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.
Monday, February 19, 2018
From 40 Days For Life: DAY 6: 14,000 saved!!!
Dear Deacon John,
It's a Good News Monday ... and we have great news!
We are now aware of 14,000 babies saved from abortion since 40 Days for Life began in 2007!
You can meet a few of them in this powerful video.
Praise God! These 14,000 babies are just the ones we know about and can confirm. Your presence makes a difference!
This moving video celebrates life and includes the emotional phone call from a 40 Days for Life volunteer who witnessed a save just last week.
God has answered your prayers!
Here are just some of the blessings He has provided so far this campaign!
"We just saved a baby!" exclaimed Kathy, the 40 Days for Life leader in Memphis.
A woman approaching the abortion center actually asked the volunteers to pray that her abortion would go well! Obviously, Kathy and the vigil participants prayed that she would not have the abortion at all ... but still, the young woman went inside.
An hour later, she came out. "I could not do it!" she told Kathy. "I did not have the abortion."
"We hugged, we prayed, we exchanged phone numbers," Kathy said. "I told her I would find help for her."
The Memphis campaign got off to a huge start with the best-attended kickoff event they've ever had – and Memphis has been part of 40 Days for Life since 2008.
"Thanks for being there!"
Those were the words a woman leaving the American Family Planning abortion center offered the 40 Days for Life vigil participants who were standing in prayer outside.
"She stated that she had changed her mind about aborting her baby," said Ernie, the Pensacola coordinator. She took a pamphlet and the volunteers told her about the help she could find at numerous places in her area.
"It's a powerful reminder why we need to be there in love on the sidewalk over these 40 days and beyond," Ernie said.
The team in Facatativa shared good news about a woman they met who was 28 weeks pregnant.
She had been abortion-minded for some time, and had gone to Colombia's capital, Bogota, for an abortion at 20 weeks. Money was the issue then ... as late-term abortions are much more expensive.
Eventually, she was referred to the 40 Days for Life volunteers in Facatativa, which is closer to her home. After speaking with the vigil participants, she decided against abortion and chose life for her child.
This woman still has many issues in her life. She said she didn't know where she was going to live after the baby was born ... but the 40 Days for Life team is helping her plan for the future.
Remember your Creator before the silver cord is loosed, or the golden bowl is broken, or the pitcher shattered at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the well. Then the dust will return to the earth as it was, and the spirit will return to God who gave it.
O God, we too often try to live in ways that ignore our coming death. We forget that our days are numbered by You, that at the end of our days your judgment awaits, that You are the Lord of our destiny. Help us to repent daily, and then to live each day in joyful obedience. Lead us to live in the light and promise of eternity. Prepare us to live fully and sacrificially.