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Peaceful, prayerful, effective 40 Days for Life campaign kicks off with February 14th rally

Decatur, Il – “We truly pray that this 40 Days for Life campaign will mark the beginning of the end of abortion in Decatur,” said Cecilia Kehoe, who coordinates the local effort. “We will start our campaign with a rally across the street from Planned Parenthood in the parking lot of Hourans Florist at 1106 W Pershing Rd on February 14th at 9:00 am.”

     Decatur is one of over 1,000 cities in 64 countries conducting simultaneous 40 Days for Life campaigns beginning February 14th “We start this effort by drawing members of the community together to share the vision of 40 Days for Life and to pray for God’s blessings on this effort. It is time to focus attention on the harm abortion has done to our city,” said Kehoe.

     Speakers at the 40 Days for Life kickoff event include: Reverend Michael Friedel, Pastor Rob Goodwin, and Pastor Jameson Wheeler.

     “This will mark the start of 40 days of prayer and fasting, with special attention to prayer across the street from the Planned Parenthood abortion facility at 3021 N Oakland, as well as various types of community outreach. We look forward to seeing what kind of transformation God will bring about in our city,” said Kehoe.

     All prayer vigil participants are asked to sign a statement of peace, pledging to conduct themselves in a Christ-like manner at all times.

     40 Days for Life is a peaceful, intensive campaign that focuses on 40 days of prayer and fasting, 40 days of peaceful vigil at abortion facilities, and 40 days of grassroots educational outreach. The 40-day time frame is drawn from examples throughout Biblical history where God brought about world-changing transformation in 40-day periods.

     For information about 40 Days for Life in Decatur, visit:

     For assistance or for more information, contact Cecilia Kehoe at or 217-412-0063.

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