If you drive past, you’ll see the banners, the signs, and the volunteers in prayer throughout the day.
So if you’re going down to that part of the county — shopping at the Spring Valley Marketplace or traveling along Route 59 — take a little detour over to Perlman and give them a wave and a smile, and join your prayers with theirs. They’ll appreciate your support.
More photos from the Week 2 and a message from the 40 Days’ organizers follow.
The 40 Days vigil began on a cold and rainy afternoon. But this week, summer weather returned. On Saturday, the temperature was in the 80s, without a cloud in the sky, causing the volunteers at the noonday hours to share the shelter of an umbrella.
Why would anyone give up time on a beautiful autumn day to do this? Each person has his or her own reasons, but for one volunteer the answer was gratitude. She comes twice a week to stand witness — one hour for the first beautiful child she adopted, and then another hour, for the second adopted child she took into her home and her heart.
And, of course, what everyone who joins the 40 Days is working for is the closing of Planned Parenthood and the conversion of their staff through loving prayer.
People may ask why the 40 Days project targets Planned Parenthood — an organization that provides other needed healthcare services for women.
The truth is that, as much as PP would like to hide under the cloak of a beneficent healthcare provider — and despite the good intentions of some who work for that organization — PP facilities nationwide perform over 300,000 abortions a year, about one-quarter of those done in the U.S.
And, the PP agenda is obvious in the positions their national leadership takes on abortion-related issues. They are aggressively promoting the expansion of abortion in America.
And that’s why the 40 Days volunteers are here; to peacefully draw the attention of the community to what the PP organization is about, to pray for the unborn and for the moms in a crisis pregnancy who may be considering an abortion, and to pray for a miracle.
As one volunteer said: “Only through love will hearts convert to the pro-life message. And it’s not a coincidence that directly across the street from the strip mall where Planned Parenthood is located, there is Care-Net, an organization that welcomes the precious gift of life and whose mission is to help women in crisis pregnancies — women who need help, not abortion.”
Here is a story about last week’s 40 Days for Life.