Dear Friend of Life,
“Read the card first” we say to our children when they receive a gift. We want them to be polite and to know who the gift is from.
“From God” reads the card on that first Christmas gift! God makes it clear from the very beginning. The announcing angel was “from God.” The gift of Jesus was “from God.” Jesus frequently referred to Himself as being “from God.”
The source of the gift bestows value on the gift. The slick, mass-produced Christmas card we receive from our bank or our insurance agent is nice. The handmade Christmas card our grandchildren send surpasses this a thousand fold! When the gift is “from God,” nothing can surpass it!
And then there is the “to” part of the gift. We can take the angel’s message to the shepherds personally. “For unto you …” (Luke 2:11). “From God,” “unto you.”
We at Lutherans For Life pray that you will be blessed this Christmas season and that you will rejoice with family and friends in the great “from God” gift of forgiveness, life, and salvation found in the Christ Child who was born “unto you.”
As you are well aware, this is more than an Advent/Christmas greeting—although we are very sincere about that! We also want to give you an opportunity to support the mission and ministry of Lutherans For Life with your prayers and with a year-end gift. As we do not receive funds from any church body, we value and depend upon gifts from people like you. Your gift will enable us to carry out our mission of “equipping Lutherans to be Gospel-motivated voices For Life.”
But before you decide, please read on to see how this “from God” gift of Christmas is the heart of what we do ...
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
1120 South G Avenue
Nevada, IA 50201-2774
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.
Simply Giving® (through Thrivent)
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
LFL’s Director of Development, Kay Meyer, would be glad to talk with you about your financial planning needs. She can be reached at 515.441.6571 or by e-mail: .
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 877.913.2221 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.