As you might expect, a lot of green is worn in Green Bay. But for the 40 Days for Life team there, it was a man wearing tan who got a bit of unexpected attention.

Green Bay runs a 24-hour vigil ? and it?s very quiet on the sidewalks around the abortion facility in the wee hours of the day. (They refer to the overnight shift as ?sleep no more.?)

About 3:15 one morning, a policeman pulled up to the two guys who were praying and asked if they?d seen a man in a tan coat. The officer had gotten a call from the dispatcher ? a driver was concerned about the homeless man he?d seen wandering around in the cold and the dark. In addition to the tan coat, the man had a sign that said ?Jesus saves.?

One of the men just started laughing. He was wearing a baseball cap ? a ski mask ? and yes, a tan coat. ?I immediately turned my back to the officer to show him my ?Jesus saves? sign,? he said.

Of course, that just led to more laughter all around.

?I must have looked homeless wearing the heavy clothing in the ?13 degree weather!? said the guy with the sign. ?The motorist didn't realize that we had started our 40 Days for Life walk. It's nice to know that even between 2 and 3 am, people DO notice us walking!?




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.