Here are some Notes for our 40 Days for Life - Campaign
-The current Mayor's orders allow us to meet in groups of 5. If there are more that 5 of you, you'll have to seperate to the other end of the sidewalk so as not to be near each other. If there are more than 10, we'll have to start spreading out across the street.
Prayer Vigil Location: The Public Right-of-Way (the sidewalk) outside of Planned Parenthood of Honolulu
839 S. Beretania Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
-We go there during Daylight Hours Only, (except for our Mid-Vigil Rally which is at 7PM). Its usually very sunny, so use sun block. (Even though our vigil hours are only during the day, please don't go alone.) Sometimes it rains so you might need a light jacket or umbrella.
-There is metered street parking in the area. Some stalls do not accept credit cards so bring quarters, just in case. There are also a few parking garages within 1-2 blocks.
-Public Bathrooms are one block East in the Park next door.
-Remember to sign up for vigil hours in the middle of the week too; so we can fill the schedule (ask your bible study or small group to join you). The percentages listed show where some slots have people... others may have no one scheduled... so consider filling the empty slots.
-Please look through the website, then print some flyers for yourself. It's filled with local resources to help women choose life instead of abortion. Hand them out to your friends and family and have some on hand when you join us on the sidewalk for the prayer vigil, so that you can offer them to the women and men going into Planned Parenthood. (hand them to folks around town; the grocery store, at church, at the mall or restaurant)
-Take a picture of the flyer front and back, to be able to share it electronically... or download the .pdf from the website.
-Please keep the driveway clear for car traffic ...and don't stand in the street. We are to keep the public right of way (the sidewalk) open for people to pass by freely.
-Please do not bring bloody signs or provocative signs... like "Planned Parenthood plans to kill your baby". We are there to reach out gently not provoke hard hearts.
-The Opening Rally is on the first Saturday of the prayer vigil at 9:00 am to Noon.
-The Mid-Season Candlelight Vigil is mid way through the season on Saturday, October 17th from 7pm to 8pm.
-The Closing Rally is on the last Saturday of the prayer vigil from 9:00 am to Noon.
-Armor up. Pray up. Get ready BEFORE going there. A soldier doesn't go on the battle field without his weapon and armor and Christians shouldn't go into spiritual warfare without putting on the WHOLE Armor of God.
-Remember, we are called to reach out gently... being as gentle as a dove and as cunning as a snake in our interactions. (Not as gentle as snakes ...biting at the heels of those who are there for abortions) So please be nice to folks as you pray for them and offer to listen to their plight.
-May YEHOVAH bless you as you stand in the gap and speak for those who cannot speak for themselves; in Jesus' Name.
serving The Nazarene,
Joseph P. Picon
40 Days for Life - Honolulu
2 Chronicles 7:14 If My people, who are called... by My Name! will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.