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Now for the blessed news of a 3rd save outside the vigil site ... at 21 weeks! The mother stopped to share her decision with those praying on the sidewalk. Praise God! May this family continue to be protected and filled with all heavenly graces. amen.
But the lives saved are not the only inspiration on the sidewalk ...
One who comes each day: On Sunday evening, an older lady quietly asked, "When I come each day, do I sign both papers?" [Statement of Peace and/or Sign-In Sheet]. I explained, "No, just the sign-in sheet". Thank you God for this dear faithful lady!
Powerful presence... powerful work: On Tuesday night a group of about 20 or more from the Cathedral Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe solemnly facing the clinic prayed together. Each person held a white "sanctuary" candle. Many cars slowed while passing the vigil site.
Covering the "hard" hours: We noticed a man walking slowly across the street to the empty sidewalk. He picked up one of the "Pray to End Abortion" signs and stood quietly on the sidewalk under his umbrella as rain poured down. He's an attorney who throughout the year diligently prays outside this late-term facility. It is not uncommon for him to show-up during 40 Days for Life to man the more challenging late night hours or when the weather is not so pleasant.
24 Hour Club: I've spotted 3 so far, but it's tricky business finding these 24 Hour Club members. They don't advertise themselves. But, I knew this man was planning to be there all day today "God willing," he said. He said that it rained earlier today, again tonight (and is colder); but he did not complain. Instead he asked for prayers. Lightening ripped dramatically through the sky as we talked to each other. (Everyone is strongly encourage to stay in their cars when there is lightening). He's still there ... even as I type.
God bless all of you who stand with your presence, prayers and fasting for the most vulnerable of God's children, for those who can not stand for themselves.
God bless you... God bless you... God bless you!
God is Good... All the Time