Bellingham, Washington is one of the most aggressive pro-abortion communities in the United States.
This past spring, our local 40 Days for Life campaign faced constant persecution, threats and harassment--including passersby hailing Satan.
We responded by hiring a professional security company to protect our peaceful prayer volunteers exercising their rights...
...and it's working! Security guards have deterred abusive behavior, resulting in a much more peaceful 40 Days for Life experience for vigil participants.
One security guard even shared that spending so much time at the vigil converted him from pro-choice to pro-life!
But the security guard isn't the only person impacted by the peaceful witness of 40 Days for Life volunteers.
Bellingham campaign leader Michelle reports that abortion supporters have approached her to thank her for supporting moms facing crisis pregnancies!
"We had our first turnaround of the campaign today," wrote Beth, the longtime vigil leader in Columbus. "It was by one of our regular sidewalk counselors from 'Team Thursday'...with prayer support from St. John Neumann Church, who adopted today."
Beth described the saved baby as "especially poignant" because just a few weeks earlier, the sidewalk counselor had been harassed by Planned Parenthood's security guard. It looks like God had the last word!
Two years have passed since Ireland legalized abortion in a landslide referendum.
Legalization was a devastating blow, but pro-lifers aren't giving up. Waterford has joined Cork as a second 40 Days for Life location on the Emerald Isle.
Vigil participants hope to reclaim Ireland for life. "Well done, Waterford pro-lifers!" said 40 Days for Life Director of International Campaigns Robert Colquhoun.
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
Heavenly Father, I thank you for your love and saving grace in Christ Jesus. Help us to realize every day the great blessing we have in our Savior. I pray that we will rise every morning with excitement and zeal, looking forward to walking another day in your footsteps fully knowing that you continue to dwell among us.