Monday, February 29, 2016

DAY 20: Too Many Children? - 40 Days for Life - 2016

Shawn Carney, Campaign Director, 40 Days for Life: Since it’s Leap Day … here’s something worth leaping for!

During this 40 Days for Life campaign, we have reports of 196 children spared from abortion – that we know of!

We have seen a surprising number of situations this campaign where mothers with five or more children have shown up for abortion appointments.

Thankfully, these moms turned away.

Mother Teresa said, “How can there be too many children? That is like saying there are too many flowers.”

Our culture often views children as burdens to our time and money. But there is nothing burdensome about the joy, courage and sacrifice of mothers and fathers who put their children before the pressures of the world.

Their sacrifice is real – and so is their love.

Temple Terrace, Florida
 
 
Kim watched as an SUV pulled into the parking lot and a woman walked into the abortion center.
 
Over the course of the next hour, she came out … and went back in. “A pastor from a local church was praying with me on the sidewalk,” Kim said, “and I told him she is struggling.”
 
Finally she came out and got in her car to drive away. “They slowed down when they drove past and I asked if I could give them a brochure – and they said yes.”
 
They told Kim they didn’t know what to do. They already had ten children. She was there for an abortion … but just couldn’t go through with it. They were thinking now of adoption.
 
Falls Church, Virginia
 
 
One of the leaders in Falls Church walked up to a mother and her daughter outside the abortion center, offering to help them.
 
“The mother came forward and took the pamphlet,” she said, “saying she wanted to keep the baby. But it was her daughter that didn’t want the baby.”

So the volunteer turned to her daughter and asked, “Are you considering an abortion?”
 
She said yes – she already had a child … and she picked up the baby who had been sitting in the car.
 
“Well,” said the leader, “you now have two – and this baby is precious, too.”
 
The young woman said she’d had an abortion previously – and wasn’t affected.
 
As the mother and daughter walked away – and into the abortion center – the volunteer started to text a handful of friends to pray for the young woman, that the Holy Spirit would touch her heart.

Two hours later, she came out and was asked if she decided to keep her baby. 
 
She smiled and said, “Yes.” 
 
The 40 Days for Life volunteer responded, “Seriously?”  She repeated, “Yes!”
 
What made her decide to keep her baby? “Mom.”
 
“Yay Mom! You did a great job! Praised be to God!”
 
Her mother was happy to have another grandbaby. “A mother’s love and the power of the Holy Spirit conquered death!” 

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