February 25, 2014

God is busy in Colorado creating new Life Teams under guidance from Jude Donovan, president of Metro Denver LFL. Teams are forming at Ascension Lutheran, Littleton; Epiphany, Castle Rock; Holy Cross, Highlands Ranch; Peace, Arvada; Shepherd of the Hills, Centennial; and Wheat Ridge Lutheran, Wheat Ridge.

In Iowa, there is a new Life Team at Trinity, Creston.

A Life Team is also being started in Antigo, Wisconsin.

In Indiana, plans are coming together for another Life Team 101 training session in Fort Wayne in February.

LFL chapter 337, in St. Charles, Missouri, reported on their “Teens Talk to Teens Abstinence Event” held November 6 at Lutheran High School in St. Peters. Led by the congregational youth who have been “equipped to be Gospel-motivated voices for Life,” the event consisted of separate programs for parents and teens. Ninety-four parents and 133 confirmands from twelve participating congregations attended. A representative from the local crisis pregnancy agency partner (ThriVe–St. Louis) led the parent program and the youth, under pastoral guidance, led the program for teens. Pizza and soda was provided prior to the programs. (This is a wonderful idea for an annual event for either a chapter or team!)

Calls continue to come in from across the country with new interest in chapters and Life Teams in New York, Washington, South Dakota, and Illinois. 

These are just a few of the many places Life Teams are starting and are already at work across the country.

Coming up March 20, I invite you to join me for a free webinar on “Equipping Lutherans to be Gospel-Motivated Voices for Life” from 1:00-2:00 p.m. (Central Time). This webinar is being hosted by our friends at LCMS Rural and Small Town Mission—and I am grateful for the opportunity! To find out more go to www.lcms.org/rstm. You may also join the webinar directly by going to www.anymeeting.com/lcmsrstm1 on March 20.

If you have a story to share about your Life Team (or chapter), or want more information on starting a Life Team, please contact me at ltrinche@lutheransforlife.org. To God be the glory!

Lori Trinche is the Mission & Ministry Coordinator for Lutherans For Life.