Tuesday, September 22, 2015

From 40 Days For Life: Want THIS to happen where you live?

40 Days for Life
Dear Deacon John,
Three pictures of one building tell the story.
1. BEFORE 40 Days for Life
2. AFTER 40 Days for Life
These photos show the former Planned Parenthood abortion center in Bryan/College Station, Texas — the site of the first-ever 40 Days for Life campaign back in 2004 ...
… and now, that building will now include:
  • The new headquarters of the worldwide 40 Days for Life movement
  • A lab and clinic for a local pregnancy center and
  • Medical services provided by two former abortionists who had conversions and have become outspoken pro-life advocates
This is the kind of story only God can write ... and yet it's not an isolated occurence.
This is one of 60 abortion centers that have CLOSED when 40 Days for Life prayer vigils have been held outside their doors.
Could your city be next?
You can help make that happen by joining the 40 Days for Life campaign that begins tomorrow, September 23, in 307 locations.
We just held the dedication ceremony at the new 40 Days for Life headquarters, and I spoke about the impact that local prayers and efforts can have on saving lives and ending abortion in any community.
Here's the 6-minute video of my comments. Click the image below to watch ...
... or go to:
As I share in that video, the solution to the global abortion crisis is LOCAL.
That's why 40 Days for Life has seen these results:
  • 650,000 volunteer participants in 579 cities across 30 nations
  • 10,331 lives saved from abortion
  • 118 workers who have had conversions and quit the abortion industry
  • 60 closed abortion centers, including the one pictured above
And, starting tomorrow, YOU can help expand these victories by joining the next 40 Days for Life campaign.
It’s going to be an amazing 40 days!
For life,
 Shawn Carney
Campaign Director
40 Days for Life

PS: Each of these next 40 days, you’ll receive a daily email message – just like this one. Those updates will include a daily devotional at the end of each report.
As we prepare to start the campaign, here’s a special devotional from Carmen Pate of Alliance Ministries.
Pre-kickoff intention
For God’s blessing upon the coming 40 Days for Life campaign.
If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and forgive their sin and heal their land.
— 2 Chronicles 7:14
Not unlike God’s chosen people of Israel, we must humble ourselves, pray, seek His face, and turn from our wicked ways, if we expect God to hear from heaven, forgive our sin, and heal our land. The need for repentance has not been greater since the Supreme Court decision of Roe vs. Wade in 1973.
The number one cause of death in America is the needless sacrifice of our children at the altar of convenience called abortion. Conservative estimates put the number of deaths at nearly 55 million.
And lest we think this is an issue outside the church walls, 43 percent of women obtaining abortions identify themselves as Protestant, and 27 percent identify themselves as Catholic. One in four women has at least one abortion by the age of 45 – both non-Christian and Christian alike. Where was the voice of Truth – the church?
Mary Comm of In Our Midst Ministries, Inc. sums up the issue best as she writes, “We (the church) have been an unintentional accomplice to the millions of lives lost and to the multiplied millions of lives devastated by abortion. We didn’t want them to abort. We didn’t mean for them to abort. But, because of our lack of knowledge, because of our fear, we have continued to stand by and do nothing.
“We, God’s hands and feet in this dark and hurting world, have been unintentional, unknowledgeable accomplice, but an accomplice nonetheless.”
May today mark the beginning of change within the church, as God’s people, in unity, seek His forgiveness.
Heavenly Father, we have turned our backs on you and your principles in your Word. We have allowed man to usurp Your role as God over life and the number of our days. But we come to you in brokenness and repentance over our sin.
We cry out for Your mercy and ask you to remove the scourge of abortion from our land.
Use us as your vessels, Lord, to bring the light of Your Truth to our nation once again. Because of Christ we pray, Amen.
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Let's pray, fast, and shape history together ... starting tomorrow!