Wednesday & Thursday, February 8 & 9, 2017 at Focus
Our A-Frame sign was down, on the ground, again. I called 311 & I was told that it was NOT a crime to touch our sign. What!!! This means that the neighbor can do whatever he wants to do to OUR sign & it's okay??? Later on I put his picture on the sign but it probably won't change a thing. It didn't.
Our new sign is coming on Monday & we'll see what happens.......again!!!
We had a client come in & wanted a pregnancy test but couldn't give Martha a specimen. She said to me "I can't pee so I'll be taking the pregnancy test home with me" I said "no, just come back another time". She had a ride waiting for her & she left quickly. I latter sent her a letter for a correct phone number. Hope she calls me with it.
My heart goes out to our clients in need & so does the team of faithful workers that I am blessed with. Thank you Lord!!!
We had the Elim Bible Institute students come in to help us. They worked hard & we appreciate them.
I received a call back from Barb S., from Project Rachel, regarding me getting help with the loss of family members by abortion. It's time!!!!!!!
Pain & heartache is no fun!!!!
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at Focus
Took our A-Frame sign down today!
What a day! Just before I got to Mass at noon I received a phone call from Tim saying that the alarm was not on when he came into Focus to drop off some donations. I said that I would check it out when I get there. A few minutes later on he called me again & said that the office door was slightly open. "What"!! I said back. I went to Mass with a heavy heart & gave it to the Lord.
I arrived a Focus after Mass & Agnes was there delivering paper products for us. How nice was that! Also, there were two clients that came in for assistance. I hurried in & saw that Tim had locked the office back door, He didn't put the alarm back on which was okay. I called Kevin, from Doyle Security, to see if he would check the cameras which he did later on & found that Ney had not shut the office door after taking out the trash & thus the alarm would not go on which she thought that it did. I spoke with her latter on & she said that she will be more careful in the future. Okay!
Martha came & then her ex came in & he helped us again! Later on Fred came in to help us too. What a team!! Our front door was covered with snowy salt & it looked awful. Fred cleaned it up & it looks good. A little while latter Paul came in & asked if he could do our windows, I had to say "no Paul we are good". I didn't have any money to give him anyways. All is well.
I was in the office when I heard a man talk to Martha & I went out to the Main Room to see what it was all about. His name is Carl Clifford & he is the Code Enforcement Officer in Rochester, NY.. He told us that the neighbors have complained that they do not like our A-Frame & so it has to come down. We are in the Historic Preservation Section of the City & there are different codes in this neighborhood. WHAT!! They even want us to stop doing pregnancy tests...."no way" I said. He was a nice man that I could talk to but I was not happy to what he was saying. He understood. He even asked for the '10 Commandments' that we pass out to our clients as they leave. Like I said he was a reasonable man. I later on called our attorney to tell her of our situation & got pictures of the mishaps in the neighborhood. This is soooooo evil & sad!!! I went home very upset & sad. I went to my Holy Hour & gave it to the Lord!!! Amen!! He'll take care of this problem. I will continue to pray for their souls.
Linda W. worked in the Layette Room & Lynda H. put away donations & Sarah & her toddler daughter Helen, came in to help us with writing 'Thank You' notes ( NOT HER DAUGHTER). Lynda treated us to a supper from Wendey's & we had a good talk. Thank you Lord for taking care of us!!
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Focus
As I was driving to Mass at noon & the cell phone rang. I saw that it was Neyoka so I pulled over to the plaza & called her back. She told me that Nicole had texted her that she was not at the address that she gave us but at the other address now. Okay!! I called Carol & thank God she was still there at her office & she wrote down where she was to go. It all worked out for I received a text from Nicole while I was at Mass. Thank God!!
I got to Focus & Agnes was there in the front dropping off paper products. I was grateful to her for her donations & her kindness. I told her about the signs & she said that she will continue to pray for us....thank you!
Martha came & a few minutes later Frank came too. He is a BIG help! Focus is looking good :))
It was busy & I was in the office when Martha's phone rang. It was for me so she handed me the phone. The man said "Mary this is Fr. Leone calling". I said "oh, hello Fr. Leone what can I do for you". He told me. There is a young girl who is pregnant & her grandmother is trying to talk to her about NOT having an abortion & is having some difficulty with her & she asked me if I would call her to get her help. After a long conservation with the grandmother I said that I would call her (Elizabeth) to tell her about the Focus Pregnancy Center. After I hung up I did call Elizabeth & talked with her for a short time & invited her to the center. She said that she will try to come tomorrow. She said that she had a Strep Throat & didn't take the medication for it made her sick so I suggested that she goes to the Emergency Room to take care of herself & her baby. I talked to her about life & she sounded good. No hang ups or bad talk, I only hope & pray that she will continue to 'choos life'!! Her grandmother told me that someone at the Urgent Care told her to go to Wortman's for an abortion. He killed two family members of mine......... What was this medical person thinking??????
Memo came & worked on the paperwork for the Post Office for Focus mailing for our fundraiser in April. He is so mice & helpful. The only thing was that I told him most of my life story in 10 minutes.......thanks for listening Memo.
Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Focus
It was a semi busy day I had a lot to do in the office & Martha had a lot to do in the Material Aid Room. There were many bags to empty. Fred & Frank came to help & help they did,
Frank put up shelves on the wall so know we have a literature rack!! Yeah!!
The phone rang a lot so I was kept busy. Martha had been out on the front lines earlier & came in & was so cold. We had Elizabeth & her friend Erin to help us & I asked for some help in the office.
Mike came in to tell us of the celebration at Annunciation Church at the end of February for the Mass for our two Rochester Martyrs who died trying to save the Holy Eucharist during a fire at St. Philip Neri's Church 50 years ago. Should be great!!! It was a good day :))
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Focus
It was a good productive day, for we had lots of help!!! Frank & Fred came in to do men's work & there was a lot for them to do & they did a great job!! Then came Jackie & she did so much & then came Sarah & her little daughter Helen & then came Lynda. They all worked so hard doing what needed to be done. I was in the office, most of the afternoon, doing my work.....so much to do! It was a good day at Focus!!
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Focus
I came to Focus after Mass & then came Frank to help us. Martha came soon after & then came full of angry Fred. It was a good team. They did their projects.
I haven't heard from my attorney or Carol's attorney yet so I decided to take more neighborhood pictures with my cell phone camera. A house on Windsor is a mess & so on.
We called Mr. Clifford up again & he suggested for us to talk to the neighbors before reporting them to the City.....we'll see. You really can't through liberals. I'll wait.
The Elim Bible Institute students came & finished up all the work left to do, Unfortunately they got a parking ticket on Windsor. Focus paid for it......bumper!!
I called Embracing Options to see if Elizabeth showed up for her ultrasound. She did & it was to early to see her precious baby. So she made an appointment for 2 weeks to come back for another ultrasound. I was told she still didn't make up her mind for an abortion. She was well instructed by the counselor there at Embracing Options. The three Elim girls & Martha & I & our client Karen prayed that she will choose life!!!
Karen our client asked if she could volunteer at Focus a couple days a week until she can go back to work. She is in remission of her lung cancer. I said "yes"!!!!
A mother came in & needed size 5 diapers for her triplets. Nice lady!!
Christina came in & brought her 1 month old baby daughter Linda Roseanne. She is sooooo cute. Christina said that they will do the surgery in one month for her Thyroid cancer. She cannot be around her family for one week. I said that I hope it goes fast. It was great seeing Christina again !!!
Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Focus
I received a call from Martha saying that she was leaving with Frank to go to Frank Junior because he was sick. "Okay' I said & hung up. She is like family so I was praying that all would be well. I had to go to the Post Office & then to the bank for a Focus deposit first. When I was about to get into my car the cell phone rang & it was a man asking if we were open I said "no, 1 pm we will be just wait & I'll be there in 15 minutes". He said that he will wait. I hung up * off I was to go to Focus, alone. When I arrived I saw Martha's car, in the parking lot, so I knew that Frank, her ex husband was with her & that made me feel better. I saw a car parked on Windsor so I called over that we were now open. A man & A woman came out of the car & went into Focus. They needed clothes & they shopped for about 20 minutes.
Tom came in from praying on the front lines, at Planned Parenthood, to put his eye drops in & then he left. I went into the office to continue my work when I heard the locked door open & heard her sweet voice say "we're back". "Yeah", I said & walked out of my office to greet both Martha & Frank. They were here & I was not alone anymore. What a Baby! I am! She said that Frank Jr. was surprised to see her & said what the problem was, which soothed her soul. He'll be fine. She's a good mom......one of the BEST!!!!!
We ate lunch, for I brought in a tuna salad, & we talked until someone came in & we helped her & her children. Frank put in batteries in the toys that the two children gave him....it was delightful to watch. Her newborn baby just slept....so cute. Later on I went back to my office to do more paper work.....delightful. A good day!!!
March 14, 15 & 16 at Focus
Rochester had a terrible snow storm for two days!! Focus Pregnancy Center was closed. We couldn't get out of our homes to go anywhere. Poor Martha lost her heat & light. She stayed with her daughter & her family. My heart & lights were not affected. Though I did re hurt my back, the Wortman injury in 1986. He was a Resident at Highland Hospital & is now an Abortionist. e grabbed my right arm & flung me around causing a Nerve Root Compression at L5, causing my right leg to be numb & lower back pain, when irritated. My pillow fell behind my recliner on Wednesday & I lifted it up slightly to get the pillow thus causing pain gain! Because of this I did not come in on Thursday. Martha & her friendly ex husband Frank took over & did a great job assisting our many clients. Thank you Lord!!!
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Focus
It was a nice day having Jackie come in to help us. Frank & Martha was already in the center when I arrived at 1PM. I had a church Thank You letter to write so I asked for some assistance , in the office, for the format was giving me trouble. I was assisted & the letter was now done. Office work is hard at times. I have to work on a Embracing Option project & writing a new template, for another Thank You letter, for donations. It is time consuming but my pleasure.
Later on Sarah came in with her sweet daughter Helen, to help us. She told me that she will be gone for two weeks on vacation.......we'll miss them both. Helen is 18 months old now & walks around the room saying "cookie". Sure why not, we just have to ask mom first.
It was a good but busy day, putting away donations, which we get lots of, thank God. This means that our clients get a lot of nice things for themselves & their children.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Focus
We were seeing some clients this afternoon but I have received fewer phone calls since our A-Frame & fron door tear offs were taken down due to the neighbors complaints. How horrible they have treated us at Focus! We pray for them daily.
Lynda came in at 3 pm & so did the Elim students at 3pm today. I asked for help in the office which the students did with smiles on their faces. Lynda called our pregnant clients, to see how they were doing, & we have two more babies born.
Baby girl Kai was born on February 21, 2017 & was 6lbs. 5oz.. Mother & daughter are doing well!~
Baby girl Katerina was born on November 11, 2016 at 7 lbs.. Both mother & daughter are doing well~ Glad that we were able to finally reach our client.
Linda W. came in & worked in the Layette Room. Soon we will be putting out spring & summer clothes out in the baskets. It was a fast winter & not to bad until the end, when we received a lots of heavy wind & the a week later a lot of snow. It's over now, so the flowers can come up & the leaves can appear on the trees, once more!!!
I got ready for the first Board Meeting in 2017 & it was going to be a big one & it was. I will elaborate later on. Suing & buying, that's all I can say, at this time. Sorry!!
Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Focus
What a day!! When I arrived at the pregnancy center there was Martha & Frank already there, I guess there was an incident out on the Front Lines in front of Planned Parenthood this morning. A woman came out of the killing mill & went over to Tom, who was standing there, & started trouble. She said that that she was going to spit on him & then she said that she will hit him in the head. He told her that he will call the Police if she does & then she came up to him & threw his pro life sign on the the sidewalk. I asked Tom if he had called the Police & he said "no". What can I do for him? Anyone that touches you or your property wants trouble & can be dangerous & you should call the Police on them. Why he didn't I don't know why????
I had gone to Tops Market to buy diapers & other things for Focus & when I arrived at the front door I asked the volunteers to take the things out of the car for me, they did. How helpful!
The center was so busy for there were donations galore from Mother of Sorrows Church & personal donations & five volunteered helping to put the many things away. We had clients come in so it was very hectic to say the least. Sometimes I shut down & walk back into the office for I have so much to do there.
Martha did a pregnancy test & it was Negative. I worked on getting a car seat, from the City, for one of our pregnant clients.
I am worried about Martha she seems upset with me so much......I'll just pray about the situation. We're both getting older, so maybe that's it :((
Barb was with us today & she brought her newest grandchild in to see us. The mother & father took the precious baby back home after they received some things for the baby..
Our client who was in jail with her husband came into the center to get some things for the children, who are still in Foster Homes. I was stern that she should wait until she gets the children back & she was offended. It was so upsetting for me to see her face on TV 10's website & on TV, that she & her husband had been arested in Buffalo. She said that they were innocent but they have to go to court. If she was innocent the case would have been dropped, I think. My heart aches a lot!!!!
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Focus
I came in with an irrigated back & right leg, at L5,the Wortman injury. Lord have mercy on his soul. I do offer this up for his soul. It is a problem. I told Martha so she is aware of my issue. Frank & Martha were at the center when I arrived so I got to work in pain. I did a pregnancy test & it was negative, she is a long time client & she had a martial problem that she shared. Life is so hard at times but God is with us always. I wish our clients would not listen to their friends. Usually they are wrong.......
I am waitig for Gene, for a fundraiser interview, for our next newsletter. I will speak to him about the good Sisters of Life coming to Focus a couple of weeks ago.
I went out to the main room & saw a cart leaving the center & I went out the back door by the office & I saw a car parked right in front of the garage on Windsor St. & asked him to move. Then I saw that he had parked at the STOP sign, at the corner of the street, & asked him to move across the street on University Ave.. The woman was gone. When I came back into the center I heard a loud stream saying that her shopping cart was gone!!! There was no way to calm her down. Gene had just arrived for the interview so Martha & Frank were out there trying to calm her down. Martha called the Police. I told Gene about what can be pit in the next newsletter. I mentioned the Channel 10 interview at
Martha did two more pregnancy tests today & they were both Negative. Neyoka came in with lots of bags of donations from the Second Thought Resale Shop. The main room is filled once more with bags.
Jackie & Sarah & her daughter Helen couldn't come today, boy did they miss a lot. Linda S. came & helped to put things away. She is faithful :))
I got some things done in the office but not much!! Hopefullly tomorrow will be better.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at Focus
Thank God a quieter day than yesterday!! Our client, who had the shopping cart stolen yesterday, called to tell me that the police did not call her back because the woman gave the wrong address at Focus. I told her that we would buy her another cart & she was pleased. This poor woman, who has some brain damage, was put through so much because someone took what did not belong to them. "Thou Shall Not Steal", a Commandment of God, it is a Mortal Sin!! We hope she repents & never does this again.
Martha called me out of the office & I saw that there were five police cars across the street where we park, hey didn't look at our cars so I felt better so we figured that they were planning a raid somewhere. Best to you police officers. The man had the string tied up on the entrance today & Frank took it down. He will never stop :(( harassing us.
In comes Elizabeth with all the donations of baby formula & diapers form St. Joseph's Church in Penfield. She asked Fr. Jim awhile ago & then spoke after Mass about our need. The parishioners came through with so many items that made our heart warm. Thank you lord for their generosity!!! God bless them all!!! What a help for our clients.......
I worked in the office & Jackie texed to say that she will be in tomorrow instead of today. It will be good seeing her. Lynda called me yesterday to say that she will not be in today & she will see us next Wednesday. She is going on an out of town Retreat. See you next week Lynda.
The three Elim Bible students came & did so much work for Focus, they did a terrific job!!
Mark A. came to wish me a Happy Birthday tomorrow & we got to visit for some time. It's always good seeing him & spending time with him. Hope he comes back again soon!!
Frank was here today helping us too. We saw some clients to help at the end of the day. Four women came & two were pregnant, They were very nice & did not believe in abortion. We don't either!!!
I faxed over the Fidelis application for our pregnant mom. Nice girls. They left happy with clothes & formaula for their children. I was glad that Martha stayed with me, for she was walking down the stair to go home, when the girls arrived. She's such a trooper!!! Can't do without her :))
Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Focus
I arrived at Focus around 2 pm ,I was slow today, & I had to go to Tops Market to get somethings for Focus. When I arrived I saw a huge sign on the wall saying HAPPY BIRTHDAY & a balloon! How nice was that :))
Martha then said that John Arena, the City Inspector, came by & said that the decal sign on our door needs to come down. "What" I said loudly. Martha told him that we have no address numbers only on the decal sign & the fire trucks might miss us or the mailman might get mad because he doesn't know where to deliver the mail. He seemed to understand, after she said that. He took some pictures & said "it seems like you might have a case". Thank you John!!! I was upset & Martha said that she spoke with our landlady about what just had happened. Persecution & Prejudice & Harassment!!!
Not good people....where is your love for the unborn babies & their mothers & fathers??? We will continue to pray for you all!!!!!
Wonderful people came in with many pizzas & a beautiful cake from the Bakery, my favorite...yellow cake & chocolate frosting mmmmm good!! I received many well wishes of Happy Birthday & many beautiful cards & generous gifts. Thank you Lord!! It was certainly a special day for me at Focus, with my many dear friends!!!
A great day!!!
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at Focus
Jackie, helped me find 16 clients, that I need to report on how they did after their ultrasound at Embracing Options. I couldn't find a few of the client in my files, so we prayed to St. Anthony, who is the Patron Saint of lost items, & our prayers were answered. Thank you Lord who answered them & good St. Anthony who asked Him. Intercession is wonderful. Now I have the 16 clients to report on.
Jackie also helped Martha, out in the Main Room, with the donations that came into the center. We are so blessed, by God, with so much to give out to the community. The clients leave happy :))
Linda S. came in later on & she helped us out. And Frank was here, to assist us, thank God. We feel safe knowing that a man is here with Martha & I now. Thank you Lord!!!
We have three clients going for an ultrasound tomorrow. Hope they all show up for the test.
Barb & Jessica came to talk to me for a few minutes. They said to rest assured that God is with us in our attempt to regain our 'Free Pregnancy Center' sign back in the window. We are suing the City of Rochester, Preservation Committe & the Grove Community. Discrimanation & Harassement & Predjustice & Racism is what they are doing to us. This is still America!!!!! We have rights too!!!
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at Focus
What a day!!! I arrived after Mass & Frank pulled in the parking lot right after me. How nice he was with us for I thought he was going for a job interview but changed his mind.. Yeah!!! When we got in to the center he went outside to put the trash cans back on the porch. I opened up the center. We had a woman come in who's cart was probably taken on purpose or by mistake. I ad called & spoke with her husband & asked him to tell her to call me but she didn't. I asked her if she wanted another cart & she said "yes" so I told her to come back next Tuesday & I will give her one. I then said for her to shop in peace for no one else was here at this time. She smiled at me & off she went in the Material Aid Room.
I came out of the office to see Martha now here speaking with a man & he handed her a business card. I introduced myself to him & he said that he was from the Democrat & Chronicle Newspaper & wanted to talk with me. I lead him to my office & we sat down & he interviewed me regarding the case against the Preservation Organization. He took pictures of me & the center a I lead him around. We had a lot of volunteers & some clients spread all over the center, It was remarkable! He took my picture outside holing the 'Free Pregnancy Test' sign & I pointed to the window where it was once & hopefully will return through the grace of God. He was so nice & is name is David Andreatta.
Embracing Options called & told me that all three clients showed up for their Ultrasound appointment but their babies couldn't be seen, for they are to early. New appointment were made for all three clients to return in two weeks. They will see their precious baby then.
I was busy in the office & Martha was busy with help in the Main Room. Barb, our friend & client, came in with a Wegmans meal & we all ate together later this evening. Barb's girlfriend came in & we talked to her about coming back to the Catholic Church, where se was Baptized. We asked she to check out: http://www.catholicscomehome.org/. Hope she will!!
It was a very good day!!
Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Focus
Martha said that Planned Parenthood was busy this morning......how sad!! It was a rainy day & we had our faithful team out in front of this killing mill, to try to save little children, in their mothers womb. It is a hard day!!!
Martha & I worked hard to get thing done because we had to go to the His Branches- Embracing Options Banquet, where we send our clients for their Ultrasound tests. It was at the Diplomat on Lyell Ave.. We had a nice time with our pro life friends. It was a cold wet day but we got through it.
Our D&C interview with David, the reporter, about Focus Pregnancy Center situation with our signs, was in Sunday's newspaper. Here it is:
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at Focus
A busy day, at Focus, with many donations for our clients. I had Martha & Frank with me & Jackie came later & so did Sarah & her 19 month daughter Helen. Later on Linda S. came to help us too.
We are suing the City of Rochester, Grove Community & the Preservation Committee for discrimination. We were working on the case most of the afternoon. Jackie will be our representative for Focus in the community. She is well educated & articulate. Keeping her busy with Focus as she works on her son's nearing wedding in Toronto, Canada.
Mike came in with food from a nearby supply church. We now have more food, for our clients, in need. We will find a space for it all.
Barb came in & told us that her son's girlfriend, who just had a baby, was admitted to the
hospital for a threat she made. It was serious. Barb did not sleep when she came home, from the hospital, after being there for 24 hours. So sad!!!
So much to do & we give everything to God, for He is in control, of Focus Pregnancy Center!!!
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Focus
A busy & heart filled day filled with much pain. When I came to Focus after Mass today I was hit in the heart from a phone call from Neyoka saying that one of our clients who had an ultrasound last Wednesday but couldn't; see her baby & was rescheduled wants an abortion!! We hurried to call her but she hung up on Martha who continued to call her several times later. The phone was busy so I figured she took it off the hook. Not to long after that I received an email from Woman's Care Center that one of their clients wants an abortion too. What!!! How sad is this. I emailed our client & to try to save this little baby's life. Martha called Sr. Nancy to try to communicate with her & the other client from WCC, from her agency. We are trying & prayer changes things!!!
The newspaper had a picture of Lynda hold a Crucifix & a graphic sign & me holding a graphic sign but not on the on line article. Graphic pictures helps to save lives!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We received a big donation from A Second Thought Re-Sale Store from Jerry & our helper put it all away for our clients. Mike brought in lots of food for our clients. Then our attorney that will be representing us was here to take a look around & to speak with me for awhile. He says that he sees me at Our Lady of Victory Church during the week. I did not recognize him there. Now I will. Barb, our landlady, was here too & he spoke with her for a short time. When he came in we had some client s here & the place was a mess but active. He is real nice man!! He said that Jim, our Knights of Columbus friend, that recommended us to Channel 10 called him today for i met him after Mass this afternoon & I told him what was going on at the center. We are in good hands with both of them.
Frank was here helping us a lot. I saw him outside speaking to Jim Martin a man with many issues & asked Frank to come on in. Jim Martin hollered to me saying "Mary" & then said to Frank "now you're in trouble" to which I replied "no he isn't". Focus is suing him & his neighbors, no time for casual conversation.
Linda W. came & helped us too. We can't do without our beloved team......thank you Lord!!!
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at Focus Easter was beautiful on Sunday April 16, 2017
A busy at Focus so much to do. Paul came & washed our windows which is always good. Martha & Frank were here when I arrived. I saw a car seat application on the table & started to work on it from the City. It is time consuming but I am glad that they are free.
Mike came in & set up the curtain, in my office, for the up coming You Tube he is going to do with 3 of our clients that 'choose life' after Martha, Sheila & I spoke to them as they were walking into Planned Parenthood to have their precious baby killed. It should be a powerful video. He said that he will film it next week at Focus. Great!!!
He also had brought a bunch of food, lots of bread. from a church on Dewey Ave. for our many clients to receive. It has been a blessing for us!!
Sarah has become a Catholic on Easter Vigil. We are so very happy!!! I gave her a big hug!! She had gone to St. Margaret Mary's beautiful church to receive her Catholicism with her husband, who encouraged her & was her sponsor.. He is from France. He & their daughter Helen came for a visit & it was so nice to meet him & to see little Helen.
I got to talk to him & he said that France is so pro abortion......I was sad to hear that. He helped Sarah to make up Truth packets to pass out to our clients. How nice was that!!!
Linda S. came & helped us tonight. Neyoka came & dropped off many large bags of donations, from our friends, in East Rochester. It's always a help, so we can give out clothes, to our clients. They are thrilled!!!
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Focus
A lot got done today in the office! So happy! One of our clients went for her ultrasound today at Embracing Options & saw her precious baby with her mother & aunt, who had brought her to Planned Parenthood, last year, to terminate her baby. Time can changes things. Our second client re scheduled for tomorrow for she didn't have a ride today. Martha called her & she is all set tomorrow. Thank God!!
Miss N. came in yesterday & talked with Martha & I about her messed up situation. We tried to help her for she know s we love her. She is pregnant with baby number four & does not raise her children because of her mental issues. Martha called Willow (a facility for abused women to find help) to put her name on their list for shelter. She is being abused, by the men she finds, in her short life. Our hearts ache!!!
Our Elim students came & put everything away in the donation bags that Neyoka left us yesterday. It looks good in Focus now.
Tim S. came & dropped off some donation to Focus. I got to talk yo him for a short time. It was good seeing him.
Jackie came & did so much to help me in the office. Embracing Options now has the information regarding our 16 clients that we referred for ultrasounds in 2016. Yeah!!
Memo came to ask me questions regarding last year in 2016. He will hire an Accountant for our tax form & we will pay for the service. I try hard to keep all receipts. Memo, will be a grandfather in August, a little boy!!!!!! He's so happy :)))
Frank treated me to a chicken sandwich, from Wendy's,,for lunch & Martha & I to a pizza for supper. How nice is that :))
Lynda has to watch her grandson today & Linda W. is now in Florida with her twins for vacation. We miss them both :(((
Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Focus
When I arrived there was Martha & Frank in the center. We already had clients getting what they need. Martha had already done a pregnancy test which was Positive & she will call me on Monday for an ultrasound appointment. I called over at Embracing Options & was told that our client had had her ultrasound appointment & she was happy, though everyone in her family & her boyfriend wants her to have an abortion!!! Lord have mercy!!
She said that she will go over to Embracing Options next week to discuss Adoption. Martha called her & she said that she needed to get out of where she was. She was helped with a shelter near her. She was happy to hear this news. We will keep in touch with her.
Barb was here to volunteer & was a big help. We saw some Fathers today which always makes me happy :)))
A young man, named Rob, came into Focus after talking to our Rob out on the front lines, in front of Planned Parenthood, where he was trying to save babies from being aborted, by Rachel Phelps, the abortionist there. Rob is going to the Eastman School of music down the street & wants to volunteer in September when he returns back to school. A nice young man & we can sure use him. Thank you Lord!!!
We were busy today & a pregnant client wants to come to volunteer at Focus. I said "okay". It looks nice in here with so many donations this week. Neyoka should be happy tomorrow!!!
Rob said that he spoke with the mega phone saying "this is a preservation zone why don't you want to preserve the children"??? So right Rob!!!
We have seen 783 clients, so far, in 2017! Praise God!!
Tuesday, April 25, 2016 at Focus
A very complicated day with lots going on with clients that had fires & water damage. Frank went & got the food from our new food storage. He brought back a lot of fresh food & bread for our client s who are appreciative. It was so hectic in the center. Jackie came & we worked on the Focusphc.com website to which she will be the Administer. It took time. Then Sarah came in with her 19 month daughter Helen & worked in the main room. Then Barbara came to help us out as some girls were making & eating a peanut butter sandwich, at the table. Fran was kept busy with cutting up boxes & putting then in our overloaded dumpster. Neyoka came & dropped of bags of donations for the Second Thought Resale Shoppe in East Rochester. Then Barb our Landlady came & I gave her the rent & she got the shutter from the apartment next door to us but it was bent. She will contact Chris to tell him to replace it for it was on his time this shutter fell off the window after he painted the building. She does a prison ministry & will not be with us at our Focus Fundraiser on Thursday & either can Sarah for she will be at a meeting about Catholicism. She is a new Catholic at Easter time.
We saw many clients with many needs it must be word of mouth for we have no advertisement out front, because of our neighbors which we are suing. They said at the monthly meeting that they will continue with the case for we don't have a chance of winning. You don't know GOD!!!
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Focus
Our three Elim Bible Institute students are leaving us at Focus to graduate in May, today was there last day with us :(( They have been fantastic & we will miss them!!!!
Martha, Frank & Lynda was here when I arrived with more formula & diapers & everything else we needed. Frank helped me unload the car when I arrived. Todd, one of our board members, had some time so he came in for a short visit. He brought a OPEN & CLOSED sign, for our front door. Because we have changed the time on Saturdays I asked Mike if his sign friend could make another sign for the front door with our days & hours & my phone number & our address on it but bigger & in small letters say : Free pregnancy tests & ultrasound referrals & children & adult clothes, on the decal. It would more sufficient. Don't know if this is okay with our neighbors who still don't understand that 135 University Ave. has NEVER been residential & it will never be because of the layout of the building. If it doesn't look like a house it's not a house!!!
Our client did not show up for her ultrasound today, at Embracing Options. She was unable to reach by phone & no email address to contact her. Hopefully she fogot her appointment & did not abort her precious child.
Neyoka told me that one of our girls, who has five children & no husband, but made me believe that she did, just had an abortion of baby number six......sorry Lord & precious little one, who I named Jacob. I will say she is not welcomed back into Focus unless she wants post abortion information. She will need it, for her life, will never be the same again. Killing children is not acceptable. Why are women killing their children? It is murder of your flesh & blood. Adoption, Adoption & Adoption!!
Getting ready for tomorrow for it will be a busy day. First, I need to be at Focus at 10 am to be with Michael, when he does the two YouTube videos, of mothers that were going to have there precious baby aborted but (thank God) but changed their minds, due to Martha & Sheila, who were out in front of Planned Parenthood, counseling them. They both want to tell their stories to help other women to 'choose life'. Then we have our Focus Fundraiser at St. Ann's Conference Room with Dr. Karen talking about Natural Family Planning & other GYN issues. I will speak for 10 minutes & Martha for 5 minutes. Should be a nice evening.
Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Focus
Focus Fundraiser Evening
I had many nightmares yesterday while I was sleeping. I don't even watch horror films & what I got was horror. People changed into monsters that run very fast......ick. But, through the grace of God, I got up at 8 am & was at Focus at 10 am. Mike & Frank were already here, so I let us of all, into the center. Mike started to set up his camera, in the office, for the two YouTube videos that he was going to do this morning. Both girls did show up & gave fantastic testimonies. It is healing for them too & will save some precious babies from being aborted. Praise God!!
I received a phone call about 10 minutes later, it was 10:15 am, to ask if we were open. I said "yes come on in". We were busy this morning when we really aren't even open. Go figure!
Linda W. came to hep us & she is a blessing. Malaysia, with her baby & pregnant Nicole & Christina came in with her little Linda. He had Thyroid surgery & will go for her Radiation in a couple of weeks. She has a good prognosis, thank God!! She said that she will go to work full time when she recovers. Go girl!!!
Frank went to St. Theodore's Church, to donate bread, & then later on he went to Stephanie's house, to get her donations, for our Focus clients
Thanks Frank, what a blessing you have been!!!
We had a client, with many problems, who is going through a divorce & he's not paying child support either & the shool teacher won't help her with her 7 year old son who cannot talk well. She is so frustrated!! Linda helped her with a good PEDIATRICIAN phone number. Another woman came in, with her baby in a stroller, & she started crying. The father of the baby hit her, he was on Heroin, & she now has an Order of Protection against him. Martha gave her WILLOW's phone number for help for abused women. Linda W., my friend & volunteer, father gave $$$ to build the new center & he has his name on one of the rooms. It is sooooo sad sometimes.
Focus Fundraiser, will be at St. Anne's Community Center, at 1600 Mt. Hope Ave., from 6:30 pm to 9 pm. Dr. Karen Dalton will be the speaker. She worked with us at the old Focus for about a year, & went on to work with Dr. William Morehouse, in her GYN practice. She also does Natural Family Planning teaching. Good pro life doctor!!! Thank you Christine for your fundraiser work. How nice if you & Jack!! God bless!!
What a day~~~~