40 DAYS FOR LIFE COMING
The Fall Session for 40 Days for Life begins Wed., Sept 26. We are looking for people who want to promote it in their bulletin and coordinate sign up days at their church.
***Remember though, you won’t be able to get everyone to come to the abortion clinic, but you can get them to sign up to schedule a time of prayer at home or church or to fast for the intention of the end of abortion specifically at A Woman’s World in Ft. Pierce or to get involved in Community Awareness by circulating a petition against allowing an abortion clinic to be across the street from an elementary/middle school.
Below is an informational/sign up sheet for 40 Days, but if you are doing a sign up day at church, I would recommend using more of a general sign up sheet for each day at tables at the door. If you would like a general sheet and information on how to have a sign up day, please contact Jim Thoma at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BREAKING NEWS: “40 Days For Life: St. Lucie County” will now be expanded to be “40 Days For Life: Treasure Coast”. That means that all of you pro-lifers from Martin, Indian River and Okeechobee Counties can participate also.
“40 DAYS FOR LIFE: TREASURE COAST”
A community-based campaign that draws attention to the evil of abortion through: Prayer & fasting, Constant vigil and Community outreach-here in the Treasure Coast!
40 Days for Life is a peaceful approach to showing local communities the consequences of abortion in their neighborhoods, friends and families. A desire to cooperate with God in carrying out of His plan for the end of abortion in America. The 40-day campaign tracks Biblical history, where God used 40-day periods to transform individuals, communities and the entire world. From Noah in the flood to Moses on the mountain to the disciples after Christ’s resurrection. It’s clear that God sees the transformative value of His people in meeting a 40-day challenge. 40 Days uses a 3-pronged effort.
*Prayer and fasting: Christ told us that some demons can only be driven out by prayer and fasting. The two go hand in hand. Prayer keeps us rooted in the fact that it is our desire to carry out God’s will. Fasting is a sacrifice that helps us reach beyond our own limitations with God’s help. Fasting is not a Christian diet; it is a form of physical prayer. You can fast from food, TV, alcohol … anything that separates you from God.
*Constant vigil: The most visible component of 40 Days for Life is a constant prayer vigil outside A Woman’s World Abortion Clinic-the Treasure Coast’s only committer of abortions! It is a peaceful, prayerful, safe witness to the clinic’s patients and staff, and to the entire community, that evil is in our midst and with God’s help, it will be defeated. We need people to sign up for a 2hour/week time slot.
*Community outreach: During 40 Days for Life, the pro-life message is proactively taken to the community through a focused, grassroots educational effort. This year, we are going to focusing on a petition to the City of Ft. Pierce that “An abortion clinic should not be allowed to do business across the street from a public elementary/middle school”. We will accomplish this mainly through the churches, home school and community groups. We will need captains from each church and organization to supervise the petition drive. We obtained 4,000 petitions against the School’s sex ed program and we can collect more for this cause.
40 DAYS FOR LIFE: TREASURE COAST SIGN-UP SHEET
(cut and paste and send as attachment)
E_Mail:__________________________ Phone#: ____________________
Cell#: ___________________Church: _______________________________________
Contact or send to Jim Thoma at 3335 SE La Prado Ct. Port St. Lucie, FL 34952
(772) 240-6186 or e-mail: email@example.com
CHOOSE FROM THE FOLLOWING 3 OPTIONS OR ALL 3
(Participants wil receive additional information if they choose to witness/pray outside the abortion clinic or if they choose to be a Community Awareness Captain)
OPTION 1: PRAYER AT HOME/CHURCH
__During 40 Days for Life, I pledge to pray for an end to abortion at home or church
every __________________________ from ______________-________________.
OR WITNESS/PRAYER AT ABORTION CLINIC
My partner and I are interested in participating in the peaceful 40-Day prayer vigil, from September 26 – November 4, 2012, on the public sidewalk at A Woman’s World Medical Center (Abortion Clinic) at the NW corner of 12th St. and Delaware Ave in Ft. Pierce, FL.
Partner’s Name________________________________________I need a partner_______
OPTION 2: FASTING
__During 40 Days for Life, I pledge to give up_____________________________.
OPTION 3: COMMUNITY AWARENESS
__I’m willing to be a Captain for the petition drive against abortion clinic’s location across the street from an elementary/middle school.