Monday, November 3, 2014

DAY 41: 546 Saved This 40 Days For Life Campaign

by Shawn Carney, 40 Days for Life: As this 40 Days for Life campaign comes to an end, we have reports of 546 babies saved from abortion – that we know of!

And keep in mind that these aren’t just numbers.

That’s 546 individual human beings … and their moms … and their dads … and grandparents, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins. Each time a mother says “yes” to life, the impact is profound.

God worked through so many faithful people during this campaign and that work goes on far beyond Day 40.

We close with a beautiful witness to what God can do, which should inspire us to consider one question:

Could this happen in your town?

Vacaville, California
God has heard our prayers,” said Noelle in Vacaville. “He has seen our faithfulness and He has plans for our community that we never dreamed of.”

As the Vacaville team was planning this 40 Days for Life campaign, they spotted a sign in front of the office building at 600 Nut Tree Road – that’s where Planned Parenthood is located.

It was a simple real estate sign: “Space for lease.

So on a whim, they made two calls. One was to the leasing agent. The other was to the director of a pregnancy help center. It would be a blessing, they thought, if assistance could be much closer to Planned Parenthood – and in fact, under the very same roof!

“Never did we think anything would materialize,” recalled Noelle. “It would simply be too good to be true. But, as we know, we must never underestimate the power of God.

To make a long story short, the pregnancy center’s board of directors signed a lease, and will move into 600 Nut Tree Road – yes, the same building that Planned Parenthood is in.

And not just the same building.

They will be right across the hall from Planned Parenthood!

“This means that abortion-minded women – women who feel as if they have no other choice than to end their child’s life – will be presented with real choices and life-affirming options as they walk down the hall to their abortion appointments,” she said.

“Can you imagine the lives that will be saved? The women that will be empowered, loved and supported?”

Volunteers have prayed through 100-degree heat … high winds … heavy rains. At times, they became discouraged, and wondered, “Is this really working?” And, being human, they wondered if God was listening.

“God most certainly has been listening and He had plans greater than anything we could have ever imagined,” Noelle said. “Some might say it’s just a case of good timing, just a coincidence. But we call it divine intervention. It is with awe and gratitude that we give thanks to God for His mercy, His glory and His power.”

Amen!

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