Dear Deacon, 

With two weeks to go in this 40 Days for Life campaign,
we are so far aware of …

… 341 babies saved from abortion! 

Here are just a few of their stories. 


There was a long line waiting to get into the abortion
center. As one of the young women waited, she could
hear the sung prayer of the 40 Days for Life vigil
participants. She said the song stuck in her head.

When she got inside and talked with the staff, she
asked for an ultrasound. Once she saw the baby, she
realized she couldn’t go through with the abortion.

After she walked out, she spoke to vigil participants.
“She said she really never wanted to see the place
again,” said Julie, one of the volunteers. “I don’t
blame her! Thank you to all of you for your continued
presence at Planned Parenthood. A life was saved today!”

To see a photo of the vigil in Wilmington, go to: 


Ken says the 40 Days for Life vigil in Las Vegas is
taking place outside the busiest late-term abortion
facility in Nevada.

Prayer volunteers watched as a young couple parked
their car, got out … and walked right past them.
“The woman appeared determined to carry through
with her scheduled abortion,” Ken said, “but the
father of the child entered the building in tears.”

On their way into the building, however, they did
stop to take information about the pregnancy help
center just down the street.

They were not inside long. Minutes later, they
walked out of the abortion facility — and straight
into the pregnancy help center for an ultrasound
and life-affirming counseling.

“We heard a short while later,” Ken said, “that
they are definitely keeping their baby!”


Mary in New Orleans reports two lives were saved
during the 40 Days for Life vigil.

One woman spoke with a counselor outside the abortion
facility and decided to go to a pro-life pregnancy help
center instead. “She confirmed afterwards that she
was keeping her child, now that she had found support
and resources.”

A second woman walked up to vigil participants to
thank them for their witness. She said that a few
days earlier, she was driving to the facility to have
an abortion. She prayed for a sign to convince her
not to go through with it. When she saw the 40 Days
for Life prayer team on the sidewalk, she recognized
the sign she had prayed for.

“This is a small glimpse of the impact that your
prayer and sacrifice are having,” Mary said.
“Remember that these are the two that we know of.
There are most likely more.”

To see a picture of the vigil in New Orleans, go to: 


A first-time 40 Days for Life participant was praying
on the sidewalk when she noticed a young man standing
outside the abortion center’s entrance, waiting for
the woman who arrived with him. He walked over to the
prayer volunteer and asked, “How can you help me?”

She quickly mentioned all of the assistance available
locally as he listened intently. He walked back to
the building — and soon left with the woman who had
gone inside. She would not be having the abortion!

“Many times babies are saved and we are unaware,”
said Marci in Baltimore. “What a blessing to be made
aware of the fruits of our labors!”

Here’s today’s devotional from Ernest Ohlhoff,
Outreach Director for National Right to Life…


We pray for humility in our work for God’s Kingdom. 


Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ
Jesus, who being in the form of God did not consider
it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of
no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and
coming in the likeness of men. And being found in
appearance as a man, He humbled himself and became
obedient to the point of death, even the death of the

— Philippians 2:5-8 

REFLECTION by Ernest Ohlhoff

There is no limit to what we can accomplish when we
don’t care who gets the credit.

Jesus Christ’s life on earth exemplifies a total
submission to the will of the Father. His humility,
compassion, gentleness and thoughtfulness are
reflected over and over again in the New Testament.
He was God incarnate, yet He chose to be born to a
humble, working class home.

How absurd it must have seemed to the rich and
powerful that the Son of God, the Messiah, the one
foretold by the prophets, the ‘King of the Jews’ was
born and raised as a simple peasant.

During His thirty-three years on earth, He sought no
riches, claimed no secular power and gathered no
possessions. Yet, His short time on earth changed
more lives, softened more hearts, and gave hope to
more people, than all the rich and powerful human
‘kings’ combined.

And, at the end of His life on earth, by dying on the
cross, He opened the door to eternal life for those
who heed his words and follow in his footsteps.


O Lord, help us follow in the footsteps of Jesus. Let
us humbly and diligently work to restore legal
protection for the unborn, the disabled, the
medically dependent and all innocent children of God
whose lives are threatened. Let us remember the old
adage that “He can never lead who has not first
learned to obey.” And, Lord, grant us a peaceful
heart as we labor in your name. Amen.


To download today’s devotional as a formatted,
printable PDF to share with friends: 


Yours for Life, 

Shawn Carney
Campaign Director
40 Days for Life

PS: Any miracles at the 40 Days for Life vigil in your
city? We’d love to hear about it! Please leave a
comment at today’s blog entry: 


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