As we prepare our hearts to celebrate Jesus Christ coming into the world--through a family--to save us, we should reflect on the current state of the family.

It's bad and cannot be sugarcoated.

The family has been assaulted from within and by the culture more than any other institution. The most precious and beautiful result of family--a child--is often seen as a burden. The view that children are a burden and not a gift has led to 56 million abortions worldwide every year.

The sins and pain within the family is an attack on hope. There is nothing more hopeless than parents paying a doctor to kill their own child.

This is not the time in history to cower at the great trials of our time. Instead we must rise up. We must trust God, pray, fast and act. God calls the small, the weak, the ordinary to change the world.

Is He calling YOU to transform your community with a 40 day campaign to end abortion where you live?

Watch this INSPIRING new video and prayerfully ask God whether He wants you to RISE UP this March 6 through April 14.

I admit that leading a 40 Days for Life campaign hard...but if God is with you, who can stand against you?

Apply to lead!

We've seen excellent, lifesaving 40 Days for Life campaigns led by inexperienced 18-year-old students, an 86-year-old retiree, and Christians at all ages in between.

Working dads, homeschooling moms, military wives, families, pregnancy center directors--it doesn't matter...

...if the Lord is calling you to RISE UP and help end abortion in your city, the only special ability or talent you need to succeed is a willingness to say YES.

Apply to lead!

The next 40 Days for Life campaign will run from March 6 to April 14, and and applications to lead the vigil in your community will remain open until December 20.

If you have questions about campaign leadership, write to me TODAY!

Even if you're not considering campaign leadership, please share this video with your pro-life friends, family members and neighbors.

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.