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    Inspiring the Church to Engage Government for the Advance of God's Kingdom
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 …

MESSAGE FROM BOB: THANK YOU FOR STANDING FOR MARRIAGE ... BUT WE'RE NOT DONE YET!

Many of you heard the call to stand up for marriage and religious liberty by opposing the federal (Dis)Respect for Marriage Act. Thank you!

Thanks to your efforts, the U.S. Senate postponed a vote on the bill, which would have altered federal law to codify marriage as anything California (or any other state) is willing to call “marriage,” while threatening churches and non-profits that hold to biblical teachings on marriage and sexuality.

But the battle is not over yet …

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.”

FEATURED CONTENT:
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.