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On Sunday early afternoon, seminarian Chris Davis (Diocese of Salina) and I decided to bike to Maryville to participate in Life Chain Sunday. I tried getting others involved, but not too many were thrilled about the 35 mile round trip. We planned to do this a couple days before, but when Sunday rolled around, it was only 55 degrees, overcast, and fairly windy. We decided to call the ride “Biking for Babies” since the Life Chain effort is all about a silent prayerful witness to life, calling for an end to abortion.Gathered with more than 100 others in Maryville, we stood along Main Street praying and holding signs for all who would drive by and see our witness.
Members from our senior class had the opportunity to evangelize and share their Catholic faith on the campus of Northwest Missouri State University. They participated in some training with the director of campus ministry at the Newman Center before they set out in pairs to engage college students in conversation about Jesus Christ.