Dear Friend of Life,
“And he who was seated on the throne said, ‘Behold, I am making all things new!’” (Revelation 21:5)
Your Heavenly Father and mine gives not just a clean start but a clean heart. Jesus the Savior brings a whole new life instead of only a new calendar. Almighty God has forgiven our every mistake and all of our failures—in 2015, and before, and forever. “Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow” (Isaiah 1:18). Our salvation “is nearer to us now”—in 2016—“than when we first believed” (Romans 13:11)! We are “waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells” (2 Peter 3:13). “But our citizenship is in heaven” already! (Philippians 3:20)
But this New Year also increases urgency. Even as you rejoice with me, this world in its present form is passing away (1 Corinthians 7:31). I believe you would agree the last 12 months have witnessed a worsening of Satan’s lies, sinful human selfishness, and death at its most demonic:
The state of California hastily legislated physician-assisted suicide despite widespread and passionate objections from medical professionals, legal experts, public officials, disability rights groups, and organizations advocating for the elderly.
A series of high-profile, undercover videos revealed abortion providers and biotech executives negotiating the harvest and sale of remains from aborted unborn children, and the public responded by discounting the accuracy of the videos or by attacking opponents and denying the violent reality of the industry.
The Supreme Court’s decision favoring same-sex marriage in Obergefell v. Hodges and an Olympic athlete born male but identifying as female left the culture confused about the relationship between body and life.
These events and trends cheapen the whole human race, don’t they? These actions and ideas undermine God’s generous blessing of life together. They break hearts, darken minds, and sear consciences. They threaten the well-being and survival of our neighbors, and they endanger the eternities of the ones we love—and the ones God loves as His children.
Lutherans For Life shines hope into these conditions. Lutherans For Life shares healing for these people. The Gospel of Jesus Christ shows the better Way, the greater Truth, and the fuller Life (John 14:6). As Lutherans For Life, we bring the uniquely Lutheran voice of Scripture, grace, and everlasting resurrection to the culture’s vital debates and society’s life-and-death decisions. We energetically and effectively equip Lutherans to be Gospel-motivated voices For Life. And, through you and me, the Lord does not fail to touch hearts, save lives, and change the world.
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
1101 5th Street
Nevada, IA 50201-1816
Other Ways to Give Now
Abundant Life Giving Society - The Abundant Life Giving Society recognizes individuals, families, congregations, church groups, and businesses that donate $1,000 or more annually to support the mission of Lutherans For Life.
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.
Real Estate for Life makes it easy for you to help Lutherans For Life by using funds a real estate company has already earmarked for commission fees at no extra cost to you.
Wish List - Most of these items are not included in our annual budget. Please prayerfully consider how you could support one of the projects. A gift of any amount is welcome. We also encourage you to organize a fund raising project with your Bible study, state federation, chapter, Life Team, or another group from your congregation to assist us.
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 Endowment Fund - The interest income from LFL’s Endowment Fund will be used to educate through printed and published materials, production of videos, and provision of speakers; to provide scholarships to pastors and lay people in order to attend LFL conventions; to help advance our use of technological opportunities through audio-visual equipment, computers and the internet; and to reach out through Word of Hope to women and families after an abortion with the hope of Jesus Christ. You are free to specify a particular area of outreach.
Planned Gifts and Estate Planning - The work of Lutherans For Life—equipping Lutherans to be Gospel-motivated voices For Life—can be helped through various planned gifts, life-income agreements, endowments and memorial funds.
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.