Our 40 Days for Life teams in Houston, San Antonio and Bryan/College Station offered a huge Texas ?Howdy!? to our man from England, Robert Colquhoun ? 40 Days for Life?s international outreach director.
The Guardian newspaper in England once criticized 40 Days for Life because it was ?from the Wild West hills of Texas.? Finally, Robert got to see those Wild West hills and he didn't think they were so bad at all. He even said ?y?all? a few times. While Robert was able to briefly find his inner Texan during his trip, he is still a proud Englishman.
Robert came to see where 40 Days for Life started ? and to tell Texans that because of their support and vision, this mission that started as a one-time-only project in 2004 has now spread to places as far-flung as Russia, Brazil, South Africa and New Zealand.
While we were in Houston, Robert and I recorded a short video on the sidewalk outside Planned Parenthood?s mega-center ? where we reflected on the need for prayer outside the places where abortions take place.
Here is more from Robert himself about his journey across the pond.
Houston, San Antonio, College Station
It was really fascinating visiting the Texan campaigns last week ? and meeting such wonderful people! I spoke outside the largest abortion facility in the Western hemisphere in Houston.
We also met the Coalition for Life group in San Antonio, which are doing great work. They have challenging news that Planned Parenthood want to build a very large location in their town.
It was really inspiring to see the Coalition for Life in Bryan, and also the new 40 Days for Life headquarters there. It was almost an eerie experience to visit Abby Johnson?s former clinic, but I am sure the future will see that building filled with joy.
Speaking at the Coalition for Life?s benefit dinner in the Bryan/College Station area was a huge privilege, and it was good fun teasing the Americans with a few jokes that went down well during the talk.