?Pozega is city in Slavonija, in the eastern part of Croatia,? said Petra, who is part of the 40 Days for Life leadership team in Croatia, ?and it is the biggest surprise this campaign.?

A few faithful volunteers tried to get a 40 Days for Life vigil started in Pozega last autumn, but it was a tremendous challenge. The prayers were fervent but the number of vigil participants was small. Still, the leader was determined and persistent.

At times, Petra said, ?the leader, Ljubica, was the only person who was praying in front of hospital.?

For this campaign ? there has been a much larger turnout. ?We are saying there is spring awakening in that city,? Petra said. They are striving to fill vigil hours, ?and there are more and more people coming to pray in front of the hospital.?

(By the way, the English translation of the sign below is quite familar: "Pray to end abortion. 40 Days for 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.