Shawn Carney and David Brando Sep 27, 2017 | 1:03PM Washington, DC
The biggest 40 Days for Life campaign yet is finally here! And we need YOU to step forward in faith to pray and fast for an end to abortion!
40 Days for Life begins TODAY — and continues through November 5 — in more than 375 locations across the United States and 24 other countries … including multiple locations in nations such as Canada, Colombia, Croatia, Mexico, Romania and the United Kingdom!
It’s important to prepare your heart for the campaign — this is, after all, a spiritual battle we are entering — so that’s the topic of this week’s edition of the 40 Days for Life podcast 
It is because of your prayers that God has provided so many blessings — with 13,305 lives that have been saved from abortion … 154 abortion workers who’ve experienced conversions and left their jobs … and 90 abortion centers that have closed forever after 40 Days for Life vigils outside their doors.
Greenland, New Hampshire
We’re used to seeing pictures of snow at the 40 Days for Life vigil in Greenland.
But Jackie in Greenland says this campaign kicked off “on a sweltering, humid sunny day with temperatures rising to unseasonable upper 80s.”
So … folks gravitated towards “the bit of shade we could find.”
The rally focused on assistance available to women in unplanned pregnancies — “many options available free of charge in our local pregnancy resource centers,” Jackie said.
“We added the abortion pill reversal hotline to our list of resources,” she said, and an upcoming post-abortion healing retreat was highlighted.
“The majority of cars passing buy gave positive waves and thumbs up signs,” Jackie added, “which is always encouraging!”
Colorado Springs, Colorado
“We are off to a good start!” said Michele in Colorado Springs, which is beginning its 18th 40 Days for Life campaign.
“At our kickoff, we were in competition with a cement mixer that was pouring a new sidewalk,” she said. “We had a bullhorn, so we prevailed over the noise.”
On the way home, one rally participant saw a pregnant woman with a sign asking for help. The volunteer told the woman about the local pregnancy center and other forms of assistance that are available locally.
“It is a reminder to be aware at all times of people who are in need of help,” Michele said. “Perhaps the best help isn’t giving them money, but leading them to a place in the community where they can receive ongoing support.”
LifeNews.com Note: Shawn Carney is the campaign director for the 40 Days for Life  pro-life prayer campaign against abortion.