Right to Life Michiana invites you to join us for our 30th Annual Benefit Dinner
Date: Thursday, November 11th, 2021
Time: 5:30 - 6:30 pm (social hour)
6:30 - 8:30 pm (program & dinner)
Location: Century Center, South Bend
This is our largest event, and it is the event that makes every other event possible. We invite each of you to join us in support of the life-saving work of Right to Life Michiana. The opportunity also serves to unite and educate the pro-life powerhouses of Michiana who commit to building up a culture of life in our communities.
Keynote Speaker: Mark Schultz
A lot of artists talk about chasing their dreams, but for Christian recording artist Mark Schultz, it's never been about the chase. Instead, it's about following God's call. Incidentally, this has led to what looks like any artist's dream: two million records sold to date, ten No. 1 singles, a Dove Award as well as multiple nominations. If you've encountered Christian music in the last 18 years, when you hear the name Mark Schultz, you will probably begin humming your favorite Schultz hit.
But even for accomplished artists, sometimes following God's call might mean following it away from music, or, at least away from music as others see it. Mark Schultz is about to release his first full-length album in six years. Where has he been? Following a new call on his life, one that is arguably more challenging, and fulfilling, than releasing records and being a touring artist: fatherhood.
Perhaps it slowed down on the music and touring side of things, but not on the family side. Schultz and his wife now have three kids, ages six, four and two. And while he is still following the call of fatherhood, God's call has also led Schultz back to music with a new energy, new perspective and a new album aptly titled Follow.
Schultz knows that following God does not always mean you know where He's taking you. As his second verse boldly says, I don't need to see what's up ahead / All I need to see is my next step.
The most recent step of faith that Schultz and his wife have taken is adopting their third child, Maia Mae. The adoption was a full-circle moment for Schultz, who is also adopted. Now being on the parental side of adoption, Schultz says he views being adopted--by his parents and by God--in a totally different way.
"I grew up [wanting] to make my parents think they made a good choice when they chose me, so I wanted to be good at singing, I wanted to be a good athlete, I wanted to be the quarterback," he recalls. "When we adopted Maia Mae, I spent about 15 minutes with her and realized there's nothing she could do that could make me go, Oh, we shouldn't have gotten her. And there's nothing she can do that makes me go, Oh, we got the right one. It's just that she is our daughter, and we love her."