If you haven't made it out to a 40 Days for Life vigil yet, it's not too late! Visit 40daysforlife.com/location and sign up to pray. Day 40 is Sunday!
If news of a baby on the way leads a woman to contemplate abortion, you might think news of TWO babies on the way would send her speeding toward Planned Parenthood.
But the presence of twins reminds many abortion-vulnerable moms that they aren't carrying "pregnancy tissue" or a "clump of cells." They're bearing precious human beings.
A woman left the Raleigh, North Carolina, abortion facility announcing to 40 Days for Life volunteers that she decided NOT to abort.
"And I have twins!" she exclaimed, as the sidewalk erupted into cheers, tears, and praise to God.
"Every cold, rainy, hot, humid, long, emotionally draining morning or afternoon praying is worth it to be able to witness that complete saving power of the Holy Spirit," wrote Karen, the Raleigh campaign leader.
Karen and her team are having a tremendous campaign this Lent. Not only do they know of at least five babies saved from abortion, but they've also seen the local abortion center unexpectedly closed throughout the vigil.
"When I [arrived] early Saturday morning, I noticed there were no abortion escorts," Karen reflected. "I thought to myself excitedly, 'Could it be [closed] again this Saturday?'"
It was closed. Karen suspects that the presence of pro-lifers on Saturdays has been so impactful that the abortion business is shifting appointments to weekdays.
It doesn't seem to be working. One recent Friday, prayer warriors observed the occupants of four vehicles arrive at the abortion facility--and leave without receiving services.
Mount Vernon, Washington
The Mount Vernon team received some delayed good news when they learned that their prayers saved a pair of twins during last fall's 40 Days for Life campaign.
"Rosalva shared with us that during the fall vigil, she was able to offer help to a mother of twins," reported Tracey, the local leader. "Rosalva walked the expectant mother to the pro-life center nearby, [which] helped this mother with her many concerns. She and her husband were able to keep the babies."
The twins were born in January, and the family invited Rosalva to meet them...and to be their "local grandma."
"Rosalva is experiencing a great blessing--as is the mother of the babies," Tracey said.
Richard in Stockton also reported that a mom his team helped during the fall 2022 40 Days for Life vigil recently welcomed her baby into the world.
"Her boyfriend wanted her to have an abortion," Richard said. "She chose life."
She's now the proud mother of a baby who weighed in at 8 pounds, 11 ounces and is now two weeks old!
Richard said the Stockton team was blessed by a group of students who joined the vigil--and are already looking forward to returning to pray.
You have heard it was said, "You shall love your neighbor, and hate your enemy." But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you.
Heavenly Father, may we reflect your character of grace and kindness to those who hate us and curse us. Guard our hearts and our tongues as we respond in love to words and actions meant to rile us or cause us harm. Let others see the hope that is Christ in all we say and do.