It wasn’t long into this campaign before we got word of the first turnaround outside an abortion center. And so far, we have reports of 44 babies saved from abortion – that we know of!
It takes faith and courage to pray and stand witness in front of an abortion facility. Some say it is a waste of time – but I beg to differ … and so do the moms who turn around at the last moment. God has not forgotten them … and neither should we.
Here’s what I mean.
David Bereit, 40 Days for Life’s national director, fired up the crowd of more than 150 people at the kickoff of the Norristown campaign, just outside of Philadelphia.
In addition to launching the inaugural campaign in Norristown, many people came from nearby Collegeville to celebrate the closure of the local Planned Parenthood abortion center in their community following twelve 40 Days for Life campaigns outside its doors.
Little did the participants know they’d be celebrating again just days later.
“Praise God!” began the excited note from Victoria in Norristown. “Our first day – of the first-ever 40 Days for Life in Norristown – and our first baby saved!”
A couple of hours later, she let us know about even more blessings – two more babies had been spared from abortion. Victoria’s reaction? “I’m so excited!”
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA
The 40 Days for Life team saw miracles unfold on Day 1 in Charlotte. “We had four saves today!” said John, the local coordinator. “We now have an ultrasound van with a registered nurse every day. Praise God!”
John said the peaceful vigil outside the abortion facility has had a great turnout so far, “including pastoral staff from Stonebridge PCA Church, who have begun a pro-life awareness program.”
There was more good news from Lansing – no abortions! The facility was unexpectedly closed.
Cecilia, the 40 Days for Life coordinator in Lansing, had an opportunity to talk to a woman outside who said she wanted an abortion. “She allowed me to sit in her car and pray with her. It’s cold here!”
Cecilia prayed with her while the young woman cried softly. “She is a student and works part time — and is overwhelmed. ‘It’s going to be okay,’ I told her.” She shared pregnancy resource information with the student and encouraged her to schedule an ultrasound. “And she did!”
Please join the Lansing team in praying for this young woman – and her baby.
Here’s the link to today’s devotional.
40 Days for Life
PS: Is this your first time taking part in 40 Days for Life and praying at an abortion facility? What were your impressions? Please leave a comment below.