As we start a new week, let’s rejoice at the good that God has done! So far, there have been 112 babies saved from abortion — that we know of — during this 40 Days for Life campaign!
And that means that since 40 Days for Life began as a coordinated campaign five years ago, there have now been, through God’s grace, MORE THAN 6,000 LIVES SAVED!
Here are just a few of those babies’ stories.
“Today is a day that I will never forget,” said one of the 40 Days for Life volunteers in Dallas. “Today, for the first time, I stood in front of an abortion clinic with other Christians and prayed for an end to abortion.”
There was a heaviness all around her, she said, yet “it quickly became apparent to me that God Himself was there among us, in a very real way.”
She kept her head down, “trying to block out the traffic noise and focus on why I was there.”
It was at that point that one of the counselors came up and said, “A woman just chose life!”
The woman had come for an abortion, but couldn’t bring herself to go through with it. She was weeping as she spoke with the counselor.
“Wow! God was already answering our prayers,” the volunteer said, “as we stood there on that sidewalk.”
Patti, the local leader in Downey, knows of several women who’ve chosen life for their babies during this campaign. “God is answering in mighty ways,” she said.
In a posting on the 40 Days for Life blog, another volunteer tells of a young woman who walked up to vigil participants and introduced herself. She was holding a small child as she told them her story.
During last fall’s campaign, she was at this very same facility as a client — she was going to have an RU-486 abortion. As she was walking in, she noticed the people praying. It was a thought she couldn’t get out her mind.
When she was given the first abortion pill to take, she walked out, telling the staff, “I can’t do this!”
After finishing her story, she told the volunteers that she would be taking her infant son to church the following Sunday for a dedication ceremony.
Some of the people listening to all of this then took her to a nearby Christian pregnancy help center, where she picked up some much-needed baby supplies — and a new outfit for her son.
Said one of the volunteers, “To God be the glory!”
BUFFALO, NEW YORK
Peter tells the story of a young woman who left the abortion center and walked up to three prayer volunteers and struck up a conversation. The three soon found out that the woman was pregnant.
Before long, she simply said, “I don’t want to have the abortion.”
The prayer volunteers got her in touch with a counselor, who had a long discussion with her. The woman, Peter said, “had come to the realization from seeing a her sonogram that it was truly a baby growing in her womb and NOT just a ‘fetus’ as noted to her by clinic staff.”
Peter later had a chance to speak with her “and assured her that she will have all of our prayers … and we will guide her to receive all the support she needs from the Buffalo pro-life community.”
Here’s the link to today’s devotional.
40 Days for Life
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