“By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth,” 1 John 3:16-18. These verses are the foundation of the LCMS Life Ministry initiative that includes the Million Dollar Life Match.
Congregations of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) responded to the call to love women vulnerable to abortion, and families facing challenges at the beginning-of-life stages of their children, demonstrating this love through many acts of mercy in their communities. In just the first phase of the Million Dollar Life Match they have received over 50 applications requesting over $500,000.
The LCMS Office of National Mission awarded [the joint effort between Praise Lutheran, St. Paul Lutheran, and Christ Our Savior Lutheran and other area churches joining this effort] for the sake of the Pregnancy Resource Center according to the grant] the Million Dollar Life Match Grant #6944 Training & Medical Expenses in the amount of $25,000.00.
Please rejoice and give thanks today for the good news of the gift match. We pray the Lord bless the efforts of PRC to bring help to moms and dads and encourage them to make decisions for life and to know Him who is for them, Christ Jesus. We also pray that our congregations will be encouraged by the LCMS Life Ministry’s Million Dollar Life Match to have generous hearts in order to give funding soon for the valuable need for PRC in training staff at the new Sevierville office.
— Pastor Roberts