The whole event was exceptionally well organised and a credit to the 40 Days for Life London team, who give up hours and hours of time to serve unborn children and mothers in crisis pregnancies, often in the face of fierce opposition.
|Laura, a member of the London team hard at work during the event.|
Poppy McDonald, who co-ordinates the 40 day vigil outside the BPAS abortion centre in Bedford Square, spoke about the joy of being involved in life-saving work.
Philip McDonald related his experience as a regular member of the campaign and the incredible experience of witnessing a woman decide to choose life for her baby.
|Chris has run prayerful campaigns in districts where murders occurred on the street the day before the campaign began!|
David Bereit, one of the founding members of the international 40 Days for Life campaign, told the audience how the campaign began. The founders of the 40 Days for Life campaign never expected their efforts to go beyond their own town - next week 40 Days for Life campaigns will begin in 251 locations around the world!
Shawn Carney was the last to speak and urged the audience to sign-up for the campaign. Shawn spoke, among other things, about the incredible experience of holding a baby in his arms of a mother who had decided against abortion when visiting an abortion centre where he was praying and fasting.
40 Days for Life will begin on 22 February. There will be a 40 day pro-life prayer vigil opposite the BPAS abortion centre in Bedford Square, London. 40 Days for Life will also be holding campaigns in Manchester, Birmingham, and Brighton. If you live in or near any of these cities please give serious thought to joining them. If there isn't pro-life activity in your area, then you're the person to start it. As David Bereit says when we face doubts and trials: "do it anyway!"
Left to right: Chris Slattery, Shawn Carney, Paul Smeaton (SPUC), Robert Colquhoun, Matthew McCusker (SPUC) and David Bereit.