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Chaldeans4Life 40 Days of Prayer Vigil Kick-Off
By Sam Yousif :: Tuesday, September 23, 2008 :: 80754 Views :: Health & Fitness, Living & Lifestyle, Government & Society

Michigan, USA – The Church of Transfiguration in Southfield, formerly St. Michaels hosts the Southfield 40 Days for Life kick-off campaign.  The 40Days for life team invites the public to join the prayer effort as the prayer group gathers at 6:45 p.m. today, Tuesday, September 24th to help put an end to abortion. 

From September 24 - November 2, our community will be one of more than 170 cities in 45 states 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, and 40 days of community outreach.  Chaldeans4Life help lead the effort in the Chaldean community.  Group leaders say the are praying that, with God's help, their groundbreaking effort will mark the beginning of the end of abortion in our city -- and throughout America.

Chaldeans interested in becoming part of the growing movement are encouraged to take a stand for life. 

While all aspects of 40 Days for Life are crucial in our effort to end abortion, the most visible component is the peaceful prayer vigil outside the local abortion facility. You can help make a life-saving impact by joining our local vigil out front of the:

WomanCare Abortion Facility
28505 Southfield Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Located 1/4 mile south of 12 Mile Rd on the West side of street.

There are a number of new names on the list of pro-life leaders who've graciously offered kind words about 40 Days for Life. The comments come both from well-known names in pro-life circles as well as emerging leaders who bring new perspectives to this important work.

The list now includes:

  • Norma McCorvey, the "Roe" of Roe v. Wade
  • Lou Engle of The Call
  • Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life
  • Wendy Wright of Concerned Women for America
  • Matt Lockett of Bound4Life
  • Kristan Hawkins of Students for Life of America
  • Mathew Staver of Liberty Counsel
  • Joseph Farah of WorldNetDaily.com

To see the entire list CLICK HERE.  

Chaldeans unable to join the kick-off meeting are still encouraged to particpate.  E-mail info@chaldean.org to learn more about the Chaldeans4Life and how to be a part of the 40 Days for Life campaign.   

To learn more, sign up for specific vigil hours, or let us know how you feel called to serve God in this effort, please contact the local 40 Days for Life leadership team at 40DaysSouthfield@gmail.com or 248-548-1767.

Get the latest updates sign-up for updates and prayer requests using the 40daysforlife.com web page, and browse through the rest of this site to find out how you can help make a lifesaving impact as part of our local 40 Days for Life campaign.

Chaldeans can also Sign up to participate in our local 40 Days for Life vigil by clicking the "Vigil Schedule" link at the web page.

To learn more about the 40 Days for Life campaign please visit http://www.40daysforlife.com/southfield

Mart Mariam Chaldean Church

Mart Mariam Chaldean Catholic Church
2849 W. Chase Ave.,
Tel: (773) 761-9401
Fax: (773) 761-9045

Founding Pastor:
Mgsr. Edward Bikoma

Administrating Pastor:
Rev. Sanharib Youkhanna
 


 Rev. Sanharib Youkhanna

Rev. Sanharib Youkhanan was born in November 23, 1968 in Mosul, Iraq.  He graduated from Duhouk in 1986 and entered the renowned Saint Peter Seminary in Baghdad.  In 1992 he graduated with degrees in philosophy and theology.  That same year he was ordained a priest, by Mar Youhanan Kello of Saint Mary Chaldean Catholic Church of Dohouk, Iraq.  Fr. Youkhanan served the community of Dohouk for over a decade ministering to their spiritual, social, civil, and community needs.

In 2006, Fr. Youkhanan was recruited by Mar Ibrahim N. Ibrahim as an administrator to Mart Mariam Parish in Chicago, Illinois.  


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