In the time I have been writing this column, I have had the pleasure to tell you of some community volunteer organizations. They have been the Rehoboth Volunteer Dental Clinic, the Houston County Humane Society, the Middle Georgia Chapter of the American Red Cross, Houston County Habitat for Humanity, the Friends of Perry Animal Shelter and the Pregnancy Resource Center.
These are volunteer-driven organizations that take no tax dollars from you and are staffed by your friends and neighbors. These volunteers will be the first to respond to your needs in the case of a disaster. They are meeting needs of those in our community daily and are most deserving of your support.
These are true public servants. Forget those elected officials who often serve themselves and concern themselves with you only at election time.
There is another volunteer organization I need to tell you about: the Houston County Chapter of Georgia Right to Life. The members devote themselves to saving the lives of the unborn.
In the interest of full disclosure, I am a member and officer of the chapter. We believe in the sanctity of human life from conception to natural end of life. The chapter proudly partners with the Pregnancy Resource Center and Caring Solutions adoption agency. There are options available in the event of an unplanned pregnancy. There is also assistance in that time of need.
In November, the chapter held its annual Thanks for Giving Life dinner. The dinner was provided free of charge to about 100 attendees. Special entertainment was provided by One Voice, six talented singing ladies from Sandy Valley Baptist Church. They were simply glorious.
The guest speaker for the evening was former Georgia first lady Mary Perdue. Perdue stressed that it was time for pro-life supporters to find their voice and stand up for those who cannot stand for themselves. She was the highlight of the evening.
Jesus said, Let the little children come to me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 19:14)
We must remain silent no longer. We must be the voice for those who have no voice. And so we shall.
Our nation is in a moral crisis, and it is too often neglected in pulpits across the country as we wouldnt want to make anyone feel uncomfortable while sitting in the pews.
It seems too often that churches invite you to come as you are and have you leave in the same condition.
Unless we get our individual acts together soon, we best be holding tight to something because the downhill slide is about to get downright scary.
David Wittenberg resides in Kathleen. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.