"Through even the worst storms," said Brian, the 40 Days for Life leader in St. Louis, "we see our Lord working through prayer volunteers and sidewalk counselors."

Two volunteers prayed in a driving rain until a young family stopped to talk.

"When the conversation ended," said one of the vigil participants, "they were smiling. They drove away from Planned Parenthood toward a life-affirming option."

As their car turned the corner, the other volunteer cheered, "This is what we're here for!"

"No matter how miserable the weather is, or how hard the wind blows," said one of the St. Louis team members, "we are called to persevere in faith that God can work through us, rain or shine, to protect the unborn.


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.