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Life Issues® Institute

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

A Second Chance

  • Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Baby's footIf you haven't already heard about Azra Karaduman, let me introduce you to this special young lady. Although she is only-2-weeks old, the internet and news channels can't seem to get enough of her! It was not what she did, however, but her survival that has attracted all the attention.

48-hours after her parent's apartment building was destroyed by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake, Azra's survival was unlikely - especially due to the near-freezing conditions! Only 14-days-old, thankfully, Azra was given a second chance at life. Met by applause by the rescue workers, she was immediately taken ...

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It's not just about Steve Jobs . . .

  • Thursday, October 6, 2011

Steve Jobs (photo from Wikipedia)As I'm sure you are already aware, the internet is flooded with articles, photos and other comments about Steve Jobs. Of the millions of comments, I want to talk to you about a comment by Brad Mattes, Director of the Life Issues® Institute, which changed the conversation for me:

"World mourns Steve Jobs who was adopted. Imagine the world's loss if his mother had aborted him! Imagine all the others we've already lost." - @BradMattes

Steve's mother could never have imagined that her son would accomplish all that he did. Had she aborted him the world would ...

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Born Again

  • Friday, September 2, 2011

Brad Mattes - Director of the Life Issues® InstituteVery few of us will ever experience the stopping of our hearts and live to tell the story! Brad Mattes, Director of the Life Issues® Institute, is a rare exception! Although surgeons performed (successfully) major heart surgery on him only a month and a half ago, Brad is already on his feet. In fact, he's already recoded an episode of "Facing Life Head On" and is ahead of schedule for his daily radio feature, "Life Issues®!" Thank you for your prayers!

What I wanted to share with you today is what Brad wrote a few days before the surgery ...

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Heroes in my life

  • Friday, July 15, 2011

Brad MattesWhile watching "I am number four" recently, I was struck by how much I wanted to possess super powers. I want to be the superhero and 'save the day.' Cliché, I know . . . but true! That got me thinking about the real life heroes that I've had (and continue to have) in my life: My father, my grandfather, and of course, my wife.  These are all people who have impacted me in truly special ways.

This year I was given the opportunity to work with another hero of mine. Standing up for the sanctity of human life, Brad Mattes' daily ...

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A Lifetime Sacrifice - A 4th of July Special

  • Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Brad Mattes - 4th of July SpecialI'm a firm believer that we need to take time to celebrate life. Simply slowing down to enjoy a meal with family and friends on special occasions is important to me, as I'm sure it is for you too! Perhaps that's why I'll most likely spend Independence Day doing just that! In the midst of these family times, however, I also like to think about what makes the day special in the first place. This 4th of July, as you enjoy the BBQ and fireworks, we invite you to also take time to pay tribute ...

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Brad Mattes in D.C and Ecuador

  • Thursday, April 28, 2011

Brad Mattes of the Life Issues® InstituteEver wonder what Brad Mattes does when he's not recording "Life Issues®"?  Well, currently he is in Washington D.C. networking with other pro-life leaders.  Next week, he'll be travelling down to Ecuador and will be speaking on men and abortion. Speaking in various cities and towns throughout the country, Brad will also be equipping and training local leaders on helping men after the loss of a child due to abortion.  Please remember to keep Brad in your prayers, especially for wisdom as he communications across a linguistic and cultural barrier while in Ecuador.

Not only, however, does ...

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