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Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at Focus & on the Front Lines
Thursday, January 19, 2012 on the Front Lines
When I arrived home & watched on EWTN, 'Life on the Rock', an interview with the producer of 'Bella', the hit movie a couple of years ago, & he mentioned his next movie called 'The Last Summitt', that will be released sometime this year. Check out: http://www.thelastsummit..com/us/#poster or http://www.thelastsummit.com/us/#the_film
Sunday, January 22, 2012 at the Church of the Holy Spirit for the
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at Focus & on the Front Lines
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at Focus
Thursday, January 27, 2012 on the Front Lines
I arrived at 1pm & Sheila was in the center doing a pregnancy teat with two young girls. She had prayed with them & they were saying "thank you" as I was coming down the hallway. I was delighted. I quickly brought in the bags that I had in the car into the center & I put my lunch in the refrig. I quickly spoke with Sheila before I headed out to the front lines. Martha said that she will be coming a little later today, for she had a commitment. I went to the sidewalk to see Andrew & Bill there already & Paul had put out the literature box & the signs, that we use for our afternoon ministry. I was hoping & praying that Pastor Everett, will be coming today, for he had minor surgery yesterday. I was so angry & I had spoken with that tone. I was actually screaming, to the people going into Planned Parenthood, "what kind of people are you"? "How can you be killing your own flesh & blood"?? And so on..... About 45 minutes later a couple pulled out of the parking lot saying "thanks, you made a difference"! I said "congratulations on your precious baby & then I handed them our Truth packet, with lots of information in it, & a DVD of the Growth & Development of the baby in the womb, plus other information. I gave them our Focus brochure & Martha had just showed up & showed them where Focus was located, so that they can receive assistance & 'free' baby clothes & items, in the future. They were smiling from ear to ear as I waved 'good bye' to them. We all were so very happy!!
Andrew had to leave but Pastor Everett had now arrived & so did Adolf, so we had a good team of pro lifers out there on the front lines to defend life. Then another couple was going into Planned Parenthood, & they stopped their car & we spoke with them for a minute, I told them that Planned Parenthood was racist, they seemed not to like to hear that & then they drove into the parking lot & stayed in their car for a few minutes. Pastor Everett started to speak to them as they were sitting in their car. A few minutes later they drove out saying "thank you for being here". I gave them our Truth packet & the DVD as drove away, with a smile on their faces. Praise God!! The other case was a mother & daughter & they weren't in there for very long when they drove out, so I'm hopeful that this was another baby saved too. Only God knows for sure. Thank you for your prayers & encouragement, for the Focus Pregnancy Center & the Front Line ministry too!! I was sad to see that the man & young girl that I spoke to on Tuesday was now here at planned Parenthood. The red car had parked & the girl got out as the man with the silver rimmed glasses waited in the car as he did on Tuesday. I felt so bad.
It was one person after another going into the Killing Mill & then 21/2 hours later they were limping out . It's a horrible sight to behold. It was raining, so we got our umbrellas, & continued our ministry of 'life'. Paul & Suzanne were in the center working to take care of our clients & also putting away all our donation that we are blessed with, especially from the Second Thought Store, in East Rochester, kudos to you all especially my friend Ana :)
Martha had to go back into the center to warm up so it was now Pastor Everett, Dan, who had just arrived, & myself out on the front lines. A young man had walked passed us & I stopped him & asked him if he would like a packet of information. He said "yes" & then said that he goes to the Mocha Center, @http://mochacenter.org/, which is located in the city. He said that there are mostly gay people there but there are some girls that are pregnant who come to the center & they don't know what to do. I then reached into the literature box & took out two more Truth packets & a DVD & about seven Focus brochures & handed them to him to take with him & I told him if he runs out then call this number, as I pointed to my cell number on the front of the brochure, & I will replenish your supply". He smiled & said "okay" & then he walked up the street. Thank you Lord for letting us know about this center! Dan went into the center & it was the Pastor & I out on the sidewalk. Just then a young guy was riding hi bicycle on the sidewalk where we standing & rode into the parking lot of Planned Parenthood. We called out to him to educate him about what goes on in there. He got off of his bike & walked over to us.
He said that he was hear to try to talk his girlfriend out aborting his child. She has a child by another boyfriend. he said that she called him to tell him that she has passed our signs & it made her feel badly & he didn't want her to feel bad. He said that he was expecting her any minute to arrive. I said that I hoped that she won't come & I offered him our Truth packet & he told me that he had it all in control. I offered the packet to him again, for back up. He said "okay" & took it, I went over to the literature box & quickly got one of our brochures & then handed it to him. He took it. I said that we will be supporting him & we were going to pray for him too. He said "thanks" & then he went back to the parking lot & went into the building of Death & Destruction. Dan was now coming back form being in the center so I walked over to him asking him if he'd go into the center to asked the team in there to pray for this young man & his girlfriend that she will 'choose life'. He said "why don't we pray right now here on the sidewalk". I said "that's a great idea". We walked over to Pastor Everett & we all held hands & prayed for this situation. I was so hoping that she wouldn't show up especially after she saw the graphic signs & they made her feel uncomfortable but I was wrong. it was 10 minutes later that a car drove into the parking lot & two young girls with a baby in a carry all came out of the car & walked into Planned Parenthood to have this precious baby be killed. How horrible!! She had the support of her boyfriend & had seen the pictures of what she was going to do to her own baby & she went in there to do it. She even brought the baby's brother or sister with her to the crime of abortion. How evil is that!! I felt badly for the boyfriend & I was still hoping that he 'had it all in control' & that they all would be leaving in a few minutes . I was wrong. It didn't happen. She went through with the murder. It was about 15 minutes later when a car pulled into the parking lot & a young girl got out & she ran into the building. The mother of the girl got out of her car so I started to speak to her. For what ever reason she was combative & I didn't help the situation so it went around, & around & around but when no where. Then I saw that the young man who was the father of the baby that he was suppose to 'save' came out for a cigarette. Instead of crying he was smirking, at me. How evil is that???? My heart sank. There is no way to describe, the feelings that you feel, out on the front lines. No one can even imagine or understand. The girl came running back to her car & her mouthy mother joined her. As they were leaving & was holding a graphic sign & a Crucifix. As they were driving away the young girl said to me "I'm going to have a baby". Okay then why would you be so defensive of what I was telling you about Planned Parenthood....so confusing, to say the least.
Pastor Everett had to leave & I know that his heart was broken too. Before he left he brought some of the signs back into the center. I appreciated his kind gesture. Dan came back out & went to the brick side of the building & held up a sign, for about 15 minutes. It was about 5pm when I turned around to see Memo, our data entry man standing there behind me. I said "hi Memo" & gave him a hug, which I always do when I greet him. We spoke for a few minutes & then he helped me bring the rest of the signs back into the center. We had to discuss, some office work, for our 990 Form for 2011. We are blessed at Focus with Memo & all the help he's given us for the past 2 years. Thank you Lord!! After Memo left I went to the office & on the desk was a note. I was delighted when I read it. Suzanne, our client advocate, called one of our clients to find out that she had her baby boy Tommy, who was born last year. Mother & baby are doing well. So many of our clients are hard to reach because of their phone situation but we keep trying & today was a blessing to find out that Tommy was born!! Praise God for this great news that we needed desperately!!
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at Focus
Thursday, February 2, 2012 on the Front Lines & at Focus
Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at Focus & on the Front Lines
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at Focus
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at Focus
I have good news & maybe not so good news, but I'm hopeful. The good news is that one of our clients, came into the Focus Center, on Wednesday, for a pregnancy test. She told us that it was five years ago, when Focus was only a one room center, & that she was given a pregnancy test & it was positive & we talked her out of having an abortion. She brought in her 5 year old daughter to prove it. We were so happy to hear this great news. Later on a woman came in that I gave a pregnancy test to, about a year & a half ago, & it was positive & through the grace of God was talked out of having an abortion. She brought with her yesterday, her precious daughter, who just learned to walk. Her test was positive. She couldn't guarantee me that she won't have an abortion but she said that she will look over what we gave her to take home, the brochures, DVDS & CD'S & she said that she will remember what Martha & I had said to her. She did tell us that her older son, said to her the other day, that he was going to have a baby brother, even before she knew that she was pregnant. This was the Holy Spirit at work. We also found out that she is a fallen away Catholic, so please pray for her return back to the Church. We prayed with her before she left & I called her, that evening, to talk to her some more. So I am hopeful & I do ask for your prayers for this mom. We also did a pregnancy test on a very young client on Tuesday & the test was positive. Martha called her on Wednesday & she hadn't told her mother yet. So please keep this young mother in your prayers too that her mother won't make her have an abortion. We follow through on all our pregnant clients, thanks to Suzanne, our client advocate.
I would like to introduce our new volunteer at Focus. Her name is Karen. She is volunteering two afternoons a week. She has done so much research for us already, so that we can better assist our clients & has been busy assisting the clients that come in for our services. She will be leading an educational workshop at Focus this summer, using her medical background, as a Physician. She's a blessing, as all our volunteers, at Focus are. Welcome Karen! We also have a new sidewalk counselor, out on the front lines. His name is Pastor Everett & he's a prayer warrior, in front of Planned Parenthood. He speaks truth with conviction & he offers help to those who are going into Planned Parenthood. He's already been a 'life saver'. We are blessed to have him on the front lines, along with all the other prayer warriors & sidewalk counselors, who are so dedicated by being out there praying & witnessing the Truth! Welcome Pastor Everett!Thank you again for your faithfulness & prayers, for our ministries, we couldn't do it without you!! We are a Team!!
Thursday, February 16, 2012 on the Front Lines
When I arrived to the center there was our newest volunteer Karen getting out of her van & walking towards me. I asked if she could help me bring into the center the donations that I just received. She said "sure" & then she begun to take the bags out of the car & to bring them into the center. As we walked in together there was Sheila just coming out of the Counseling Room after having done a pregnancy test. After the young lady left I spoke briefly to Sheila about the time that she was there out on the front lines. Just then Martha walked into the center & was preparing to go to the front lines to counsel. Then Sheila told me that a car had stopped while driving out of the parking lot & the passenger told Sheila that she just had an abortion & was feeling badly about it. Sheila then talked with her for a few minutes & then gave her a Truth packet & took down her name & phone number so that she could call her to give her more help in the future. Sheila told her that what she'd done was a serious sin &that she needed to confess it to God for forgiveness. She took the packet & said "thank you" then they drove away. I said to Sheila that this was the second week that this had happened to her, which is a miracle that anyone would stop after having an abortion. It's just to bad that they went & had an abortion in the first place. Our hearts aches for that. She then said "good bye" & off she went. I then spoke with Karen for a few minutes before I left the center to go out to the front lines to do battle. Ephesians 6:12 reads: For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. When I got to the sidewalk there was Martha, Adolf, Dan, Bill & Addision already there praying & witnessing. I picked up the mega phone & started to speak through it to talk to the people coming into Planned Parenthood mostly to have their baby be killed. It was about 1:45pm when Pastor Everett had arrived. I was so happy to see him for he gives a good message out there on the front lines too.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at Focus
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at Focus
Thursday, February 23, 2012, at the meeting downtown, & on the Front Lines
Martha & I stayed to pray & to witness along with our guys across the street praying. Then two young girls came out of Planned Parenthood & started to walk up the sidewalk & we called them over to us. I was so happy that they were walking towards Martha & I. We got to talk to them, for a minute, handing them each a Truth packet. I asked them why were they at Planned Parenthood? The one young girl said that they were there for STD testing. How sad, for these girls were no older than 15 years old. I said to them "by having sex you're putting yourself at risk" & then Martha tried to educate them with some very important facts. I lead them into Focus, for some bottled water, & Suzanne, our Thursday Client Advocate, got to speak to them & to show them around Focus, for a few minutes, before they had to leave. Before they left I gave each one of them a pin of a baby's feet, who was 10 weeks old, in the womb. I hope & pray that their lives changed this very day, through the grace of God!! Where are they heading, when they, at such a young age are already having sex & worried about sexual transmitted diseases?????? So sad :(
I brought our new client to Compass Care in Brighton for an ultrasound & she's 5 weeks along now & she isn't abortion minded any more. Praise God!!
Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at Focus
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at Focus
Thursday, March 8, 2012 on the Front Lines
When I arrived at the center I was asked to come into the Rose Room where Sheila was with two young girls. They were half sisters, & they both had a pregnancy test. One was negative & the other was positive. Their both heads were down & when they lifted them up they had such a blank look on them. The young girl, who was pregnant, was 18 years old & had her life already planned out & a baby wasn't in the plans. She wasn't abortion minded before the test but one never knows after the test, with a positive result. Sheila asked me to talk with her & her sister so I went into the Rose Room to speak with them, offering them support & hope. I said that a baby wasn't a curse but a blessing & it's not cancer or heart disease but a person that God put in your life. I said "you had sex & now you have a baby, that's how it happens". I again told her that she wasn't alone & that we were here for her & her baby. Later on Sheila showed them the Material Aid Room & I told her that when she finds out if she's going to have a boy or a girl that she can come back & get what she needs for the baby & everything is 'free' & that's good thing right". I think that I was starting to see a small smile come over her face. We gave her a Truth packet & a baby's feet pin at 10 weeks & a DVD & lots of brochures to assist her, one was "How to Take Care of Yourself When Pregnant'. We always suggest that they go to their own doctor to obtain medical care during their pregnancy & if they don't have a doctor then we provide a list of good pro life doctors for them, that have a positive pregnancy test, or for anyone who doesn't have a doctor. We are blessed to have added three more pro life doctors to our list to hand out. I'm thankful. Sheila talked to the two sisters for a few more minutes while I gathered some of the things to take outside, then she had to met her daughter for lunch. Paul was getting a ride from Tim, to go pick up his car that was in the shop, who was there at the center picking up the 501c3 letter so that he can pick up 'free' bread & rolls, from Panera Bread @ http://www.panerabread.com/, to hand out to families in need & also to our clients at Focus. Great! Paul said that he would come back later on to help us out, in the center, until 4pm. In the meantime Karen had arrived. She wasn't still feeling well & she said that she would stay until Suzanne arrived & then would go home. The only thing is that Suzanne was sick too & came in at 3pm. She stayed & made some phone calls to our clients before going to the doctors at 3:30pm. Karen was nice enough to stay until 3pm, then left. She will be working on the referral lost at home. She was so helpful for we were blessed with lots of donations & Karen sorted out the winter clothes & the summer clothes & put them away. I was grateful, for we are having out first Mass in the Great Room on Tuesday & the room has to be cleared of bags of children clothes & large items.
It was so good that everybody worked so hard to get the Great Room ready for the Mass at 6pm tonight. The food was ready. We had sandwiches, macaroni salad, baked beans, homemade soup, & a wonderful fresh veggie plate plus deserts & drinks. Then the doorbell rang & the people started to come. Then Fr. Spong arrived. I have never made him before so Rob introduced him to me. I shook his hands & showed him around the center. He then went into the Great Room to prepare for Mass. It was a beautiful & blessed Mass that touched all our hearts. I had asked Bill Hunt if he would give a quick testimony, of what the Lord has done in his life, after Mass. He was surprised but said that he would. It was a great testimony & I thanked him, for the short notice. After Mass we all gathered together in the Green Room to start eating. I was disappointed to hear that Fr. couldn't stay for supper but I asked him if he would hear someone's confession & bless each of the rooms, in the center, with Holy Water first before he had to leave. He said "yes". He is a wonderful priest that blessed us so much tonight. Thank you Lord!! Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at Focus I had an appointment with the Ultrasound group at Embracing Options at 1:45pm. Karen, our new volunteer at Focus, was going to go with me. She was running late for she had other responsibilities so I called over to Jann to tell her that we weren't coming. Just then Karen showed up & we went over for the rest of the meeting. It was great that we went . Better late than never... The group got to meet Dr. Karen & they got to meet her. It was very productive & I was encouraged, to say the least. Looks like that the ultrasound program will be completed & will be in action at the end of June for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. The machine & will have Dr. Karen & others to run the machine which will be at Embracing Options & at a Place of Hope Pregnancy Resource Center. Focus Pregnancy Center is right between them both, which will work out for us & our clients. After the meeting Karen had to go to take her daughter to an appointment so she dropped me off at the center first. I went into the center where Martha was all by herself because Paul wasn't able to be with us today & the students from Elim Bible Institute were not coming today either. Martha held down the fort while I was gone to the meeting. We stayed in the center even though the day was perfect because we had so much to do & the doorbell was ringing & we needed to be in the center to take care of our clients, too. I feel guilty that I'm not out on the front lines but where the people??? I can't be in two places at once. If I had more volunteers at Focus then I came be outside to sidewalk counsel & if there were more people outside praying & witnessing in front of Planned Parenthood then I would be in the center working to take care of the center & the clients that are coming in for our services. I'm soooo frustrated.
Thursday, March 15, 2012 on the front lines
Tuesday, March 21, 2012 at Focus & on the front lines
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