Day 2: Thank you to St. Joseph Catholic Church (Verona), Individual volunteers, St. Bernadette (Monroeville), and St. Paul Cathedral (Oakland)!

40 Days for Life

cozy house

 

Thus says the LORD of hosts:
This people says:
“The time has not yet come to rebuild the house of the LORD.”
(Then this word of the LORD came through Haggai, the prophet:)
Is it time for you to dwell in your own paneled houses,
while this house lies in ruins?

Haggai 1: 2-4

 

 

The house in the above photo looks pretty, looks cozy.  Right?  In our lives, MOST of us find that we live pretty comfortable lives.  Maybe not perfect, not ritzy (for most), but comfortable.  But in the passage from Haggai, the Lord asks the people, almost with exasperation, “Really?  You need to focus on your own homes, your own lives, while the house of the Lord lies in ruins?  Where are your priorities?”

 

Every time 40 Days for Life rolls around again, I am always struck by this kind of side-by-side contrast.  The typical middle-class American happy life v. the sad reality that some people live.  The reality that involves unwanted pregnancy, sadness, doubt, fear, possible ostracization, and all kinds of other difficulties.  Our priorities THANKFULLY are made to shift when we begin each new campaign.  We are struck by the needs of someone else.  The needs that the Lord wants us to be attentive to.

 

Shift Manager Reports

 

From Nikki:

What a beautiful day to shine for Jesus! The weather was just perfect. I was blessed to have my wonderful friends from Saint Joe’s come with me for my 7 to 9 shift! We were also joined by Peg who has selflessly committed to come every Wednesday and Thursday morning throughout the entire 40 days! Also, Eloisa came again this morning, what a joy it was to talk to her and get to hear her story! God is so good to us, he sent so many wonderful brothers and sisters to our 40 Days for Life! We did not receive any negative comments, except for one man who drove by yelling out to us that we should adopt from the foster care system, to which I yelled back that I did! One lady stopped and prayed for us, that was beautiful! All in all, it was a good shift! Thank you to all who came!

day 2, 1st shift, st. joes 1

 

day 2, joyce, peg and eloisa

Thank you Rosalina for subbing at the last minute for the 9-11 shift!!!
Thank you Rosalina for subbing at the last minute for the 9-11 shift!!!

From Lisa K.:

Nikki was right.  It was indeed a beautiful day.  It felt good to be back on the sidewalk, praying and offering help to those in need.  Several of the young women rolled their eyes or shook their heads at me, as if to brush me off.  But that’s okay.  And I told several of the workers that we’re praying for them.  I hope they know that we really are.

I had a wonderful group with me from St. Bernadette, and others who stopped by.  Thank you all, for being part of our 40 Days family!

Sal and his wife Diana, along with Dee and Angie... all from St. Bernadette in Monroeville. Thank you all!
Sal and his wife Diana, along with Dee and Angie… all from St. Bernadette in Monroeville. Thank you all!

 

Joe from St. Bernadette and Bob from St. Paul's Monastery parish. Thank you!!
Joe from St. Bernadette and Bob from St. Paul’s Monastery parish. Thank you!!

 

Thank you to Dee, Megan, Angie, and Shift Manager Pat!
Thank you to Dee, Megan, Angie, and Shift Manager Pat!

 

From Carolyn:

Shift Manager Helen must have some early! Thank you to Helen and her prayer buddies!
Shift Manager Helen must have some early! Thank you to Helen and her prayer buddies!

 

Shift Manager Carolyn, along with Rose and a friend. Thank you all!
Shift Manager Carolyn, along with Rose and a friend. Thank you all!

Rick wrote from the 5-7 shift:

The Thursday 5-7 Shift was peaceful and prayerful.  Thanks so much to Marian, Diane, Regis, Michelle and Mark from St. Paul’s Cathedral, Nick from St. Maria Goretti, Michael from Sacred Heart, and Bill for their prayers and witness for unborn children and pregnant mothers in need.  May the grace of God cause the hearts of many to change and our country ensure liberty and justice for all, born and unborn!

 

And friends, let us remember why we are doing this. We stand and pray for the baby boys…

baby with dog

 

And baby girls…

baby girl

 

And for the expectant parents…

pregnant couple

 

And for the siblings…

siblings

 

And for the grandparents…

grandparents

 

And for ALL who will encounter these unborn people as they grow into the beautiful creations that God intended them to be.

 

THANK YOU ALL for your continued prayers and fasting.  It makes a difference!!!  Let us always put our trust in the Lord!!!!!!!

trust

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One thought on “Day 2: Thank you to St. Joseph Catholic Church (Verona), Individual volunteers, St. Bernadette (Monroeville), and St. Paul Cathedral (Oakland)!

  • September 29, 2017 at 7:49 am
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    Remember the little drummer boy? What did he have to offer? He offered little and is remembered forever in a song. Is it fact or fiction? We don’t know for sure. What we do know for sure is that babies are aborted at a building ( a house of death) in downtown Pittsburgh. What can you offer? All we ask is a little of your time. Abortions happen all year round at 933 Liberty Avenue. Please consider giving a little bit of your time year round. Pray about it and when a request is made to you to give a little bit of time- year round, let your prayer lead you to action. Come they told me… and the little drummer boy said yes.

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