?What we do matters,? said Leslie, the 40 Days for Life coordinator in Sharonville.

She told the story of a young woman who arrived at the abortion center during the last 40 Days for Life vigil along with her boyfriend and her boyfriend?s mother. The three stopped outside to speak with one of the sidewalk counselors.

The boyfriend?s mom was doing her best to persuade the young woman to reject abortion. The mother had an abortion years ago ? and it has been a life-long struggle for her.

?They decided to go the pregnancy center across the street,? Leslie said, ?where they listened to the heartbeat and saw the ultrasound. But they left the pregnancy center still undecided.?

The volunteers kept her in prayer, but were not able to stay in touch. But word just reached Leslie that the young woman chose life and her child is due soon.

?What a blessing!? Leslie said. ?We don't always know how God uses our prayers ? so it is a great blessing to know how His grace changed the heart of this young mother. It is stories like this that give us hope!?


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.