40 Days for Life Kicks-off!

What a powerfully inspiring and prayerful kick-off event we had tonight in the beautiful sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh!  Thanks to all who came out on a freezing weeknight!  There were approximately 100 people gathered together tonight in Christian unity to show their dedication to the cause of life.  Thanks so much to Rev. Tom Hall and his staff at First Presbyterian Church for hosting our event, and to the speakers, Dr. Rev. John Guest and Fr. Jason Charron, and a special thanks to Aaron Greer for blessing us with his amazing guitar and vocals!  God is truly blessing our 4o Days for Life family in Pittsburgh by bringing so many talented people into our midst!  Enjoy the following photos from tonight’s event:

Rev. Tom Hall spoke of the long history that this church has in our city, bringing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the heart of the city.  The chalice in his hands has been used to baptize infants for over 200 years in this very church!
Rev. Tom Hall spoke of the long history that this church has in our city, bringing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the heart of the city. The chalice in his hands has been used to baptize infants for over 200 years in this very church!

 

Aaron Greer led us in praise and worship with his beautiful music!
Aaron Greer led us in praise and worship with his beautiful music!

 

Worshipping the Lord in the beautiful sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church
Worshipping the Lord in the beautiful sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church

 

Rev. Dr. John Guest encouraged us by envisioning the day in which abortion will be illegal again in our nation, and compared it to the ending of slavery by William Wilberforce.  He reminded us that we are never alone when we pray at the abortion clinic, that a angelic hosts are stationed all around us!
Rev. Dr. John Guest encouraged us by envisioning the day in which abortion will be illegal again in our nation, and compared it to the ending of slavery by William Wilberforce. He reminded us that we are never alone when we pray at the abortion clinic, that angelic hosts are stationed all around us!

 

Fr. Jason Charron gave a very powerful and moving testimony of conversion as a teenager...to pro-life first...and then to Christ, through the PRO-LIFE movement!  He told us why he has a personal stake in this particular fight.
Fr. Jason Charron gave a very powerful and moving testimony of conversion as a teenager…to pro-life first…and then to Christ, through the PRO-LIFE movement! He told us why he has a personal stake in this particular fight.

 

All the vigil shift managers come forward for a blessing and a prayer for protection.  Fr. Rodolph Wakim led the prayer, while Fr. Charron, Rev. Guest and Rev. Bryan Werner joined in praying
All the vigil shift managers come forward for a blessing and a prayer for protection. Fr. Rodolph Wakim led the prayer, while Fr. Charron, Rev. Guest and Rev. Bryan Werner joined in praying

 

The shift managers gather up front for prayer
The shift managers gather up front for prayer
Great turn-out!  Thanks to everyone who came!
More wonderful music!

 

Great turn out!  Thanks to all who came out tonight!
Great turn out! Thanks to all who came out tonight!

 

Dr. Rev. John Guest and Rev. Tom Hall
Dr. Rev. John Guest and Rev. Tom Hall

 

Our wonderful team members worked so hard to keep everyone organized for this event!  Candles all lined up and ready for the procession!
Our wonderful team members worked so hard to keep everyone organized for this event! Candles all lined up and ready for the procession!
Leaving for the candlelit procession to Planned Parenthood
Leaving for the candlelit procession to Planned Parenthood

 

40 Days for Life flag leads the way
40 Days for Life flag leads the way

 

Singing together at Planned Parenthood
Singing together at Planned Parenthood

 

Prayers led on the sidewalk by Dr. Guest
Dr. John Guest led prayers on the sidewalk

john guest leading prayer on sidewalk

closing out our kick-off event with candlelit prayer and song.
closing out our kick-off event with candlelit prayer and song.

 

We are ready to go….40 DAYS…LET THE PRAYER BEGIN!

 

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