A capacity crowd filled the court room for the annual Prolife Prayer Vigil on Jan. 22 held at the Pike County Courthouse in Bowling Green. The vigil is held annually to remember all the lives lost since abortion was made legal in 1973 and to pray for all involved in the abortion industry to have a change of heart. Pastor John Birkhead of the Immanuel Baptist Church gave
a powerful message on the need for America to turn back to God, that much of the violence we
see is in today’s world and the decreased morality can be linked to the evil of abortion and loss of respect for life. A correlation with ancient child sacrifices to pagan gods and modern day sacrificing our children to abortion was made. Other ministers involved with the vigil were Pastor Jeffrey Dock who provided the opening prayer and Pastor Doug Storts who closed the program. Jim Ericksen provided music and song. This event is sponsored by the Pike County
Prolife Family Network, a small multi-denominational group who strive to provide education and ongoing awareness of pro-life and pro-family issues in Pike County. Cash prizes for the recent coloring and essay contest winners sponsored by the group were awarded at the vigil.
Winners for the coloring contest are as follows:
Kindergarten: 1st Dominic Wommack, 2nd Sydney Charlton, 3rd Brady Huber, 4th Clare Merz
First grade: 1st Samantha Cannon, 2nd Karlee Miller, 3rd Cole Martin, 4th Mary Deters
Second Grade: 1st Alex Miller, 2nd Emily mason, 3rd Sophia Sullivan, 4th Katlyn Spegal
Third grade: 1st Grace Twellman, 2nd Austin Scherder, 3rd Anthony Merz, 4th Alexis Welch
Fourth grade: 1st Elizabeth Sick, 2nd Ryan Capps, 3rd Caden Chilson, 4th Devon Freie
Winners of the essay contest for grades fifth through eighth are as follows:
Fifth grade: 1st George Niemeyer, 2nd Johnathon Sullivan, 3rd Alexis Wommack, 4th Braddon
Sixth grade: 1st Brett Irvin, 2nd Jacob Grote, 3rd Patrick Sullivan, 4th Josh Korte
Seventh grade: 1st Avery Mudd, 2nd Alex Chilson, 3rd Ethan Irvin, 4th Matthew Nosbush
Eighth grade: 1st Anna Maria Sick, 2nd Austin Irvin.
The students had writtten a 500 word (or less) essay with the topic “ 40 years of Abortion. How
has it Changed America”.
See this week’s Times for many pictures from the event.