It is that time again! Pittsburgh’s eighteenth 40 Days for Life campaign will begin on March 6th and go through April 14th. As of this writing, 99 abortion clinics have closed following 40 Days for Life campaigns, and I am praying that Pittsburgh will be number 100! But, even if we aren’t, we can’t give up petitioning Heaven! We must persevere and trust that God will answer in His time. The theme for these 40 days is “LOVE”. It is because we love God and our neighbor, that we are willing to persevere through the difficulties of praying on the sidewalk for 40 straight days, in all sorts of weather, facing all sorts of reactions from passersby…both positive and negative.
We are living in confusing times and it is not always easy to know what to do. However, there is ONE place where I feel completely confident that I am doing the right thing. That is when I am praying for an end to abortion in front of the place that kills 3,000 babies each year…Planned Parenthood in Pittsburgh. When I am standing there praying and offering life-affirming options to abortion-bound couples, there is no confusion or doubt. There are precious human lives (and souls) that are in danger, and it is NEVER wrong to be there to offer hope, help, mercy and love. Sometimes God intervenes and lives are saved. Either way, our prayers and witness are never wasted.
I was blessed with twin grandbabies this past summer. When I am snuggling these little ones against my neck, breathing in their new-born scent…seeing how vulnerable and helpless they are…my resolve to continue to fight to end abortion is strengthened. There is nothing more precious and valuable than human life. If we believe that we can trade our children for affluence and an easier life, we are falling for the enemy’s biggest “scam” since the Garden of Eden. It is like trading the largest diamond in the world for a fake ring from a dollar store!
Will you do what you can to help me in this mission of uniting the Body of Christ in this battle to end abortion? Take a look at our vigil schedule at http://40daysforlifepittsburgh.com/vigil-schedule/ to see what times need to be filled, and contact me if you have a few volunteers who are willing to help. Some churches take 12 hours, some take 6, most take 4 hours, but even if you can take 2 hours, it will help. Rest assured, there will be a 40 Days for Life team member to welcome and guide your volunteers when they get there.
Please use our campaign flyer (CLICK HERE) and bulletin announcement (CLICK HERE) to spread the word to your congregation about this wonderful, life-saving campaign. You can print them yourselves, or order them from me by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com.
Thank you for your help!
40 Days for Life Campaign Director