Dear Friend of Life,
Are you eager to see Jesus? Simeon was. “And it had been revealed to [Simeon] by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ” (Luke 2:26). So was the aged Anna. “And coming up at that very hour [Anna] began to give thanks to God and to speak of [Jesus] to all who were waiting for the redemption of Jerusalem” (2:38).
Did you know that Lutherans For Life (LFL) serves many, many aged or ailing Lutherans who wait to see Jesus when death closes their eyes? A large portion of our materials helps these folks and their family members deal with the many end-of-life questions that arise for all of us—pain and suffering, advance directives, discontinuing treatment, whether or not to start a feeding tube, etc. One such person wrote:
Dr. Lamb, I just wanted to let you know that I have viewed the video, The Other End of Life, twice now, and it is beautifully done and the message comes across clearly. These issues are front and center for my family right now, and I have encouraged family members to watch this and gain an understanding of God’s plan for the end of our lives.
I just want you to know that your generous gift to LFL not only helps us speak up for those not yet born who cannot speak for themselves, it helps us speak for those at the other end of life who may not be able to speak for themselves as well. Your gift helps us offer support and guidance to their families.
From one end of life to the other, your gift will help us apply the Good News of a Savior conceived and born because of God’s great love for life at all stages of development.
So, I know you will not mind me asking for a special Christmas gift this year. Help those at both ends of life’s spectrum through your financial gift. And we can double your gift! Read on and see the challenge ...
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)
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.