Wellington, New Zealand

Each morning, three young children walk past the 40 Days for Life vigil in Wellington on their way to school – two boys and a girl.

“The first day, the girl tried to understand what we were doing,” said Clare in Wellington. “With words and actions, I tried to explain that we are praying for mothers and babies.”

A few days later, Clare was praying outside the hospital where abortions take place when a small voice called out, “Hello! Hello!”

It was the little girl.

“She handed me a yellow rose and then followed her ‘brothers’ up the hospital path. The boys also had roses in their hands, stopped and planted them in the garden,” Clare said. “It was so beautiful to witness their innocence and simple offering.”

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.