam Tebow, missionary, activist, and mom of football legend Tim Tebow gave a wonderful speech. She told us that when in her difficult pregnancy with Tim she and her husband prayed to God “Lord if you let this baby live, we’ll give you a preacher!” Tim has surely turned out to be that!
Pam with Walk co-Chair Eva Muntean:
Author, activist, mom, and abortion survivor Melissa Ohden shared her incredibly moving story of survival, hope forgiveness, and love.
Reggie Littlejohn, founder and president of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers told of the horrific policies of forced abortion and repression of women in China. As she closed her talk she was joined by her husband Robert and by Anni and Ruli Zhang, daughters of imprisoned democracy activist and nuclear physicist Zhang Lin. Reggie and Robert have been raising the two girls in their home. Anni recently performed a piano recital at Carnegie Hall, and what’s more, January 21 was her birthday. You know the Walk for Lifers sang Happy Birthday to Anni!
As always, the Reverend Clenard Childress, director of blackgenocide.org, who has been with us since the very first Walk for Life West Coast, batted cleanup. He’s never been better, and that is saying something: “The shedding of innocent blood pollutes the land! Our land needs healing RIGHT NOW!…We shall overcome Today! TO-DAY…TO-DAY…TO-DAY…NOW WE OVERCOME TODAY…RIGHT NOW IS YOUR TIME!”
Print simply can’t do the Reverend’s justice (or any of the other speakers, for that matter) so keep your eyes open for our speakers’ videos, which will be up soon.