Friday, February 16, 2018

From 40 Days For Life: DAY 3: Fake news in Great Britain


Dear Deacon John,
That's how the British media has labeled your vigil presence in their headline news. The only problem is ... none of it is true!
One British paper quoted a spokesman for the BPAS abortion center in Portsmouth: "They pray loudly and force leaflets upon people. I felt uncomfortable, angry, and safety-conscious."
A BPAS staff member in Doncaster told another media outlet, "It was provocative and intimidating."
The photo above, from 40 Days for Life in Norwich, England, is a fairly typical scene. A picture is worth a thousand talking points.
Don't these people look scary to you? Especially the signs offering free help :)
The abortion industry in Britain – and elsewhere, frankly – just wants you to go home ... because 40 Days for Life is working.
Right now, England, Canada and Scotland are trying to destroy freedom of speech – and silence even the quietest pro-life whisper. We cover their efforts in this 40 Days for Life podcast episode: "Aborting Free Speech."
Of course, Christ told us to expect this – that we would be falsely accused of all sorts of evil when acting in His name.
So just keep praying! Lives are at stake! As the Lord said, "Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven" (Matthew 5:12).

Hempstead, New York

Around 85 faithful volunteers – including members of Pro Bikers for Life – helped launch the 40 Days for Life campaign outside Planned Parenthood in Hempstead.
Michael, the local campaign coordinator, called it a "great day."
After gathering at a local church, where the bikers gave a moving talk and showed a video about their involvement in previous 40 Days for Life vigils, the group processed to Planned Parenthood and prayed there for more than an hour.


Subotica, Serbia

As the 40 Days for Life vigil started in Subotica, the campaign's spiritual advisor asked God's blessing on all the volunteers. The volunteers, in turn, wanted to extend that blessing "to all passers-by, to all hospital staff – and to the whole city!"
One of the Subotica leaders said if you want to do something for the Lord this Lent, "come and join us for an hour for the right cause. This is time that God has given us, and we will it use wisely. We are waiting for you!"
Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?
—Matthew 6:25-26
Loving heavenly Father, help us to see the worth of all human beings by the way in which you provide for us. We would ask that you provide also the faith, grace and courage to enable us to protect that which is so precious to you.
See today's full devotional

For life,
Shawn D. Carney
President/CEO, 40 Days for Life

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