The message below was taken from the local 40 Days of Life website:
This fall, from September 28 - November 6, Jacksonville will be one of many cities joining together for the largest and longest coordinated pro-life mobilization in history — the 40 Days for Life campaign.
40 Days for Life is a focused pro-life effort that consists of:
40 days of prayer and fasting
40 days of peaceful vigil (7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.)
40 days of community outreach
This will be my first “40 Days” extravaganza and I’m not gonna lie, I’m nervous to be working it. The staff and police keep telling me that it’s nothing to be scared of, but I’m still slightly intimidated by the numbers (I’m told in the hundreds) of people that are bound to show up. The image above is just a small indication of what we’ll be up against. If they plan on sticking to their usual, there will be a “Crucifixion walk” with hundreds of people walking on our sidewalks with a huge cross and many other sideshow activities planned. One of their Facebook pages dedicated to wrangling up protesters everyday is here:http://www.facebook.com/pages/Family-for-LIFE/182038851828609. You can ever see one of the pictures from the past 40 Days events.
I’m going to need help and I’m not sure I’ll have it. It’s time to go hunting for volunteers and fast. If you or anyone you know will be available to volunteer as an escort during that time, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please reblog to get the word out to anyone in the area. Thanks!