2 Corinthians 5:20 (Ash Wednesday Reading):
“Brothers and sisters: We are ambassadors for Christ, since God is making his appeal through us; we entreat you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.”
We are called to use our hands and feet and every part of ourselves to be Christ to the world, to be ambassadors. What a great privilege and responsibility to be an ambassador for Christ!
Respecting and protecting God’s gift of life is a mission many of you have taken seriously. Thank you for being an ambassador for Christ!
We are well into 2018, and have prayed and reflected upon January 28th 2018, which marks 30 years since the Supreme Court struck down the Criminal Code’s restrictions on abortion. We have lived in Canada for 30 years with zero protection for preborn babies. WE NEED A LAW. Thank God for the babies who have been saved from abortion and thank God for all the ambassadors for Christ who continue the quest to save lives.
In January many were working hard to vote in the best Premier for Saskatchewan. Sask Pro-Life and Right Now informed the people of Saskatchewan to vote for Ken Cheveldayoff and Scott Moe. We congratulate Scott Moe and pray for a united effort with our government to save lives in Saskatchewan.
Also, in January, we witnessed the swearing in of the new pro-life MP Rosemarie Falk for Battlefords/Lloydminster. Sask Pro-Life and local pro-lifers helped with her campaign and we now have a rock solid pro-life MP in Ottawa. I encourage everyone to support pro-life politicians in their area.
Alex Ogrodnick has accepted the position of Executive Director for Sask Pro-Life as of February 1st. Alex has been the Sask Pro-Life Marketing Manager for a year and is transitioning into the new Executive Director role. He is currently working on a new website and database. Alex’s work ethic and new innovative ideas and approach have proved to me and the Board that he will take Sask Pro-Life into a new time of growth. That growth will translate into lives saved. I am so excited to see what this year will bring! Thank you so much for those who have sent in donations to support our new ED. Sask Pro-Life is still in need of funds to cover Alex’s salary for this year. Please consider helping with a one-time donation or becoming a monthly donor.
Sask Pro-Life continues to promote the Dying Healed program and good palliative care. Alex and I conducted a presentation to the Archdiocese of Regina, Reverence for Life Commission in January as well. If you or anyone you know would like to take the “Dying Healed” Take Time for Life volunteer training workshop please contact our office.
Lorraine our Office Manager of eleven years has handed in her resignation. I have really enjoyed working with Lorraine and I am sad to see her go. Lorraine was truly an ambassador for Christ through her Sask Pro-Life office work. She was honest, meticulous and organized. God Bless you, Lorraine, and may the Holy Spirit be with you as you choose a new direction in your life.
For all life from conception to natural death,
Colette Stang, President
Saskatchewan Pro-Life Association Inc.