On September 28, the 40 Days for Life campaign returns to Jackson with 40 days of prayer and fasting, peaceful vigil and community outreach.
Judy Batson, who is coordinating the local campaign, described last years event as “highly successful.”
“We pray that these efforts will help mark the beginning of the end of abortion in Jackson,” she said. “We know 40 Days for Life has made a difference. Our volunteers have made extraordinary sacrifices to expose the abortion industry and to protect children and their mothers from abortion.”
The last campaign in Jackson resulted in:
- 11 lives saved from abortion
- 12 churches working together
- 250 volunteers contributing 480 hours of service to the community
40 Days for Life is a peaceful, highly-focused, non-denominational initiative that focuses on 40 days of prayer and fasting, peaceful vigil at abortion facilities, and grassroots educational outreach. The 40-day time frame is drawn from examples throughout Biblical history.
The campaign will feature a peaceful 40-day prayer vigil in the public right-of-way outside Jackson Women’s Health Organization at 2903 N. State St., Jackson, MS. 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 has generated proven life-saving results since its beginning in 2004 in Bryan/College Station, Texas,” said Shawn Carney, president of 40 Days for Life. “During 18 previous coordinated campaigns, 636 communities have participated in this effort. More than 700,000 people – representing some 18,500 churches – have committed to pray and fast. And we know of at least 11,796 unborn children whose lives were spared from abortion during 40 Days for Life campaigns.”
For information about 40 Days for Life in Jackson, visit: www.40daysforlife.com/Jackson-2.