Episode 131

The Battle Continues with Abortion Bans, Send Relief Helping Ukrainian Neighbors & Church Planters in D.C.

Jul 5, 2022

The battle continues in many states over the implications of the recent ruling by the US Supreme Court overturn the 50-year old Roe vs. Wade decision. As Russian forces move forward in Ukraine, more than 14 million Ukrainians have been displaced because of the conflict. And Washington, D.C., is known as a worldwide hub of influence and the nerve center for U.S. policy and politics. Considered one of the most globally diverse cities in the world, people from across the globe live, work, study and represent their home countries in America’s capital city.

Transcript

The battle continues in many states over the implications of the recent ruling by the US Supreme Court overturn the 50-year old Roe vs. Wade decision.

In Kentucky, the Attorney General is fighting the ACLU and Planned Parenthood all the way to the State Supreme Court.

Attorney General Daniel Cameron is asking the Kentucky Supreme Court to reinstate Kentucky’s Human Life Protection Act and Heartbeat Law and end abortions in the state.

“We are exhausting every possible avenue to have Kentucky’s Human Life Protection Act and Heartbeat Law reinstated,” Cameron said. “There is no more important issue than protecting life, and we are urging the state’s highest court to consider our request for emergency relief.”

In Texas, abortion clinics closed over the weekend after a Friday night court decision reversed a lower court’s ruling blocking an abortion ban at six weeks of gestation.

In Montana, Planned Parenthood said they stopped distributing chemical abortion medication to patients.

As Russian forces move forward in Ukraine, more than 14 million Ukrainians have been displaced because of the conflict.

Send Relief is working to provide aid to those affected by the war in Ukraine. Donations in excess of $10 million has already been given.

The relief agency of the Southern Baptist Convention is also offering the opportunity for people to sponsor Ukrainian refugees who may be relocated to the United States.

From resettlement team training to one-on-one coaching, Send Relief can help prepare churches and ministry teams to welcome our new Ukrainian neighbors. The training will cover how to serve and meet practical needs while being sensitive to other cultures and contexts, as well as what discipleship and evangelism strategies are most appropriate for the situation.

Learn more by visiting SendRelief.org.

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Washington, D.C., is known as a worldwide hub of influence and the nerve center for U.S. policy and politics. Considered one of the most globally diverse cities in the world, people from across the globe live, work, study and represent their home countries in America’s capital city. But there’s more to the city than the powerful and educated elite who call it home.

The evangelical population in D.C. is only 12.5 percent. But a number of planters, pastors and partners hope to see this number increase and lives transformed significantly through church planting and evangelism efforts.

Jared and Jennifer Huntley are church planters at Pillar Church in Washington, DC. They’re serving alongside other believers who are striving to carry out the Great Commission in DC.

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