Psalms 116:15 = “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints”. Revelation 14:13 = “And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.” Since my last prayer letter at the beginning of December I have been to two funerals.
My mom passed away on December 4th and Dr. Green, former Executive Director of Baptists for Life of Wisconsin, passed away December 28th. The blessing of both funerals was that these two people had lived their lives in a way that made their passing a time of optimism and peace. Dr. Green’s son mentioned that his dad practiced what he preached. What a testimony from one who grew up under his leadership that was able to see his dad live honorably under all circumstances. I pray that you are living your life according to what the Bible says and are preparing for the day when you pass from this life and stand before God.
As a result of my mom passing away, my wife will now be able to accompany me most Sundays. I appreciate that and I know she will be a blessing especially to Pastor’s wives.
I want to encourage churches to consider taking up an offering for BFLW on “Sanctity of Life” Sunday, January 21st. I do have a bulletin insert that I can send you for that Sunday. Just let me know how many you need.
I will be contacting churches about scheduling meetings in the near future. I am presently scheduled through the end of May. Let me know if you would like to have a meeting.
The deadline for our essay and video contests is coming up at the end of January. I trust there are young people in your church that have gotten involved. Next year we are changing the deadline to be May 1st. This will give me the opportunity to promote it in the Spring also and students will have the whole school year to work on it. We will be sending out nomination ballots to all churches and individuals that are paid up-to-date for our coming election. All six board members whose terms are up are willing to serve for another 2 years. We encourage you to consider who you feel should be on the board and nominate them.
I would still like to establish a “Couriers for Life” group that would involve one person from each church that would act as a liaison between me and the pastor to keep the church informed about pro-life issues. So far I have only one person who responded.
Thank you for all your prayers and support for this important ministry
In His Service,
Andrew K. Buhrow