Friday, October 11, 2013

DAY 17:There but for the grace of God- 40 Days For Life

Shawn Carney, Campaign Director, 40 Days for Life:  We live in a society that condones, encourages – even celebrates abortion as a legitimate “choice.”  Even someone you’d least suspect can be tempted. It could be someone in the next car … the next house … even the next pew in church. We’re all human.  So keep praying hard! Those prayers can plant seeds that only bear fruit years later.

Dayton, Ohio
Holly in Dayton tells of a young woman who spoke to prayer volunteers outside the abortion center. “About four years ago, she had participated in the 40 Days for Life campaign and had received the emails and devotionals daily,” she explained. “But then hard times set in.”

While she was pregnant, she learned that her husband had been unfaithful. When he left the marriage, she didn’t know what she was going to do. Even thoughts of abortion crossed her mind.

“But the emails and devotionals from the 40 Days for Life team continued to come to her,” Holly said. “And she read them.  And they brought her hope – the hope that she needed to hang on, to respect the precious life growing within her, and to let God help her through this trial.”

Her former husband is out of the picture. But today, this young mother is happy that she stayed strong when she was tested.

“Although she grieves over having even considered abortion, God brought healing to her that day as she returned to the place where she once prayed,” Holly said. Her message to the 40 Days for Life team is one of deep gratitude.  

“She offers thanks for their encouragement to all people to be strong during the good times as well as during those dark days of despair,” she said. “This beautiful young mother now promises to return to help others to choose the most precious gift of all – life.”
Hartford, Connecticut 
Young prayer volunteer at the Hartford vigil
This is the sixth year for the 40 Days for Life campaign in Hartford. Mary Lou sent along a story and a picture from Hartford for us to share. 

The report is short but very sweet:  “Good news:  One save on our first day!” Mary Lou later wrote back to say two more mothers have chosen life for their babies in the days since then.

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