"Snow and hot chocolate" is the subject line of the email Kathy, the local leader, sent to 40 Days for Life participants in the Columbia area.

"Great opening rally," she said, "sometimes sprinkled with snow flurries! We had a wonderful uplifting evening as we all gathered together on the sidewalk, sang, prayed and shared hot chocolate and cookies."

The volunteers prayed that God would help them be present in Jesus's name to the moms who would be coming for abortion information during the campaign. The Planned Parenthood center this team prays outside of no longer does abortions ... but it does refer women to other facilities that do.

"It was pretty dark, but our hearts were filled with love and joy and peace," Kathy said, as the group "gathered in prayer and thanksgiving for the many blessings God has showered upon 40 Days for Life in Columbia. Below freezing weather doesn't keep us away!



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.