Douglas, the 40 Days for Life coordinator in Sioux Falls, was alone at the vigil on Day 1 when a car pulled up … and a woman walked over.
“Seeing my pro-life sign,” he said, “she asked if it was okay for her to pray also.”
The woman said she had five children and her husband was pro-life. “She’d never heard of 40 Days for Life, but she’d passed the Planned Parenthood facility many times, and always felt compelled to pray.”
Douglas told her that this was a good day for her very first time of sidewalk prayer, since it was also the first hour of the first day of the 40 Days for Life prayer vigil … and now she was the first volunteer.
“She then knelt down in the snow and prayed for about 15 minutes,” he said. “What a joyous encounter!”