Our keynote speaker will be Gianna Jessen, who has a powerful message to share about how God has changed her life as an abortion survivor. Gianna was intended to die before she was born, just another one of the 1.2 million abortions each year in the United States. Instead of death, though, Gianna was bathed in a burning saline solution, but she overcame to enter the world. The failed abortion had also provided the “gift” of cerebral palsy, as she calls it: “It allows me to really depend on Jesus for everything.” It also labeled her a hopeless case-an infant who was a ward of the state and for whom the expectations of achievement were extremely low. Doctors predicted Gianna would never even lift her head, let alone speak before Congress! She showed them: She began walking at three and has grown into a woman who has run marathons.And that’s just the beginning of the places where her grit and determination have carried her. Though the horrific hours of her birth initially drew attention, Gianna has so much more to say: “My life and my story didn’t begin and end at my birth.”
Join us at Calvary Chapel Bend to watch the broadcasted event in our Sanctuary. Doors open at 6:30pm and the event begins at 7:00pm. Coffee, water and dessert will be provided. COVID regulations allow groups of up to 100 with social distancing which will be practiced.