The Plattsburgh area’s fourth “40 Days for Life” campaign is currently under way.
The campaign began Sept. 28 and will continue through Sunday, Nov. 16.
Nancy Belzile, spokesperson for the Plattsburgh effort, said the campaign features prayer and fasting, community outreach, and a 40-day prayer vigil outside Planned Parenthood, 66 Brinkerhoff St.
“We know 40 Days for Life has made a difference in the Plattsburgh area,” said Belzile.
40 Days for Life is an intensive pro-life initiative that focuses on 40 days of prayer and fasting, 40 days of peaceful vigil at abortion facilities, and 40 days of grassroots educational outreach. According to information provided by Belzile, the 40-day time frame “is drawn from examples throughout Biblical history where God brought about world-changing transformation in 40-day periods.”
“40 Days for Life has generated proven lifesaving results since its beginning in 2004 in Bryan/College Station, Texas,” said David Bereit, national director of 40 Days for Life. “During eight previous coordinated campaigns, more than 380 communities have participated in this effort. More than 400,000 people — representing some 13,000 churches – have committed to pray and fast. And we know of at least 4,300 unborn children whose lives were spared from abortion during 40 Days for Life campaigns.”
“We want to draw 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 community,” said Belzile.
“We look forward to seeing what kind of transformation God will bring about in our city,” added Belzile.
For more information about the local 40 Days for Life campaign, visit www.40daysforlife.com/Plattsburgh.