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Life Issues® Institute

Here's the most recent news and updates for this outstanding ministry!

God's Precious Gift of Life

  • Monday, December 9, 2013

Our church is busy getting ready for our annual Living Nativity - complete with a choir, shepherds and a manger scene.   We welcome this traditional community outreach as it provides a timely way to share with non-believers about the birth of a single child who changed the world forever.

Christmas is a time to renew our appreciation for the value of human life- life so precious to God that He sent His only Son to live (and die) for us. And just one month after we celebrate our Savior's birth, pro-lifers nationwide will mark the annual anniversary when our country ...

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National Adoption Awareness Month

  • Monday, November 11, 2013

"Can anything be more promising than the miracle of life in so much destruction?" A reader's post in response to the birth of the "miracle" baby born in the Philippine typhoon rubble.

The girl was born Monday in a destroyed airport compound that was turned into a makeshift medical centre, with her bed a piece of dirty plywood resting amid dirt, broken glass, twisted metal, nails and other debris.

The birth of Bea Joy in the midst of such tragedy is undeniably a miracle story.

November marks National Adoption Awareness month and on this week's "Life Issues®" programs ...

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A Labor of Love

  • Monday, October 14, 2013

I've been blessed with three children.  Each pregnancy was uneventful.  There were no complications and each child was born healthy.

Looking back on my life, those cumulative 27 months were among the most joyous of my life.

But, what about those times when a mom receives the good news, "Congratulations, you're pregnant!" while simultaneously hearing, "You have cancer."

"A Labor of Love . . . When a Mother's Life Hangs in the Balance" with Brad Mattes, Executive Director of the Life Issues® Institute, is a 26:00 radio special about two heroes for children.  Two moms with very different stories ...

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Life Issues® Today

  • Monday, September 16, 2013

My 17 year old son has a smart phone. Of course, it's never far from reach.

While he does his fair share of texting on it, the phone has also become a great tool to keep him updated.

He now uses the phone to receive emails from the church youth group, school cross country and CNN (thanks to a forward-thinking U.S. government teacher who made the CNN subscription part of their class curriculum). 

At a moment's notice, my son knows about a church activity, a team practice update or about what ...

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In the Know with "Life Issues®"

  • Monday, August 19, 2013

My dad liked to be in the know -- he subscribed to Newsweek, read the paper daily and his evening routine included watching the news.

I'm not the news or political junkie my father was but I do like to be informed.

As a mom, I need to be informed.

On a recent "Life Issues®" broadcast, Brad Mattes shared about the vaccine, Gardasil -- the same vaccine which our pediatrician wanted to administer to my teenage daughter.   What Brad shared in his commentary underscored my decision to decline the vaccine:

"Gardasil is the vaccine given to young girls to protect them ...

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Radio Stations Protecting the Unborn

  • Monday, July 22, 2013

"Last week on my way to work my route took me by the Orange County California Planned Parenthood Office. There was one woman on her knees on the sidewalk in front of Planned parenthood praying. This was her effort to protect the unborn. It was on my mind for some time to do something on KWVE to help protect the unborn. How could we share the message of Pro-Life with our listeners. When I learned about the 1 minute daily program Life Issues® I immediately knew we had to air this program, and we are."  

 - Richard McIntosh, General Manager, KWVE-FM ...

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