Wednesday, March 7, 2018

40 Days For Life: DAY 22: Closed ... and CLOSED!

Dear Deacon John,
As we enter the second half of this 40 Days for Life campaign, we have doubly good news today ... as we announce the closing of two more abortion centers!
This now makes 96 abortion facilities that have shut their doors ...
... in locations where people have faithfully prayed on the sidewalk during peaceful 40 Days for Life vigils!
Let's get right to the details!

Iztapalapa, Mexico

On Day 16 of the seventh 40 Days for Life vigil in Mexico City's Iztapalapa section ... volunteers gathered to pray as usual outside the Marie Stopes abortion facility.
The door says "bienvenidos" – welcome – but the place is a fortress surrounded by an iron gate with barbed wire at the top and security cameras ... so what unfolded last Thursday seemed like a miracle.
As the non-stop prayer continued, employees began taking boxes and furnishings out of the building ... placing them in a truck parked right next to the vigil site.
Then workers climbed on scaffolding ... removed the "Marie Stopes" signs from the walls ... and then carted them away.
The abortion business was closed!
By the end of the work day, the Marie Stopes signs were all gone ... and only the 40 Dias por la Vida banner remained. Volunteers prayed in thanksgiving through the evening, praising God for what He had done.
"God has allowed us to witness His great love and mercy," said one of the team leaders. "Thank you to all who join us in this noble cause."

Sharonville, Ohio

There were eleven 40 Days for Life vigils in the Cincinnati suburb of Sharonville ... including the prayer rally shown above that took place a few years back.
Local volunteers have learned that they really have something to celebrate now – the abortion business is closed!
"God is good!" said Mary Jo, who led a number of the 40 Days for Life campaigns there as well as other ongoing prayer efforts. "I believe that our prayers and witness have been instrumental in the closing."
The facility's owners operate another center near Dayton, which offers late-term abortions. "Our work is not done," Mary Jo said. She encouraged participation in other 40 Days for Life vigils in Ohio.
Who among all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this, in His hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.
— Job 12:9-10
Thank you, Father God, for being the Creator of my life and every life. Please give me, and the society in which I live, an appreciation for your gift of life. Please help us set aside our pride and acknowledge that we need you. Show me how I can honor you today in response to all the blessings you bestow freely.
See today's full devotional
For life,
Shawn Carney
President/CEO, 40 Days for Life
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