Peoria, Illinois

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One of the 40 Days for Life volunteers in Peoria said he’d just been at the vigil for a minute or so when a woman drove into the abortion center’s parking lot – with a young child in the car.

“She pulled up right next to us,” he said, “and got out with something in her hand.”

“I just wanted to say thank you,” she said to the people who were praying. “It’s because of people like you that my son is here four years later.”

“She handed us each a cup of hot chocolate, walked back to her car and drove off,” the vigil participant said. “As she was leaving, her beautiful son in the back seat looked at us with a huge smile and waved vigorously.”

“I wish you all could have been there,” said Karen, the local campaign leader in Peoria. “Praise God!”

 

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.