Bruce Wilkinson returns with the Great Turnaround™
Posted: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 5:00 pm
By NANCY LATIMER
Special to The Messenger
Many people are familiar with Dr. Bruce Wilkinson as the New York Times’ best-selling Christian author of more than 60 books, including “Prayer of Jabez,” the fastest-selling book in history, with worldwide sales exceeding 20 million.
What they may not know is that Wilkinson is now working full-time on the Great Turnaround™. The mission of The Great Turnaround is to “raise $100 million for local pregnancy centers in order to save 100,000 lives.” Those are the lives of our most vulnerable members of society — babies.
Why would Wilkinson pick up the pro-life yoke so passionately? Roe vs. Wade (1973) was a landmark case decided by the United States Supreme Court on the issue of abortion.
The high court held that a woman may abort her pregnancy for any reason, up until the “point at which the fetus becomes ‘viable.’”
Since the Supreme Court issued its decision legalizing abortion in America, more than 53 million abortions have been performed. That’s right.
The beating hearts of 53 million children were literally stopped.
However, even without reversing that legislation, Wilkinson believes that the body of Christians in the country can change the course of history and the direction that our country is heading.
Wilkinson sees pregnancy centers as key. For starters, pregnant women need our love and support. Many feel trapped, like they have no choice but to have an abortion. So we must provide them with alternative choices.”
LifeBeat Pregnancy and Family Resource Center, located in Tiptonville, will be hosting Wilkinson for one of those 100 days at their fund-raising banquet Feb. 25.
Wilkinson brings his business acumen to bear and his steadfast faith in God in the Great Turnaround™. And apparently it works. Wilkinson has teamed with several other pro-life centers in Tennessee with amazing results.
LifeBeat Pregnancy and Family Resource Center hopes to grow into a medical clinic in 2012. That would require the purchase of ultrasound equipment and hiring staff to operate it, including a medical doctor to oversee the clinic. This is a large order for a pro-life center located in Lake County, the 11th poorest county in the U.S., serving clients in Lake and Obion counties.
The fund-raising dinner will be held at Union City Second Baptist Church at 831 Everett Blvd. to handle the anticipated attendance of 300 people. The dinner starts at 6. Those interested in attending are encouraged to call LifeBeat at (731) 253-7222 or email Trina@LifeBeatCenter.com as soon as possible. Published in The Messenger 2.1.12