L I F E T H O U G H T S From Jim and Barb Geistfeld, Trinity's Life Team Members
As the Life Team Leader at Trinity, I recently received a request from Cheri Martin, Executive Director of Central Texas Life Care, for a set of fetal models ages 6, 7, 8, and 9 weeks of gestation. These are the most common ages of the babies when moms (and dads) come in for their first visit and consultation. CTLC supports Life, and moms are encouraged to carry their babies to term . Not always an easy task! I ordered the fetal models, and Trinity’s Council lovingly paid for them after the fact. Thank you, dear friends! I asked Cheri for a report on their use and this is her reply:
“The baby models are an essential tool that is used daily to educate our moms and dads at an early development stage of their baby’s life. We have fetal models that begin at 7 weeks. However, most of our abortion minded clients who come for a pregnancy test are usually 5 or 6 weeks pregnant. Prior to receiving this gift, we did not have a 6-week baby model to use for visualization. Some of our client’s responses have been: ‘I didn’t realize it was really a baby.’ Others have said, ‘It has a heartbeat, fingers, and toes!’ As you can see, the baby models are a powerful tool that will help save lives.”
I am so grateful for the support and commitment of my brothers and sisters at Trinity when it comes to supporting life. We are making a difference in our world, one person at a time.
SAVE THE DATE!
WHAT: What You Need to Know for Christian Estate and End-of-Life Planning seminar
WHO: Trinity’s own Amy Jeanne Welton*, Attorney at Law, assisted by the Life Team
* Not Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Estate Planning and Probate.
WHERE: Trinity Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall
WHEN: Saturday, January 26, 2019 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
WHY: Do you know what will happen to your estate and your family when you die? Do you have a last will and testament, a Medical Power of Attorney and other documents describing your wishes at the end of your life, in terms that are God-pleasing and supportive of the sanctity of Life as taught in Scripture? If you have these documents, do they really say what you mean? What about hospice, feeding tubes, life-support, palliative care and other end of life issues? Have you as parents discussed your desires and written these documents for your minor children? This seminar is not meant to take the place of professional legal advice. The information presented is not legal advice but is designed to be instructive and informational.
Lutherans For Life has many resources about these topics written from the Christian point of view. You may take them home and use them in answering these important questions. The seminar is presented to help you think about these issues in a way that honors and values your life as a Child of God, precious to Him and carried safely in His hands, in life and in death.
The seminar is free and includes a continental breakfast. Please R.S.V.P. to Angie in the church office at 830-833-4771 by January 24th so we can have enough food and materials.
Blessings to you all,
Barb Geistfeld, Trinity Life Team Leader