“We truly hope that this fall’s 40 Days for Life campaign will mark the beginning of the end of abortion on Maryland’s Eastern Shore,” said Bobbie Bell, who will be coordinating the local 40 Days for Life effort. “The pro-life community will join together for our area’s 40 Days for Life kickoff event at Easton’s Immanuel Lutheran Church on Saturday, September 22 at 9:00 am.”
Easton is one of 314 cities from coast to coast conducting simultaneous 40 Days for Life campaigns from September 26 through November 4. “We start this effort by drawing members of the community together to share the vision of 40 Days for Life and to pray for God’s blessings on this effort. It is time to focus attention on the harm abortion has done to our communities,” said Bell.
The 40 Days for Life kickoff event will collaborate with Talbot County Right to Life in creating a visual sign of America’s abortion crisis. We will gather together at Immanuel Lutheran to place 600 crosses each representing five babies. This Cemetery of Innocents will represent the 3,000 children who die daily, in our country, through abortion.
“Wednesday, September 26 will begin 40 days of prayer and fasting, with special attention to prayer in the public right-of-way outside the facility at Planned Parenthood at 8579 Commerce Dr., in Easton, as well as various types of community outreach. We look forward to seeing what kind of transformation God will bring about in our area,” said Mrs. Bell.
All prayer vigil participants are asked to sign a statement of peace, pledging to conduct themselves in a Christ-like manner at all times.
40 Days for Life is a peaceful, intensive pro-life campaign that focuses on 40 days of prayer and fasting, 40 days of peaceful vigil at abortion facilities, and 40 days of grassroots educational outreach. The 40-day time frame is drawn from examples throughout Biblical history where God brought about world-changing transformation in 40-day periods.
To learn more about 40 Days for Life, visit: www.40daysforlife.com. For information about the Easton’s campaign, visit: www.40daysforlife.com/easton