Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Spring Campaign

We decided not to participate FORMALLY in the Spring 40 Days Campaign, but  everyone who wants to see an end to abortion especially in Charlottesville can still go out to Planned Parenthood and  join their prayers, fasting and community outreach with the Global effort.
Year round we have groups of people who pray outside of the centers during known abortion hours. Please feel free to come out and join us, or come at other times when you can to be that witness in prayer.
  • Planned Parenthood on Friday Mornings
  • Commonwealth Clinic on Wednesday Evenings
Also, both Richmond and Roanoke are formally participating. Over the years we have been encouraged and grateful those who have pilgrimaged  from these locations as well as Staunton, Fredericksburgsburg, Harrisonburg, and  Lynchburg-- to name a few-- to stand side by side with us in front of Planned Parenthood. We can return the favor and sign up for a few hours to give the same encouragement generously back to them.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Midpoint Gathering and Memorial

Our Midpoint Gathering with a memorial for the 672 babies who have died at this Planned Parenthood.

Many showed up with their children to be a reminder to life. Please remember to bring your signs out and if you have extra to store them in the box for others.

Being a witness to the love and mercy of God is why we go out and pray. Please consider taking an hour to pray at Planned Parenthood this week!

They were so upset by our numbers that they brought out this sign. It's always good to know we are having an effect on their hearts. Pray for all those who support this company, that their eyes will be opened to the evil.

 I hope you are inspired by them to come out and pray again soon on the sidewalk and to stand in the gap for the unborn babies whose lives hang in the balance.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Midpoint Gathering and Memorial

Last year over 600 abortions were done at our local Planned Parenthood. On Monday, October 14th at 5pm we will hold a memorial for the lives lost. Please come and help us to flood this place with prayer for the lives lost, for healing for the mothers and fathers, and for an end to abortion in our city.

Afterwards join us at St Thomas Aquinas for a BBQ dinner and to hear co-founders of the international 40 DFL Campaign Shawn Carney and David Bereit.

5:00 pm - 5:45 pm at Planned Parenthood
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Barbecue at St. Thomas Aquinas Church

Please RSVP if you are planning on attending the BBQ.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Blessings from the Kickoff Rally

What a blessing and a wonderful success was our Charlottesville 40 DFL Kick-off Event with the biggest crowd we have had to date!
Thank you so much to each person who came out to the sidewalk to join in this awesome event!  
We hope that everyone was as blessed by the inspiring speakers and the beautiful worship music as everyone on the 40 DFL team were. The rush hour traffic was overwhelmingly positive towards our event.  The Holy Spirit definitely showed up and blessed us tremendously as many new faces and many previous partners from many churches and different denominations came together to pray and stand up for the unborn. I am sure God was smiling down on us from Heaven!

 Please remember to check the vigil calendar at and sign up whenever you can fill in empty timeslots.  There will also be more photos of the kick-off event on our website.
We are most in need prayer warriors this Sunday so please consider coming out this day if possible and I am sure the Lord will bless you for coming out to pray on his special day!
God has richly blessed me each time I have been out on the sidewalk with the fervent prayer and the love for the unborn by other Pro-life Christians and many first time prayer partners as we stand in the gap for the most vulnerable and unprotected in our society!  I am certain God will reward you and bless you mightily for your sacrifice for the unborn as well.
Prayer from the National 40 DFL Website:
"Loving heavenly Father, help us to see the worth of all human beings by the way in which you provide for us. We would ask that you provide also the faith, grace and courage to enable us to protect that which is so precious to you. Through Christ our Lord, Amen."  
May God richly bless you and keep you!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Instructions for the Prayer Vigil

  • Possible Locations
    • Albemarle Baptist Church (across the street)
      • Not on Sundays or Wednesday evenings
      • Please DON'T walk on the grass!
    • Drillers (two blocks towards the school on the PP side of the street)
      • Park up by the fence, on the side closest to PP
      • They pull a large truck into the lot, so make sure you're close to the fence
      • If there are a lot of cars - please park at the church.
    • Four Seasons (Two blocks down past Earlysville Road on PP side of the Street)
    • Albemarle Highschool (after school hours)
  • Parking in other locations is at your own risk
What to Do?
  • Pray: This is a time to pray for:
    • An end to Abortion
    • The conversion of hearts
    • The healing of those who've participated
    • A greater respect for human life
    • That we may have the Grace to follow God's Will
  • Read the scriptures:
    • Psalm 8, 22, 127, and 139
    • Galatians 1
    • Genesis 1
  • Sing: To sing well is to pray 2x (to sing badly but as well as you can with what God gave you is to pray 10x)
General Respect
  • Don't step on ANY grass - specifically not around...
    • Albemarle Baptist (be gentle to those who allow us to park so close!)
    • Planned Parenthood (bless those who curse you)
  • Don't block the side walk
  • If someone comes to ask questions - answer respectfully
  • Do not harass the PP employees, patients, volunteers or guests
  • All items have been donated - please treat with respect
  • Please take your trash with you.
Aggressive Individuals

Although it is uncommon to have a problem, in the case of an aggressive or threatening individual please do the following:

  • Do not engage in a confrontational exchange with anyone.
    • If someone becomes offensive or accusatory, kindly say that this sort of dialogue is non-productive and that you really need to get back to what you were doing - praying
    • Pray for the person
  • If the person continues to be aggressive please call the police
    • Emergency #911 (if you want someone there quickly)
    • Police (Non-emergency) # 434-977-9041
    • Local Team (Let us know!) #434-214-0345
  • If Police are called cooperate fully in action with the police (if they ask you to move, move - then let us know)
  • Other considerations
    • Remember this is peaceful prayer vigil
    • if another pro-life volunteer is getting aggressive, please follow the same steps
    • It's a good idea to have a camera on hand

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Rally for Life - What's Next

It is hard to believe it’s been over three weeks since the RALLY FOR LIFE! We will soon have video available of portions of the Rally, and we will let you know how to access this when it is available.

What’s next?
  • We can pray. Join us September 25 through Nov 3 as we stand and pray with others in front of Planned Parenthood (2964 Hydraulic Road) during Central Virginia’s 40 Days for Life. We know God hears and answers our prayers. And when we pray in front of Planned Parenthood, we are visible statements for life - not just for the young mothers who come for an abortion, but also for workers who staff that facility, and the people walking and driving by. You can register now and select times at our local website to join us in prayer. 
  • Visit the national website and register to receive Daily Devotionals during the 40 Days. 
  • Be a contact person for your church in this Fall’s 40 Days for Life campaign. Help us get information and materials to your church - we will provide you with everything you need. Contact the campaign team to discuss this.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Pledge of Peace

Everyone who comes out to pray for the 40 Days for Life Vigil must agree-to and abide-by the following pledge:

I testify to the following:
  1. I will only pursue peaceful solutions to the violence of abortion when volunteering with the 40 Days for Life campaign
  2. I will show compassion and reflect Christ’s love to all Planned Parenthood employees, volunteers, and customers
  3. I understand that acting in a violent or harmful manner immediately and completely disassociates me from the 40 Days for Life campaign
  4. I am in no way associated with the Planned Parenthood or its affiliates by way of employment, informant, volunteer, client, or otherwise
While standing in the city right of way in front of Planned Parenthood:
  1. I will not obstruct the driveways or sidewalk while standing in the public right of way
  2. I will not litter on the public right of way
  3. I will closely attend to any children I bring to the prayer vigil
  4. I will not threaten, physically contact, or verbally abuse the Planned Parenthood employees, volunteers, or customers
  5. I will not vandalize private property
  6. I will cooperate with local city authorities