40 Days for Life Sidewalk Counselors
Ø Convert mother and accomplices
Ø Save the child from abortion
Ø Lay foundation for the child's future through family oriented guidance and support.
Attitudes and spiritual preparation for the sidewalk counselor and prayer at the site include:
Ø A conviction that everyone has sometime or another aborted God's Will.
Ø Have the conviction and the humility that nothing comes from us but with God all is possible.
Ø Be committed to personal prayer, retreats and spiritual direction.
Ø Recognize your own limitations and do not underestimate the instrumental power of others.
Ø Be a firm believer in the "Team" mentality for there is the Mystical Body.
Ø Understand that we are called to convert, not condemn
Ø Flexible : be prepared to vary your approach depending on each circumstance (all the while maintain the core spiritual approach).
Ø Able to maintain strict confidentiality
Ø Able to remain graceful and courteous if harassed by passers-by, abortion workers or abortion seekers
Ø Men as well as women can be effective sidewalk counselors (sometimes, for personal reasons, a woman will trust a man more than another woman).
Ø Willing to receive training (prior to the 40 Days and ongoing).