Faith, courage and persistence.
All were needed to start the first-ever 40 Days for Life campaign in Asia ... and one person made it a reality.
There?s always at least one big surprise when we ask for volunteers to lead new campaigns. This time ? it was from a courageous young man named Joseph.
Joseph is an American who saw the need for prayer in the city in which he?s currently living ? Hong Kong.
At first, even he wasn?t sure it would be possible. But today, seeds of new pro-life efforts in Hong Kong are being planted.
Be inspired by this short video that?s partly in English, partly in Chinese (don?t worry ? there are subtitles). The attack on the dignity of the human person is global, but prayer works ... no matter what part of the world you live in.
Simply put, no one has done this before in Hong Kong.
As the campaign goes on, more volunteers are getting involved. It also helps that all of the 40 Days for Life materials have been translated into Mandarin and Cantonese.
The languages may be different, but volunteers see many of the same sights outside Hong Kong Family Planning that are seen at other vigils ? including greatly disturbing sights, such as the medical waste truck and at least one ambulance.
?I know I really have to pray,? Joseph said. ?What we are doing matters.?