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40 Days for Life: 2008 Campaigns [Lent Registration this week]
40 Days for Life: 2008 Campaigns and Teleconference ^ | December 10, 2007

Posted on 12/10/2007 7:53:34 PM PST by topher

Exciting news for 2008!/

Since the end of the fall 2007 campaign, the 40 Days for Life national leadership team has fervently prayed for discernment about what specific actions God desires next. We sincerely thank the many of you who have expressed your thoughts about what God may be asking of us in the year ahead.

We prayerful hearts, we will be going forward with two national, coordinated 40 Days for Life campaigns in 2008:

o February 6 - March 16 [2008]
o September 24 - November 2 [2008]

Please sign up for 40 Days for Life updates (please use the box at the upper right portion of this page) to see how you can take part in the ambitious plans God has put before us for 2008. Also, please continue to join us in praying and fasting for an end to abortion, for conversion of those involved in the abortion industry and for healing for the many who are hurting after abortion.

While you're here, please explore our site and learn more about the groundbreaking 40 Days for Life effort. We are convinced that, with God's help, 40 Days for Life will mark the beginning of the end of abortion in America.

[The following is additional information from emails and other links on the 40 Days for Life website -- FReeper poster TOPHER.]

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE LENT 2008 CAMPAIGN: The Registration starts DECEMBER 12, 2008 and ends DECEMBER 20, 2008.

For more information on the 2008 campaigns, here is a link to the MP3 of a recent TELECONFERENCE on the 2008 CAMPAIGNS:

From an email about this link:

On that page, you can also download the 31-page 40 Days for Life 2008 Campaign Overview Report, and you'll find a link to three case studies of cities that conducted successful 40 Days for Life campaigns.

The TeleConference was held Wednesday, Dec 5, 2008.

The link to the MP3 is:

The link to the community studies (MP3 file):

Link to PDF (31 page Adobe Acrobat Reader Document):


40 Days for Life Teleconference Announcing "Next Step" Plans for 2008

[Additional information by FReeper TOPHER -- one has 8 days to register for LENT 2008 40 DAYS FOR LIFE CAMPAIGN and it is restricted to DECEMBER 12 to DECEMBER 20.

Basically, it gets down to a registration FEE and registering with 40 Days for Life.


If there is someone else interested in setting up the 40 Days for Life in your city/community, then there is only one registration fee -- which is about $200.

For example, if Hammond, Louisiana is the place you live, and you go to register, you might find that there is already someone involved in setting up 40 Days for Life. In that case, the 40 Days for Life organization would put you contact with that person/organization.

Since the 40 Days for Life campaign wishes to have a presence as much as possible at Planned Parenthood or a local abortion clinic, the more people involved, the better...

TOPICS: Activism; Catholic; Current Events; Evangelical Christian; Moral Issues
KEYWORDS: 40daysforlife; fall2008; lent2008; prolife
I can provide additional information, but I would suggest that you go ahead and register at the site (40 Days for Life) and then put in the comment field that you are interested in setting up something for your community.

It might be you are the only person/group. It might be there are others.

40 Days for Life acts as a liason for people in the same community...

1 posted on 12/10/2007 7:53:36 PM PST by topher
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To:; Coleus; wagglebee; Salvation; NYer
Ping... Maybe you can use your ping lists -- the registration begins Wednesday and ends in 8 Days -- December 20.

This is for the LENT 2008 40 Days for Life Campaign.

2 posted on 12/10/2007 7:55:32 PM PST by topher (Let us return to old-fashioned morality - morality that has stood the test of time...)
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To: topher
There is a link to this campaign at PRIESTS FOR LIFE:

40 Days for Life

This past Fall I was privileged to pray with many of you in cities, towns, and villages across America during the 40 Days for Life Campaign. This Lent, and again in the Fall of 2008, the campaign will continue! I urge you get as many people as possible to pray at the abortion facilities during these periods of time. I look forward to leading many of these gatherings personally.

Moreover, Priests for Life will be activating our nation's clergy more than ever during the Lenten 40 Days for Life. We will call the clergy to a series of special activities and commitments that will coincide with the increased presence at the abortion facilities. I will need your help as well to encourage them.

We will be calling them to preach, to lead their people in prayer, to increase the abortion healing services available, to reach out to abortion clinic workers, to make their voices heard in the media, and much more. I will be posting special notices about all this, and will rely on you for some specific help to make it happen! Stay tuned!

Fr. Frank Pavone, M.E.V.

3 posted on 12/10/2007 8:06:30 PM PST by topher (Let us return to old-fashioned morality - morality that has stood the test of time...)
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To: Coleus; nickcarraway; narses; Mr. Silverback; Canticle_of_Deborah; TenthAmendmentChampion; ...
Please help spread word about this campaign.

Abortion stops a baby’s beating heart.

Pro-Life PING

Please FreepMail me if you want on or off my Pro-Life Ping List.

4 posted on 12/11/2007 3:14:54 PM PST by (A Catholic Respect Life Curriculum is available at
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To: topher
Received this email today about the compaign:

Dear topher,

You know the incredible impact that 40 Days for Life had throughout America this fall...

...And thanks to your feedback and input, 2008 has the potential to be much bigger and have even greater impact!

Based on the survey responses of 744 people from across the country -- and more than 60 NEW cities that have already told us they want to do a 40 Days for Life campaign in 2008 -- two important conclusions became evident:

1.) Those who just led a 40 Days for Life campaign
overwhelmingly want to do it again, but want to wait
until next fall

2.) Those who have not yet conducted a 40 Days for Life

campaign overwhelmingly want to conduct a campaign,

and they want to do it this spring

Here's the bottom line -- there will be TWO nationally coordinated 40 Days for Life campaigns for 2008, and their dates will be:

* SPRING: February 6 - March 16
* FALL: September 24 - November 2

(NOTE: We strongly recommend that most communities only do one 40 Days for Life campaign in a year, or you will run the risk of burning your people out and diminishing the impact of this focused effort.)

Registrations for the Spring campaign will begin TOMORROW, Wednesday, December 12, at 9 PM Eastern (8 PM Central, 7 PM Mountain, 6 PM Pacific).

The Spring campaign registrations will close next Thursday, December 20. We will be unable to accept any more community registrations for the Spring campaign after the 20th to allow the needed preparation and training time for the registered cities.

Over the coming days, we'll answer a few of the most frequently asked questions about 40 Days for Life (out of the hundreds we've received) and help you to determine how this initiative can make a lifesaving impact in your community in the coming year.

For detailed information about 40 Days for Life and what you need to consider before conducting a local campaign, you can download the 35-page 2008 Campaign Overview Report (PDF):

Listen to the audio recording of the conference call where the 2008 plans were announced:

Read endorsements of 40 Days for Life from prominent national pro-life leaders:

Review case studies of communities that conducted successful 40 Days for Life campaigns:

2008 is going to be an amazing year, and we can't wait to see what God has in store for America!

Yours for Life,

David Bereit
National Campaign Director
40 Days for Life

5 posted on 12/11/2007 6:54:30 PM PST by topher (Let us return to old-fashioned morality - morality that has stood the test of time...)
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To: topher

Didn’t realize this was happening in Lent too.

6 posted on 12/11/2007 7:45:16 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: topher; nickcarraway; sandyeggo; Lady In Blue; NYer; ELS; Pyro7480; livius; Catholicguy; RobbyS; ...
If you prayed during the Fall of 2007, and even if you didn't...............pass this on to the RTL people in your area as well as your pastors.

Blessings to all who take part.

Catholic Prayer Ping!

Please notify me via FReepmail if you would like to be added to or taken off the Catholic Prayer Ping List.

7 posted on 12/11/2007 7:50:06 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: topher
Faith-sharing bump. Thanks to the Lord for favors received today.
8 posted on 12/11/2007 9:00:05 PM PST by Ciexyz
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To: topher
An Email Update from the National Director today:

Planned Parenthood surprises 40 Days for Life


Well, at the time I'm writing this, there's just over three hours until registrations begin for the Spring 40 Days for Life campaign (that takes place from February 6 - March 16).

As you can imagine, things are really crazy here!

We've been scrambling to prepare everything for the launch of the next wave of nationwide 40 Days for Life campaigns...

...And Planned Parenthood has just given us an early Christmas gift!

Minutes ago I received an e-mail broadcast sent to abortion advocates across the country from Planned Parenthood's national president, Cecile Richards.

In the message, she characterizes 40 Days for Life campaigns as "unprecedented assaults on Planned Parenthood".

Richards states, "from the anti-choice hardliners who badgered local officials to try to shut down our new clinic in Aurora, to the '40 Days for Life' protesters who picketed clinics across the country this fall -- we are seeing an escalating level of threats to our clinics... So far, thanks to the actions of people like you, we've overcome these attacks. But to meet the challenge of the coming year, we will certainly need your help."

Wow -- the largest abortion chain in America is clearly feeling the pressure from your focused prayer and fasting. It must be time to turn up the heat even more!

(This was, after all, the FOURTH mass e-mail the organization has sent out about 40 Days for Life since September... And I don't believe it's any coincidence that her message was sent out on the same day when you have the opportunity to join the next wave of 40 Days for Life campaigns this coming Spring!)

Back to registrations...

I wrote a letter for you that explains everything you are going to get by joining the February 6 - March 16 campaign.

It took a lot longer to write this letter than I thought it would -- primarily because there's so much I needed to tell you about everything we're going to do to help your campaign succeed.

But I have to warn you... I ended up with a really long letter.

Please forgive the length. I know that many of you have studied the materials we gave you and already know that you want to register immediately... If that is your situation, then just skip down to the bottom, and click the big button to begin your registration process.

On the other hand, I know that some of you really want to know everything that's involved. If that's you, then I think we did a pretty good job of describing all the various components of the 40 Days for Life campaign.

If you fall into this latter category, there is one thing I want to stress... Registrations will be open for eight days -- until next Thursday, December 20 -- so don't feel too frenzied while reading the letter.

Take your time to go through the whole letter. In fact, it might be easier for you to print the whole thing out and read it on paper. Check out everything before you make your decision.


Barring any last-minute technical difficulties, we plan to open the doors for registrations at exactly 9:00 PM Eastern time tonight.

I'll be sending you the direct link to the letter in just a few hours, but I knew I wouldn't have time to explain everything then, so that's why I sent you this advance "heads-up."

That's all I've got time for right now.

I'm excited to see what God has in store for America -- and for Planned Parenthood :-) -- this coming Spring as 40 Days for Life continues to gain momentum!


David Bereit
National Campaign Director
40 Days for Life

9 posted on 12/12/2007 6:36:15 PM PST by topher (Let us return to old-fashioned morality - morality that has stood the test of time...)
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To: topher
Registration has begun... But at this point, I am not going to post any links...

There are enemies watching that might try to disrupt things, so as Jesus stated:

"Be as sly as serpents but innocent as doves."

I believe it is prudent for those interested in 40 Days for Life to contact the website directly...

God bless,


10 posted on 12/12/2007 6:38:55 PM PST by topher (Let us return to old-fashioned morality - morality that has stood the test of time...)
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