On Monday mornings during the campaign, we start the week with the best news I can think of. During this 40 Days for Life campaign, God is answering prayers. So far, there have been 142 babies saved from abortion — that we know of!
“Your prayers were answered as a young mother was leaving Planned Parenthood,” said John in Tacoma. “She stopped in the driveway to talk with the sidewalk counselor.”
The young woman explained that she had decided not to go through with the abortion. “Her boyfriend and all parents were pressuring her to abort and she was going to, but she explained that she had been in a Christian school and knew that it was wrong so she was changing her mind,” John said.
He noted another day recently when Planned Parenthood closed early — and no one is sure why. “Two young girls called across the parking lot to ask if we knew why it was closed,” he said.
“I noticed a white sheet of paper on the door and asked them what it said. They replied that it just said Planned Parenthood was closed.” The prayer volunteers gave the girls directions to a pro-life pregnancy center.
A volunteer in Pittsburgh spent a good while talking to a very young girl and her boyfriend. “I gave her the list of places to go for help and two other items. Finally she hugged me and told me that she would not have the abortion.”
She and her boyfriend continued to hang around and talk for quite a while. They left the area, but then returned to eat lunch at a sandwich shop nearby.
“Each time she saw me she waved to me,” the volunteer said. “Please pray for her to keep her promise not to abort. The guy was very quiet, but I could sense that he was not really happy about how things turned out, so he might try to pressure her.”
Here’s a personal thank-you note a 40 Days for Life team recently received:
“I wanted to thank you all for the 40 Days for Life. My sister has been having a really hard time in her life and then found out she was pregnant. She made a hard decision that I was against — to have an abortion.
“I tried everything to talk her out of it and she said she felt like she didn’t have any other options … She was scared about going through another pregnancy and also raising another baby.
“She went to the clinic yesterday and when she pulled up everyone was out there with signs and their own children and it made her think about the decision she had made to have an abortion and about the two little girls she had at home.
“I just wanted to thank each and every one of you for the time and effort you put in to saving lives and I wanted to let you know you saved a life yesterday and I am forever grateful.”
Here’s the link to today’s devotional.
How many more lives will be saved over the next 27 days of this campaign thanks to your prayers and faithfulness?
I can’t wait to find out!