Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
Thursday, October 26, 2017
From 40 Days For Life: DAY 30: Best for last
It's always exciting to attend a prayer rally at a 40 Days for Life vigil site.
You will hear enthusiastic speakers and reports about what is happening
locally and around the world. And sometimes you will actually witness a
baby saved from abortion!
That is exactly what happened at the end of a rally that 40 Days for
Life board member Tibor Baksy visited in North Carolina. It's an amazing
Fayetteville, North Carolina
A beautiful morning got even better when a couple at the Fayetteville 40
Days for Life rally shared their story of adopting a baby whose mother
had once contemplated abortion.
It was truly a love story, made possible by the prayers of volunteers and the grace and mercy of God.
A short time later, "we were at the end of the rally, and our deacon was
closing with prayer," said Karinna, the Fayetteville coordinator. "He
finished and asked if we could stay a little longer since a lady was
reaching out to a client and she was starting to walk over."
A young woman with an abortion appointment, who was there with her
mother, spoke to the volunteers – who learned that the mother was
against the abortion. Still, both women eventually walked into Planned
"I asked a volunteer what happens normally in a situation like this and
she told me Planned Parenthood is very persuasive once the mothers go
inside," said Tibor (on the right in the photo above).
Karinna said the deacon, Tibor and a number of others knelt in prayer.
"After about 20 minutes, the young woman returned to say she had chosen
life for the baby," Tibor said. "We were elated and emotional. The power
of prayer is amazing!"
"It was God's work. Only He could have reached her heart," Karinna said. "God deserves all the glory."
"My drive home took five hours and during that time I said many prayers
of thanks, shed some tears and reflected on a beautiful morning where
the grace of God was so visibly evident," said Tibor.
"I am grateful to God for the volunteers, for His calling me to this ministry and for all the gifts He continues to bestow."
The community outreach portion of the 40 Days for Life campaign in Riyom continues to touch many people in the region.
Jummai, the local coordinator, also had some very good news to share
about a young woman who "chose life for her baby despite the challenge
she is facing."
This young woman, who has a two-year-old daughter, had become pregnant
as the result of an assault by a man who has since fled the area. "She
lives on money she makes working on people's farms," Jummai said.
The volunteers have helped this woman find good medical care.
During this campaign, Jummai has been able to share the pro-life message
and the story of 40 Days for Life at various churches and conferences
in the area, as well as at a town hall meeting.
it happened, when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary that the babe
leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. Then
she spoke out with a loud voice and said, "Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb! But why is this granted to me,
that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For indeed, as soon as the
voice of your greeting sounded in my ears, the babe leaped in my womb
Jesus, open my eyes to your presence in the life of every child. Open my
heart to joy in the birth of every child, a birth that reflects the joy
of your own birth in Bethlehem. As you shared life in the womb of Mary,
so now send your protection upon every child still in the womb, and
grant to their mothers the strength and joy that comes from welcoming
the gift of life.