When 40 Days for Life first arrived in the UK, pro-abortion forces were convinced it was “too American” and this “Texas-based” concept would never take root in England.
Well, the evidence seems to suggest that the critics miscalculated both the faith in England … and the courage of the man who now serves as our international outreach director, Robert Colquhoun.
When Robert visited Canada a few years ago, he was introduced to 40 Days for Life — and brought the campaign back to his home in England.
Since leading the first campaign in London, Robert has been instrumental in 40 Days for Life’s expansion across Great Britain. He’s also been featured in major media such as the Guardian and the BBC.
Here is a fresh report from Robert:
Every time a 40 Days for Life campaign has been run in London, we see the same results: lives saved that would have otherwise been aborted, tangible help offered to women and prayer making a huge difference in communities, helping to build a growing consciousness of the humanity of the unborn child.
We have heard a beautiful story of one of the saves from the Ealing campaign … a mother who gave birth to twins last week. Amazing!
We are also delighted that pro-abortion advocates in London have been referencing 40 Days for Life in their fundraising this autumn. This is the number one indicator that we are having a huge impact and is a clear sign of desperation!
I had the privilege of seeing a fantastic new campaign in Leeds – where the faithful witness of volunteers had a powerful influence on inaugurating new change in the community. Pat Sammon, the local leader, has done tremendous work in starting a new campaign there.
A post-abortive man recently shared his testimony after 25 years of hurt and joined the prayer volunteers. Hearts and minds are changing one person at a time!
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I also met the leaders of the 40 Days for Life Manchester effort, outside Marie Stopes – where there are 5,000 abortions a year. The campaign had seen nine women choose life for their babies during this, their fourth campaign. Their witness has been a tremendous hope for the city and clearly amazing things have happened.
We have heard stories of lives saved from around the country. God is working powerfully through the campaign!
LifeNews.com Note: Shawn Carney is the campaign director for the 40 Days for Life pro-life prayer campaign against abortion.