The United States of America – the world’s “Great Melting Pot.”
Each person who arrived in this country came with a unique family history of how their ancestors put an imprint on their life.
Yet, with all that diversity, we’re often more connected than you might imagine.
Matthew Lockett is the great grandchild of farmers and a pro-life advocate.
“He would actually make a joke out of it, my dad, I guess we’re just a bunch of mutts from Kentucky,” Lockett told CBN News.
Descendant of Slaves Shares Message of Racial Healing
Will Ford is the descendant of slaves. He travels the country sharing a message of racial healing.
“They didn’t think they would see freedom in their time, so they prayed for the freedom of their children and the next generation,” Ford explained of his ancestors.
Worlds Collide at Lincoln Memorial
They were two men, coming from different backgrounds and pursuing separate missions until their worlds collided when they attended the same prayer meeting at the Lincoln Memorial.
“I show up at the Lincoln Memorial because of this dream. I don’t know why I’m there. But that was the first place that Will and I came together,” Lockett recalled.
They then attended a church service later that night where Ford talked about his ancestors’ prayer kettle, a pot used by slaves to muffle their voices during secret prayer meetings.
That story led to a deeper conversation, which resulted in a friendship and an unexpected partnership.
The Message of the Prayer Kettle
“We just started running around the country together, doing prayer meetings,” Lockett explained.
“The Lord said this to me, ‘If I heard the silent whispers of slaves under kettle pots, how much more do I hear the silent screams of babies being aborted in this nation?'” Ford recalled.
Over the next decade they spread a message of life and love: love for both the person next to you regardless of race, and love for the unborn.
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