Yes, God really is stronger than evil! But he’s not some helicopter parent who throws his weight around to make sure his precious darlings always get participation awards and blue ribbons for shoddy work. He’s more the stern, but loving Drill Instructor who drives his troops through PT because he knows how hard the battles will be.
For the Christian, prayer is PT.
Case in point: The Planned Parenthood facility in Bryan, Texas, is … no, wait, make that WAS … the PP that Abby Johnson managed for 8 years until her dramatic conversion to the pro-life cause. It is also the PP where 40 Days for Life began. 40 Days for Life is now in 559 cities across all 50 states and 27 countries with more than 625,000 participants.
This month, that same building that was once a place of death and despair has reopened as a place of life and hope, housing Hope Pregnancy Center and 40 Days for Life.
“This news shows what God can accomplish when His people pray,” Shawn Carney of 40 Days for Life said.
Hope Pregnancy Center, which is the majority owner of the building, cares for women, offering pregnancy testing, STD testing, ultrasounds, counseling, medical information – all completely free, with ultrasounds performed by a full-time registered nurse under the supervision of a licensed physician.
Tracy Frank, Executive Director of Hope Pregnancy Centers of Brazos Valley, told LifeSiteNews, “For over 15 years, we have prayed that God would remove the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic and give it to us. To many, it sounded like a prayer too big to believe, but God did indeed answer that prayer!”
Carney said 40 Days for Life will use their space in the building to grow the pro-life vigil movement “to help other cities become abortion-free.”
Frank noted that the costs were high for purchasing the building and renovating it, and asked for pro-lifers across America to pray. “Please pray for us, for God’s protection and provision,” she said. “We would like to clear the remaining debt on the building, $261,000, so we can be focused on doing God’s work, God’s way.”
Since the use of tax dollars makes sharing Jesus problematic, Hope Pregnancy Centers rely exclusively on private donors and churches for funding. All of their services are free and confidential.