Before the abortion center in Edmonton opened, a woman arrived early for her abortion appointment.

She told the prayer volunteers that she was stressed ? and had asked God for a sign about what to do as she was deciding whether or not to abort her child.

?Men and women, praying and holding signs, were there to greet her,? said Melody, the local 40 Days for Life coordinator. ?The woman realized this was her sign from God ? so she has chosen life for her child!?

Sometimes, she said, our presence is in fact God?s sign. ?Our prayerful presence speaks volumes to someone who has not heard of or thought of God with any kind of faith, in a long time -- if ever,? she said. ?If they have some faith, as in this case, a sign may be needed. We must get our hands dirty and dig in.?

Melody says your decision to get involved with 40 Days for Life ?will have life-changing effects -- for you, and for countless others.? In this instance, she added, ?one life ? one child is alive because people were there to pray and witness to God?s gift that is life.?



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.