This past Saturday, March 13, was a very windy day in Pensacola.  The special intention for the day was for the mothers and fathers, that they choose life.  Many did.  A total of 5 saves were witnessed on Saturday.  Many of the regular vigil participants also recognized that there were not as many abortions taking place as usual.  The parking lot by 9 AM is always full, said one 40 DFL participant.  Today the parking lot is half full.

One dramatic event unfolded during the fourth witnessed save.  A group of women drove up and got out of their car.  One of the women turned to us and said, “Why do you have children out here?”  I replied, “They are here praying for you and to remind everyone that children are a wonderful gift.”  She stomped away.  One minute later, one of the women from this group drove away very angry.  The others from the first car came out the front door with a woman inside the abortion facility.  Anyone that comes out the front door has NOT had an abortion. The same woman that questioned the presence of the children stated, “Why don’t you get these kids away from here?”  I replied, “We love you!  We are here praying for you and your friends.”  As they drove by, the young woman in the back of the car, who was inside the abortion facility, gave us a big thumbs up outside her open window.  She chose life!

This spring my four children, who have been with us every day during all four 40 Days for Life campaigns in Pensacola, have begun to understand the importance of prayer in front of the abortion facility.  My two oldest (8 and 6) have really been praying a lot this spring with us.  My children are the ones the woman was referring to.  I believe my children were used by the Holy Spirit, to change this woman’s mind.  Children do have a tremendous impact on the mothers and fathers that enter abortion facilities.  Thank you God for the wonderful gifts you have given me in my life, my wonderful children and wife.  I am so proud of them all!

What a miraculous day it was to see so many lives saved this past Saturday in Pensacola.  God is so good!

This past Saturday, the prayer vigil participants witnessed four miracles.  Four women chose life!  One of the prayer vigil participants, approached a vehicle at 6:30 AM in one of the local business parking lots.  He briefly spoke with the two women inside this vehicle.  He handed them a brochure about abortion alternatives and what abortion does to women.  Two hours later the women drove past us, giving us the thumbs up and pointing that she kept her baby!

What would have happened if the prayer vigil participant had not been there to hand these women this information?

This demonstrates the absolute necessity of peaceful, prayerful, community witness.  We do not have a lot of hours covered this week, so I hope everyone on this e-mail list that lives in and around Pensacola will take the time to pray in front of AMS of Pensacola!  Lives are depending upon you!  Over the next few weeks, speak with your pastor and ask him to join you.  Speak about 40 Days for Life at your prayer group or Bible study and get as many people to go with you to pray in front of AMS of Pensacola!

This past Saturday, abortion day in Pensacola, our prayer intention for that day was for the conversion of everyone that works at AMS of Pensacola.  As the day progressed, you could visibly see that something was changing in the outlook of some of these workers.  There was a sense that some of them were beginning to realize that we are there for them.  We are truly there to pray for them.  They are surprised to hear that someone is praying for them.  God is truly chipping away at their hearts!  That is why it is so important for us to be there each and every day!  Our peaceful, prayerful presence DOES make a difference!  Be not afraid and go and pray!  As one prayer vigil participant wrote last week, he stated,  “Thank you for allowing me to be part of this (40 Days for Life).”  He had never participated in 40 Days for Life until this spring campaign, and he now understands how vitally important it is to pray in front of the AMS of Pensacola. He is scheduled to pray two hours a week in front of AMS of Pensacola.