?What a blessing to be at the vigil!? said one of the 40 Days for Life team members in Grand Rapids.

One of the women considering abortion went to the local pregnancy help center for assistance. ?May God continue to bless those sidewalk counselors!? said the vigil participant.

?While we were there, a school bus driver passed by, saw us standing in a circle praying, and decided to come and join us,? the volunteer said. ?She said that she normally picks up a couple of kids during that time ? but she didn't have to do that today, so she joined us in prayer.?

?We were also blessed to have Bishop David Walkowiak join us on the sidewalk to pray,? said Laura, the Grand Rapids leader. ?He has been very supportive of this grassroots effort to end abortion.?


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.