This past Wednesday marked the beginning of an amazing opportunity to impact our society for the glory of God and the protection of His children. From February 17 through March 28, a coalition of citizens across the nation will unite for a single cause — the abolition of abortion. The 40 Days for Life campaign strives to open the eyes and hearts of neighborhoods and communities in order to transform individual lives, and thereby reverse our nation’s approach to the killing of innocents. The mission of this movement is "to bring together the body of Christ in a spirit of unity" in order to fulfill Christ’s promise in Matthew 18:20:

For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.

The means to achieve this goal are threefold:

» Prayer and Fasting: Inviting people of faith to join together for 40 days of fervent prayer and fasting for an end to abortion.

» Peaceful Constant Vigil: Standing for life through a 40-day peaceful public witness outside a local abortion center.

» Community Outreach: Taking a positive, upbeat pro-life message to every corner, through media efforts, church presentations, petition drives and public visibility.

The campaign in Virginia will focus on Alexandria, Fairfax, Richmond, Roanoke, and Virginia Beach. Click on each locality to get more information about the activities and how to participate in those areas — and to think when 40 Days For Life started two years ago, it was only in Richmond! 

I strongly encourage you to get involved in this movement. Time and time again, God has used the faithful few to contrive a beneficial change in their nations. However, not only must we ourselves become active — we must also tell others about this campaign. We must gather together as many people as possible in order to peaceably show abortion advocates and society in general that abortion is most certainly not an accepted practice in America. I urge you to inform your churches of this tremendous opportunity to serve the Lord and show His love to the world.

Although participating in the 40 Days for Life movement will incur a commitment of time and energy, The Family Foundation of Virginia believes that in light of the importance of the cause, the effort will be well worth it. I hope and pray that you will join us in supporting the value of human life, and in affirming the continued power of our great God in this nation!