Wednesday, March 2, 2011

40 Days for Life

Andrew has always had a passion for the unborn.  He regularly volunteers at our local pregnancy clinic and has even thought and prayed about moving to Colorado to run a pregnancy clinic.  The tragedy and horror of abortion is just something he can not get off his mind.  Many of you know about the late term abortionist that recently set up shop down the street from us.  This has spurred on an even greater passion to save these babies.  So, he decided to become the campaign director for our local 40 Days for Life.

Starting March 9th - April 17th, he is coordinating churches and people to be out in front of the abortion clinic here in Germantown, praying from 6am- 12am.  This is a peaceful gathering of people to pray for the end of abortion, especially late term abortion that could happen up to the minute. of. birth.  (And it happens every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, right up the street from us.)  We are also praying for the salvation of Leroy Carhart and all his staff at the abortion clinic.  As much as we would like for him to leave.  We would really like for his heart to change.  We are also hoping to get many people to write or call our congressmen about this issue, especially since Maryland has such lax laws on abortion.  

Anyways, Andrew is running a couple of advertisements, put together by our music minister at church, on our local Christian radio station to help raise awareness for 40 Days for Life.  Here they are if you want to listen to them.





He also just got an email from David Bereit, the founder of 40 Days for Life, to say that he wants to come to the kick off event on Sunday to support this specific campaign because of this late term abortionist.  Pretty cool huh?

If you live in the area, please come to the kick off event on Sunday at Mother Seton Parish in Germantown.  There is going to be worship, several great speakers and a candlelight vigil.  You can also sign up for a time to come out and pray at www.40daysforlife.com/germantown.  If you aren't in the area, you can go to www.40daysforlife.com and maybe find one that is local for you.  To think that over 50 million babies have been aborted since Roe vs Wade can seem so overwhelming.  But, here is a simple way to actually make a difference and show that people are actually fighting for these little guys.

4 comments:

The Nolls said...

This is so cool! I just heard about 40 days of life from someone else a few weeks ago, and I am so excited to hear that you all are involved. Praying from afar, and anticipating what God will do through this!!!

frank & kristin said...

Definitely will be praying for this event, Naomi. Wow. So so sobering. Thank you for sharing. I too look forward to the impact that the prayers and support of believers will bring. Keep us updated!

Sincerely Anna said...

Andrew, we appreciate your heart and leadership and, Naomi, the support that you give, as well. We stand with you in praying for God to save!

Elissa said...

I came her via Kel's blog. You don't know me but my husband, Marshall, and I met each other at the college bible study at Mr. and Mrs. Glenn's house back in the day. I just wanted to thank you and Andrew for the work you are doing with 40 days for life. Especially with a young family, I know that is a sacrifice. God bless you all.