NewsTue Sep 19, 2017 - 11:53 am EST
Look what you’ve accomplished!
Did you know LifeSite turns 20 years old this year? And we must be honest - this is entirely by God’s grace and by the generous support of you, our faithful friends and readers.
Earlier this summer, LifeSite hosted a celebration event outside Washington D.C. (completely underwritten by our generous sponsors) that was absolutely spectacular (be sure to check out our photos below). In preparation for that historic event, we were overwhelmed by the great generosity of so many who have kept this mission growing for the past two decades.
But before I share some of the details of our 20th anniversary celebration, we need to remind you that today is day 7 of our crucial fall fundraising campaign, and we still have $210,740 left to raise. (Click here to donate)
In truth, LifeSite was launched rather haphazardly in September 1997 - a heartfelt thanks to Canada’s National pro-life organization, Campaign Life Coalition, for their support in our endeavors.. We could not have ever imagined what LifeSite would do and how very important it would become over the next 20 years.
With the help of our generous supporters like you, we have:
- Reached 30 MILLION people around the world in 2016
- Published over 60,000 news articles on life and family issues
- Garnered over 1.6 MILLION petition signatures related to breaking issues concerning life and family - many of which have helped to guide the victories we’ve seen
- Provided coverage to millions on the great work leaders and activists in the life and family movements are doing
- Become recognized as the go-to source on the issues the mainstream media ignores
These successes would not be possible without you, our dedicated readers. We have a growing list of leaders and activists that regularly tell us they depend upon our news service for the important work they are doing with their own missions.
Like James Dobson, fearless pro-family leader and advocate who started Focus on the Family. On the occasion of our 20th anniversary he wrote, “Congratulations on the 20th anniversary of LifeSiteNews. I appreciate the work you do and feel that we are on the same team.”
Truly, this has been an astonishing, challenging, and an exceptionally blessed adventure. Looking back now, it is clear that the key to our success has been letting God be in charge and relying on His graces and inspiration rather than on our very ordinary and weak selves.
We report whatever we have been led to report and leave the success (or lack of success) up to God’s Providence. With that, there has been no room for ego. The work has always been a mission to assist the entire pro-life, pro–family movement, truly God’s movement.
The result has been frequent, amazing actions undertaken by readers in response to our reports.
Help us continue serving the pro-life and pro-family movement with a generous donation to our fall campaign today!
One of the greatest blessings of being part of the LifeSite team has been the many exceptional people we have been privileged to work with over the years.
It can easily be said that the current LifeSite team is the best that we have ever had. And, this has only been possible because our readers believed in us, found inspiration in our news reporting, and made the decision to join the culture war by donating to our mission!
Why have we all been chosen to participate in this work? Only God knows. We are all oftentimes weak, so very flawed, not with any “special” talents - but God has decided that He still wants to use us to accomplish His will. How amazing is that?
Looking back over the past 20 years, we can only give thanks for all the graces and awesome experiences that have been given. God is so very good to those who simply trust in Him and consistently try to do His will. His generosity is truly amazing - wouldn’t you agree?
So, thank you for joining us today in our 20th Anniversary celebration! Without supporters such as yourselves LifeSite could never have continued all these years. Please pray for us, as we pray for you whom we serve.
If you support LifeSite’s mission to shine a light in the darkness and to fearlessly promote Christ’s teachings on life and family, “in season and out of season” (2 Tim. 4:2), no matter the opposition, PLEASE consider donating today to our fall campaign.