Kirk Walden and LifeTrends join Heartbeat International
An open letter to the LifeTrends Family,
It is a thrill to announce to all of you that I, and LifeTrends, are now part of the Heartbeat team. Our partnership with Heartbeat over the past several years has grown to the point where I can't think of a better place for LifeTrends to call home.
LifeTrends then, is now a part of the Heartbeat family of services. While I will remain in the Nashville area, I now serve as part of the HB ministry team in addition to my speaking at events across the country and continuing my writing.
This is the perfect fit for both me and LifeTrends for three reasons.
First, Heartbeat International is a shining example of what it means to serve pregnancy help ministries. When you call Heartbeat, you always find a person wanting to listen and engage. This is a foundational principle for LifeTrends which will continue as LifeTrends merges under the Heartbeat banner.
Second, Heartbeat is unique in that all elements of the pregnancy help community—pregnancy help centers, non-profit adoption agencies and maternity homes—come together under one umbrella. My dream was to see LifeTrends serve all components of the pregnancy help community; now we can.
Finally, when I launched LifeTrends 14 years ago I never considered that one day we might serve internationally. Because Heartbeat is the only affiliate network that reaches around the globe, LifeTrends is going places I never dreamed.
To me, LifeTrends is truly my "baby," birthed in my living room out of a desire to stay connected to and serve the pregnancy help community. She is now grown up and reached the point where she is prepared for a great marriage with Heartbeat International. She is in great hands, and I look forward to watching her grow into the future.
Many of you have questions regarding logistics, continuing to connect with me, and in particular, your subscriptions to our flagship publication, The LifeTrends Connection. In short, this transition will be as seamless as possible and you will likely not notice any significant changeover as we join the Heartbeat family.
Answers to your questions can be found below; if you have other questions you can contact me at kirk(at)lifetrendsonline.com.
Thank you for being a part of the LifeTrends family. We're growing!
How does this affect my subscription to The LifeTrends Connection?
All subscriptions will continue normally and will be honored. There may be some changes on our end, but none that will impact you.
A reminder: Heartbeat affiliates receive The LifeTrends Connection at no charge as a part of the affiliate package of services. If you are not an affiliate yet, now is a great time to join.
Can we still purchase LifeTrends materials at LifeTrendsOnline.com?
Absolutely. Everything is the same at this point; we may make some logistical changes in the future but we will let you know when that time comes. In fact, you may want to check our site out often in the coming months—we may be making some major announcements here! LifeTrends materials will also be available at Heartbeat International's web site.
Is Kirk's book, The Wall, still available at LifeTrendsOnline?
Absolutely. You may still purchase bulk copies here. In fact, the "July" sale is now extended into August and perhaps beyond. Purchase your copies for board members, supporters, friends and others here.
Is Kirk still speaking at banquets? How can we contact him?
Yes. In fact, 2014 and 2015 are shaping up to be his most active banquet seasons ever. Contact Gloria Leyda at Ambassador Speakers Bureau for information on Kirk coming to your event. He loves presenting the vision behind The Wall, and we are seeing this is leading to many record events.