Welcome 2016! It is going to be a great year! We hope your new year started well, and will just keep getting better.
Christmas at Lifeline Family Center was the wonderful celebration it should be. The girls attended many Christmas Pageants, beautifully orchestrated by local churches that helped them enter into the real meaning of Christmas. Lee Memorial Hospital Neuro Surgery Department adopted our girls as their Christmas project, as did New Hope Baptist’s Faith Riders, Trinity Lutheran Church, Church of the Resurrection, St Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, Corvettes on the Gulf, St. Michael Lutheran Church, Gateway Grace Fellowship, Outpost Church, Cape Christian Fellowship, Christ Centered Life Store, and oh so many individuals I could not possibly name them all. We cannot thank you enough for providing gifts to bless each of our 12 girl, 11 babies and one graduate that came “home” for Christmas. It was a busy, festive place!
2016 is the year of Lifeline Family Center’s 20th Anniversary. The big celebration will take place on March 3, at Songs of Life Dinner Concert with Dove Award winning Artist Steve Green. We are excited! Please help us spread the word. We want to fill McGregor Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. That is 100 tables of eight! Pastor Dan Betzer, Senior Pastor of Ft. Myers First Assembly of God will be with us to share a message of Life, along with some of our graduates and most of our current moms and babies.
Since the last time I wrote to you was in November we have some catching up to do! Jenny, the mom who wrote the Heart of the Matter article in our November issue of Life Lines, gave birth to her beautiful baby girl, Ava, on November 16. Then exactly one month later, Jasmine gave birth to her little girl, Ezra, on December 16. Be sure to look for these baby pictures in our February issue of Life Lines. Kayla’s baby is the next due on January 22, the day of the 1973 infamous Roe v. Wade decision that made abortion legal in the United States…legal but not moral. Praise God Kayla’s baby will bring a celebration of LIFE that day!
As we are celebrating life, let us be mindful of the over 53 million children that have lost their lives at the hands of abortionists in the United States alone. I shudder to think of the number of children sacrificed on the altar of abortion throughout the world. The mothers of those babies become the second victim of abortion. We all have the moral responsibility to oppose abortion every way we can, including being informed voters.
Lifeline Family Center is the alternative to abortion that addresses the needs of the moms as much as the needs of the baby. Your support and the grace of God make it all possible. God bless you for caring.
For life and Truth,
President/ Executive Director