It may have been me or my computer or forces who did not want this posted. But I had to post it three times before it finally made it.
Makes one wonder.
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Today’s email from Shawn Carney:
The largest 40 Days for Life campaign ever starts
tomorrow in 316 locations ... with more than 40
brand-new cities, including Kampala, Uganda!
Today I am in chilly Ohio, where I spoke at a kickoff
event for the Toledo 40 Days for Life campaign before
heading to St. Paul, Minnesota tomorrow.
Since returning from Australia, our national director,
David Bereit, has already helped to kick off local
campaigns in New Hampshire, Maryland, Washington, DC and
Virginia. Tomorrow he will be in Fort Worth, Texas,
launching their 40 Days for Life before heading on
to Kansas City.
Five years ago, when 40 Days for Life was first launched
as a national effort, David and I were hoping 20 cities
would take part. But God put that campaign in 89 cities.
In these five years, YOUR faith in God has been the
difference. Your faith is the reason this humble effort
has spread to an overall total of 440 cities ...
... from 1,000 volunteers in Texas to 525,000 worldwide ...
... from a few churches to 15,000 ...
... and from one country to 15 around the globe.
Over those five years, you’ve sacrificed and persevered
through rain, snow, heat ... and a shout or two from
those who did not agree with you.
But God has worked miracles ...
... miracles of babies joining the peaceful vigils
outside the places they were schedule to be aborted ...
... workers who joined and even led the very campaigns
they were trained to despise ...
... and with abortion facilities closing their doors.
As inspiring as these results are for us as we move
forward, they mean very little to the woman scheduled
for an abortion this week. Over these 40 days, we once
again have an opportunity to pray and fast — and to be
a witness to the hope and love of Christ.
And PRAYER does come first.
You’ll be getting messages from me each of the 40 days
with a quick campaign update and a daily devotional.
On this day before the campaign begins, I’d also like to
recommend an article about the 69 abortion workers who
have left their jobs after 40 Days for Life vigils were
held in the public right-of-way outside their buildings.
In this new article, Abby Johnson, the former director
of the Planned Parenthood abortion center in College
Station, Texas (the very place that 40 Days for Life
began), comments on the love she received from vigil
“They had always told me, ‘If you ever want to leave,
we’ll be here for you.’” she said. “I decided to put
them to the test. I broke down and told them, ‘I know
what I’ve been doing is wrong, and I want out.’ They
just looked at me and said, ‘We’re here to help you.’”
To read the full article in the National Catholic
Register, please go to:
A prayerful foundation is the key for bringing a “what
would Jesus do” attitude to the vigil. This is the
attitude that has helped mothers choose life for their
babies — and helped clinic employees like Abby Johnson
change their hearts and leave the abortion business.
This is my personal invitation for you to get involved.
Here’s the link to all 316 locations — please find the
one nearest you and learn how you can help: