Pensacola, Florida

As volunteers prayed outside the abortion center, they saw two cars drive up. A woman and her mother were in the first car… and in the second, the younger woman’s grandparents.

The young woman entered the abortion center, the mother and grandmother left … and the grandfather stayed behind.

He saw the people praying, and went to ask why they were there. When they explained, his face went flush.

He told them he was only told his granddaughter was having a medical procedure, and couldn’t drive afterward. He was visibly upset at the thought that this “procedure” might be an abortion.

His granddaughter was the mother of three – and he couldn’t understand why she would do this.

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A volunteer gave him information about the helpful resources that are available in the community. Not long afterward, she came outside – and got into a heated conversation with her grandfather. However, he was able to hand her the information from the vigil participants as she stormed back inside.

A short time later, the young woman’s mother returned and talked to the grandfather. She looked in the volunteers’ direction and told them to keep praying!

It wasn’t long before the younger woman left the building again – and got in her mother’s car. As the two drove off, the mother called out “Thank you!” and gave the vigil participants a thumbs-up sign.

“What a great feeling,” said one of the volunteers. “Thank you for getting me involved in this effort and making a positive change in my life!”

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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.

  • Tokopah

    This is where I went to pray, also. But I was unaware of anything like this happening while I was there. Still, I do think my presence and prayers did make a difference.

  • Jane Beville

    Yes! Our prayers do make a difference! Our priest told us, your prayers may not save a baby in Albuquerque (where I live) but your prayers may save a baby in Iowa. Our Lady and Our Lord accept our prayers and use them where they are most needed.