Thursday, October 1, 2009

Rally scheduled Oct. 12 to mark midpoint of Peoria 40 Days for Life campaign

Peoria, IL – The 40 Days for Life campaign will have a midpoint rally at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, at 7405 N. University St.

“As we are about to reach Day 20 of our 40 days of prayer, fasting, vigil and outreach, it is time to gather with pro-life members of the Peoria community to share stories and encourage one another, building towards a strong finish of our 40 Days for Life campaign,” said Karen Guth, spokesperson for the Peoria 40 Days for Life campaign.

Forty Days for Life is an intensive pro-life campaign that focuses on 40 days of prayer and fasting, 40 days of peaceful vigils at abortion facilities, and 40 days of grassroots educational outreach. The 40-day time frame is drawn from examples throughout B=biblical history where God brought about world-changing transformations.

Peoria is one of the many communities conducting simultaneous 40 Days for Life campaigns from Sept. 23 through Nov. 1.

“We want to thank all the people who’ve made great personal sacrifice to bring 40 Days to Life to the halfway point,” said Guth. “We also know that we still have a long way to go in our collective effort to demonstrate the harm abortion has done to Peoria.

“For the remainder of the 40 days of prayer and fasting and community outreach, we intend to gather for continuous prayer outside the abortion facility at National Health Care, 7405 N. University St., praying for an end to abortion in our community. We look forward to the challenge of bringing 40 Days for Life to an energetic conclusion.”

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For assistance or for more information, please contact Karen Guth at or 453-7493.