On February 13, SBC of Virginia churches joined together with thousands of others to participate in the Virginia March for Life in Richmond. Despite the rain and dreary, cold weather, approximately 3,000 met together for a rally before marching multiple blocks around the Capitol building.
“We thought it was important to be here rain or shine. We just wanted to let our legislators and everybody who’s listening know that we support the cause of life,” said Danny Campbell, Pastor of The Tabernacle, who brought with him more than a dozen people from Danville.
Senator Steve Newman, R-23rd District, encouraged the crowd with a Biblical reference to Proverbs 21, “Rest assured in this, that even the king’s heart, the governor’s heart, the senators’ and the delegates’ hearts are in the hands of the Lord. He is in control of all of
“We’re so thrilled that rain or shine, people came from all across Virginia… to be a voice for the voiceless,” said Victoria Cobb, President of the Family Foundation of Virginia, who co-sponsored the rally. “Thousands are here standing, where others can’t stand. The Virginia March for Life is growing each year and more churches are getting on board. We’re looking forward to years of this kind
The crowd was moved by the testimony of Chandra Jarrett, author of “What I wish I knew about abortion,” who shared her personal story of abortion, “We need to change the narrative about abortion. We need to tell the truth about the trauma of abortion.”
Executive Pastor, Michael Miller from Crosslink Community Church in Harrisonburg, brought multiple people from his church. “There is a purpose behind life and the sanctity of life. You and I know this is the human rights crisis of our day.” ■
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