The Mission of 40 Days For Life, is "to bring together the body of Christ in a spirit of unity during a focused 40 day campaign of prayer, fasting, and peaceful activism, with a purpose of repentance, to seek God's favor to turn hearts and minds from a culture of death to a culture of LIFE, thus bringing an end to abortion in America."
For 40 days they have different people go outside an abortion facility, in hopes to change girls minds. Since this 40 days campaign started in 2004, 2,168 babies have been spared, 5 abortion clinics have closed following 40 days, and 26 abortion workers have quit.
The stories I heard last night were so encouraging. They have seen girls change their minds. Girls walk in with their moms, and return later saying because of the people outside she couldn't go through with it. Most of these girls already have some sort of doubt in their mind, and with people being there in support of Life, they change their minds.
This isn't just for the Life of that little baby God created. This is for the women/girls who are thinking about and may have the abortion. Many of these women will suffer great depression over this decision if they go through with it. Some even suicidal. Sometimes it's immediate, sometimes it's later in life. But there is a high probability of post-trauma. We don't want these women to have to go through this. And if they do, we want them to know that by God's grace, they are forgiven.
You don't carry signs, you don't chant, you don't even have to talk to them. You simply just have to drive there, get out of your car, stand around the facility, and then go home. Just being there makes a big impact.
This February, I will join many in my area and do just that. We say we are pro-life and don't believe in abortion. But if millions of lives are being taken every year, us just saying we're pro-life isn't making much of an impact. We need to get out there, and do something about it. We need to inform others what is really going on.
I had no idea.
If you would like to participate in one of the 40 days, or would like information about the 40 Days of Life campaign, please let me know.