The League’s youth outreach division, Generations for Life (GFL), held their first teen conference Saturday, March 13 at St. Mary of the Angels church in Chicago. The GFL Spring Conference brought together thirty teens and adult mentors from throughout Chicagoland to deepen their understanding of the pro-life message and learn how to share that message through pro-life clubs in their schools and churches.
GFL Director Annie Scheidler coordinated the day and with assistant Mary Shine demonstrated how to use the GFL curriculum by presenting a Life Topic on Sidewalk Counseling. League Communications Director Eric Scheidler spoke on the meaning and importance of pro-life activism and gave a practicum on effective communication.
The highlight of the day was a moving talk by Irene Vickers, who shared her story of having an abortion when she was seventeen. She finally sought forgiveness from Christ and is now pregnant with her fifth child and very active in pro-life.
The first GFL conference was such a success that plans are already underway for the next one. Stay tuned for dates and other information.