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40 Days for Life campaign to be held in Creston

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 11:30 a.m. CDT

March 5 through April 13, 251 communities across North America and around the world will host the 40 Days for Life campaign — a peaceful, prayerful, effective, coordinated international mobilization with the aim to end abortion. Creston area individuals and churches are participating in the event.

Creston Planned Parenthood is still offering Telemed (webcam) abortions by appointment.

Creston’s involvement will begin with a memorial service for victims of abortion 7 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 800 N. Sumner. The visiting speaker will be the Rev. Nathan A. Sherrill, pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Council Bluffs.

Sherrill’s love for life and advocacy for the unborn grew out of his youth, as he has a younger brother with Down Syndrome and a family grounded in God’s Word.

Sherrill considers his younger brother a supreme blessing, and his greatest role model, inspiration and friend.

It is estimated today that 90 percent of all children with Down Syndrome are aborted.

Sherrill lives in Council Bluffs with his wife Tina and six children. He is active in helping the Christian community reclaim a culture of life through intentional acts of Christian mercy and witness. This work is displayed through the newly-formed Christian organization called “Love CB.”

After the memorial service, a kick-off rally will be held in the fellowship hall at 8 p.m. People can learn more about 40 Days for Life and become involved. Sherrill will share more of his passion and vision for handicapped and unborn children.

Ruth Fennessey, RN, executive director of Life Care Clinic, an unplanned pregnancy clinic and resource center in Stuart, will be available to explain the services of the clinic.

Call Mike Henry at 641-202-8755 or the Rev. Jonathan Watt at 641-782-5095 for more information, or go to www.40daysforlife.com or www.40daysforlife.com/creston.

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