Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Life Services(PRC Spokane)

The problem of abortion got its start cerca 1973 and has been a prevalent issue in the USA ever since. The numbers of abortions in the USA grew until reaching a yearly “high of over 1.6 million in 1990.”1 Since then the number of abortions in the USA have decreased. However, there have been over 49,551,703 babies killed in the past 40 years. Life Services and Pregnancy Resource Centers around the USA see life as sacred and seek to reduce the number of abortion and share the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Life Services goal is to be a light to Spokane. Especially to women who are either considering an abortion, or who have had an abortion in the past. They seek to accomplish this by providing pregnancy testing/ medical assistance, Godly counseling, a safe maternity home, boutique/support services (i.e. new items for mothers and their babies,) parenting classes, and the iPulse educational program.

Life Services is always looking for “cheerful, caring, Christian people who are called to work in this area of ministry.”2 In order to volunteer you will have to sign up and go through their

“Basic Volunteer Training.” Training a two week programs with four separate sessions held on Tuesday’s and Thursday from 6:30-9:30pm. These two week training programs are generally held four times a year at the administrative offices on Ash St. After Basic Training, Advanced training and Continuing Education opportunities are available after an application process.” important to note that the registration cost for Basic Training is $15.

Here is how to apply go to the “volunteer” page at www.lifeservice.org. Download and print the application, then send it to Life Services by either FAX (509) 324-3669 or mail: Life Service 2659 N. Ash St. Spokane, WA 99205. Also for more information call: (509) 327-0701 or email: info@lifeservice.org

Psalms 139:13-16 talks about God forming us in our mother’s womb, and how God ordained us. From ovulation to conception, all through the process God was there. He is there at our first heart beats. He creates the umbilical cord and forms our arm and leg buds. Our arms and legs stretch out and He feels our kick. He programs the neurons in our mind. From fetus to new born babe God is there. Humans are precious in God’s sight.

Abortion is not something that Christians can ignore. 49,551,703 children murdered is not something to be taken lightly. Exodus 20:13 and Deuteronomy 5:17 explicitly say “You shall not murder.” If God sees man as precious how much more can we do but see life and precious and take a stand.

Works Cited

1 Life, National Right to. National Right to Life. Monday 7 December 2009 .
2 Service, Life. Life Services Help Us. December 2009. Monday 7 December 2009 .

Dear Lord,

Today I found
Something ment not to be
I fell to the ground
Ashamed for you to see

That I could be so crass
My fame became my shame
Dirty broken glass
Look what I became

Is it about me?
I don't want to disgust you
There is so much I should be
Lord show me what I must do.


1 Peter 3:8-9 (8) To sum up, all of you be harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly, kindhearted, and humble in spirit;(9) not returning evil for evil or insult for insult, but giving a blessing instead; for you were called for the very purpose that you might inherit a blessing.

“All of you be harmonious.” That is what Paul said. However he does not just say to be “harmonious” (i.e. like minded) but he tells how to be harmonious with God and believers.

In order to be harmonious…
• Be sympathetic, and kindhearted. We are we are to care about other people.
• Be humble in spirit. Sinful pride will hinder and ultimately destroy the “harmony” if it goes un-checked.
• Do not return evil for evil or insult for insult. Taking revenge will not build like minded harmony.
• Bless those who are hard to love!

The call to harmonious is a call to be a blessing. God has blessed us and called us out of life of sin to be a blessing. And in this passage specific case a blessing to each other.

Sadly, I have not been living in harmony with certain people or with God. I have been harboring anger in my heart. My desire to bless and encourage believers has faltered. And even worse my time with God has not been as it should. I have forgotten to be like minded with Christ!!!!

And so to God and whom it may concern,
I am sorry for my actions over the past several months. Please forgive me for being even a little distracted from seeking ways to be a blessing! Please forgive me for not being a humble and gentle man after Your (God’s) own heart!