Matthew 18:21 = Then came Peter to Him, and said, “Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Till seven times?” All of us appreciate guidelines to know what is expected of us in a given job or ministry. However, that is not what Peter wanted to know. He was concerned about knowing how far he had to go so that he would know when he had reached the limit and wouldn’t have to forgive someone any more.
I’m afraid a lot of us have that same mentality. We don’t want to do more than we have to. One of the saddest things I experienced as a pastor is when we had elections in our church and had people acting like they were disappointed when they were elected for an office. I trust you are thankful for any ministry God entrusts to you and you serve with your whole heart and don’t draw a line when you think you’ve done your share.
Continue to pray for this ministry. I have agreed to stay on as director until the end of 2024. That gives us about a year and a half to find someone to serve in this capacity. It has been a tremendous blessing to serve the Lord in this ministry. My children talk of me retiring, but to me I have enjoyed these last 11 years as though I was retired and doing what I most enjoy doing.
Please be in prayer for our Country and especially for our State. Our law against abortion in Wisconsin is in jeopardy and we need to pray that those in office do the right thing and protect that law.
We need to pray also for our pregnancy resource centers that they will be able to help women who are in need of assistance in preparing for and taking care of their babies. Pray also about what the Lord would have you do to support these ministries.
I still have some dates in October and November open to present the ministry of Baptists for Life of Wisconsin and most of 2024. Let me know if you would like me to come.
Thank you for all your prayers and support of this important ministry.
Andrew K. Buhrow
Baptists for Life of Wisconsin