Thursday, October 6, 2016

40 DAYS FOR LIFE: DAY 9: Expect the unexpected

Deacon John,
We knew that driving the 40 Days for Life UNITED bus for 18,000 miles from coast to coast would mean stopping for maintenance. But this stop was unexpected!
Thankfully, the mechanic (above, under the bus) worked on it. The unexpected -- a rock -- took out the muffler and tailpipe. We do have a backup plan -- and a backup vehicle. The tour will continue!
"Expect the unexpected" is also something to keep in mind when you're praying outside the abortion center ... like when volunteers hear about a baby spared from abortion -- but only years after the fact.
Moms and dads will sometimes stop and show the vigil participants a photo of the child that was saved. Occasionally, they even get to meet the child in person.
This experience puts a face on what abortion is all about - a living, breathing, beautiful child who was in imminent danger of becoming yet another abortion statistic.
It's why we show up and pray.
Enjoy today's report ... and find the 40 Days for Life location nearest you.
A little trouble with a rock, a muffler and a tailpipe is not enough to stop the UNITED tour! After $1,030 in repairs, the UNITED bus will be back on the road
It's not uncommon to have a heckler ask 40 Days for Life volunteers "How many unwanted babies have you adopted?" It's not a serious argument, but in York, Pennsylvania, we met an expectant mother who had saved three babies by offering to adopt them.
Ultimately, all three mothers chose to parent their children, but our faithful volunteer continues to support them. After our visit, she left to bring baby supplies and gifts to one of the families that chose life.
Our vigil team even rents a house across the street from Planned Parenthood to have a base for supporting expectant mothers going through challenging pregnancies.
We pressed on in our backup van ... and headed to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where Maggie from Silent No More offered her testimony and shared how her story helped save another mother from making the same mistake.
In Pittsburgh, more than 100 turned out at rush hour for our western Pennsylvania rally. In this UNITED 40 Days for Life campaign, we have experienced great Christian unity. This event's speakers included clergy from several different Christian faith communities.
As the sun set, we said goodbye to this beautiful city ... and now it's on to West Virginia.

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Falls Church, Virginia

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Metkovic, Croatia

Ever since 40 Days for Life began, it's become fairly common for people to look for vigils to visit while they're traveling ... [more]
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
--John 1:14
Heavenly Father, I thank you for your love and saving grace in Christ Jesus. Help us to realize every day the great blessing we have in our Savior. I pray that we will rise every morning with excitement and zeal, looking forward to walking another day in your footsteps fully knowing that you continue to dwell among us.
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For life,
Shawn D. Carney
President, 40 Days for Life

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