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Life Chain event returning

Participants plan to line Peachtree Pkwy.

POSTED: October 5, 2013 12:14 a.m.
 

A nonprofit that supports women as they deal with unplanned pregnancies is again organizing a prayer event.

Whispering Hope will hold a Forsyth County Life Chain event Sunday.

The national Life Chain effort began more than 25 years ago and has grown to include thousands across the country praying for women and unborn babies.

Gayle Troyer, one of the leaders of the local effort, said she started participating in Life Chain events in Atlanta about 20 years ago.

“I attended Life Chains outside our county so I felt Forsyth needed one and approached our pastors at First Redeemer and they agreed it was a great idea,” Troyer said. “So Forsyth County Life Chain began in 2009.”

Troyer said each year the event draws about 100 people as they line Peachtree Parkway in south Forsyth, holding pro-life signs and praying together.

“This year, I hope to have even more as I am getting a great deal of calls and responses,” she said.

“There is never any way to know for sure how many people will turn out, but it’s quite a sight to behold.”

Whispering Hope staff and volunteers sent out more than 150 letters to area churches inviting their members to attend, and the event is open to anyone who wants to support mothers and babies, said Vicky Clair, president of the organization.

“Hopefully, we will have a good turnout,” she said.

Anyone interested in participating in the event should gather at 2 p.m. at South Forsyth High School, 585 Peachtree Pkwy.

The group will then fan out along the parkway from the school to Ga. 400 at Exit 13, and will stay assembled for about one hour, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Clair said the event is a peaceful one and participants are expected to follow certain “rules of conduct as we are representing Christ and His church.”

“Life Chain is not a protest or a rally or a political event,” she said. “It’s prayer for our nation, the unborn and their mothers.” 

 

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