Lamentations 1:12 = “Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by?” Jeremiah was lamenting the condition of the Nation of Israel and the seeming lack of concern of the people. Because of sin and turning away from God Israel had degenerated into defeat and captivity. Jeremiah had seen it coming and had told the people to expect it. They had rejected his message and actually considered him as the traitor of the nation. Now Israel was reaping the results of their ungodly ways.
This last month I had the opportunity to be with Pastor Paul Hoover and the folks at Souls Harbor Baptist Church in Milwaukee. Pastor Hoover was gracious enough to provide lodging for an extra night and he and a man from his church were able to take me to the abortion clinics in Milwaukee on Monday. There is one clinic in Milwaukee that is supposed to be the most up-to-date facility in the country. We were there outside of that clinic for less than an hour and during that time there were about 8 or 10 clients that went there. When I see how our nation is embracing ungodly choices such as abortion, homosexuality, co-habitation outside of marriage, and transgenderism, it makes me feel like Jeremiah must have felt in his day. God told Jeremiah to tell the people to surrender because they had been so ungodly for so long that He was bringing judgement on them and delivering them in to captivity. I pray that we haven’t gotten that far yet, but if things don’t change it may be the only thing we can expect. Just my thoughts and concerns.
May was another busy month. I was able to share our ministry in 4 churches, and attend one pregnancy center board mtg. via telephone. Our essay and video contests were concluded but I don’t have the results as to who the winners are yet. Our new theme for next year is “Adoption Is The Option”. Due to the fact that we had such little participation in our video contest and have not been able to get it revised, we have decided to drop the video contest. We also are changing back to making our essay contest end on January 31st, 2020.
Continue to pray for our centers. There always seems to be a need for finances and volunteers. The “Choose Life” license plate program has resulted in our centers receiving funds to help in their ministry. If you haven’t signed up for your plates yet, I would encourage you to do so soon. It’s a way to help the centers but is also a way to let people know where you stand on this important issue.
Thank you for all you do in supporting this ministry, whether it is in prayers, financial help, or volunteering in one of our centers. May the Lord bless you for it.
Andrew K. Buhrow
Executive Director, Baptists for Life of Wisconsin