2020 MidYear Newsletter - Page 2

President's Letter

Can you believe that the first half of 2020 is history? (Truly an historical time!) Our community and country continue to face unprecedented challenges! I am beginning with HOPE… HOPE you and your family are well… HOPE the great physician will heal any sickness and will provide all our needs… HOPE the Lord Jesus Christ‘s LOVE will bring healing and peace through the power of the Holy Spirit to DFW and across the nation.

Council for Life kicks off each year with a variety of events opening the conversation about LIFE. We began with the Pastors' Breakfast. Mike Spencer’s message of life encouraged pastors to speak boldly about the sanctity of life from their pulpits. Next, for the first time, an energized group pf our Board members and staff participated in the “March for Life” in Washington, D.C. The experience was transformative, and they came home and expanded our thinking by sharing inspiring messages of LIFE and, yes, HOPE!

Our Life Lessons Box Lunch, Board Dinner, Men Stand for Life Breakfast and Young Leaders for Life Women’s Panel featured speakers who spoke honestly through personal testimony, educating and challenging our audiences. Planning continued as we began to raise money for Buckner, register runners and organize a Spring event focused on our 2020 Run for Life and the cause of Adoption. We vetted 19 Beneficiaries to honor at our Celebrating Life Luncheon.

And then the Pandemic hit!!! The wheels of the bus came off, and all events and meetings came to a STOP with everyone sheltering at home! Gratefully, with today’s technology — email, social media and Zoom Meetings —­­ we have experienced remarkable success in educating CFL Advocates by sharing stories from life-affirming agencies, our frontline Heroes.

Though the Run for Life was virtual and the Spring event was canceled, we honored Buckner Children and Family Services, fully funding their grant. Other Spring events were postponed and rescheduled for the Fall. We finished Spring with our Baby Service Drive, collecting much needed supplies for our beneficiaries. Summer began with our Luncheon Launch Party where we announced our speaker, Super Bowl Champion and Pro-Life Advocate Benjamin Watson, and Honorary Chairs, Lisa and Clay Cooley.

Dear Advocates for Life,