Of the 306 communities holding 40 Days for Life events right now, 33 are outside the United States. That’s about 33 more than we would have ever imagined!
40 Days for Life was brought to England three years ago by Robert Colquhoun. After visiting Canada and participating in the 40 Days for Life in Ottawa, Robert felt called to bring this campaign across the pond to his homeland.
Since then, 40 Days for Life has experienced rapid growth in the United Kingdom. Robert’s work has been featured in major British media including the BBC and The Guardian. He even debated the national director of BPAS (the UK equivalent to Planned Parenthood) on national radio!
Critics said praying in front of an abortion facility for 40 days was “too American” to catch on in the UK. But – the critics were wrong. Robert has used his contacts to get other 40 Days for Life vigils started across Britain – as well as in Russia, South Africa, Nigeria and Portugal.
Please keep Robert and the international outreach of 40 Days for Life in your prayers and see for yourself how God is at work around the globe.
With eight current campaigns in the UK alone, Robert has put together a short video to help encourage more people to pray and fast for an end to abortion.
Pat in Leeds reports answered prayers at the 40 Days for Life vigil. “The hearts of two mothers were changed,” she said. One had an appointment that day to abort her 12-week-old baby — an appointment she did not keep.
By being there for prayer, the group also made contacts through a local church network to assist a woman who was eight months pregnant and in need of assistance, “which was amazing, but not directly part of 40 Days for Life,” Pat said. “It’s just how things happen when you are out there on the streets.”
“There are times when we are given a sign by God that makes everything worthwhile,” said Dave in Manchester.
“My eyes were drawn to this young girl entering the clinic,” he said. “An hour or so later then she emerged from the clinic, saying that she had not gone through with it.”
It was the fourth time a mother had said “no” to abortion in Manchester. “Praise God, this made the morning all the more worth the while,” Dave said. “But later that day we had our fifth save as well.”