DAY 31: VIDEO — first campaign in Hong Kong

Faith, courage and persistence.

All were needed to start the first-ever 40 Days for Life campaign in Asia … and one person made it a reality.

There’s always at least one big surprise when we ask for volunteers to lead new campaigns. This time … it was from a courageous young man named Joseph.

Joseph is an American who saw the need for prayer in the city in which he’s currently living – Hong Kong.

At first, even he wasn’t sure it would be possible. But today, seeds of new pro-life efforts in Hong Kong are being planted.

Be inspired by this short video that’s partly in English, partly in Chinese (don’t worry – there are subtitles). The attack on the dignity of the human person is global, but prayer works … no matter what part of the world you live in.

Hong Kong


Simply put, no one has done this before in Hong Kong.

As the campaign goes on, more volunteers are getting involved. It also helps that all of the 40 Days for Life materials have been translated into Mandarin and Cantonese.

The languages may be different, but volunteers see many of the same sights outside Hong Kong Family Planning that are seen at other vigils – including greatly disturbing sights, such as the medical waste truck and at least one ambulance.

“I know I really have to pray,” Joseph said. “What we are doing matters.”

  • Tokopah

    It is sad that abortions are happening in Hong Kong. But I rejoice to know that there are many willing to stand and pray that there will be no more abortions. I am praying, too.

  • Gee

    God bless you, Joseph!


    It made my heart swell to see the 40 Days for Life movement has spread so far. Thank you to the brothers and sisters in Hong Kong, both born and unborn.

  • JanetS

    This is awesome. Great job stepping out Joseph! I lived in the PRC for two years and know a bit about such a private culture. The other women speaking on the video have it down too. It’s not just abut the unborn, but about the women and men making the choices, and for the providers, too. Congratulations, and may our Heavenly Father bless you all for your work and witness in that land.

  • disqus_KXqeZMikzj

    Wonderful news!!! God bless Joseph and all those participating!!!