2020 has indeed been an interesting year. Yet in spite of our new “normal,” our overarching aim at Missouri Right to Life has remained the same: To turn hearts and minds toward life. This requires partnership. I believe that the foundation of any successful endeavor is prayer, and that is the primary thing we need from you. Partnering in prayer gives us the first line of defense against the evil forces that seek to attack the sanctity of life from all sides. Although this may seem idealistic to some, it is actually a pragmatic and accessible form of action that can be done by anyone, anytime, anywhere. Even when we cannot gather as a group, we can still wield power as individuals!
At MRL, we consistently employ two avenues to champion our cause: Education and Legislation. We made great strides in Missouri over the past year; however, due to social distancing guidelines, our efforts at educating the public have taken a hit as festivals and events across the metropolitan area were canceled. Consequently, we looked at new ways to raise awareness of our organization and the unborn through an increased online presence and more creative fundraising. Fortunately, we were still able to host our 17th Annual Golf Tournament in September, with the largest turnout yet! Your presence and influence at any pro-life event is both helpful and appreciated.
As we close out this unique and challenging year, I appeal to you for your continued prayers, presence, and provision. For those who have given faithfully to pro-life causes, in spite of these uncertain times, I extend deep gratitude for your support. If you are not a member, please consider becoming a Guardian Angel.
You can receive our monthly newsletter and make donations through the mail, or you can receive online letters twice a month and give through our website. It’s awkward asking for money, I will admit, but its necessity reveals the cold truth. The warm truth is this: “The plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations” (Psalm 33:11).
–Linda Verhulst | Missouri Right to Life – Western Region