Prayer, fasting and peaceful vigil in front of abortion facilities are the core of any 40 Days for Life campaign.

But every 40 Days for Life effort also involves community outreach to educate the public on the tragic reality of the abortion crisis.

On this week's episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, we review 4 key indicators that prove why YOUR community outreach efforts are more critical than ever:

We also share 3 reasons you should have CONFIDENCE in your ability to change hearts and minds.

Don't let community outreach become the forgotten component of your 40 Days for Life experience. Tune in...and speak up!

Then, sign up to pray at the vigil nearest you:

Tucson, Arizona

Tucson leader Laura said that vigil participation has tripled from previous years!

"A lot of new people are engaging, which I believe has a lot to do with the new Texas Heartbeat Act raising awareness," she said.

That new engagement has provided powerful community outreach and education opportunities.

"I was able to share some great information from What to Say When," Laura reported. "I am feeling like we are extra blessed."

Carson, California

Laura has led the 40 Days for Life campaign in Lawndale for years--and has now started a new vigil in nearby Carson. The two campaigns are working together to fill the sidewalks--and community outreach is critical.

"We immediately got the attention of people in the neighborhood, inviting some questions and engagement," Laura said. "We were able to offer options to those [patronizing] this clinic."

This outreach is needed in the region as Laura said a 20-mile stretch through Los Angeles is home to more than 30 abortion facilities!

"Thanks, Lord, for bringing us more volunteers in this battle to defend life."

I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.

—Psalm 27:13

Heavenly Father, keep our eyes firmly fixed on the good work You’re doing in us, and want to do through us. Help us proclaim the Good News of the Lord Jesus in partnership with Your Holy Spirit. Grant me the discernment to avoid the things meant to distract me from faithfully fulfilling Your call to champion the Gift of Life. All honor and glory to You, the Giver of Life. Amen.

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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.