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QUEEN ELIZABETH II: AN INSPIRING EXAMPLE

Commentary by Greg Baker

I have long admired the British monarchy and was so sad to hear the news of the death of Queen Elizabeth II, whose life-long example reminds us of the importance of the position of head of state.

This crucial position in government is too often overlooked. Yet Queen Elizabeth’s life has been an example, not only to her nation, but also the world, of how the head of state can – with Christ-like service and self-sacrifice – truly lead a nation.

DR. BILL LILE WOWS IOWA SUMMIT WITH PRO-LIFE MESSAGE

“A patient is a person, no matter how small,” said Dr. Bill Lile at the 2022 FAMiLY Leadership Summit. “[And] when I have a pregnant patient, I have two patients, the mother and the baby.”

Lile, a board-certified doctor of obstetrics and gynecology known as “The Pro-Life Doc,” delivered an informative and engaging address on pre-born life to the crowd of over 1,800 at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Des Moines on July 15.

VIDEO: WATCH THE FULL 2022 FAMiLY LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

The ballroom of the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Des Moines was packed on July 15, 2022, for the 11th annual FAMiLY Leadership Summit featuring keynote speakers Dr. Tony Evans and FOX TV’s Tucker Carlson.

An estimated crowd of over 1,800 people were on hand for an event billed as “The Midwest’s largest gathering of Christians seeking cultural transformation in the family, Church, government, and more.”

NOW AVAILABLE: UPDATED AND EXPANDED "LIGHT FROM LUCAS"

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.