Since its earliest beginnings as an Educational Foundation, Pro-Life Mississippi has invested the time and money into maintaining a booth at the State Fair. Stretching the manpower of this organization over several projects at once, i.e. sidewalk counseling, and the 40 Days for Life campaign, occurring with the State Fair makes October a challenging month for PLM. Combine the limited manpower with the increased cost for the booth and badges and the material and literature handed out, one might wonder if all this effort is "worth it".
Then a smiling man comes pushing a stroller with a baby several months old. Laura Duran, the faithful PLM board member manning the booth at the time was blessed to learn the baby is alive today because his mama "just happened" to stop by our booth last year, picked up brochures, and talked with one of our volunteers.
So to answer the question “Is the cost of the state fair booth worth it?” Without a doubt!!!
We would like to thank the following people for working the booth this year: Laura Duran, Laura Knight, Veronica Naylor, Patricia Frazier, Michael Grower, Judy Batson, Janet Thomas, Kayla Gettings, Michile Lam, Debra Conley, Ron Nederhoed, Frances Renyolds and Mr. Renyolds, Mary Trepanier, Carol Hills, Cathy McMillan, Dana and Basil Chisholm, Gloria Miceli, Tabitha Shows, Elijah Friedeman, Besty Carraway, Lori McClendon, Dennis Hawkins Jr., Keith Tillman, Kenneth Tillman and Tammy Tillman.
Have you always wanted to attend the National March for Life in Washington D.C.? ProLife Mississippi (PLM) wants to make that dream a reality by sponsoring a 4-day 3-night bus trip to the 2018 National March for Life. We will stay at the Renaissance DC Downtown Hotel.
The dates to save are Tuesday, January 16th through Sunday the 21st, 2018. The estimated cost is $350 per person (metro pass, meals and Rose Banquet not included) A limited number of partial Student Scholarships are available. If you would like to sponsor a student, please contact us.
A $150 deposit by December 8 will reserve your spot. Snag a friend and join us. Let's make meaningful, Life-changing memories together!!! Contact us at:
Life Chain 2017 was held on Sunday, October 1 from 2-3 pm on North State Street in front of the last abortion clinic in our state. Always held the first Sunday in October, Life Chain began in 1987 by a small pro- life ministry based in California called PLEASE LET ME LIVE. The purpose of the fledgling group was "to be a serious first step to pro-life activism ". The concept spread and has led thousands across the country to stand publicly, holding pro-life signs and praying for an end to this evil epidemic destroying our country.
That first Life Chain in 1987, with more than 2,000 participants, elevated pro-life activism out of the "handful of fundamentalists" mindset ...to a level of high respectability. Jackson's Life Chain pinnacle came during the early 90's when hundreds of Christians from many different denominations and churches lined both County Line Road in Jackson and Hwy 80 in Clinton holding signs, singing, praying and waving to those passing by.
Those few that came to pray and take a public stand for Life on this the 30th Anniversary were comforted by the fact that many thousands were also standing publicly at the same time all over the country.
In front of Jackson Women's Health Organization on North State Street.
On North State Street on south side of Fondren Place.
On Wednesday, September 27th, thousands of pro-lifers gathered in 715 cities across the globe for the 10th Anniversary Kickoff of the Fall 40 Days for Life campaign. Founded in 2007, the biannual event has seen more than 13,000 babies saved and 86 abortion facilities close. As of October 24th, 289 mothers have chosen life as a result of the current campaign. There are 4,876 local campaigns being held in 44 different countries. In just the first two days nine babies were saved from abortion.
About 35 people attended the Jackson, Mississippi service. Dana Chisholm, President of Pro-Life Mississippi, welcomed everyone and thanked them for coming. Ken Shelton opened in prayer and Deacon Nick Adam of St. Richard Catholic Church was the Keynote speaker. Pastor Trey Hammond of Crossroads of Life Church in Byram led the singing. Sister Dorothea Sondgeroth of St. Dominic Health Services closed the service in prayer.
The fall campaign continues until November 5. Join our closing service at 2 PM on that Sunday at the State Street Abortion Clinic.
If you have not signed up for the 40 Days for Life Fall Campaign, please call Laura Duran at 601-540-4828 or just come out to the Jackson Women's Health Organization at 2903 North State Street, Jackson, Mississippi.
Sunday, November 5, 2017
2903 N. State. St., Jackson, MS
PLEASE JOIN US!!