Monday, October 24, 2011

DAY 27: 361 saved


Dear Deacon,

It's Monday. But that's OK. During 40 Days for Life,
Mondays bring GOOD NEWS!

So here is your Monday good news -- so far during
this 40 Days for Life campaign, we are now aware of ...

... 361 babies whose mothers changed their minds and
rejected abortion!

God has done wonderful things! Here are a few of
the stories.


The people praying at the 40 Days for Life vigil in
Columbus had a bad feeling when a young woman arrived
on an abortion day. They had seen her previously -- and
tried to convince her not to abort her child. But here
she was once again.

She went in, but a short time later she left -- calling
out that she had changed her mind. The volunteers put
her in touch with the local pregnancy help center and
promised to keep her -- and her baby -- in their prayers.

Later that day, two teenagers drove up -- but walked on
in after refusing to take information from one of the
pro-life counselors. An hour later, they walked out --
and handed the volunteer a receipt. At first, she
didn’t look at it.

One of the other vigil participants then called out,
"They've changed their minds!"

Yes -- they were BOTH there for abortions -- and they
BOTH chose life.

"I didn't get a chance to look at the receipt until
that evening," the volunteer said. "The driver had
had an ultrasound and lab work ... but 'first trimester
abortion -- $385' had been scratched out. Praise God!"


"It's beyond belief, but one Saturday there were five
babies saved in Downey," said Patti.

One woman helped changed a friend's mind about abortion.
She then spoke to another woman, who changed HER mind.
This woman then spoke to a couple ... and THEY changed
THEIR minds too.

Two days later, two more women rejected abortion for
their babies. Then Patti had a chance to speak with
a young man outside the abortion center, "who then
went in and got his lady out of there and they are
keeping the baby."

Patti said it’s a miracle -- "eight babies in two days!
The Lord is so kind and good!"


One of the counselors outside the 40 Days for Life
vigil site in Toledo asked a young woman arriving at
the abortion center if she would take some information.
She replied, "On my way out."

The counselor's prayer shift ended, but she stayed
longer than planned because that young woman said
would take the literature when she left.

She walked out an hour and a half later and headed
towards her car -- it looked like she was avoiding the
counselor. As she drove out of the parking lot,
however, she rolled her window down and said she was
not going to have an abortion.

"Thanks be to God!" said Ann in Toledo.

If you haven't had an opportunity to pray at a
40 Days for Life vigil yet -- you’re invited!

Here's the link to the list of locations:

Please click on the city nearest you -- and join
the prayer and fasting for an end to abortion.

Here's today's devotional from Ernest Ohlhoff,
Outreach Director for National Right to Life...


We pray for humility in our work for God's Kingdom.


Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ
Jesus, who being in the form of God did not consider
it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of
no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and
coming in the likeness of men. And being found in
appearance as a man, He humbled himself and became
obedient to the point of death, even the death of the

-- Philippians 2:5-8

REFLECTION by Ernest Ohlhoff

There is no limit to what we can accomplish when we
don't care who gets the credit.

Jesus Christ's life on earth exemplifies a total
submission to the will of the Father. His humility,
compassion, gentleness and thoughtfulness are
reflected over and over again in the New Testament.
He was God incarnate, yet He chose to be born to a
humble, working class home.

How absurd it must have seemed to the rich and
powerful that the Son of God, the Messiah, the one
foretold by the prophets, the 'King of the Jews' was
born and raised as a simple peasant.

During His thirty-three years on earth, He sought no
riches, claimed no secular power and gathered no
possessions. Yet, His short time on earth changed
more lives, softened more hearts, and gave hope to
more people, than all the rich and powerful human
'kings' combined.

And, at the end of His life on earth, by dying on the
cross, He opened the door to eternal life for those
who heed his words and follow in his footsteps.


O Lord, help us follow in the footsteps of Jesus. Let
us humbly and diligently work to restore legal
protection for the unborn, the disabled, the
medically dependent and all innocent children of God
whose lives are threatened. Let us remember the old
adage that "He can never lead who has not first
learned to obey." And, Lord, grant us a peaceful
heart as we labor in your name. Amen.


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Yours for Life,

Shawn Carney
Campaign Director
40 Days for Life

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