The first 40 Days for Life campaign in Makurdi began with an impressive outreach effort ? a march from the gates of Benue State University, near the center of town, out into the community.

The campaign leaders say the volunteers came out with passion and vigor to spread the word about the importance of life and why there is a need to put an end to abortion.

At a rally prior to the start of the march, the participants met with university students and passersby, engaging them in conversation and distributing flyers.

The march itself focused on those areas where young people are considered to be most at risk for abortion, and was able to reach those people where they live and shop.

A Nigerian TV network even covered the event.

The organizers say this initial outreach was successful, as many young people came out to listen with keen interest. They were told about the dangers of abortion and urged to reject it. The young people in turn promised to take the message home to their families and friends.


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.