That didn't take long!
We've already received the campaign's first report of a baby saved from abortion through YOUR prayers--from freezing Philadelphia, Pennsylvania!
"We are here for the mom and the baby," Gerry said as he offered some literature to an abortion-vulnerable mom.
"I know," the expectant mother replied. "I just canceled my appointment!"
Philadelphia leader Monique said that as the woman left the abortion facility, she told vigil participants that their prayers had been answered.
"Thanks to everyone who stood in the cold and prayed today," Monique wrote to her volunteers.
Like in much of the United States, winter weather has been terrible in the City of Brotherly Love--with another snow and ice storm set to hit today.
But Monique and her team will be back out on the sidewalk regardless of the weather...
...because your witness in bad conditions is a powerful sign of love that results in even more babies saved from abortion than when the weather is pleasant!
Sign up to pray at your local abortion facility by visiting 40daysforlife.com/location.
Cleveland didn't even wait for the campaign to begin to start saving babies!
As a participant in Cleveland's 40 Days for Life 365 vigil, Fred was out praying on Friday when a mother rolled down her window to make an announcement.
"I'm not going to do it!" she enthusiastically told Fred.
"Normally, women and men leaving the abortion facility keep their car windows closed and ignore me," Fred recounted.
When Fred asked for clarification to make sure he wasn't misunderstanding the woman, the proud mom exclaimed once again, "I'm not going to do it!"
Yuba City, California
Over the years, JC has empowered many young women facing crisis pregnancies to choose life.
When one of those women found herself pregnant again--with the child's father pressuring her to abort--the mom knew just whom to call: JC.
"She was crying," JC said. "Even her Christian friends questioned whether she wanted to have another child with this man."
But with JC, once again, promising to accompany the mother through her pregnancy and beyond, another life was saved!
In those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplying, there arose a complaint against the Hebrews by the Hellenists, because their widows were neglected in the daily distribution.
— Acts 6:1
Father, in the Church’s desire to engage our communities with the Gospel, let us gain wisdom from those who have gone before us and cherish their experiences and perspectives. Help us to appreciate every soul in the body of Christ and minister properly to everybody.