Recently I told you all about a fantastic organization here in Dallas called Council for Life. They raise money for crisis pregnancy centers and other organizations that provide essential services to women in need. Abortion advocates are always accusing us of not caring about women, or abandoning children once they’re born. Council for Life is one of many organizations that proves this false.
I was honored to attend their Celebrating Life Luncheon back in November. In case you’ve forgotten, this is the event where I became, to my surprise and quite against my will, a major Kathy Ireland fan. This event raised — get ready! — $569,000 for CFL’s 14 beneficiaries. That money will provide ultrasound machines, hire sonographers, pay administrative staff, and in various ways provide resources for the people who work every day to save the lives of the unborn and help mothers choose life for their children.
On Tuesday, January 24, CFL held their annual Life Lessons Box Lunch in celebration of Sanctity of Life Month at the Museum of Biblical Arts in Dallas. The event featured personal testimonies from Tova Sido, Campus Pastor of Cornerstone at Highland Park United Methodist Church, and Bishop Philip Jones, Senior Pastor at All Saints Church in Dallas, and his wife Claudia Jones. Both Pastor Sido and the Joneses shared inspiring testimonies about their life-changing experiences related to planned and unplanned pregnancies.
“We are so thankful that our speakers opened their hearts and shared their powerful stories with us,” said Janna Lewis, CFL president. “We hope that everyone who attended left with a greater understanding and appreciation for Life.”
Council for Life luncheon co-chairs also announced that the 2012 luncheon will feature best-selling author and television co-host Ray Comfort as the keynote speaker.
CFL will host its fourth annual men’s breakfast, Men Standing for Life, on Thursday, February 23, 2012, at the Dallas Country Club. The breakfast will feature speaker David Bereit, National Director of 40 Days for Life, and a personal testimony from Frank Gray of Forgotten Fathers.
If you’re looking for an organization to support with your time, talent, or treasure, this is a great one. These people do a lot of good, and I am proud to have them as a part of my community. Check them out online or on Facebook to find out more.