Are you encouraged by by these emails? One local campaign leader just wrote in saying, “One of the joys of 40 Days for Life is receiving the daily emails showing God’s countless miracles almost daily. We are constantly inspired and uplifted by the wonderful reports.”
It is our joy to share those stories with you — especially the one about abortions being cancelled two Saturdays in a row in Florida!
FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA
For two consecutive Saturdays, there were no abortions at the facility where 40 Days for Life volunteers are praying in Fort Pierce. Normally, they would do between 5 and 10 abortions on a typical Saturday.
“I can’t remember the last time this has happened two weeks in a row,” said Jim, one of the local leaders. “I don’t think that it’s a coincidence that it’s happening during 40 Days for Life … and God promises that our prayers and fasting will not go unheard.”
Jim said he hopes to see prayer continue beyond Day 40 “so we can keep these positive results happening.”
Here’s the link to today’s devotional.
Rita, the 40 Days for Life leader in Norristown, reports three babies were saved outside the Planned Parenthood location there … on the day the business schedules RU-486 abortions.
One of the volunteers was able to counsel a 15-year-old girl who arrived with her mother. She was given information about the local pregnancy help center and other life-affirming options – and they decided to follow that path instead of choosing abortion.
The vigil participants watched as a young woman and her boyfriend walked into Planned Parenthood … and then came out. And then went in a second time … and came out. They entered the building a third time. But this time, they came back out and told the volunteers they were keeping their baby.
Later, another young woman drove up and asked for information about the pregnancy help center. She, too, had rejected abortion.
“Praise God!” said Rita.
Members of a church youth group came to pray outside the late-term abortion center in Germantown. The sight of the teens standing in prayer was encouraging enough to their leader. But then a woman arrived and gave them t-shirts – with a sonogram image of a child in the womb.
“She told the youth group they were angels for being on the sidewalk,” the leader said. It was another “angel,” she said, who caused her to think about what she was about to do … and led her to change her mind about going in for an abortion.
“She now has a lovely three-year-old child,” the youth group’s leader said. “It was a very powerful message for me and the group to hear.”
“Not only did our presence on the sidewalk three years ago save a life,” said Andrew, the 40 Days for Life coordinator in Germantown, “the mother is now involved in pro-life work and is being a voice for the unborn. It’s another powerful example of how God is using our presence on the sidewalk to save lives.”
LifeNews.com Note: Shawn Carney is the campaign director for the 40 Days for Life pro-life prayer campaign against abortion.