Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Working Wednesday: 40 Days for Life

Mary Verwys leads sidewalk counselors that talk to women
as they enter and leave the Heritage Clinic.
Photo: T.J. Hamilton, Grand Rapids Press,
Tomorrow morning, our staff will meet for prayer as usual . . . but in a different location. We'll be outside the last remaining abortion clinic in Grand Rapids, taking part in the local 40 Days for Life fall campaign, which starts today.

Praying outside an abortion clinic helps focus the mind on asking God for His mercy by ending abortion, saving the lives of doomed babies, giving courage to mothers to leave the clinic or seek forgiveness in Christ. It's a good time to ask God to touch the hearts of the abortion doctor and other clinic workers. It makes it all more real.

If you'd like to join us tomorrow, come on down! Or if you'd like to schedule another time, talk to our board member, Carla Ludwig, (616) 485-7594. The campaign continues today through November 4.

You can join the fall campaign even if your region doesn't have an abortion provider. Download this helpful bookmark from a previous year to remind you to pray. Another resource is our Life Matters bulletin insert. Use both to enlist others in praying to end abortion.

Update from Carla, about what happened at the clinic this morning -- "It was only 12:15 am and a car pulled into the driveway of the Heritage Clinic and stopped. A young woman got out of the passenger side smiling and ran over to us. She had to hug each one of us individually as she said. "I got a (gift) bag four weeks ago. [The sidewalk counselors hand out gift bags when a woman makes a choice for life.] Keep praying. It's working!" What a great way to start the Fall 2012 40 Days for Life prayer vigil.

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