“We are not promised tomorrow, so what EFFECT will we leave behind today?”
— Joseph Hobdy
A COMMUNITY IN UNITY
The Summer for LIFE Jam was truly an event like no other. Created in 2019 by Joseph & Starlette Hobdy, The Summer for LIFE Jam was originally planned as a benefit concert for the Southwest Coalition for Life to be held at Chick-fil-A, but God had other plans. Through His provision, SFL Jam 2019 (as it was affectionately called) gradually turned into a community outreach that brought Christians, Catholics, and Messianic Jews together in support of the unborn along with the women and men affected by abortion. A local newspaper article revealed that such a gathering of multiple faiths and ethnicities has not happened in the Southwest since 1898 -- over 120 years ago! In short, the Summer for LIFE Jam became a part of HISTORY in El Paso, TX on July 27th, 2019, exactly one week before the tragic August 3rd mass shooting at a local Walmart supermarket.
If making history wasn't enough, "Summer for LIFE Jam 2019" succeeded in raising over $30,000 for the Southwest Coalition for Life. Those funds would be used towards securing a Storks medical mobile unit that is now providing pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, and additional resources to unexpectant mothers in West Texas and Southern New Mexico free-of-charge.
While the COVID-19 pandemic put the second installment of SFL Jam on hold for both 2020 & 2021, it would return with a newfound purpose in the summer of 2022, taking its message outside of El Paso and into parts of New Mexico. THE 413 EFFECT can't wait to see God move mightily in the new year, but until then, we hope that others will support the planned studio recording of the Summer for LIFE Jam theme song (written by Joseph & Starlette Hobdy).
That said, if you feel so led, simply click on the button below if you feel led to support our recording efforts today! Thank you in advance, and may God richly bless you!