Bogota, Colombia

There are four 40 Days for Life vigils currently under way in Bogota, including a first-time campaign in the Colombian capital’s Kennedy section.

“We believe that with our presence and prayer has saved the lives of at least two babies,” said one of the team members in Kennedy. “It has also increased awareness in the community … and encouraged the youth of the schools in the area.”

This local leader says the areas on the south side of Bogota “have welcomed us in wonderful ways.”

The vigil began with a talk from a priest who urged the people to get involved and overcome the indifference towards abortion that characterized much of the local community.

“The solidarity of the people has made it possible to support several mothers facing unexpected pregnancies,” the volunteer said, “and so we’re filling the world with love and life.”

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.