“But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.” Romans 8:25
The prayerful persistence at the vigil is strong and important witness for life. Read about how our vigil participants displayed this persistence today in the stories from shift managers Marie, Lisa and Dee below.
Morning shift manager Marie wrote:
Today started out as the gloomiest of my Thursday shifts – but out of the darkness came great light! It was cold, dark and raining as I headed into town for my last shift – not knowing for certain who would show up. Of course I should have known that Dave V. and Vince B. would remain faithful as they have for the past five Thursdays and came to stand with me at 7:00 a.m. I am so humbled by these two men! They have been such a reassuring presence for me and I am thankful to God for them! A little after 8:00 a.m. Susan M. came to pray with us – and William joined us as well. And then – it was as if the heavens opened and sent these beautiful, prayerful women at the same time – seven of them! Patty S., Beth P., Donna P., Mary Ann s., Beth S., Barb O., and Jeanne R. – out of the darkness came eleven prayer warriors! I feel so blessed to have shared this time on Thursday mornings with such wonderful, prayerful people. I really hope that we have saved mothers and their babies – just by being there and praying.
Afternoon Shift Manager, Lisa, wrote:
My shift was mostly uneventful, thankfully. However, there was one man who walked past, and asked me what this was that we were doing. I started to explain, when he noticed the 40 Days for Life logo and said how happy he was that we were there! He knew about it from someone from his church who has come to pray with us. As small as this interaction was, it was still very encouraging to know that the “40 Days for Life” name has a reputation, and is making a difference, thank God.
Third shift manager, Dee wrote:
The 3rd shift was very peaceful today. I was very surprised that several people showed up between 5 and 6 and stayed to the end I was not alone at all (see pictures below). God does provide.
Dr. Timothy Fahrenholz