Episode 166

Yes for Life Alliance, Alliance Defending Freedom & Prayers for Christians

Aug 23, 2022

Training sessions held across Kentucky this summer have equipped voters to advocate and rally support for Constitutional Amendment 2, a pro-life measure that will be on the ballot on Nov. 8. Alliance Defending Freedom announced Kristen Waggoner as its new president and CEO Friday (Aug. 19). Waggoner will assume the post on Oct. 1, following Michael Farris, who joined ADF in January 2017, and Alan Sears, who served 23 years as the founding CEO. And, the International Mission Board is asking people to join them in praying for places around the world where Christians are on the move. First, in Basque in the northern region of Spain.

Host

Brandon Porter

Resources

The Voice of the Martyrs

Transcript

Training sessions held across Kentucky this summer have equipped voters to advocate and rally support for Constitutional Amendment 2, a pro-life measure that will be on the ballot on Nov. 8.

The amendment, if ratified this fall, would create a new section in the Kentucky constitution that reads:

“To protect human life, nothing in this Constitution shall be construed to secure or protect a right to abortion or require the funding of abortion.”

The Yes for Life Alliance, a coalition of pro-life organizations, organized the trainings. The alliance is comprised of the Kentucky Baptist Convention, the Kentucky Right to Life Association, the Family Foundation of Kentucky, the Catholic Conference of Kentucky, Sisters for Life and the Commonwealth Policy Center.
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Alliance Defending Freedom announced Kristen Waggoner as its new president and CEO Friday (Aug. 19). Waggoner will assume the post on Oct. 1, following Michael Farris, who joined ADF in January 2017, and Alan Sears, who served 23 years as the founding CEO. The ADF board of directors voted unanimously Aug. 11 to name Waggoner to the position after a thorough consideration process. Sears, who hired Waggoner in 2013, also indicated his full and unreserved support for her and the decision of the board. Farris, 71, will serve ADF in a new role advancing the mission of the organization in specific key areas related to his expertise.

Waggoner will continue in her role as general counsel, where her tenure has been marked by a strong emphasis on a proactively minded legal strategy that protects the rights of all people and highlights the tangible harm caused when government violates fundamental freedoms. In addition, Waggoner has ensured that ADF is ready, willing, and able to assist in the more than 10,500 requests for legal help it receives each year.
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Good News for Today is sponsored by The Voice of the Martyrs

Good News for Today is made possible through our friends at The Voice of the Martyrs, a nonprofit organization that serves persecuted Christians around the world. Founded in 1967 by Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand, VOM is dedicated to inspiring believers to deepen their commitment to Christ and to fulfill His Great Commission — no matter the cost. Find out more and sign up for their free monthly magazine at vom.org/goodnews.
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The International Mission Board is asking people to join them in praying for places around the world where Christians are on the move. First, in Basque in the northern region of Spain.

Christians are reaching out to the community by displaying art and through other cultural events. They’re pointing those enjoyed the craftsmanship to a website that features a gospel message.

In addition, Christian seminaries are reopening in Sub-Saharan Africa and the IMB is asking for prayer.

They are asking for the safety of students and teachers as they make their way to and from classes.

The IMB asks believers to pray that God would give them courage and help them remain faithful and true to Scripture as they learn.

Learn more by visiting IMB.org.

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