Our Lady of the Wayside

Our Lady of the Wayside
Protect Expectant Mothers and Their Babies


Tuesday 6 October 2015

71 year old Jim travels 120 miles to London for Pro-Life vigil each week.

Pensioner"Jim" praying at Whitfield St because Londoners can't make it.

This is a picture of "Jim" (not his real name). Jim travels 120 miles at least once a week to support the Whitfield St, 40 Days for Life Vigil. As a pensioner in his seventies, Jim got up last Saturday morning at 3.40am (yes you read that right) to come to the vigil early on Saturday morning. Unfortunately no volunteers were able to join him because all London pro-lifers were...er...busy. Never mind, two Good Counsel Staff went to accompany him at the vigil.
We would like to see large numbers of turnarounds and ultimately the closure of this abortion centre.
40 Days for Life has a proven track record in closing abortion centres down. They announced the 64th abortion centre to close, after a 40 Days Campaign had taken place there, just this week. And London's BPAS abortion centre in Bedford Square closed down in 2014 after several 40 Days for Life campaigns of prayer and fasting there.
If Londoners want to see more abortion centres close and more turnarounds, there needs to be a lot more people willing to pray, fast and sacrifice.
If you can help by attending the vigil, either as a one-off or for a regular weekly slot of 1 hour or more, please visit the 40 Days for Life London website at https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/london/ and sign up.
You have endless choice of times to come, because almost no slots are taken!
To find out about other 40 Days for Life vigils around the UK see the 40 Days for Life page on our website http://www.goodcounselnet.co.uk
In the last two and a half years 230 women have chosen life for their babies at the vigils at abortuaries and have received help and support from The Good Counsel Network. Please support our work. If you would like to donate you can do that at http://www.goodcounselnet.co.uk/Donate.html 
Mornings are especially hard to fill, currently our staff are filling all of the slots between 8 and 9am. We are there from 8am every day, and actually we now start even earlier, from 7.30am, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday when girls are being admitted early for abortions.
Please remember our staff, especially Gaelle and Alina who may spend 3-5 hours a day between them phoning and texting people to try to fill the vigil slots. It's very demoralising sometimes...
With a 7.30am start each Saturday, are these men more committed to football than we are to defending life?

Every Saturday morning a group of young men (above) arrive to play various sports at the other end of Whitfield St as early as we do (7.30am). Can they really be more committed to their sport than London Pro-Lifers are to ending abortion in our city?

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