We would be honored if you would join us for a special 40th Anniversary Fundraising Banquet on Friday, October 4th at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis.
This event will celebrate the thousands of lives impacted by the ministry of New Life over the past 40 years. You will hear stories of courage, sacrifice, love, and forgiveness - lives impacted and changed for eternity. In addition, we will share many exciting changes and opportunities that lie ahead for New Life as we enter our fifth decade of service.
Melissa Ohden, survivor of an attempted saline abortion, will join us as the keynote speaker. Our emcees for the evening will be Pam & Andy from the KTIS Morning Show.
The message will move you, the testimonies will inspire you, and the mission will engage you. This is one New Life Banquet you cannot miss!
We hope to see you on October 4th as we celebrate all that the Lord has done!
6:00 p.m. Silent Auction
7:00 p.m. Dinner & Program
*This event is free to attend however underwriting opportunities are available and greatly appreciated. All guests will be given the opportunity to make a financial contribution during the event.
Melissa Ohden is the survivor of a failed saline infusion abortion in 1977. Despite the initial concerns regarding Melissa's future after surviving the attempt to end her life and being born alive at approximately seven months gestation, she has not only survived but thrived. With a Master's Degree in Social Work, she has worked in the fields of substance abuse, mental health, domestic violence/sexual assault counseling, and child welfare. Melissa and her husband Ryan have a daughter, Olivia, whose birth at the same hospital where Melissa's life was supposed to end, has significantly shaped Melissa's ministry.
In 2012, Melissa founded The Abortion Survivors Network, after recognizing the number of abortion survivors and how most felt alone in this role, and the need for the public to be educated about the reality of failed abortions and abortion survivors. Since ASN's inception, Melissa has been in contact with over 130 survivors.
Melissa has been featured on television and radio programs including: the 700 Club, EWTN's Life on the Rock and Defending Life, Fox News, Facing Life Head On, Focus on the Family, and American Family Radio, the Mike Huckabee show, and the Teresa Tomeo show. Her life is featured in the pro-life documentary, A Voice for Life.
After years of searching for her biological family and offering them forgiveness for the decision that was made to end her life, Melissa's story, and her life, is so much more than one of survival. Melissa's life story is one about the beauty of God's grace in our lives, about the power of love, about the hope for joy and healing in the midst of grief and loss, and about the transformational power of forgiveness and in answering God's call for your life.
Event Type: Fundraiser