Deacon John,

At many of the statewide rallies and vigil stops on the UNITED tour, Steve Karlen and I have been asked, Where’s Shawn Carney?”

Our answer: “He’s living out his pro-life commitment … with his wife, Marilisa, as she gives birth to their sixth child!”

That child has arrived!


Welcome Mary Cate Therese Carney!

Let’s join the Carney family in celebrating the birth of Mary Cate.


After a beautiful but arduous eight-hour drive through the Rocky Mountains, the UNITED tour just had one of our biggest events yet: the Montana state rally in Helena.


Despite Montana being a less-populated state, more than 200 people packed the public right-of-way outside Planned Parenthood — singing, praying, standing up for life … and drawing the attention of multiple media outlets, which came out to cover the event.


The pastor who opened the event in prayer had previously served at a church in Texas, where he regularly prayed outside the abortion center in College Station where 40 Days for Life began.

Someone apparently connected with Planned Parenthood called the police on us, complaining about noise and that the bus was “parked unsafely” — but the officers who came out were incredibly professional and supportive, defending our right to be there.


As our bus pulled away at the end of the event, a large group continued on with their 40 Days for Life vigil in the dark, singing Amazing Grace.


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Dayton, Ohio

“We have divided the entire New Testament into 40 days of reading. Our volunteers read the assigned passage for the day aloud” … [more]


El Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain

“More and more people are expressing interest and coming out to pray as the word spreads,” said William, the local coordinator … [more]


Now these are Your servants and Your people, whom You have redeemed by Your great power, and by Your strong hand. O Lord, I pray, please let Your ear be attentive to the prayer of Your servant, and to the prayer of Your servants who desire to fear Your name.

— Nehemiah 1:10-11

We pray for your continued guidance and protection throughout the remainder of this 40-day campaign. May we be steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in Your work, knowing that our labor will not be in vain.

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For life,


David Bereit

CEO, 40 Days for Life

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