DAY 34: 15 minutes saved a life!

This is it! With one week to go, we now know of…

374 babies spared from abortion because you answered the call to pray at your local 40 Days for Life vigil!

Haven’t made it out yet? It’s not too late.

A pro-lifer in Worcester, Massachusetts couldn’t stay for an entire hour. But when she found herself with 15 minutes in between work meetings, she met her friend at the 40 Days for Life vigil to pray.

While there, she spoke to an abortion-bound couple, encouraging the new parents to visit the pregnancy center across the street. And they did!

“They met with a counselor, had an ultrasound, got help with some of the issues that were driving them to consider abortion, and left smiling,” said Lee in Worcester.

As they left, they told volunteers, “God bless you people!”

Lee said the story illustrates the power of peaceful prayer. “Where else can you spend 15 minutes in prayer and save a life?!

Kitwe, Zambia

In Kitwe, Zambia, a teenage girl named Alice became pregnant. Her boyfriend rushed to the local 40 Days for Life vigil to ask for help. With support from campaign volunteers, she chose life.

Alice is now back in school. Her daughter is a year-and-a-half old. And Alice has joined the 40 Days for Life team in Kitwe, promising “to save many lives.”

Iness, the Kitwe leader, reported that her campaign has helped save 12 babies from abortion since 40 Days for Life came to the African nation in 2016.

“To God be the glory,” she added. “Keep up…saving lives.”

Norman, Oklahoma

 

40 Days for Life Campaign Strategist Chris Davis recently spoke at a campaign rally in Norman, Oklahoma. The event featured a post-abortion testimony, ecumenical prayer, and even a pro-life ballet!

But the best news out of Norman came a few weeks into the campaign when a woman drove more than three hours for an abortion. Her friend accompanied her–trying to talk her out of the abortion the entire drive. She was not successful.

When they arrived, Norman’s Campaign Leader Connie was on the scene, holding a sign that said, “I can help.”

The abortion-bound mother asked her friend to go investigate what kind of help the vigil participants could offer. Connie gave her a packet of information and promised to help.

“She went back to the car,” Connie said. “And after a few minutes, they drove off!

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. —John 1:1-3</i

O God, may we always be quick to call you Father. And when we call you father, let your Spirit remind us that we, and all people, from their beginning to their last day, are your children. We praise you, Father, that you sent your Son to reveal to the world that all people are His brothers and sisters, that all people are your children.

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