An eighth grade class joined the 40 Days for Life vigil outside Planned Parenthood in St. Louis.

They?d only been there about ten minutes when a woman drove by and greeted them with a rude gesture.

The class members all grouped together to smile and wave to the woman. You?d hope that such a display of kindness would have melted her heart ? but that didn?t happen. The woman just got angrier ? and stayed angry until the traffic light changed to green and she went on about her day.

?Not only did these young hearts embrace the controversy stirred up by their presence with willing hearts,? said Brian, the local leader in St. Louis, ?they did so joyfully, full of trust in God's abundant promise that they are blessed in their stand for righteousness and the confrontation they faced because of it.?


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.