Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Life Lessons Shared at CFL's January Luncheon

Over 250 guests attended the "Life Lessons" Box Lunch hosted by Council For Life held on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at the Museum of Biblical Arts. Libby Hunt served as Chair of the "Life Lessons" Lunch, an educational outreach for Council for Life.
Libby Hunt, Life Lessons Chair and Harriet Maclay, President

Harriet Maclay, President, introduced featured speakers Patrick and Christy Lafferty. Patrick Lafferty, an Assistant Pastor of Spiritual Formation at Park Cities Presbyterian Church in Dallas, received his Bachelors in Liberal Arts from the University of Texas at Austin, and his Masters in Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. Christy received her B.A. from the University of South Carolina and a ThM in Historical Theology from Dallas Seminary. Patrick and Christy have four children.
Patrick and Christy Lafferty with baby Jedadiah and Ann Carruth, Founder of Council for Life

"Life is a big deal," said Patrick, "and we learned the authentic truth about life through love and loss." After the loss of their daughter Isabella, Christy, a free-lance photographer, became a volunteer for Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep, an organization that photographs babies that will not be leaving the hospital. "Through our personal loss, I learned that life is a gift, not a given," stated Christy, who was holding newly adopted son, Jedidiah, in her arms at the podium.

Council for Life exists to empower women, men and youth to make life-affirming choices. CFL is motivated by Christ-like love and responsive compassion. CFL is committed to raising awareness of the complex issues that surround unplanned pregnancies and to providing financial support to agencies that share our mission.

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