Students at Christian School hold Sanctity of Life program

| January 23, 2015
SPEAKER: Pastor Chris Cutshall of Fresno Bible Church was invited to speak at the Coshocton Christian School’s Sanctity of Life program on Thursday, Jan. 22. In the background to the right, a bulletin board stands decorated with hearts that represent a baby who was aborted in the United States last year. BEACON PHOTO BY BETH SCOTT

SPEAKER: Pastor Chris Cutshall of Fresno Bible Church was invited to speak at the Coshocton Christian School’s Sanctity of Life program on Thursday, Jan. 22. In the background to the right, a bulletin board stands decorated with hearts that represent a baby who was aborted in the United States last year. BEACON PHOTO BY BETH SCOTT

COSHOCTON – Students at Coshocton Christian School gave a presentation on Thursday, Jan. 22 on the sanctity of human life. The program was held in the sanctuary of the Christian Tabernacle and began by singing praises to God. Visible to the auditorium during the program was a bulletin board decorated with hearts, each one representing a baby who had been aborted in the United States last year.

Sally Ellis, president of the Pregnancy Distress Center, located at 819 Main Street in Coshocton, spoke about what their center offers to mothers who may be experiencing an unplanned or difficult pregnancy.

“We’re there to help people who are pregnant or think they might be pregnant who need help,” she said. “We’re all about helping the mother, and in turn, that helps the baby.”

Ellis said the center offers items that mothers may not be able to afford such as cribs, baby clothing, and even maternity clothes. She and other volunteers talk with the expectant mother about the problems she may be facing and try to help in any way they can. They also try to impress on each mother that their child already has a purpose.

“These babies, all these babies that have been aborted, they might not have been planned by the mother, but they were planned by God,” said Ellis. “And these mothers, they’re not doing it to be mean. They don’t even want to do it. They just feel trapped without any hope.”

During the program, the students also talked about an abortion alternative: adoption. They encouraged anyone who was pregnant and thinking about having an abortion to consider giving their child to a loving home instead.

The guest speaker for the event was Pastor Chris Cutshall of Fresno Bible Church. Pastor Cutshall spoke about the value that God places on each of our lives, even before we are formed in the womb.

“What God values is valuable,” he said. “And above all, God values people. God doesn’t value us because we are valuable. We are valuable because God values us.”

The presentation ended with three students reading a letter they wrote to a friend who may be considering abortion. Afterward, they all gave flowers to their mothers and featured a slideshow of their baby pictures, with some of them being sonogram pictures.

After the presentation, the students gathered in the gymnasium for a Celebration of Life with food and fellowship.

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I have been employed at the Coshocton County Beacon since September 2009 as a news reporter and assistant graphic artist. I am a 2004 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. I am married to John Scott and live in Newcomerstown. We have two beautiful daughters, Amelia Grace Scott and Leanna Rose Scott.

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