December 9, 2019

Photo: Giving Tree – A project of Flint Hills Lutherans For Life. The leaves list items needed for Life Choice Ministries in Manhattan, Kansas, which serves unwed and pregnant moms. If someone comes into Life Choice who is “abortion vulnerable,” they are sent to a local Women’s Health Physicians office where they will receive a free sonogram. Each of the 10 churches in the Flint Hills area circuit were given the opportunity to have a Giving Tree.

Lutherans For Life is always encouraged when more and more of its Frontline folks come together to start formal pro-life groups. By forming Life Chapters and Life Teams, Lutherans around the country can equip and encourage one another as they go about serving the Lord and their neighbors in the life arena.

Over the past three months, five of these formal life groups were born. With the assistance of Jeanne Mackay and Lutherans For Life of Kansas, two Life Chapters began meeting in the “Sunflower State”: Flint Hills Lutherans For Life in Manhattan, Kansas, and Lutherans For Life of Greater Topeka. In order to become an official Lutherans For Life Chapter, each group elected officers, composed and then signed a chapter constitution, and began meeting on a regular basis.  We praise the Lord for the work He is doing in Kansas!

Also this fall, Life Teams formed in three different Lutheran congregations. These churches include St. John Lutheran Church (LCMS) in Columbia City, Indiana; St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (LCMC) in West Falls, New York; and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (LCMS) in Hillsdale, Michigan. By working through the LFL Life Team Tool Kit, each team was approved by their pastors, chose and trained a Life Team Leader, and successfully completed Life Team 101 membership training. In the upcoming months, they will also work through the Mission Discovery Process in order to come up with ways to best serve the Lord where they have been planted. 

Please keep our Frontlines in your prayers that they may continue to be Gospel-motivated voices For Life despite the world’s dark and dreary secular message.