January 2008

Dear Lay Missionary of the Gospel of Life,

Breaking News! A new Online Community site has been created just for Lay Missionaries of the Gospel of Life like you!

Starting today we can all share as members of our Missionaries of the Gospel of Life Online Community. This gathering place will be a wonderful asset for the building of our relationships, equipping us more fully for ministry and to assist us in being better witnesses of the Gospel of Life. Everything we need is on the site, except you! I want to personally invite you to join me on our Missionaries of the Gospel of Life Online Community. You may register today at www.pfl-mev.org/user/CreateUser.aspx.

After you've registered you will have access to the site and the ability for us to dialogue and strategize online. Remember, this M.E.V. Community site has been developed specifically and exclusively for Lay Missionaries of the Gospel of Life. Please do not share the registration link with those who are not Lay Missionaries of the Gospel of Life. I hope that every M.E.V. Lay Associate will take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.

There are also plans for our building community through phone conferences and/or web conferences. Father Frank and I have been working with our technical team to facilitate such gatherings in the near future. Be on the watch for information that will detail when and how to join in the conferencing. Father Frank and I look forward to sharing with you. Please be sure that we have your most current and best email and phone information.

Let's also take advantage of what is already available. I ask that you review our standard M.E.V. Lay Association site: www.priestsforlife.org/missionary at least weekly. In particular, the home page has some new pictures of associates participating in their Promise Ceremonies www.priestsforlife.org/missionary/laypromises.htm. Are you scheduled to make your promises?

The anniversary of Roe v. Wade offers national and local opportunity to March for Life. For some excellent teaching, practical information, and some particular events see www.priestsforlife.org/plgroups/marchforlife.html.

The Eternal Word Television Network will again be offering live coverage of the March for Life, and has chosen to re-air the Journey Home testimony of my beloved wife and lay missionary, Joy Pinto, M.E.V. The show will air: Tuesday, January 22nd at 1am and 10am; Wednesday, January 23rd at 1pm and Saturday, January 26th at 11pm (All times Eastern). For more information and to listen online, go to www.ewtn.com. Check your local listings for your EWTN station.

Yes, there is a lot to look forward to. I look forward to more frequent community building and outreach with you this year. Please register now for membership in our new M.E.V. Community Site: www.pfl-mev.org/user/CreateUser.aspx. I also ask that you would prayerfully consider inviting me for a mission in your locality. You may begin the process by email: www.priestsforlife.org/speakers/trip_information_form.htm or
call Margaret in the travel office at 1.888.735.3448 x258.

If you need to share further about this email, especially the new M.E.V. Online Community, you may reach me or one of my assistants at the contact information below.

Remember, you are not alone in this great work. Our Lord is present in innumerable ways, and we belong to a great community of faith!

United with you in the Gospel of Life,

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