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March 3, 2008

Dear Lay Missionary of the Gospel of Life:

I pray this letter finds you experiencing a Holy Lent!

Special thanks to those who responded to my last email reflection on the Theology of the Face. If you have not had the opportunity to read it yet, you may do so at www.priestsforlife.org/articles/facetoface.htm. The practical application of this mystery offers a beautiful and sacred way of promoting the Gospel of Life. Let's share further about this reflection on our MEV-Online Community: The site to register may be found at http://pfl-mev.org/user/CreateUser.aspx. The address for the Community site is www.pfl-mev.org.

As I mentioned in the email video, the Inquirer Assessment Form, www.priestsforlife.org/missionary/lay-assessment-form.pdf plays a vital role in advancing our progress as Lay Missionaries. I would like to share several ways this form aids us:

1. The Assessment Form is a ready resource in giving us some of the most fundamental information every Inquirer and Professed member needs to know as a Lay Missionary. While the form is to be completed and mailed to the M.E.V/Priests for Life office after a minimum of ten months of formation, the Form should be downloaded and worked on as soon as one registers with the MEV-Lay Associates.

2. The Form should be used in Life Cell gatherings as a guide for learning and formation of those attending. The Life Cell Facilitator may want to spend a given time during the Cell meeting to review several of the answers to specific Assessment Form questions/requirements.

3. The completion of the Form is required in order to make one's promises as a Lay Missionary of the Gospel of Life.

I am asking every Lay Missionary to download the Assessment Form and to be ready to assist others in doing so. In particular, I call upon those who have been in formation for ten months or more to please fill out the form and return it to us today. The key links for all Lay Missionaries who need to make promises or to assist others in doing so:

-Assessment Form: www.priestsforlife.org/missionary/lay-assessment-form.pdf

-The Process for the Making of Promises: www.priestsforlife.org/missionary/july07letter.htm 

May the Lord continue to deepen His life within you this Lenten Season. Do not hesitate to contact us, and let us know how we may assist you as a Lay Missionary of the Gospel of Life.

With you on the journey,

Jim Pinto, Jr. M.E.V.
Pastoral Associate: Priests for Life
National Coordinator: Missionaries of the Gospel of Life-Lay Associates
E-mail: Missionary@priestsforlife.org

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