?Sometimes, the most striking stories come to us when we least expect it,? said one of the team members in Bogota. ?At 5:45 am, our volunteers were met with the opportunity to save a baby?s life.?

A couple had gotten up early, thinking the abortion center was open 24 hours a day. "They didn?t know that the only ones here 24 hours a day would be us?40 Days for Life!? explained Claudia, one of the prayer leaders.

It wasn?t an easy job. The father asked for help, but the mother said she had no choice ? they are both unemployed. She has five other children, all of whom live in homes or in the care of a government program.

However, volunteers promised to do everything possible to give her comprehensive help, not only to save the life of her child, but also to provide her with the opportunity to remake her life with dignity.

Later that day, she visited a doctor who said the baby was perfect. ?To see on the ultrasound the fully formed little body of her son at almost 16 weeks, she began to feel hopeful,? the volunteer said. The father also learned about a new job opportunity, and the pastor of a nearby church also offered to help.

In a few hours they went from living in a hopeless situation ? to looking into the future with hope and gratitude.


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.