We stopped to pray at 40 Days for Life vigils outside several abortion locations on our trek through Rhode Island and Connecticut ? and were genuinely amazed that when the 40 Days for Life UNITED bus pulled up, abortion workers often came out to listen!

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Sunshine and an eager crowd greeted us at the UNITED statewide rally in Providence ? and we were soon joined outside Planned Parenthood by some of those curious employees. It was wonderful to see Joanne and Eleanor once again ? you really need to read their incredible story in Chapter 9 of the 40 Days for Life book!



Julie from Silent No More offered her deeply personal testimony at our stop at the Cranston, Rhode Island vigil ? outside the very location she once had an abortion. She called out to the abortionist and staff by name -- some of them had gathered outside the building. Julie told them she prays for them ? and asked the vigil attendees to do so as well.

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By the time we reached another Planned Parenthood location in Norwich, Connecticut, it had started clouding up. By the end of the event, the raindrops had started to fall. It was good to remember that when God wants to see things grow, He waters them ? including our UNITED 40 Days for Life efforts!

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We wrapped up the day with a high-energy UNITED statewide rally in Danbury, Connecticut ? as an enthusiastic crowd of more than 100 people joined us along a busy street. It was great to hear from local leaders and Peter Wolfgang of Family Institute of Connecticut and Senator Michael McLachlan.

Linda, the director of Hopeline pregnancy center, shared the good news that when 40 Days for Life is going on, the center sees more clients, more changed minds ? and more saved lives!

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It?s 10 states down, 40 to go. Next up: New York City and eastern Pennsylvania!

David Bereit, Co-founder

In addition to founding and leading the worldwide 40 Days for Life movement, David is a Christian, husband, father, popular speaker, and co-author of the #1 Top-Rated Amazon Christian book: 40 Days for Life: Discover What God Has Done ... Imagine What He Can Do