Three important items in this e-mail …
1.) O’Reilly Factor video and transcript
2.) Transparency about financial challenges
3.) How to DOUBLE your money in a down economy 🙂
Let’s dive right in …
1.) O’REILLY FACTOR VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT
God has truly blessed 40 Days for Life. We’re still receiving reports from local campaigns, and the number of babies (and mothers) saved from abortion
during this fall has now risen to …
Two clinics where 40 Days for Life vigils were held are closing their doors forever — and there’s now a “for sale” sign on at least one other location!
Eight abortion industry workers have quit their jobs this fall, including Abby Johnson, director of the Planned Parenthood abortion center in Bryan/College Station, Texas — where 40 Days for Life began — who experienced a spiritual conversion and left her job after seeing an ultrasound abortion and having a change of heart. Abby has now joined the prayer efforts outside of her former workplace.
Indeed, God’s blessings have far exceeded anything we
could have ever hoped for. And now, thanks to the
power of Abby’s conversion story, people from coast
to coast are learning about 40 Days for Life — many
for the first time.
Abby, along with 40 Days for Life campaign director
Shawn Carney, appeared on the Fox News Channel’s
O’Reilly Factor Wednesday night. If you haven’t seen
this courageous woman yet, here’s your chance!
Click here to see the 5-minute video:
Or click here to read the transcript:
This tremendous blessing is a direct result of people
just like you praying to God for an end to abortion;
I have no doubt that He’s hearing your prayers and
that we will continue to see the fruit of these
efforts grow and grow.
2.) TRANSPARENCY ABOUT FINANCIAL CHALLENGES
So why would God give this fledgling effort — which
has only been up and running for the last two and a
half years — such a huge mission?
I honestly don’t know.
But He continues to show us that He has much bigger
plans for us that will require great faith.
During this fall’s 40 Days for Life campaign, we knew
how much was at stake. So we invested everything we
could into the campaign to ensure that there would be
no regrets at the end.
In addition to conducting two enormously impactful
40 Days for Life campaigns this year, our national
team was also called upon to help organize the Stop
the Abortion Mandate Coalition — a collaborative
project of 70+ pro-life and pro-family groups that
rallied unprecedented grassroots opposition to
government funded abortion in health care.
We hadn’t budgeted any funds for this, but the
urgency of the situation demanded immediate action.
Together, we’ve made progress on this front. But
there is still much work to be done as the battle
shifts to the U.S. Senate this coming week.
Early next year, we are also preparing to launch a
brand new effort to build on the momentum of 40 Days
for Life — the “Ending Abortion” initiative that
will educate, equip, and empower pro-lifers in
communities across North America and around the
And now, with no idea who might financially partner
with us on these brand-new initiatives — and with no
guarantees of what the future will hold — we are
taking a huge leap of faith to press forward with
these big plans.
There’s a simple reason why we’re doing it: 40 Days
for Life is the single most impactful pro-life
project we have ever taken part in. Period.
Until now, we’ve only publicly asked for financial
help three times — ever.
We haven’t had to ask again up to this point, because
God has been faithful — and because the generosity
of many people in the past carried us through a very
successful fall campaign.
We’ve squeezed every penny we possibly could and have
worked round-the-clock to ensure the success of this
My family and I — as well as our national team
members and their families — are committed to
continue working our hearts out to see this effort
through to completion, regardless of the huge
challenges, because we know how important it is.
But at this crucial moment when we have unprecedented
opportunities to change the course of history,
40 Days for Life has heavily depleted its funds.
Isn’t that just like God to give us an opportunity to
stretch our faith while doing His work? 🙂
As I was praying about what to do, God reminded me of
you and the thousands of other faithful friends
across the country who have been a part of this
Well, God is giving me this opportunity to come to
you with the news that we are in significant need of
financial help right now — if we are to move forward
on any of these plans.
Thanks to your prayers and participation, 40 Days for
Life is in a unique position to save thousands of
children from abortion in cities all across North
America and around the globe.
But we can’t do what needs to be done unless friends
like you sacrifice with us.
I guess that’s what I’m asking you for: sacrifice.
Our family and the national team is willing to endure
the hardships and inconveniences necessary to “fight
the good fight” and help end the tragedy of abortion.
I hope you will join us in making whatever sacrifice
God puts on your heart today.
Ask God what He wants you to do to help. Then respond
to Him — not to me.
I know the economy has been hard on many of us, so
I’m simply asking you to do whatever you can after
tithing to your local church and taking care of your
Here’s my solemn promise to you: every dollar you
give to 40 Days for Life will be used in the most
effective and efficient way possible to save innocent
lives from abortion.
And please keep this work in your prayers — you have
no idea how much we appreciate that!
2.) HOW TO DOUBLE YOUR MONEY IN A DOWN ECONOMY 🙂
Over the last few days, I’ve received touching notes
from people who are contributing to this effort even
though they’re currently out of work.
One of the reasons they’re taking this great leap of
faith is because of a guarantee that their money is
Contribute to 40 Days for Life before midnight next
Tuesday (November 17) and your gift — or the
annualized amount of your monthly pledge — will be
doubled — up to $85,000!
Incredibly generous donors have put up this matching
challenge, and for that I’m humbled and grateful.
They’ve answered the call to sacrificially invest in
this work in a way that would encourage others to
help as well.
I would like to personally thank the 234 people who
have already contributed toward the match — your
investment will help take this important work to the
For everyone else — REMEMBER: The matching challenge
will only double gifts or pledges made by midnight
We’re at the half-way point time wise for the
matching challenge, and at $34,990, we are close to
half of the total — but we’re not there yet.
We certainly don’t want to leave any of this
generosity sitting on the table!
If God is weighing on your heart to make a one-time
gift that will be instantly DOUBLED, go to:
If you feel called to make a pledge of monthly
support (the annualized amount of your monthly pledge
will be DOUBLED!) go now to:
Many people have asked for our mailing address to
send a donation. They can be sent to:
40 Days for Life
3515-B Longmire #316
College Station, TX 77845
For those mailed gifts to be doubled, they need to be
postmarked by Tuesday, November 17.
This is a crucial moment and we hope that you will
respond generously. Thank you!
Well, John, that’s a lot to cover, but with
all that’s at stake right now — I figured you’d want
to know all the important news!
God bless you for all you’ve done to help 40 Days for
Life get to this point.
I can’t wait to see what God has in store for 2010
Yours for Life,
40 Days for Life
P.S.- If you have any question about making a gift
that I haven’t answered or that isn’t answered at
http://www.40daysforlife.com/donate just reply to
this e-mail and we’ll do our best to get back with an
answer before the matching challenge expires.