Can you imagine abortions dropping 23% in YOUR community? How many lives would that be? That’s what has happened in Jacksonville, Florida. But to make that possible, there was one thing that had to be overcome — fear.
Prayer is the foundation of a 40 Days for Life campaign and that prayer helps us overcome our natural hesitation to participate in the vigils — especially for the first time.
That’s what I talked about with volunteers in Jacksonville along with the unbelievable details about a mom who chose life for her handicapped baby.
I had the flu during this trip, but the folks in Florida took care of me and had a huge event … with 10 local pastors in attendance!
Find one of the 261 campaign locations near you … and remember that our Lord told us to “be not afraid.”
SAN MATEO, CALIFORNIA
The Planned Parenthood staff in San Mateo keeps trying to find something to complain about. They have no legitimate issues, but that isn’t stopping them from trying to find fault with the peaceful 40 Days for Life vigil on the public right-of-way outside.
“The police have come out at least four times, mostly called by Planned Parenthood and their escorts,” said Jessica in San Mateo.
“The most recent time a vigil volunteer had our lawyer on the phone and asked the police officer if he wished to speak with her,” she said. “He declined. He also finally acknowledged that we were doing nothing wrong and then he left.”
One thing we hear from many people is the simple fact that abortion facilities are just not pleasant places. Sure, they try to dress themselves up as “health care centers.” But that doesn’t hide what they do.
Christine in Bridgeport got some good news – and some insight – from the 40 Days for Life vigil.
The vigil participants talked to a woman who’d had an abortion appointment – but changed her mind after she had gone inside the building.
Christine said, “She walked out of the Summit Women’s Center and told volunteers that she would never go there again because it was disgusting!”
Here’s the link to today’s devotional.
Yours for Life,
40 Days for Life
PS: If you have stories of how praying during this 40 Days for Life campaign has impacted your life, I’d love to hear your comments. Post them as a reply below.