February 9, 2015

Y4Life Servant Event: Living Word
In December, Lutherans For Life co-sponsored the first Y4Life Servant Event in Texas. Hosted at Living Word Lutheran Church in Grapevine, Texas, seven high school students had the chance to learn about life-affirming ministries in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area. The students started by serving at Real Choices Pregnancy Medical Clinic in Grapevine, a ministry regularly supported by Living Word. One student commented, “My favorite part … was going to Real Choices and hearing the ladies there explain what the center was … I could tell how important their job was to them.” On Saturday, they helped spread some Christmas cheer by singing carols with the residents of Woodridge Nursing and Rehabilitation. The residents shared their wisdom and some stories of Christmases past. Some of the students were surprised by how much they and the residents enjoyed the visit, with one student observing that sometimes “people just want someone to talk to.” Finally, the students learned about sidewalk ministry. The students from Grapevine left the event with a greater understanding of the resources available to support life in their community and an increased enthusiasm for serving their neighbors.

2015 March for Life • Y4Life in Washington D.C.
For the third year in a row, LFL was pleased to sponsor high school and college students to attend the March For Life in Washington, D.C. This year’s group had three high school students and two seminary students from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. In addition to the March For Life, the students were also able to attend the LCMS Life Conference. The conference featured a wonderful line-up of speakers, including LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison, Lila Rose of Live Action, National Right to Life President Carol Tobias, and many others. The students would like to thank all of the generous donors who made this trip possible for them. They are all excited about returning home and continuing their work For Life in their own communities.

Find out how Y4Life can help you speak up for life. Contact Laura Davis at ldavis@lutheransforlife.org.