On this final Sunday of Advent, I’m back home in Virginia with my family, snuggling by the fireplace with 18 inches of fresh snow on the ground outside — simply beautiful!
We are now about 36 hours away from the close of applications for the spring 40 Days for Life campaign and things are getting exciting!
It’s tough getting an exact handle on the number of cities because things have been moving so fast, and applications keep coming in by mail and online …
… But I can say the number of locations continues to grow — including numerous cities that have never conducted a 40 Days for Life campaign before!
(HINT: it’s going to be a powerful spring campaign you won’t want to miss out on!)
If you are thinking about leading a 40 Days for Life campaign in your city but still have some questions, we just posted a list of answers to Frequently Asked Questions online at:
The questions answered on that page include:
* This seems overwhelming — where do I start?
* Why is there an application cut-off?
* Is this only for people from certain churches?
* Why is there a fee to lead a local campaign?
* How much more will this cost our community?
* Why apply? Can’t we just do this on our own?
* Why ask for 12 hours of daily vigil coverage?
* Why focus our vigil on just one location?
* Can I really do this?
Check out the answers at:
Now, if you’ve decided not to apply — or if your community is not able to conduct a 40 Days for Life campaign next spring — that’s fine. I would simply ask that you keep the cities preparing to undertake this heroic initiative in your prayers.
Speaking of prayers, I wanted to end by sharing with you the most in-depth story I’ve yet seen about one of the many answered prayers from this fall’s 40 Days for Life: the profound conversion of Abby Johnson, former Planned Parenthood abortion center director.
Read the touching Baptist Press story online.
As Abby recently told the local 40 Days for Life leaders and participants in her hometown, “Your prayers and dedication are the reasons I am working on the right side today!”
Perhaps YOUR community will experience a similar answer to prayers during the spring 40 Days for Life campaign!
Blessings in Christ,
40 Days for Life