Just five days into the campaign, we know of 20 moms who have chosen life in response to your prayerful presence!

And with more abortion facilities closed, abortions are down across the board!

"Thank you for your sign," said the passenger of a vehicle that had pulled up to the Tallahassee, Florida, 40 Days for Life vigil. "It helped me today."

David, the local leader, responded, "How did it help you?"

"I came here for an abortion today, but I decided not to have one."

The happy mother asked David where he went to church. He answered, adding that Christians from many different denominations participate in 40 Days for Life. He also invited her to join the vigil sometime.

The conversation was starkly different from one David had just ten minutes earlier with an angry woman who cursed at him...

...but perhaps that story has a happy ending too, because that angry woman wound up accompanying her pregnant friend to the nearby pregnancy help center.

"Hopefully, the friend of this hostile young woman will make the choice for life," David said.

Bournemouth, England

40 Days for Life volunteers across the pond also had a powerful ten-minute stretch.

Danny and Maria noticed a couple waiting in their car outside the abortion facility. Maria was reluctant to try her hand at "pavement counseling" (as they call it in the U.K.), but mustered up the courage to approach them.

The couple thankfully accepted information...but didn't commit either way. Maria thought her work was done, until Danny noticed another woman in another car.

Maria collected herself and approached this car--and this couple DID commit to choosing life.

"They seemed to be relieved to receive an alternative to abortion," Maria said. "The woman was actually smiling. ...When they drove away, the man smiled at us and pointed his thumb up."

Kisii, Kenya, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Kisii leader Naomi and Milwaukee co-leader Dan became friends on Facebook. Wanting to support his fellow leader, Dan shipped her some supplies.

Naomi then informed Dan that her vigil saved TWO babies on day 1!

Remember your Creator before the silver cord is loosed, or the golden bowl is broken, or the pitcher shattered at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the well. Then the dust will return to the earth as it was, and the spirit will return to God who gave it.

--Ecclesiastes 12:6-7

O God, we too often try to live in ways that ignore our coming death. We forget that our days are numbered by You, that at the end of our days Your judgment awaits, that You are the Lord of our destiny. Help us to repent daily and then to live each day in joyful obedience. Lead us to live in the light and promise of eternity. Prepare us to live fully and sacrificially.

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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.