Sunday, March 4, 2018

40 Days For Life: DAY 19: Two stats you won't forget


Dear Deacon John,
Every year 56 million people die in the world ... from all causes.
In addition to those 56 million, another 56 million die from abortion worldwide. We lose the same number of babies every year as from all other causes of death in the world combined. Lord help us!
There are 40 Days for Life campaigns under way right now in 25 countries around the globe. So at any given minute, there is always someone, somewhere, praying for an end to abortion.
And that "someone" could be you!
We still have the entire second half of the campaign to go ... so if you have not done so already, please find your vigil, pray ... and be a witness that Jesus Christ can heal our broken world.

Timisoara, Romania

"God has blessed us," said one of the 40 Days for Life team members in Timisoara.
While people prayed outside the abortion center, a couple approached the building. The woman went in ... but the man remained outside.
"He began to read the messages from the volunteers' placards and talked to them," she said. Before long, he began to see that abortion was not the way to go.
He then went into the abortion facility ... and convinced the woman to come out. With the volunteers' encouragement, they went to a pregnancy help center for counseling ... and she decided to keep her baby!
"For us it was an encouragement from the Lord," the volunteer said. "It was a clear message that He is there in the street and that this work is His."


Perth, Australia

"Our prayerful, physical presence outside of the abortion clinic is highly effective," said Jo, the 40 Days for Life coordinator in Perth.
One young woman accepted information about support services ... and even spoke to a sidewalk advocate ... but still went into the abortion facility.
"After spending hours inside," Jo said, "she appeared outside again, with huge relief and happiness on her face and came and told us all that she had decided to keep her baby!"
She added, "we are making a difference."


Jos, Nigeria

"The campaign to save lives from abortion continues in Jos," said Maureen, the local 40 Days for Life leader.
A young expectant mother approached volunteers and asked how she could get help to keep her baby, which she is under pressure to abort.
"To the glory of God, she has agreed to keep the baby and we will help her," Maureen said. "Awesome God!"
If I have despised the cause of my male or female servant when they complained against me, what then shall I do when God rises up? When He punishes, how shall I answer Him? Did not He who made me in the womb make them? Did not the same One fashion us in the womb?
—Job 31:13-15
God, forgive us when we try to explain away the obligation we have to help others who need help. Enable us to not devalue them because they are in the circumstance that they are in, but to see them for what they are, those, who like us, were formed by your hand in their mother’s womb.
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For life,
Shawn Carney
President/CEO 40 Days for Life

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