Presbyterians Pro-Life
Presbyterians Pro-Life ENEWS
October/November 2012

November is Adoption Month! Be sure read Andrew Nagel's article below and to use PPL's educational bulletin inserts on adoption. Just click here for great Presbyterian and Reformed resources to equip your congregation for adoption ministry.

PPL is going through significant changes---find out more below.
Spiritual Lessons of Adoption
by Andrew Nagel
Adoption poster from PPL Adoption packet
click picture for PPL adoption resources
Thirteen months ago, when my wife and I felt called to pursue an international adoption, we expected it to be a rollercoaster filled with paperwork, travel, stress, and excitement. Little did we realize just how much God would use this process to help us understand the gospel in a new way. Indeed, I've come to see adoption as simply the best analogy for our redemption in Jesus Christ-the picture of the gospel par excellence. Read more.
Changes at PPL
Change comes with new life
by Marie Bowen
Baby cryingChange sometimes disrupts our lives. Even welcome change, like the birth of a baby, can throw our lives into chaos for a time. Surely the lives of those in the path of Hurricane Sandy have been changed in devastating ways. It will take a long time for families displaced from their homes to find 'normal' again.

You may have noticed that PPL did not post a newsletter in October. There is a reason for that. Read more.

Heart to Heart
Three phone calls that changed my life
by Marie Bowen

August 1988.A report in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette quoted a 1983 document, Covenant and Creation, a policy statement of the PCUSA which said that abortion could be morally acceptable in certain circumstances. I read that article and that statement and out of the depths of my being rose the cry, "The Church should not say that!" I was disturbed to the point that I told my children, "Mommy needs to go to her room for a few minutes." I went into my bedroom, closed the door, and fell to my knees saying, "God, you have tied me to a dead body" (meaning the PCUSA which I had joined only a few months earlier) "You have to let me leave this denomination." Read more.

The PPL Board of Directors has given me, the Executive Director, an ambitious charge for 2013. Beginning right now I need your generous financial support and continual prayer if I am to accomplish all that is set before me to do in defense of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the defense of those innocent and vulnerable lives at the edges. If you will help, we can do it by God's grace and in His strength!
In Christ for Life,
Marie Bowen
Executive Director
Presbyterians Pro-Life
In This Issue
Spiritual Lessons of Adoption
Changes at PPL
Heart to Heart
Pray with PPL
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November 4 - 10

Col 1:9-20; Eph 4:1-16; Matthew 25:31-46

Pray for our nation that we will repent of the sin of abortion; for the daily killing of innocent babies; for one day Jesus will come to judge the living and the dead.

November 11 - 17

I Cor 12:1-27; John 14:16-26; 15:26-16:15; Romans 8:1-17

Pray and give thanks for the Holy Spirit, who regenerates the dead hearts of God's people; for we canno save ourselves.

Pray that the Holy Spirit will raise up those who will speak for the pre-born who cannot speak for themselves.

November 18 - 24

Matt 16:13-28; Eph 2:11-22; Acts 20:17-32

Pray for the PCUSA and its leaders; that it will be a

church built on the truth of Jesus Christ as He is

proclaimed in the Scriptures.

Pray for our churches to take a stand against abortion and to be actively involved in a local pro-life


Nov. 25 - Dec. 1

Acts 8:4-24; I Cor 12:12-27; I Peter 1

Pray for the invisible church throughout the world, that she will proclaim the Gospel to the nations.

Pray for all doctors and nurses who use their skills to heal and foster life; for all pro-lifers who suffer

ridicule, rejection or imprisonment that they might be encouraged by the body of Christ.

Take this opportunity to make a donation online right now. Better yet, set up a monthly automatic donation to support the ongoing defense of human life. Help PPL to call and equip the Presbyterian and Reformed family of churches to promote and protect every human life.


Adoption booklet
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"...[H]e chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved."
Ephesians 1:4-6