Today, I’m speaking at a 40 Days for Life event in College Park, Maryland — but I wanted to share some exciting news about what’s happening 10,000 miles away.
Earlier this week, we sent you the video David Bereit and I recorded in London. Today, we have a video produced by a local Catholic group from Australia. We’ve never been to Australia, but this short video shows how God is using 40 Days for Life Down Under. Enjoy the video!
The campaign in Sydney kicked off with a procession to the vigil site — the Pre-Term Foundation, the oldest abortion facility in Sydney. An estimated 400 people took part, including Bishop Terry Brady of the Catholic archdiocese.
“As in previous years, the procession saw its fair share of hecklers,” reports one of the local team leaders. “One lady began screaming and writing on the ground with chalk in front of the facility, until a sudden downpour of rain stopped her mid-sentence.”
“This Lent, we are going to Calvary, to take love where there is no love, where innocence is crucified,” said local coordinator Paul Hanrahan.
CARSON CITY, NEVADA
40 Days for Life in Nevada’s capital city started with a well-attended candlelight vigil. The volunteers will be praying outside a new Planned Parenthood facility for these 40 days.
The location is not far from Nevada’s legislature, supreme court and governor’s mansion — “just a short walk away,” said one of the Carson City leaders.
This spring, Birmingham is holding its EIGHTH 40 Days for Life campaign!
More than 100 people took part in the candlelight vigil in front of the Planned Parenthood facility, launching 40 days of prayer and fasting. “We had four pastors lead us in prayer. We sang in praise and heard encouraging words from our local pregnancy resource center director,” said Ed in Birmingham.
“Over these last four years of 40 Days for Life, we have grown our pro-life participation greatly and become more unified in all of our local projects as we stand for life,” he said. “We left that evening ready to start. Thanks be to God!”
Here’s the link to today’s devotional.
40 Days for Life
PS: As always, if you have a story to share about the blessings of 40 Days for Life, please post a reply below.