McKinney, Texas

Icy Texas roads have been a big concern for vigil volunteers in McKinney this week … so Paul, the local leader, has stressed safety. “On a positive note,” he said, “Planned Parenthood closed due to weather for two days and is already scheduled to be closed Friday. That means Planned Parenthood is closed all week!”

Earlier in the campaign, it wasn’t snow and ice but rain that concerned Paul and his team. As they were arriving for an event last week, they saw rain in the distance. “We barely had the books sheltered under the plastic table before it started raining buckets,” he said. “Instead of setting up the sound equipment, we bundled up and prayed.”

People started showing up in the rain … but right before the event was set to start, the rain stopped. Eventually, more than 50 people turned out.

“I may have temporarily lost my voice by the end but everything went pretty smoothly even without a sound system,” Paul said. “After our closing prayer, a volunteer announced that someone had bought pizza for everyone. God is good!”

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Written by
David Brandao, COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

With 40 Days for Life, David wears many hats. Prior to joining the 40 Days for Life team, he was an award-winning radio and TV journalist. He has also served as a board member for a pregnancy help center and as publications director for a major national pro-life organization.