Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.  Prov.31:8

 

       Today, Dec. 1st, is an important day in the fight for the lives of the unborn as oral arguments will be presented to the Supreme Court in a case out of Mississippi (Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization).  Legislatures in Mississippi passed a law that basically eliminated abortions in Mississippi after 15 weeks of gestation (development).  As Christians, we believe that life begins at conception and we work and pray for the day when we see the abolition of all abortions.  The international medical and science community, as well as a majority of the world, agree that a child is viable at 15 weeks of development.  Sadly, the United States is one of few countries that allow abortions after 15 weeks.      

       Both prolife supporters and supporters of abortion rights agree that this is a critical case before the Supreme Court.  For those of us who want to see the abolition of abortions, this case seems to be the best opportunity to potentially overturn the 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision which has resulted in the deaths of millions of unborn babies.  We need to be praying for the nine justices on the Supreme Court as they hear these arguments and will be making decisions in the months to come.  Abortion is not a constitutional right (it is not mentioned in the constitution).  Life is a gift of God and we want protect the lives of the unborn.  Let us be praying for this case and specifically for the overturning of Roe vs. Wade.  (The decision will not likely be announced until June 2022.)

       Speaking of life, our son, Kyle, and his wife, Cierra, are expecting a baby.  Jenny and I are very excited about being grandparents.  We appreciate all the congratulations and appreciate your prayers for Cierra’s pregnancy and the baby.  I’m sure I’ll keep you updated on the progress. 

      We are looking forward to the Christmas season.  We had a terrific Hanging of the Green service on Sunday evening and appreciate all who participated and attended.  Special thanks to all who have helped decorate and make the church look so nice.  We will be having a Christmas dinner this Sunday evening.  We look forward to spending some time together as a church family.  Throughout December we will be journeying through Luke 1 and 2 as we look at the events surrounding the coming of Jesus.  We hope you will join us and invite your friends to join us as we seek to “repeat the sounding joy”. 

       Finally, this Sunday we will kick off our giving to the Lottie Moon Christmas offering.  Sunday will begin a week of prayer for our international missionaries.  We currently have a little over 3,600 international missionaries with a goal of adding 500 more international missionaries by 2025.  Our Lottie Moon Christmas Offering goal this year is $21,000.  We surpassed on $20,000 goal last year and I’m excited about meeting and surpassing our goal this year.  Thank you in advance for your faithful giving and praying for our international missionaries, like Kyle and Molly Jones. 

     To God be all the glory!

 

Bro. Harold