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. It gradually turned into a community outreach that brought Christians, Catholics, and Messianic Jews together in support of the sanctity of human life. 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 made HISTORY for El Paso, TX!
If making history wasn't enough, the Summer for LIFE Jam in 2019 would also succeed in raising more than $30,000 for the Southwest Coalition for Life. Those funds would be used towards securing a mobile ultrasound bus which will soon provide pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, and resources free-of-charge to unexpectant mothers in West Texas and Southern New Mexico.
While the COVID-19 pandemic put the second installment on an indefinite hold in 2020, a new year has begun! That said, the lingering question is, "Will there be a Summer for LIFE Jam in 2021?" Only time will tell, and THE 413 EFFECT can't wait to see God move once again as He did in 2019. Until then, we hope that others will enjoy (and someday support) the Summer for LIFE Jam theme song written by SFL Jam co-founder Joseph Hobdy. Simply click on the button below to listen!