Philippians 1:21—26 “For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not. For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better: Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you. And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith; That your rejoicing may be more abundant in Jesus Christ for me by my coming to you again.”
As most of you know, I have been battling some health issues that have been very frustrating to me. I really desired to serve in this ministry until I turned 80 if my health allowed it, and then let the Lord take me home. My present health problems have caused me to think like Paul and consider the Lord just taking me home. Things have been improving in the last week or so and perhaps the Lord thinks “to abide in the flesh is more needful for you”. Pray that I will be able to continue serving as director of BFLW for a few more years.
The winners for our essay contest of last year are: 1st place—Miriam Madsen from the Maranatha Baptist Academy, 2nd place—Anna Morken from the Maranatha Baptist Academy, and 3rd place– Hannah Glass, a home school student from Calvary Baptist Church in Jefferson. Congratulations to you and a big “THANK YOU” to all that participated. Our new essay contest theme and guidelines are on our web site for this year.
We are looking forward to our rally coming up this month. Saturday, April 17th is the date. The time is 1:00 PM and Dr. David Gibbs is our main speaker. It will be held at Wyldewood Baptist Church, 3030 Witzel Ave., in Oshkosh. We are asking everyone to bring a package of diapers and an offering for Baptists for Life of Wisconsin. Hope to see you there.
Thank you for all your prayers and support of this important ministry.
Andrew K. Buhrow
Baptists for Life of Wisconsin