Thursday, October 19, 2017

From 40 Days For Life: DAY 23: Two quit … one never started


More good news today …
… we've learned that two more abortion business workers have had a change of heart and quit the industry!
In all such cases, we keep the specifics confidential. Former workers often face criticism, rejection from friends ... and sometimes even the threat of lawsuits from their former employer.
Please keep these workers in your prayers as they continue the path to healing.
This now makes 156 abortion employees who've experienced conversions and left their jobs during 40 Days for Life campaigns!
We also know of one case during this campaign where a person arrived for a job interview at an abortion center – but after speaking with 40 Days for Life participants, this person left without even walking into the building!
The prospective job applicant was greeted by a volunteer who said that God had a better job waiting somewhere else – a job that truly involved helping the sick and hurting.
That brought tears to the applicant's eyes.
Pray for those who have left the abortion industry ... and listen to the story of a Planned Parenthood manager who had a conversion -- and then led a 40 Days for Life campaign!

St. Paul, Minnesota

When a vigil participant in St. Paul approached a woman outside Planned Parenthood, she offered two brochures – including one that's specifically about the abortion pill.
"I told her to be sure to read the information," the volunteer said. She also encouraged the woman to visit a nearby pregnancy help center.
As the woman left Planned Parenthood an hour later, she asked how to get to "that place" – meaning the pro-life resource center.
She wasn't sure Planned Parenthood had been completely truthful with her about the side effects of the abortion pill. They apparently told her there were no side effects.
"She read the brochures while she was waiting and she knew they had lied to her," the 40 Days for Life participant said. "I told her that she had made the right decision and she would never regret it."
The young woman nodded her head in agreement … with tears streaming down her face.
"Once again, thank you God!" said the St. Paul volunteer.

San Luis Obispo, California

While several people stood in prayer outside Planned Parenthood in San Luis Obispo, a pickup truck parked nearby.
Stickers on the vehicle identified the driver as a Korean War veteran – which proved to be true when a man got out wearing a vest covered with military patches.
"I need to tell you this," he said. "My mother was 16, unmarried and pregnant. It was really tough; nobody was there for her. She decided to keep the baby, like you're praying for, right? Well … it was me."
Driving by the vigil made him think of his mother. "I'm grateful every time I think of her. She kept me. Thanks for what you're doing!"
With that, he smiled … jumped back into his truck … and drove off.
"We don't know much about him," said one of the San Luis Obispo team members. "Of course, we know he fought for his country – for us. He risked his life … and we are grateful. We are grateful, too, that his mother chose life."
But the Lord said "You have had pity on the plant for which you have not labored, nor made it grow, which came up in the night and perished in the night. And should I not pity Nineveh, that great city, in which are more than one hundred and twenty thousand persons who cannot discern between their right hand and their left, and much livestock? Should I not be concerned about that great city?"
-- Jonah 4:10-11
Gracious God, loving our enemies seems like one of most difficult things you could ask of us. Please remind us that this is how you love and that if you ask it of us then you will give us the grace to do it.
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For life,
Shawn D. Carney
President, 40 Days for Life
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