Day 9 – Everyone Pulls Together to fill the Vigil Today!

There was no church scheduled to provide the witness until the last shift today…so just a week ago, the vigil for today was looking very sparse!  Thanks to those individuals who signed up to come and stand for Life and helped us to maintain our vigil!    Here are photos of some of the dedicated folks who showed up this morning…taken by the First Shift Manager, Sheila…(who reported a very quiet morning at the vigil):

Sue and Johnny
Marie, Donna, Beth, Johnny and Beth

Marilyn, one of the Second Shift Managers provided this photo and reflection from her time this afternoon:

Beth Ann, Rose Marie and Mary

“Today was only my second day as shift manager at the vigil.   I am so grateful for hand and toe warmers!  What a wonderful invention.  The nicest people come to pray at the clinic!  I was blessed to have Beth Ann, Rose Marie and Mary to join in prayer.  We had a very nice encounter with a middle-aged man who stopped by to thank us for what we are doing.    He said that while he is not a religious person, he firmly supports our
cause.  He was glad that multliple denominations were joining in the 40 Days for Life campaign.  We had a very good discussion about life and the state of our country.  This gentleman was very glad that all different denominations are coming together to pray.    I am very grateful for the 40 Days for Life prayers that we pray at the clinic.  It helps so much to pray for officials by name.  May the good Lord hear our prayers and bring an end to this evil.”

Lisa, the other Second Shift Manager sent in this photo:

Beth Ann along with Windy and Barbara from Grace Church in Harmony

St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church in Monroeville had the 3pm-7pm shift…I will post photos or stories when I get them.

One thought on “Day 9 – Everyone Pulls Together to fill the Vigil Today!

  • March 3, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Surely God put us here for this task, for this time. What else but grace brings people from the comfort of home, especially on these cold, wet days? We may hear no thanks in this world, but as Henry Hyde said, “What a wonderful chorus of welcome from the babies we tried to save.” I know that’s not exactly his words, but you get the message. Thank you. God bless you.


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