In what can only be described as a magical evening, more than 160 supporters attended the second Spring into Life event and heard the musical stylings and inspirational stories of Eric Genuis.
Spring into Life, a gathering designed to grow the local prolife movement, was held on Tuesday, April 26, at the fabulous Noto’s Old World Italian Restaurant.
Guests enjoyed a cocktail hour, dinner, and a 90-minute concert by Genuis, a virtuoso pianist, who was accompanied by a violinist, cellist, and soloist. Between songs Genuis spoke about his Concerts for Hope program, where he performs for inmates to confirms the dignity of their lives despite bad decisions and brokenness. He also shared stories about his daughter, who was born with Down syndrome. Genuis compelled those present to truly see the value and sanctity in every human life.
Josh Volk, committee chairman and emcee, opened the evening in prayer and compelled everyone to understand the political and legislative importance of this year for the unborn and the vulnerable.
Laura Alexandria, president, explained the Reproductive Freedom for All petition drive and exhorted people not to sign this document, which would enshrine unlimited abortion in the Michigan constitution. She also discussed the need for volunteers in this important election season.
Following the event, attendees had an opportunity to buy prolife items, learn more about Grand Rapids Right to Life, and purchase copies of Genuis’ CDs.
Photos from Spring into Life can be viewed on the Grand Rapids Right to Life Flickr page.