"You'd think I would stop being surprised when God answers prayer, but this is California we're talking about. I knew the sobering statistics and seemingly insurmountable challenges faced by our local leaders even though California had more 40 Days for Life Campaign locations than any other state.
If you were looking for a lousy place to hold a 40 Days for Life vigil, the La Puente location would fit the bill. The driveway leading up to the building was extremely long. In fact, from the spot along the public right-of-way where prayer volunteers had to stand, you couldn't see the abortion center. But Yvonne and her group had faithfully held five campaigns there, praying next to a busy street in the hot California sun. As a result, the owner had lost so many "customers" that she could no longer afford to stay in business.
If must have been humiliating for the abortion center director, but more importantly, it was a powerful witness to the simple fact that many potential abortion center clients are looking for help and solutions rather than to end the lives of the children growing inside of them. With Yvonne and her team lovingly offering that help, the owner could no longer make the profit needed to stay in business."
Excerpt from 40 DAYS FOR LIFE Discover what God has done..Imagine what He can do by David Bereit & Shawn Carney with Cindy Lambert
While this has not happened in Madison yet; one day it will! This past week we had 3 turn-aways (that we know of). That means 3 young mothers went over to the Woman's Care Center instead of staying at Planned Parenthood. Praise God for these victories! While they may seem small in comparison to the whole abortion facility closing, they are big for each of those women and for each of their babies!
God is using us to end abortion - one woman and one baby at a time!
Wednesday, 7/29 - Just 80% filled on this Abortion Day - 1 needed at 1p; 1 needed at 2p; 1 needed at 3p and 1 needed at 4p.
Thursday, 7/30 - 83% filled on this busy day at Planned Parenthood - 2 needed at 9am, and 1 needed at 5p.
Friday, 7/31 - 25% filled - 1 needed at 1p and 2 needed at 2p.
To sign up for hours go to: vigilforlife.org/calendar/monthview or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Gwen at (608)393-8545.
Mark your calendars: Pro-Life Wisconsin's Annual Auction Dinner featuring Abby Johnson at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee on October 17.
Prayer to Our Lady, Queen of Apostles:
Immaculate Mother of God, Queen of the Apostles, we know that God's commandment of love and our vocation to follow Jesus Christ impels us to cooperate in the mission of the Church. Realizing our own weakness, we entrust the renewal of our personal lives and our apostolate to your intercession. We are confident that through God's mercy and the infinite merits of Jesus Christ, you, who are our Mother, will obtain the strength of the Holy Spirit for us as you obtained it for the community of the apostles gathered in the upper room. Amen.