On Mondays, we report on good news from the 40 Days for Life campaign – and this is good news!
Since the vigils began on March 1, our local leaders have become aware of …98 babies whose mothers chose life at the last possible moment! It’s always amazing to watch the hand of God in action … and it often comes in unexpected ways.
Charleston, South Carolina
I was blessed to witness a child saved from abortion,” said one of the 40 Days for Life volunteers in Charleston.
A woman walked out of the abortion center and gave the vigil participant a thumbs-up.
“I waved her over and she told me that her daughter was in the clinic and had planned to have an abortion because she and her boyfriend were breaking up,” the volunteer said. “The mother said that she had been trying to talk her daughter out of the abortion and had even offered to raise the child for her.”
Everything she had tried had failed, so she asked the vigil participants to pray for her daughter. The mother went back inside.
It wasn’t long afterward that she came back out … along with her daughter and her daughter’s boyfriend. They quickly got in their car and drove away.
“Many thanks to all who were praying that morning and to all who will be praying during this campaign,” said the Charleston team member. “And many thanks to the Holy Spirit who hears our prayers and answers them!”
When Gilberto handed flyers with information about life-affirming options to a young woman outside the abortion center in Bogota’s Teusaquillo section, he had no idea what God was about to do.
He just did his part … and relied on the Lord to do the rest.
The young woman entered the building, sat down – and started to read the flyers that Gilberto had given her. It didn’t take her long to realize that this was not where she was supposed to be, so she picked up her belongings and walked out.
On the sidewalk outside, the 40 Days for Life prayer volunteers directed her to a nearby pregnancy help center, where she could get good advice and support for herself and her baby. The vigil participants were fairly confident that she would choose life.
Later that day, the pregnancy help center’s director visited the vigil site with the good news that the young woman would be keeping her babies.
That’s right – babies. She was pregnant with twins!
“Thus ended the day with a double celebration,” said one of the Teusaquilla volunteers, “and thanksgiving for the precious lives that were preserved from abortion through the prayerful and peaceful presence in those places where the message of God’s love is most needed.”