The Anchorage 40 Days for Life team KNOWS cold weather! They pray daily outside a Planned Parenthood abortion center.

Jon, the local leader, issued a call for prayer to Anchorage volunteers. "May we accept the urgent privilege of speaking gently and lovingly to parents for the most innocent and vulnerable, their unborn children."

He noted that according to state health department statistics, an average of 30 children die in abortions each week in Alaska.

"When we humbly place ourselves in our Father's hands to be used for life, unexpected events and grace unfold each day ... which many of you have witnessed," Jon said. "By making the effort of praying at the clinic we serve as a sign and means of hope and help for desperate parents."

Anchorage is the location of one of the most iconic 40 Days for Life photos we've ever published. THIS is faith and dedication!



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.