January 17, 2012
Recently I mentioned some exciting events were coming up in 2012. Well, the New Year has turned so I guess it’s time to share more information.
Every year in January, thousands and thousands of people gather in Washington, D.C., for the March for Life to honor the more than 50 million babies lost to abortion since the Supreme Court made abortion legal on January 23, 1973, in its Roe v. Wade decision. The effect abortion has on our generation is staggering. More than half the women who have abortions are between 15 and 25 years. It’s tragic not just in terms of lives lost, but the scarring effect abortion can have on mothers, who often struggle with their impossible decision in silence.
Fortunately, there are organizations out there fighting to end abortion and care for the women (and men) it has affected. I feel really blessed to be partnering with a few of them during the March for Life weekend to share “Silent Cry” with them and encourage people my age to stand up for ourselves and for the defenseless babies who are the victims of abortion.
I’ll be performing during the weekend in and around the nation’s capital. On Sunday, January 22, I’ll lead morning worship before the Students for Life Conference, then play a short concert at the opening meeting. The conference is currently full, but you can get on the waiting list for spaces that open up. If you can’t make it to D.C. for the conference, you can watch it online.
Later that day, I have been invited to play at the March for Life kickoff event in Lafayette Park in Washington D.C.
On Monday, January 23, the day of the March for Life, I’m attending and performing at a rally at a catholic high school in Virginia (Paul VI), before heading back into the city for the March for Life. After the march, I’ll be playing at the Students for Life / Rock for Life Youth Rally near where the march ends by the U.S. Capitol building.
It’s going to be a crazy weekend, but I’m really looking forward to being back in D.C. leading worship, performing and most importantly taking a stand on a really important issue. We have a chance to make a real difference on abortion, so I hope you’ll join me in praying for the pro-life movement, spreading the message on facebook and twitter, and join us in Washington, D.C., if you can.