Near the end of 2018, a mission meeting was held with several ORLC congregants attending to determine what to do with the money that has been earmarked by the finance committee for various mission organizations. At the January 2019 Board of Directors meeting, it was decided to donate funds to 4 separate organizations:
- Lutherans for Life
- Wycliffe Bible Translators
- Mission of First Lutheran Church of Haiti
- LCMS Missionary (To be Determined)
LUTHERANS FOR LIFE
“Who will save the babies?” and LUTHERANS FOR LIFE (incorporated in 1979) is an organization that is attacking that very issue on a daily basis in a nationwide effort in so many ways.
The following is from their website to understand why the board elected to support this life preserving (from conception) and respecting (til natural death) organization:
THE PHILOSOPHY: “LUTHERANS FOR LIFE believes that the Church is compelled by God’s Word to speak and act on behalf of those who are vulnerable and defenseless. The crisis of our time is the repudiation of biblical truth manifested in the wanton destruction of innocent human life through legalized abortion-on-demand and the growing threat to the lives of others through legalized assisted suicide and euthanasia. Therefore, we will strive together, as Lutherans For Life, to give witness from a biblical perspective to the Church and society on these and related issues such as chastity, post-abortion healing, and family living.”
LUTHERANS FOR LIFE (LFL) is so much more than an organization that produces facts and figures and keeps people informed on the latest life related news and political maneuverings. LFL is about speaking the truth of life—about Bringing Good News to Life. LFL applies the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the life issues, making Jesus known as the Son of God and Savior of all who can help and make a difference in people’s lives. The focus of LUTHERANS FOR LIFE is two-fold. First, we desire to say very clearly that death is not an acceptable, God-pleasing way to deal with the problems of life. Second, we desire to say very clearly that there is a better way. We ground both of these in the truth of God’s holy Word. His Word defines what is not acceptable. His Word points to a better way, He who is The Way, Jesus Christ. Who are LUTHERANS FOR LIFE? Here are few basics: Our Mission: Equipping Lutherans to be Gospel-motivated voices For Life .
Our Vision: Every Lutheran, both individually and in community, upholding the God-given value of human life and influencing society to do the same.
LUTHERANS FOR LIFE believes that every human life—from conception to natural death regardless of physical or mental challenges or condition of dependence—is precious in God’s sight. In closing I hope that I have presented some small insight into this wonderful organization. Enough so to entice you to click on their link and read further about their organization what they believe and what they do. It is truly remarkable to find this organization exists and gives hope to me as I pray for an even larger movement to proceed to care for the sanctity of life on both ends of life and death specters.
Please take a moment and read about LUTHERANS FOR LIFE on their website.