Yesterday, I spoke at a 40 Days for Life kickoff event in Lakeland, Florida. Over the weekend, our national director, David Bereit, helped launch the campaign in Norristown, Pennsylvania.
Steve Karlen, our North American outreach coordinator, has visited Shreveport/Bossier City, Louisiana; Little Rock, Arkansas and Memphis, Tennessee. Robert Colquhoun, our international outreach coordinator, spoke in Cardiff, Wales.
Those are just a few of the 253 locations that start 40 Days for Life at a time when many Christians are entering the season of Lent to prepare their hearts for the Resurrection of Christ on Easter Sunday.
As we get ready to start this journey of prayer, fasting and peaceful vigil, I want to share big news — the first international closure of an abortion location following 40 Days for Life vigils outside its doors!
This unprecedented closure is from the heart of London — at the BPAS abortion business in Bedford Square, where five campaigns have taken place.
This now makes 45 abortion centers where 40 Days for Life vigils have taken place that are now totally shut down!
A new article from Baptist Press focuses on these closures. The report highlights the closure of the Planned Parenthood abortion center in Lubbock, Texas and features an interview with the campaign’s young 40 Days for Life leader, Krysten Haga.
You can read the interview at:
If you’ve not taken part in 40 Days for Life before, I hope these stories show what can happen when you put your trust in God and step forward in faith.
The campaign runs from March 5 through April 13. Find the 40 Days for Life location nearest you. Click on that city’s name, and then sign up to get involved however you can.
I’d like to personally invite you to join the journey – as we look forward to seeing what miraculous blessings God has in store!
Here’s the link to today’s devotional.
40 Days for Life
Let’s pray, fast, and shape history together starting tomorrow!