Saturday, February 20, 2016

DAY 11: Local Impact ... Worldwide - 40 Days for Life - 2016

Shawn Carney, Campaign Director, 40 Days for Life: Abortion hurts women, families ... and, ultimately, communities.

It is a local problem ... and it has a local solution. We take abortion personally because it goes on in our neighborhood ... just around the corner from where we live or work.

That is why 40 Days for Life has grown from that first campaign in one community in Texas ... spreading to 607 cities worldwide.

 
From now until March 20, 40 Days for Life campaigns are going on in 23 different countries around the world ...
 
... and the only plausible reason why 40 Days for Life has spread so far is the grace of God. These are His children, His women – and He wants us to be His light to give hope, no matter where we live.
 
Whether you’re in Romania (above), Colombia, New Zealand – or anywhere else – you can find the 40 Days for Life location nearest you!

Bogota, Colombia
 
 
“It was worth it!” said one of the team leaders in Bogota.
 
In the city’s first campaign last year, vigil participants knew of at least 12 babies that were saved from about. And now – they’ve learned of one child spared during the first week of this campaign.

Six volunteers were in prayer in front of the abortion center. As they stood below a “pray for an end to abortion” banner, they saw a young woman – perhaps in her mid-20s – leaving the building.
 
She held her head down. She carried a document in her hands … and she had tears in her eyes.
 
One of the vigil participants stepped up to offer her information about life-affirming options that were available at pregnancy help centers in the area.

The young woman gratefully accepted a glass of water, and slowly started to calm down. She agreed to go to the help center for the assistance she needed to continue with her pregnancy in spite of the obstacles she was facing.

“For now,” said the Bogota team member, “we give thanks to God for that baby that will bring blessings and changes to this young woman and her family – and in the future, for many people more. Human life is a gift from God. We pray that the whole world says yes to life!

Auckland, New Zealand
 
 
40 Days for Life is going on – and going strong – in New Zealand, at locations in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington. Family Life International, which has helped tremendously in this outreach, has put together a video called “How 40 Days for Life Saved an Auckland Family.”
 
This is the amazing success story of how a young mother who sought a late term abortion was able to choose life for her baby as a direct result of the 40 Days for Life prayer vigil in Auckland, New Zealand.


It’s really worth a few minutes of your day! It shows how prayer works – no matter where in the world you are


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