This is a busy summer as we gear up for the largest 40 Days for Life campaign ever..... more than 400 cities!

In fact, we just returned from a jam-packed training of the heroes of 40 Days for Life: the local campaign leaders.

This year's leader symposium featured training and speakers, including Bishop Thomas Olmsted of the Diocese of Phoenix; representatives from Alliance Defending Freedom, Live Action and Pro-Life Action Ministries; and former Planned Parenthood manager, Sue Thayer. Sue led a campaign outside her former workplace before it closed. Her message was powerful, to say the least.

The event started with a surprise as we shared a warm message to our leaders from President Donald Trump.

You can view President Trump's message in the event program here.

Leading a 40 Days for Life campaign is hard.

We had leaders from Los Angeles to the Bronx to Latin America to Nigeria to Canada to Florida to Croatia. The one common theme was overcoming persecution and trusting God with all of these efforts. As our courageous local leaders get ready for this massive campaign, please find your location early and sign up to pray. You can also sign up to pray on the new and improved 40 Days for Life app.

Thank you to President Trump for his message and to all of the speakers who made this important training possible. We look forward to seeing God use our time together to save babies from abortion this September 26 through November 4.

Shawn Carney, President/CEO

In addition to co-founding 40 Days for Life, Shawn is one of the most sought-after pro-life speakers, addressing audiences coast-to-coast and internationally. He has executive produced award-winning pro-life documentaries. Shawn co-authored the #1 top-rated Christian book: 40 Days for Life: Discover What God Has Done ... Imagine What He Can Do and also wrote The Beginning of the End of Abortion.