Dear Friend of Life,
The note was short, but illustrated how God does indeed work through LFL resources.
“What you do changes lives. Especially mine.”
One refrain in the musical Wicked reads, “Because I knew you, I have been changed for good.” There is an intended double meaning—the change is for the better and the change is lasting. In spite of all the jokes you hear about Lutherans resisting change, sometimes change is good.
After attending a pastors’ conference where the LFL speaker connected the life issues to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, a pastor commented, “You’ve changed my mind on just about all of these things.” That’s change for good!
After an LFL staff person spent a weekend at a congregation discussing the importance of God’s people affirming life at all stages of development and under all conditions of health, a member later wrote, “Everything changed after you were here. We talk about these things now and want to do something to make a difference.” That’s change for good!
“What you said changed the way we looked at mom’s apparently meaningless life in the nursing home. God is at work through her.” That’s change for good!
From a woman with an abortion in her past: “I never realized that Jesus Christ was willing to get down into my muck and miry life and lift me up out of the sewage of my problems. He has since shown me He really is.” That’s change for good!
I could go on and on and on. How can there be such change for good? Because one thing does NOT change! Read on ...
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.
GoodSearch (search online and support Lutherans For Life!)
iGive.com (shop online and support Lutherans For Life!)
LFL Financial Information
GuideStar (report includes most recent 990 -- you will need to register)
Financial Planning Resources
James P. Schroeder is giving a portion of his time as a Christian Estate Planning Counselor for the LCMS Foundation to LFL. He is offering his services to help those who have connections to LFL develop their Lifetime Plan for Giving. There is no charge for his services and LFL pays his expenses. So if you or someone you know would like some help in the area of estate planning, please give contact Jim at 515.490.7371 or by e-mai: .
Estate Strategies for You and Your Family by Kay L. Meyer
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 during 2010! 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.