Pro-Life

"Train a child in the way he should go; even when he is old, he will not depart from it."

Proverbs 22:6

Tonight, as I listen to the neighborhood children playing ball on the street, I am reminded that the Bible commands us to teach them...

Teach them to love the Lord. 

Teach them to fear the Lord.

With fear and love comes obedience and service.

We must share our knowledge, so that they can know HIM. 

Powered by God is a tool that our community can use to share this knowledge with those very children. Visit this website to see this program in action! 

http://www.poweredbygod.org/

Know someone we should talk to that fits one of the following descriptions? 

  • Parent of a 4th-6th grader
  • Grandparent of a middle schooler
  • Teacher
  • Principal
  • Curriculum Director
  • Mentor to young children
  • Media Specialist- Involved in Radio, TV or Web Content
  • Pastor/Youth Minister
  • Counselor
  • Sunday School Volunteer
  • Home School Activist
  • Church Elder or Deacon

Contact Life Matters Worldwide at staff@lifemattersww.org to share the details of who we should be talking to. 

What do you get when you add God, Mercy and One Man's Courage? A miracle! 

Watch the following video to hear how one act can change the face of so many lives. Here is Sol Pitchon's story. Life Matters World Wide is proud to host Sol as our key-note speaker for the upcoming Summit on June 20-21 (located in Grand Rapids, MI). 

Interested in attending? Click Here!


Do Your Kids Like Video Games?

Announcing the amazing, the magnificent, the incredible...Powered by God! 

Are you teaching your children the biblical worldview regarding the sanctity of human life and sexual purity? Do you need tools to help? 

Life Matters Worldwide is pleased to announce Powered by God, a new "tutorial and online game" designed just for you!

Come along and meet 4 characters, who together travel through 13 powerful lessons. Enjoy fun and interactive experiences. Compete with other players. Learn Bible verses and more! 

It is our hope that the Biblical message shared through will be burned into your child's heart and mind.  

The website is free for anyone to use, but several options are available for purchasing downloadable lessons:

$14.95- Per family, in a home-school setting, daily personal devotions, or individuals engaged in discipling a small group of up to five (5) children.

$49.95- Per church or school classroom of 6-35 students.

$74.95- Per single church or school with multiple classrooms and unlimited students.

Click here to learn more

"Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the door frames of your houses and on your gates."

Deuteronomy 6:4-9

Discussions about the sanctity of human life occur everyday. Emotions rise, but few facts are shared. So today, we thought, let's talk about the facts.  

Life Matters Worldwide hopes that this video will equip you to talk to others. Share it with as many people as possible. Learning and preparation go hand in hand when it comes to sharing your beliefs effectively!


Close you eyes and imagine the following for a moment:

You are a pastor in a foreign country. 

You see needs in the lives of the many people who surround you. 

They face fear, poverty, cultural estrangement and uncertainty due to unwanted  and unexpected pregnancies.

Child are dying everyday.

What do you do?

Western advisers may discuss traditional outreach methods like pregnancy care centers, abstinence programs and education needed for you area. But how do you locate those unwanted children now before it is too late? Before infanticide occurs?

Human ingenuity came to the rescue for one South Korean pastor. With little money and few resources, he installed a "Baby Drop Box" in his church. Click here to read this amazing story!

"Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity." 

~George S. Patton

The first time this audio clip was sent to our office, we were shocked. We cried and prayed and shared the moment together. This clip powerfully demonstrates why Life Matters Worldwide is passionately involved with sharing the Sanctity of Human Life message. 

Thank you to Peter Heck, the producer and author of this great video!

Prepare to be moved. May you be inspired to take action. Please share this with friends, family and anyone who will listen.

How often have you heard that we are losing the battle when it comes to the pro-life movement? We hear about the needs and struggles, but rarely do we hear reports of success and victory. 

Today, Life Matters Worldwide was reminded that though we may feel like we are losing individual battles, God is still winning the war and victory is all around us. We received the following e-news update from one of our centers: 

Recently, we have had the joy of receiving graduation announcements from some of our "babies" that were rescued from abortion 17 years ago.These momentous occasions are reminders of the real-life impact of "saving babies in Minnesota, one woman at a time." We are grateful for your partnership in this work and thank God every day for His intervention in these situations. There is much more to do to eliminate abortion from our world, but today we are simply thankful. 

-Metro Women's Center, Minneapolis, MN

As Christians, it is an excellent reminder that we are not responsible for the outcome of the war. We are called to follow God in faith, speak truth to others in love and share grace. The outcome of every battle is up to HIM. HE will produce the harvest. 

The question is not will we win the war, but are we answering HIS call daily to head to battle? Are we seeking His guidance and being obedient to HIS hand in our lives? 

Thank you to Metro Women's Center. You answered YES to that question and we have been blessed to hear of the harvest through you. Praise God for his intervention and the reminder of how one life can impact another!

If you falter in a time of trouble,
    how small is your strength!
11 
Rescue those being led away to death;
    hold back those staggering toward slaughter.
12 
If you say, “But we knew nothing about this,”
    does not he who weighs the heart perceive it?
Does not he who guards your life know it?
    Will he not repay everyone according to what they have done?
Proverbs 24:10-12

Good morning blog readers! We are proud to roll out our new video blog which will be a regular Saturday feature of videos pertaining to the sanctity of human life movement. 

It is our desire for you to know us better. We believe that video is a powerful way for you to get to know who Life Matters Worldwide is, a great way to educate yourself about the sanctity of human life and a great platform to share a powerful message. 

Be sure to save our blog in your favorites and come back again and again! Our blog web address is 

http://www.lifemattersww.org/blog

We would love to hear from you on topics you're interested in learning more about from Life Matters Worldwide! Feel free to comment and connect below.

Yes, of course, it does. Abortion is devastating society and the Church. Local churches can and should minister to people impacted by abortion, but how?

On June 20, Sol Pitchon will address that and other questions at Life Matters Worldwide’s annual Summit in Grand Rapids. The Summit is for representatives of pregnancy care centers from around the country, but this year we're inviting pastors to join us for a plenary session, a workshop for pastors-only, and lunch. 

Who is Sol Pitchon? He's the President and CEO of New Life Solutions -- a full range of pro-life ministries in Largo, Florida. As a Jewish Christian whose parents survived the Holocaust, Sol feels it’s a privilege to work against the holocaust of abortion.

Where? Kent ISD Conference Center, 1933 East Beltline Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI

Cost? $10 includes lunch and book give-aways

Questions? Contact Life Matters Worldwide, (616) 257-6800, 1-800-968-6086

Please pre-register for this event.

Mari Bowers of Compassion Pregnancy Centers of NE Indiana tells about a recent phone call from a client. Months ago, she'd been turned from abortion by a caring volunteer's counsel and the center's practical support. She'd given birth, but nonetheless struggles with guilt. Whenever she looks at her baby, she feels sad about having seriously considered abortion. Now she wanted to know if the center had a program to help her with this problem.

Does a request like this pose a challenge for PCCs? Should they create new ministries to meet this need, or invite women to join post-abortion support groups already in place? Is this a common feeling among other women who've considered abortion, or something unique to this woman? 

I can only speculate about what's going on in her mind. Apparently the temptation had been more than fleeting. Mari said this client had returned repeatedly to the center over the course of five or six weeks. The idea of abortion had taken root and was difficult to dislodge, yet something prevented her from that irrevocable mistake. Was it God? And is the source of her current discomfort also God at work?

What would you say to her? My advice might focus on discerning true from false guilt. And on the freedom we have to air any emotion with God. 

As a convicter of sin, the Holy Spirit is reliable and accurate. The believer can ask God to show definitively whether there is actual guilt attached to guilty feelings, and what the nature of any sin is. Sin must be identifiable, otherwise how can it be confessed and rooted out? 

This presupposes that the inquirer belongs to God, has the Holy Spirit resident in her. Religion won't help. The gospel must be declared as the only remedy for sin. If a person wants to be delivered from sin and declared righteous before God, she must "confess with [her] mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in [her] heart that God has raised Him from the dead." (Romans 10:9)

Further, if she confesses her sins, "He is faithful and just to forgive [her] sins and to cleanse [her] from all unrighteousness." (I John 1:9) God is reliable and faithful; no one loves the sinner more. It is safe to go to Him with any sin. I would introduce her to Psalm 103.

But is it wrong to consider abortion? I've known deeply pro-life married women who regret abortion is legal because the thought crossed their minds regarding an untimely pregnancy. Yes, abortion is a blot on all our consciences as Americans, but one might as well ask, "Is it wrong to be tempted?" 

I don't believe the Bible teaches that being tempted is sinful, but it does tell us our thoughts are significant. Perhaps what this woman needs to confess is a thought-life, belief-system, or world-view that runs counter to God's ways. She might need to figure out which patterns must change in order for her thoughts to be aligned with His.

Then there are behaviors and attitudes related to thoughts of abortion that could require confession: sexual sins, idolization of a lover, lying or hypocrisy, covetousness or greed, pride, denial of God, other acts of carelessness with life. 

Most people don't set out to kill, but their choices put them in the way of doing it. They might drink and drive, associate with criminals, participate in petty crimes that get out of hand . . . or engage in promiscuous sex leading to the possibility of abortion. Without a doubt, sexual sin puts people in danger of abortion.

God is clearly at work in this woman's heart. A person does not convict herself of sin (John 16:8). The average person excuses and justifies her own sin. But the Tempter is also our accuser. His lies can only be overcome by the application of God's truth (Matt. 4:1-11).

We don't know this woman's name, but we can pray for her tender soul. We hope she learns to rejoice that God helped her escape a sin that would have bound her in a dungeon of shame, darkness, and despair. He has already been gracious to her:

  • He led her to the center and blinded her eyes to the abortion provider. 
  • He led a group of people to establish pregnancy care centers in Angola and LaGrange, Indiana, and enabled others to support them. 
  • He called people like Mari and the volunteers so they could be in place when she needed them. 
  • He equipped them with training, and with materials to share.

It takes quite a lot to spare a person from sin. Her story is a reminder we all need prayer to avoid temptation (Luke 22:40, Matt. 6:13). 

Related -- A close encounter with abortion: One life that wasn’t snipped short

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