President’s Letter: A Life or Death Issue

We’re changing the way we do things, starting with telling the stories of our global pregnancy resource centers.

From Message magazine issue "Wonderfully Made"

Did you know that for every 30 missionaries who go to a reached people group, only one missionary goes to an unreached people group?

There’s a lot to do in global missions. But that’s not the only gap I see.

2022 will be a critical turning point for pro-life causes. This month, thousands of believers are marching for the unborn at the US capital. And this summer, the US Supreme Court will decide if the precedent from of Roe v. Wade will stand. But protecting the defenseless isn’t just a US political issue—it’s a world missions issue.

Only 3% of abortions happen in the US. Yet 97% of pro-life funding is spent in the US. That means that 97% of funding is missing 97% of the problem.

When I was a pastor, I often encouraged our congregation to pray for, look for, and minister to their unbelieving friends undergoing crises. Why? Because personal crises consistently open doors for the gospel.

Crisis pregnancies open doors too. And throughout the world, we’re seeing personal, relational, crisis pregnancy ministry lead to salvations and church planting.

So, we’re shifting our normal schedule with Message to bring you a special edition— earlier than normal—about what God is doing around the world to save children, transform women’s lives, and build his church.

The stories in this special issue are only a small sampling of what God is doing around the world. We couldn’t fit stories of every life-affirming ministry into this edition, but you can learn more about these gospel-centered pro-life efforts at

Paul L. Davis

Paul Davis is president of ABWE. Prior to his appointment in 2017, Paul served as senior pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Holland, MI. He attended Liberty University and Dallas Theological Seminary and holds a master’s degree from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. Paul and his wife, Martha, have been married for 28 years, and have both served in numerous roles in Christian ministry and education. They have four adult children. Follow Paul on Facebook.