Town Supports Pro-Life March
The January 18th, 2020 March For Life event organized by New Beginnings Pregnancy and Parenting Center far exceeded their expectations. The numbers continued to swell, until everyone finally agreed there were over 300 people who participated!
From 12 Noon until 2 pm, Rim Country’s amazing citizens held up positive Pro Life signs and waved cheerfully at motorists driving through Payson. One attendee estimated there were about 4,500 vehicles that passed by their signs. Some of the signs read HONK 4 LIFE, and as semi-trucks, cars, pick-ups, and motorcycles passed by, the honking hardly ever stopped!
Virtually every church was represented, including St. Philip the Apostle Parish and the Holy Nativity Catholic Church, Calvary Chapel, Ponderosa Bible Church, Church for the Nations, Mountain Bible Church, Church on the Street, Expedition, Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church, and more. Several members of the Gila County Republican Committee helped spread the word and also attended, carrying Pro Life and Trump signs, reminding passersby that he’s the only Pro Life candidate running for president.
New Beginnings Pregnancy and Parenting Center is a pro-life, non-profit 501(c)(3) Christian ministry providing free assistance to anyone experiencing a planned or unplanned pregnancy, from early pregnancy through labor and delivery. Through their all-volunteer staff, we also provide free lay counseling and curriculum to all of their clients, whether they are female or male, together or apart, step-parents, or grand-parents. Their curriculum also includes life skills, relationships, sexual integrity, abortion healing, and much more. Clients earn points for taking classes they can then use to purchase items in their Parenting Shops, or to purchase gift cards to local businesses. New Beginnings would like to thank all of their donors! They survive entirely on donations of time, material items to stock their two Parenting Shops, and money. Without their gracious donors this event wouldn’t have been possible. Thanks to all the attendees and the Center, and Nook volunteers, Deacon Tom, Pam, and KPIH 98.9 for their faithful support. Thank you to Randy Roberson and KMOG for providing a 30-minute segment on the Forum, as well as public service announcements, and to Printing by George for excellent printing and discounts. Thank you to Payson Christian School for the signs the students made, and to both Church for the Nations and Ponderosa Bible for the use of your building for sign making.