“Hallelujah! O my soul praise God!” Psalm 146:1
Today, there were positive developments for life which were uplifting to witness. Read about these from Sally and yours truly below.
A rather busy morning at PP. Choices mobile sonogram was there for over 3 hours. One couple did go into the mobile unit.
St. Sebastian’s Church, Ross Twp was a strong witness with more than a dozen pray-ers this morning. Also, six students from St. Vincent College, 3 from Three Rivers AOG, and others from Ford City, Wheeling WV & St. Clairsville, OH, as well as a few local people. Nothing major to report. Many passers-by said “God bless you”
Today, the second shift went very well. We had vigil participants from three states (Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio), including some first timers. Some of the women walking into/out of the Planned Parenthood facility agreed to take our literature with the free pregnancy resource help, some didn’t, and we prayed for all of them. The gentleman from the restaurant who, during this Fall vigil, has not thought too kindly of us (40 Days for life vigil participants), came over and told us that he needed to call the police earlier to get some of us out of the way (?), and ordered us to stay where we were. While walking back to his restaurant, he called us an uncomplimentary name. Cortney responded like a good Christian should by simply wishing him a nice day. We will continue to pray for him.
By far, the highlight of the day occurred when Heidi from St. Bernard, Sarah from St. Alexis, and I were praying the Rosary outside of the Planned Parenthood abortion facility. As we were praying, a young woman with red hair in her early to middle 20’s came out of the building with another woman (whom we were eventually told was her sister), came over to us, and enthusiastically said “I’m keeping the baby!” We were very exited for her and offered our sincere and heartfelt congratulations. She mentioned to us that she had been at Planned Parenthood last week during our conversation. She was very exited about her child and also spoke about the fact that her sister already has a boy and that, as a result, she wished for a girl, specifically one with red hair. Let us all pray for the Lord to continue to move in the life of this woman and her unborn child in a positive manner.
Check out some pictures from our second shift vigil participants below:
The events of the third shift confirm the need to continue praying for the cause of life and that, in one day, though there can be both joy and heartbreak, there is always hope in the Lord. Read about Maggie Stuart’s report from the third shift below.
It was a wonderful, wet and chilly evening.
We had a lot of great praying.
There were a few sad moments: A little girl around 5 came out with her Mom and Dad I presume carrying some flowers. Her Mom was coming out with the little brown bag and a tremendous sadness enveloped me. How does a mother choose, one to live and one to die?
A young high school volleyball player came out with her Mom. I looked the girl in the eyes and could see anguish but only coldness in the mother’s eyes. How can a mother condone taking her grandchild’s life???
Dr. Timothy Fahrenholz