Sheila in Fayetteville says the response to the 40 Days for Life vigil is overwhelmingly encouraging.

One man who prays when traffic is heavy says the drivers who say or do rude things are outnumbered about 30 to 1 by those who offer supportive responses. Another participant tells of the driver who stopped and brought dinner to the people praying.

But one of the women on the prayer line was a bit apprehensive about one driver. It was ?a really fancy pickup truck,? she said. ?It had dark tinted windows and my first reaction was someone was going to jump out and give me a hard time.?

The driver was a big guy ? about 6-feet-3 ? and he was walking right up to her.

But then he gave her a huge smile and said, ?You people may not realize it, but there are those of us who really appreciate you being out here.?

?Then he put his arms around me and gave me a great big hug,? the volunteer said. ?I almost started crying ? it was one of the most heartwarming and surreal experiences I have ever had. The Holy Spirit is truly in our midst!?



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.