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1 If You Give a Mom a Cookie... on Thu Apr 09, 2009 2:36 pm


We continue to be overwhelmed by success stories from
the spring 40 Days for Life campaign. Praise God!

Alejandra in Orange County, California passed along
this amazing report of how one little girl's faith
helped to save the life of a baby.

"Tim came to me with his daughter and told me that his
little girl (about 4 years old) told him before he
went to Planned Parenthood, 'take this plate of
cookies and give it to a Mommy. Tell her to keep them
so that she can give them to her baby when he is

"When Tim approached one of the women that he talked
to last Saturday morning, he told her the message of
his little daughter. The woman broke into tears and
the thought of not being able to give her baby the
plate of cookies that Tim's daughter sent her made her
decide to keep her baby!"

Take a look at the 40 Days for Life closing event in
Orange County -- outside the Planned Parenthood that
just had $292,000 in tax funding stripped away by a
unanimous vote of the local board of supervisors
during this 40 Days for Life.

See picture at: http://40daysforlife.com/blog/?p=233

Shawn Carney, who coordinated this spring campaign, is
finally home from the road. His last stop on day 40
was in St. Louis, where he encouraged 40 Days for Life
participants to ask God what they should be doing next
-- now that this campaign has come to an end.

Shawn's inspirational talk was recorded, and we just
posted the audio online for you to listen:

Listen online at: http://40daysforlife.com/blog/?p=233

Gabriela in El Paso, Texas is one of the many
volunteers eager to keep the spirit of 40 Days for
Life going. She notes that today is really Day 44.

"Our work doesn't end at 40," she wrote. "God needs us
to continue! The fight for the end of abortion doesn't
end there! There are abortions every day, and here is
the challenge: to continue praying and doing prayer
vigils at the abortion clinics. The babies, mothers
and fathers too need our constant presence at the
abortion clinics."

She added, "They need Christ's love, and we are the
ones who need to offer that to these mothers and
fathers. That is why I challenge you to continue your
shift at the abortion clinic, to continue going the
same days and times you are used to going. Remember,
this isn't our battle, it's God's battle, and he has
chosen us to fight with prayer and presence to end

I'm anticipating quite a response in El Paso after an
enthusiastic call like that!

Rita in Burlington, Vermont is hearing that same call
to continue. "Burlington is quite small compared to
some of the cities that have been involved in 40 Days
for Life," she wrote, "but the momentum is certainly
building and we look forward to the next campaign. In
fact, as has been the case with so many other vigil
sites, people do not want to stop, some of us will
continue to stand vigil in front of Planned Parenthood
in Burlington. I have decided to stand vigil on
Wednesdays, abortion day."

Rita also explained how so many of the cold-weather
cities were able to sustain a faithful presence
despite snow and wind chill readings that were far
below zero. "Despite the cold, chilling to the bone
cold, and the harassment from those passing by, when
your time praying came to an end, this sense that you
did your Father's work came over you and left you
feeling all warm, despite some of the frigid Vermont
temperatures," she said. "Doing the Father's work does
leave one feeling joyful!"

Linda, let's ensure that the spirit of 40 Days for
Life never ends, even though one specific campaign has

Yours For Life,

David Bereit
National Director
40 Days for Life

P.S.- We have a few more exciting things to share with
you before Shawn Carney and I both take a much-needed
break from e-mail! Thanks for your patience with all
the communication during this campaign -- there sure
has been a lot of good news to report!
40 Days for Life

3515-B Longmire #316
College Station, TX

“Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use violence to get what they want. That is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion…"
..Mother Teresa

2 Re: If You Give a Mom a Cookie... on Thu Apr 09, 2009 7:31 pm


Great news to read!!

Jesus destroyed sin, death, and heresy on the Cross. We trust Him.

Lord, you pour out blessings and lovingkindness on me before I can even ask. And you offer more than I could even conceive of asking. -King David, Psalm 21

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