For Such a Time as This …
Lutherans For Life counters cultural lies with the truth about the value of human life.
When individuals face the news of a surprise pregnancy, they often immediately feel overwhelmed and afraid. Lutherans For Life equips For-Life voices all over the country to speak the truth in love and offer courage and compassion towards individuals in their moment of uncertainty.
The result? Celebrating every human life as precious.
You Are a Blessing! We Appreciate You!
THANK YOU for graciously supporting the mission and ministry of Lutherans For Life. Your thoughts, prayers, and financial contributions are a tremendous blessing to us—and we thank God for YOU! Here’s how we are sharing our Gospel-motivated voice For Life with others:
- Life Week 2022—seven days of education, activities, and resources connecting advocates and frontline volunteers nationwide leading up to Sanctity of Human Life Sunday (1/23/22). Life Week included the national March for Life in Washington, DC.
- LFL App—The launch of a free smartphone app for Apple and Android devices.
- Translated and produced new and updated Spanish resources (creating more in 2022).
- Created resources for families/friends of people with disabilities (creating more in 2022).
- Brought regional conferences to Las Vegas, Nevada; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; and Hickory, North Carolina.
- Our Word of Hope ministry receives more than 250 contacts a month on issues of depression, marital conflict, divorce, homelessness, postpartum depression, anxiety/fear, substance abuse, sex addiction, pornography, and abortion.
- Exhibited at numerous conferences of the AFLC, CLBA, LCMC, LCMS, and NALC.
- Presented to thousands of people in churches, schools, public settings, and online.
- Through Y4Life we trained thousands of students in classrooms, weekend retreats, Y4Life in Washington, DC, and online.
“I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ” (Philippians 1:3-6).
When chaos reigns, don’t give up. Stand up.
You are Lutherans For Life.
“Why is Lutherans For Life important to me? It’s the mission!”
Hello, my name is Ron Soule. I am a member of the board of directors of Lutherans For Life (LFL) and also serve as treasurer. After 42 years as a banker I retired, and now enjoy working with Christian organizations, like LFL, by sharing some of my financial experience and assisting them with corporate governance and planning.
Why is Lutherans For Life important to me? It’s the mission! “Equipping Lutherans to be Gospel-motivated voices For Life.” LFL shares Good News from God, our Heavenly Father—the message that He loves ALL of us, and sent His Son, Jesus, to die on a cross to pay for ALL our sins and when we receive Him as our Savior, by grace through faith, we are forgiven! There is not a single sin that we have committed that He cannot forgive—including those sins that rack us with guilt and despair. Romans 8:37-39 says, “[I]n all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor rulers, neither things present nor things to come, nor powerful forces, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Lutherans For Life is much more than an anti-abortion group. It is a Christian ministry that brings words of hope and forgiveness to those who are experiencing unplanned, unwanted, and difficult pregnancies or those struggling with end-of-life issues. Lutherans For Life has an effective and powerful Gospel-motivated message that is spoken with truth and love. The message that God is in control—even when we cannot see or understand how this can be. (The “most powerful message in the universe,” as Dr. Lamb used to say.)
Today, I would like to share with you how we can make giving to Lutherans For Life easier and more efficient, both for you and LFL.
A long time ago, I discovered two important concepts that assist me in giving my personal financial support to a Christian non-profit.
The first concept is this: I can have more of an impact if I give periodically rather than by making single donations. In response to an annual appeal letter, I used to send a check for an amount that I thought was appropriate (or frankly, that I felt I could afford at the time). The problem was it seemed as if all organizations sent out appeals around the same time of year. For example, let’s say I decided I could give $100. Later, I found that if I gave $10 per month it was much easier for me financially, and—as an added benefit—it also increased my giving from $100 per year to $120 per year. Also, like you and me, ministries incur most of their expenses on a weekly or monthly basis (such as programs and payroll and utilities, etc.). Very few expenses came up on an annual basis, so my donations were better suited to real financial needs.
The second concept is this: It is much easier for me to give periodically if I do it automatically. By giving automatically I do not have to remember to send a check each month—which involves writing a check, addressing an envelope, finding a stamp, and dropping it in the mailbox. From personal experience, I can say it is much more convenient and efficient for me to have my donation automatically taken out of my checking account electronically (or have it taken from a credit or debit card account monthly). It is also easier to consider making slight increases to the monthly deductions. Routinely, I consider increasing my monthly donations by a small amount (sometimes based on my own financial blessings or in response to a prompting or special need).
By combining periodic giving and automatic (or electronic) donations, God has blessed me to be able to give a substantial amount of my income in support of kingdom work. I started out doing this “small” and slowly worked up to more significant donations. Here is an example of how you might consider giving periodically by automatic (or electronic) donations:
Monthly Amount / Annual Total Given
$10 / $120
$15 / $180
$20 / $240
$25 / $300
$30 / $360
$35 / $420
$40 / $480
$45 / $540
$50 / $600
To set up monthly giving via electronic withdrawals to Lutherans For Life from your bank account or automatic deductions from your credit or debit card, fill out and return the form below or contact Jerilyn Richard at the Lutherans For Life national office—888-364-LIFE (5433); firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also sign up through the “Donate” button on this page.
Ronald L. Soule
Treasurer and Member of the Board of Directors
P.S. Remember, your gifts help us equip, “Gospel-motivated voices For Life.” We have a great message and a great Savior! “Indeed, he who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also graciously give us all things along with him?” (Romans 8:32)
Our Mission …
Equipping Lutherans and their neighbors 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.
You Can Help Equip Gospel-motivated voices For Life!
We really do need your support! To help equip Gospel-motivated voices For Life right now through a secure online gift, click DONATE.
You can also send your check to:
Lutherans For Life
1101 5th Street
Nevada, IA 50201-1816
Lutherans For Life is a 501(c)(3) ministry, and contributions are deductible as a charitable donation.
Please keep Lutherans For Life in your prayers.
“I came that they may have life and have it abundantly” (John 10:10).
It takes so little to do so much to save the life of a child …
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.
Under real estate law, Real Estate for Life, will receive a referral fee. Pro-life organizations will receive a donation of 100% of the profits of that fee.