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CANCELLED: Missing Sarah Pryor with Barbara Smith Pryor

March 29, 2020 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Trinitarian Congregational Church
53 Cochituate Rd Wayland MA

*NOTE: the location for this event is Trinitarian Congregational Church in Wayland*

ON WHAT SEEMED like a beautiful Wednesday, just six weeks after relocating and starting to settle in to their new home in Wayland, Massachusetts, Barbara and Andy Pryor’s nine-year-old daughter Sarah went missing during a walk after school on October 9th, 1985.

This is the Pryor family’s story of unspeakable tragedy and profound compassion and beauty. From the initial days that seemed like they would never end, through remarkable efforts and support by detectives, family, friends, and a grieving public, and through assistance and scandal by the press, Barbara remained hopeful that her youngest child would be found over the ensuing years of searches and reported sightings. Sarah would be missing for thirteen years, becoming one of the leading and most watched news stories in New England during the ensuing two decades.

In Missing Sarah Pryorfind out how Sarah’s story finally ends as this little girl teaches us all about the horror and the beauty in life, and share in Sarah’s gift to us all—her powerful legacy of love.

BARBARA PRYOR describes herself as “an ordinary woman in extraordinary circumstances.” Those who have witnessed her unfailing courage and strong faith in the face of a horrific tragedy would say something very different.

Barbara has been a frequent media spokesperson with the criminal justice professionals working on Sarah’s case. She petitioned the Massachusetts legislature on behalf of victims of violence and victims’ rights. She served for two years as Victim Services and Community Education Coordinator for the Attorney General’s Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance and been a frequent keynote speaker for criminal justice professionals, the media, women’s clubs, schools, and churches. Barbara has been a tireless advocate for victims of violence, as well as an outspoken representative for missing and exploited children.

Perhaps the greatest miracle of her life is the transformation of her anger into mercy, forgiveness, and love. Barbara still speaks with enthusiasm, humor, and love, so that many people say they have hope and joy in her presence. She has been described as “God’s valentine to a hurting world.”

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