“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you;
Before you were born I sanctified you;
I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”
Planned Parenthood South Austin -- Tonight, the Central Texas Coalition for Life launched the Fall 2015 campaign outside the Planned Parenthood facility in South Austin. Dozens of people showed up to pray for an end to abortion in our city. Executive director Heather Gardner emceed the event.
40 Days for Life is a uniquely effective pro-life ministry. It began in College Station (credit where due to the Aggies...gig 'em) in 2007 and since gone global. Among its accomplishments:
Over 579 cities in all 50 states and have conducted a 40 day prayer vigil at the local abortion facility At least 30 different countries have conducted a 40 day prayer vigil including: England, Northern Ireland, Brazil, Peru, Canada, Australia, Denmark, and Spain Over 10,330 women haven chosen life for children they were going to abort – because of the peaceful presence of people in front of the abortion facilities at least 118 workers in abortion facilities have had conversions and at least 60 abortion facilities have closed their doors and shut down for good Thousands upon thousands of men and women with abortions in their past have finally found healing
They've also seen miracles locally:
213 women have chosen life for 216 babies that were going to be aborted (three women were pregnant with twins) 7 workers have had conversions and left the abortion industry for good! Over 3,000 people have brought prayer to the streets of Austin in front of these abortion facilities People from more than ONE HUNDRED churches have united arm-in-arm at the local 40 Days for Life prayer vigils Thousands of women have been redirected tofor help through their pregnancy and beyond Many men and women with Local newspapers, radio stations and magazines have featured the local 40 Days for Life helping to spread awareness about the injustice we stand against
Gardner also discussed 40 Churches for 40 Days, whereby an individual Church can commit to covering one days' worth of prayer shifts during the campaign.
Bottom Line: 40 Days for Life is one of the most effective pro-life ministries in existence; learn more and sign up here.