A Virginia community gathered this week to celebrate.
For some people, it might have been easy to think that an abortion facility that had been open for 27 years would never go out of business.
Thank God, the local 40 Days for Life leaders in Manassas, Virginia didn’t ascribe to that mentality. Instead, they directed campaign after campaign in front of a place that many thought was there to stay.
They believed in the power of prayer …
… and they saw those prayers answered when the abortion facility where they had prayed – a business that had taken thousands of lives over those 27 years – closed its doors.
It happened there … and in 63 other locations where 40 Days for Life vigils have been held. Will your city be next?
Abortions took place for 27 years at Amethyst Health Center for Women in Manassas. But that all ended late last month.
Through heat, rain and snow … faithful volunteers had prayed outside that facility for years – prayer that included fourteen 40 Days for Life campaigns.
This past Sunday, volunteers gathered for prayer at Amethyst one more time … and 40 Days for Life’s national director, David Bereit, shared some words of appreciation for all that had been done to bring about this victory, and thanked all those who had helped coordinate 40 Days for Life campaigns over the years for their leadership.
Mike Baldwin, the current local director, has invited the Manassas volunteers to continue praying.
There are other 40 Days for Life vigils taking place in Northern Virginia … and he said there remains a need for prayer in Manassas. He’s asking people to keep “praying for protection against another abortion center opening up in our area.”
LifeNews.com Note: Shawn Carney is the campaign director for the 40 Days for Life pro-life prayer campaign against abortion.