“Sanctity of Human Life Week is like Good
Friday—a sobering time to stare unflinchingly past the ho-hum of abortion as a
common practice; to grieve, lament, and morn; then to take up our cross and
humbly obey God’s call to “prosper” the cause of the fatherless and “defend the
rights of the needy” (Jeremiah 5:28). In this context, that means becoming
cross-bearers for child-bearers.”
from John Ensor’s guest post on challies.com:
leading section of the January 5, 2013, issue of The New York Times, a feature article highlights the benefits of pregnancy centers, including a quote from a source who calls them “the
darlings of the pro-life movement.”
to sharing the story of a woman in Texas who chose life for her son after
seeing him for the first time on a pregnancy clinic’s ultrasound, the author
provides this positive description of pregnancy centers:
largely volunteer staffs and donations from mostly Christian sources, centers
usually offer free tests and ultrasounds, services that clinics like Planned
Parenthood charge for. They offer advice about baby-rearing or adoption, ask if
women are being pressured to abort, and give technical descriptions of abortion
and fetal development. Many offer prayer and Bible study.”
is Sanctity of Human
Life Month - a fitting time to honor our Creator and
proclaim His handiwork.
This year marks 40 years
since Roe v. Wade changed the legal landscape of American abortion law. As we
consider the intricacy and workmanship of God's creation, CPC
is honored to join with thousands of churches across the nation to focus
on the value and sanctity of all
How can you join in this celebration of LIFE?
Ninety local churches have requested 19,800 life-affirming
handouts for bulletins and welcome centers, but we still have thousands more to
It may sound simple,
but these small handouts (see sample handout here)
are packed with Biblical truth that can have a huge impact for LIFE
... including in your church.
before Christmas, I sent out a letter sharing CPC's burden of a $150,000
deficit in meeting 2012 ministry expenses. As of today, I praise God as I
announce that $81,597 has been given to help with this challenge!! WOW!!!
this month being weighed down by the shortfall. However, God has brought relief
from so many people. We were also greatly encouraged by the many notes that
were sent and all of the people praying.
A quick run
of the math and you know that there is still a need. However, this surge of
support will allow us to start the New Year without reducing ministry services
and outreach. Also, we are continually working hard to gain more ministry partners
to meet ministry expenses. This month we will be announcing a new campaign to
multiply ministry partners in order to reduce future deficits.
humbling and faith-building to watch God moving through so many people. I've
witnessed His movement often in my twelve years on staff and this is certainly
one of those highlights.
this means even more to the lives of pre-born children and their mothers. Many
little ones will have the opportunity to be born and their mothers will
experience Christ's love because of your faithful support of CPC.