In a few weeks, we will gather for one of our largest fundraising events of the year – our annual banquet. This year’s theme is “Resound,” which means to extol loudly, reverberate, or echo.
As we prepare for this evening, I challenge you to think about how you might “echo” God’s command to “defend the cause of the poor of the people, give deliverance to the children of the needy, and crush the oppressor” (Psalm 72:4 ESV). In other words, how will you use your influence on behalf of those who have little or no voice of their own – the poor, the fatherless, the diseased and isolated, the slave, and the oppressed?
Last year, a longtime friend of our women’s care clinic invited a husband and wife from her church to attend the banquet with her. In all her years of going to this annual event, she’d never before brought a guest. Her friends sat spellbound as they listened to Human Coalition President and Co-Founder Brian Fisher talk about our multipronged strategy to end abortion in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Inspired and poised to act, this couple made their first gift to our women’s care clinic that evening.
A few months later, they attended another Human Coalition reception, and this time they contributed $50,000 to our lifesaving work! By our estimations, their generous donation will help rescue more than 150 babies*! And it all started with one person extending an invitation.
Imagine what could happen if each person who attends this year’s banquet brings one or two friends. More people would learn about our winning strategy to end abortion in Dallas/Fort Worth, more people would give, and more children would be saved from the atrocity of abortion. It’s that simple!
We are just one week away from our Resound banquet on April 20. Today is the day to invite someone. A friend from church? A neighbor? A coworker?
Like the longtime supporter I mentioned above, you may be the instrument God uses to save hundreds of babies from abortion.
* $265 is our average cost to reach an abortion-determined woman who will choose life for her child.
Results are estimates only and are not guaranteed. The estimated results are based on the number of life decisions as reported to Human Coalition by participating pregnancy centers to date since May 21, 2010, compared to the total cost of Human Coalition’s marketing efforts to reach abortion-determined women and families in their time of need within that time frame.