A few hours ago, a record 2,004 people from coast-to-coast participated in the 40 Days for Life “Midpoint” Tele-Rally and Webcast.
Here are just a few of the unsolicited comments sent to us by participants after the call:
“What a blessing your webcast was to me and several of my friends. I just can’t express with words how much this really encouraged me and my friends to go all the way with Jesus for saving unborn babies.”
“Beautiful, thank U for the testimonies and prayers for this wonderful mission. Tonight’s message on the web was awesome.”
“Thank you for the amazing, inspiring teleconference this evening! It was a blessing for so many people. I am looking forward to the second half of 40 Days!”
I think you get the idea — the call was really inspirational!
Our twelve dynamic presenters — national and local leaders — poured out an hour and 25 minutes of hope-filled success reports from across North America…
…and we shared the breaking news about the number of confirmed lives saved during the first half of this fall’s 40 Days for Life campaign:
This call contained such vital information for this crucial moment in history — that we quickly worked to post the entire recording online, and it’s now ready for you!
You, your friends, and family members can listen via streaming web audio or download the MP3 file to your iPod or computer (even if you only have a dial-up Internet connection). Just go to:
If you are sick of hearing all the negative news every time you turn on the radio or television and want to get a renewed sense of HOPE — then you need to listen to the recording of this call in the next 24 hours.
I have NEVER been more optimistic than I am today!
Here’s today’s devotional from Georgette Forney, President of Anglicans for Life…
DAY 22 INTENTION:
May those who hold life as trivial realize that we live because God wills it so.
Who among all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this, in His hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.
– Job 12:9-10
REFLECTION by Georgette Forney, Anglicans for Life:
Job was a man acquainted with grief, trials and tribulation. He had everything taken from him, including his family. He endured sickness, ridicule and judgment from his friends. Everyone gave him advice about his situation, questioning his spirituality and his God.
Job’s circumstances were bad but he never loses faith. Why? Because “the hand of the Lord has made all life.” Created by God, he knows his life has meaning and purpose, regardless of the circumstances.
In our present culture, we’ve lost that basic truth; every life is made and allowed to live by God’s sovereign authority. As people who pride ourselves on our independence, we have a hard time acknowledging our dependence on God.
From our creation, when we were knit together in our mother’s womb to our last breath, God’s word is clear that “in His hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.”
It’s time for us as individuals, and as a society, to recognize that we exist by God’s grace and turn back to Him, honoring His word and His teachings. Why? Because our world is full of Jobs, people who are dealing with trials and tribulations and hurting desperately.
Job’s response should be ours as well. Regardless of what we face (even an unplanned pregnancy) God in His wisdom and mercy will redeem it.
How do I know? Job’s friends who doubted God’s sovereignty cry out to God asking for help, God instructs Job to pray for his friends and after he does, God restores all that Job had lost.
In other words, because Job never lost faith and knew and trusted His Creator, the Lord blessed Job.
Thank you Father God for being the Creator of my life and every life. Please give me, and the society in which I live, an appreciation for your gift of life. Please help us set aside our pride and acknowledge that we need you.
Show me how I can honor you today in response to all the blessings you bestow so freely. In the name of Jesus, Amen.
Today’s 40 Days for Life devotional can also be downloaded at: http://40daysforlife.com/docs/fall2008day22print.pdf
One of the important pro-life battles going on in America during this 40 Days for Life campaign is the Colorado Personhood Amendment Initiative.
This effort began when 19-year-old Kristi Burton launched an effort that gathered more than 130,000 signatures to place on this fall’s Colorado ballot an amendment that would add these simple words to the state constitution:
“The term ‘Person’ or ‘Persons’ shall include any human from the time of fertilization.”
Simple, yet POWERFUL.
These 14 words would establish protection for the most helpless in our midst — innocent children in the womb.
Though it is not a 40 Days for Life event, you can learn more about the Colorado initiative — and its implications for the rest of the country — by participating in a conference call briefing tonight, Wednesday, October 15, at 7 PM Mountain (9 PM Eastern, 8 PM Central, 6 PM Pacific).
On the call, I will be joining Eduardo Verastegui (star of the pro-life movie “Bella”) and the leaders of the historic Colorado Personhood initiative — and you’re invited to join us!
Learn more at:
Hope your week is full of blessings!
Yours for Life,
National Campaign Director
40 Days for Life