Dear Friend of Life,
The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the single most important event in the history of the universe! And you can take that personally! It validates Jesus’ payment on the cross for the sins of the world—and for your sins. It guarantees the certain hope of resurrection from the dead and eternal life for all who believe—including you. Yes, take it personally! The Apostle Paul did. He begins 1 Corinthians 15 by listing Jesus’ resurrection appearances. Then he continues in verse 8, “Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me.”
Paul was unique in the list. Everyone else followed Jesus. Paul persecuted Jesus. “For I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God” (vs. 9). Yes, Paul was unworthy. But he knew he had a worthiness that came from Christ because of those two words, “to me”!
We at Lutherans For Life (LFL) pray that you will have a blessed Easter and that you will take the Resurrection of our Lord personally and know the worthiness and hope that comes from those words, “to me.” He appears to you in His Word of Life. He appears to you in His Water of Life, Holy Baptism. He appears to you in His Meal of Life, Holy Communion.
I also pray that you will understand the power of this message for those who feel unworthy today. A woman with an abortion in her past wrote, “I didn’t feel worthy of anyone’s love, and I went through life wishing that I were dead.”
Or like the college freshman, unmarried, pregnant, afraid. “I was raised to be ‘good.’ How can I tell my parents I’m not so good anymore?”
Or the ailing, elderly woman in the nursing home who says, “What good is my life? Why am I still here?”
One way to look at the ministry of LFL is that we want to help people take the Easter message personally, especially those who feel “untimely born” or unworthy or burdened. We want people like those I mentioned above to know the mercy and hope in the words “to me.”
We need your help to do so. Please help us share the Easter message with those dealing with difficult issues of life and death. Your gift may help someone take Easter personally!
There are many ways you can support LFL!
You will have several membership and donation options.
If you prefer, you may also call 888.364.LIFE to contribute by credit card.
Please send your check, made payable to “Lutherans For Life,” to:
Lutherans For Life
PO Box 76
Garden City IA 50102-0076
Other Ways to Give Now
Life Legacy Society - The Life Legacy Society is our way of recognizing dedicated donors who help LFL share the Life message. There are several gift-giving opportunities that allow you to make a lasting impact on LFL.
Combined Federal Campaign (for federal employees and military personnel)
The CFC identification number for LFL is 11508.
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LFL Financial Information
GuideStar (report includes most recent 990 -- you will need to register)
Christian Preamble - Include a Statement of Faith In Your Will or Trust (LCMS Foundation)
5 Myths About Wills, and What You Should Do (USA Today)
Thank you for your ongoing and often sacrificial support of Lutherans For Life! Your prayers, volunteer efforts, and financial support allow Lutherans For Life to continue to Bring the Good News For Life to children, youth, and adults. You are examples of Christ’s love in action. Your partnership with Lutherans For Life is needed today more than ever before.