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  • THE FAMiLY LEADER
    Inspiring the Church to Engage Government for the Advance of God's Kingdom
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LAST CHANCE TO PASS, YOUR LAST CHANCE TO ACT!

The 2022 legislative session is coming down to the wire, with adjournment expected next week. Still hanging by a thread are the issues of school choice and support for new and expecting mothers. This is your LAST CHANCE to make your voice heard on these important issues!

TFL’s Chuck Hurley and Daniel Sunne give you an insider’s look at what to expect in the Legislature’s home stretch:

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TFL ENDORSES HELENA HAYES IN JUNE 7 GOP PRIMARY

“Helena Hayes is a strong pro-life, pro-parent candidate,” says Bob Vander Plaats, President and CEO of The FAMiLY Leader. “At no time in our recent history has it been more clear that parents need more involvement and more choice in their children’s education. Hayes is a champion of school choice, Gov. Kim Reynolds’ ESA plan, protecting children in schools from pornographic material, and increasing parental control of their children’s education.

Voters of Iowa District 88 (Keokuk County, most of Mahaska County, and part of Jefferson County) would be well served by Hayes representing them in the Iowa House.”

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NAME OF JESUS, VALUE OF LIFE RESOUND IN IOWA CAPITOL

The Iowa Capitol resounded today with the name of Jesus and the sounds of praise, worship, and prayer, as part of the National Day of Prayer.

An estimated 200 people filled the Capitol Rotunda to join in in prayer, led in song by The ELIM Arrival out of North Liberty, Iowa, led in a recital of the Word of God by students from Mt. Olive Lutheran School in Des Moines, and led in prayer by pastors, community leaders, and government officials of both political parties, in an event led by The FAMiLY Leader.

FEATURED NEWS: U.S. SUPREME COURT LEAK ON ABORTION CASE - F.A.Q.
  • What happened?
  • Will this outlaw abortion?
  • Is this final?
  • What does this mean for Iowa?
  • What about marriage rulings?
  • What can I DO?
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IN LOVING MEMORY:
LUCAS VANDER PLAATS

The FAMiLY Leader lost a dear member of our extended family in 2021. Lucas Vander Plaats, third son of Bob and Darla Vander Plaats, met his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, cheek to cheek and face to face, where every tear and disability were wiped away, on November 22, 2021. He was 28 years old.

Lucas was born with a very rare brain disorder, Partial Pachygyria Lissencephaly, resulting in life-long physical and mental disabilities requiring 24-hour care. Yet Lucas’ life displayed the glory and mighty works of God …

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THE LEGACY OF AN UNLIKELY FRIENDSHIP

Bob and Donna Red Wing were often quoted in the news media on opposite sides of contentious issues. Bob leads a Christian organization that advocates for public policy consistent with biblical values. Donna was a longtime LGBTQ activist and, in her own words, “a sometimes agitator.” They were natural “enemies” who became the most unlikely of friends.