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Objectives Define 40 Days for Life Define the leadership roles that will make the campaign a success Invite your participation. Define tasks and timelines Explain online resources for leaders. Abortion Crisis 12,000 abortions annually in Broward County

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Objectives

    • Define 40 Days for Life
    • Define the leadership roles that will make the campaign a success
    • Invite your participation.
    • Define tasks and timelines
    • Explain online resources for leaders
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Abortion Crisis

    • 12,000 abortions annually in Broward County
    • About one out of every 3 pregnancies ends in abortion in Broward.
    • At least 10 abortion facilities in Broward
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What is it?

  • 40 Days for Life is a focused pro-life campaign with a vision to end abortion through prayer and fasting, peaceful vigil, and community outreach.
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Proven Results

• 625,000 participants• 16,500 churches• 3,039 local campaigns• 539 cities

• 24 countries• 8,973 lives saved• 101 workers quit• 56 clinics closed

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Prayer and Fasting

      • Prayer is at the center of 40 Days for Life. During each campaign, we are calling on people of faith across the nation … and around the world … to fall on their knees before the Lord, asking Him to hear our plea and heal our land.
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Peaceful Vigil

    • The visible, public centerpiece of 40 Days for Life is a focused, 40-day prayer vigil outside a single abortion facility in our community.
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Community Outreach

  • Raising awareness through sidewalk vigil and by communicating with family, friends, church members, business associates, media, etc., about the injustice of abortion.
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Mission

The mission of the campaign is to bring together the body of Christ in a spirit of unity during a focused 40 day campaign of prayer, fasting, and peaceful activism, with the purpose of repentance, to seek God’s favor to turn hearts and minds from a culture of death to a culture of life, thus bringing an end to abortion.

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Vigil Site

  • Fort Lauderdale Women's Center at 2001 W. Oakland Park Blvd. Open six days a week, from 9 am to 4 or 5 pm; abortions up to 24 weeks, both chemical and surgical.
  • Owner is abortionist James Pendergraft who has had his medical license suspended five times and was hit in 2011 with a $36.7 million medical malpractice judgment.
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Success So Far

  • Seven women have chosen not to have abortions
  • Four campaigns conducted
  • Seven churches have participated
  • 553 people on email contact list
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Campaign Goals

  • Complete vigil site coverage of at least one person each hour during the 7 am to 7 pm daily vigil.
  • Four events
  • The involvement of 12 churches.
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Churches Already Involved

  • El Buen Pastor Centro Cristiano Familiar
  • Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale
  • Calvary Chapel Boca
  • St. Gregory’s
  • St. Malachy’s
  • Harvest Preparation
  • Riverside Christian Fellowship
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Leadership Team

  • Vigil coordinator
  • Events coordinator
  • Outreach coordinator
  • Communications coordinator
  • Prayer coordinator
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Vigil Coordinator

The vigil coordinator is the volunteer primarily responsible for ensuring 100 percent coverage of the vigil schedule. This involves contacting individuals to invite them to participate at certain times on the vigil schedule, where there’s a need.

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Events Coordinator

The events coordinator will be responsible for planning and conducting campaign events.

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Outreach Coordinator

Reaching out to new potential participants is the engine that sustains a 40 Days for Life campaign. A primary outreach target is the local church community.

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Communications Coordinator

The communications coordinator serves as the point person to the media, sending out press releases, doing interviews, and sharing updates through

social media.

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Prayer Coordinator

The prayer coordinator helps encourage people to pray for an end to abortion through prayer updates and other means.

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What is your role?

  • Planning and teamwork will lead to success
  • Shared responsibility for roles
  • Pray and discern God’s call
  • Commitment with clear end date: Nov. 2
  • Help save infants, spare men and women, and see the beginning of the end of abortion
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Initial Tasks

  • PRAY and ask God to bless our campaign
  • Campaign director and team: Plan Cast the Vision meeting
  • Outreach Coordinator: Review Module 3: Community Outreach. Mail letters to pastors and conduct follow-up phone calls.
  • Communications Coordinator:Review Module 3: Community Outreach. Send release/draft articles for local publications. Post to and build audience for Facebook page.
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Initial Tasks (cont’d.)

  • Events Coordinator and team: Review Training Module 6: Campaign Events. Work with Campaign Director to identify speakers/musicians for events
  • Vigil Coordinator: Review Training Module 5: Peaceful vigil. List individuals and groups to call to invite participation.
  • Prayer Coordinator: Review Training Module 4: Prayer and Fasting. Reach out to churches and groups to invite prayer to end abortion.
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Initial Tasks (cont’d.)

  • Reach out to your own church. Invite pastor/church to:
  • Pray for the campaign
  • Endorse 40 Days for Life
  • Make bulletin announcements and allow a sign-up table
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Events

    • Cast the VisionSat., Sept. 6, 9 am, TBD
    • Kick-Off Rally Tues., Sept. 23, 7pm, TBD
    • Mid-Point RallySat., Oct. 18, 6 pm, TBD
    • Closing Celebration Sun., Nov. 2, 7 pm, TBD
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Phone Meeting Schedule

  • Saturdays at 8 am
  • Your Instant Conference dial-in number is: (862) 902-0240; Your On Demand PIN code is: 7076173
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Resources

  • www.40daysforlife.com
  • Review Training Modules
  • I am available by phone (954.540.8560) and email: john@browardrighttolife.org
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Challenge

  • We are concerned that there is not more protest, outcry, or activism in regard to these issues of life and death…. Surely those who call themselves Christians, having a moral base, should make these things a principal issue and be willing, even at the risk of personal sacrifice , to strive privately and publicly for the dignity and sanctity of the individual.
  • -Francis Schaeffer, C. Everett Koop,
  • Whatever Happened to the Human Race?, 1983