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Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at Focus
Happy New Year!!!
The start of a new year, it will be a good one! I came to Focus & there was Martha, Lynda, Joan & Frank also Fred came a little latter & painted part of my office wall, thank you Fred!!! We all were very busy today. So many people in need.......
I went to the Post Office & the copier didn't work so I had to go to the office & print them out on our printer & Lynda took me to the bank to deposit them all. Thank you everyone!!! I was busy in the office & all the team were busy out in the Main Room!! So much to do!!
Thursday, January 3, 2019 at Focus
It was a day of bad men. Sorry to say that because we have nothing but good men come into Focus to receive the help that they needed. But today was different, unfortunately.
The first man is the boyfriend of our pregnant client Miss T. who came in for a pregnancy test & was scheduled to go to Compass Care of an ultrasound the very same day but didn't. He is the father of this baby & four other children, with her, but the man is not with it at all. I called many times to talk to Miss T but he wouldn't give her the phone & then when I called days latter he hung up on me twice. I really don't know if she's still pregnant. He came in to get diapers & I spoke sternly to him. One of our volunteers said that when he came in she smelled Marijuana on him, she is an Registered Nurse. I gave him the diapers & he left & he texted me an unkind text.......scary. I did not respond for he pretended to be Miss T.. So sad!!
Then the other man was unkind to Martha. I was in the office & heard what he was saying to her & I got up from my chair & told him he had to leave, as he was going down the stairs, or I would call 911. Hopefully we will not see them again unless they get better. Please God please!!
Otherwise it was a fruitful day helping people in need & they were all grateful.
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at Focus
It was a good day, for I had Martha with me, & Linda came latter on to help. We saw many nice clients that appreciated what we were doing for them. The smile on their faces is priceless.
I worked in the office that looks so much better now for we have put many things away & it looks less messy. Thank you to all who helped me especially Bobbie, she was wonderful.
I went to Holy Hour, at St. Joseph's Church, in the evening instead of the late morning before Focus, it's much more quieter & I did miss the people that were there. It's been awhile.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at Focus
Early this morning I received a phone call from a young woman who said that her boyfriend & his mother wants her to have an abortion but she doesn't want to. Praise God to hear that. She needed lots of support & we talked for awhile. I called her this afternoon & asked if Jessica could call her to talk to her & she said "yes". Grate!! She was headed to the doctors for she was in pain. She is under so much stress. I told her to call me anytime day or night & to keep in touch & she said that she would. She sounds like a very nice girl. She is working & has her own apartment. She had called the Police on him but they said that they could not help her. She is seeking out an Order of Protection but probably won't get one, for you have to have marks on you first, or be dead....sorry dear girl. The Lord is with her & her precious baby. I emailed all to pray & they will.
Martha, Joan. Lynda, Annette & Frank were here today to work.....hallelujah. I got a lot done in the office today, yeah!!
Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Focus
When I arrived to Focus there was Martha, Frank & Fred helping, it was great! Fred fixed the doorbell. Yeah!! I was in the office mostly for we didn't see many clients today. Latter on Jackie came & we had a meeting for we are going to change the Sign In sheets to Index Cards, trying to get to know our clients better & this should help. We want to be better. We see many people from different countries to assist & clients in pain too.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 @ Focus
There was Martha & I all afternoon until Linda came much later but we made out just fine. Trying to have someone volunteer for Tuesdays from 1 pm to 3 pm but it is so difficult. Oh well!!!
I received a call from a man who runs the Perinton Food market & he had many boxes of lactating cookies to give us & I said "okay". He & his volunteers brought them into the center & now we have many boxes of lactating cookies. We never know what we will receive at Focus. Grateful!!
Jackie came into Focus, to instruct us regarding the new Index cards, for our clients, we'll see how this new system will work out.
I was in the office most of the afternoon & Martha worked out in the Main Room, it seems to work. Mike stopped by to see if we had a podium. No we didn't. He asked me to send a paper to Rochester Area Right to Life, & I did.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Focus
A good day with so many people helping us out. There was Lynda, Joan, Annette, Roberta (Bobbie) & even Frank came to help.....yeah!! A lot got done & we saw clients to help them out with supplies for their children & themselves. Bobbie wrote the Tax Exempt letters out to our generous donors, God bless them all.
Lynda & I got upset when two Catholics came in with donations & starting talking. The one friend stated that the other friend's daughter went to Planned Parenthood to get contraceptives. The mother said that was fine for she was sexually active & should have them & doesn't agree with the Church's teaching on contraception. Really!! She would not listen to what Lynda & I said about contraceptive drugs. So sad!!!!
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at Focus
Roe vs. Wade
46 years of killing babies in America
We had a very bad winter storm & my car had at least one foot of snow on it & it was completely covered. I cleaned off my car & broke the boom I was using to clean it off. I finally got to Focus at 9:10 am & people were already here. The kitchenette was covered with food, fruits, bagels donuts & coffee. How nice! I saw Fr. Leone & then four other Priests that were here There was Fr. Tony, Fr. Evan Simington, Fr. Mike Mayer & Fr. Jim Hewes. Felt so happy to see them at Focus along with a lot of other Pastors in other Denominations. Pastor Walter Hoye spoke at Focus today & will speak again tonight. It was splendid to be a part of this wonderful presences of good pro lifers. The speakers were informative & I learned so much. Mike lost a cover to the Podium that he rented. Jim was so gracious in his talk & presentation.
Martha's daughter Katie brough so many nice kids things for our clients children. My office was a mess but later on we put everything away. I do not like messes.
I took a picture of a little girl who took the Kitchenette that Martha's grandson gave away. He will be happy to see the picture.
Kathy C. came into Focus with a woman who was with her out in front of Planned Parenthood to counsel. It was a nice visit for Martha & Fred. I was in the office working.
Two clients came in & I spoke to one of the woman who said that she will have her Tubes tied, I talked to her & then gave her a brochure to read & take with her. Also, I gave both of the women some important literature to take with them. Education & Prayer will change people's minds.
Tonight we will be standing, in front of Planned Parenthood from 6 pm to 7:30 pm, with the Rosary & candle lights & speakers. A peaceful prayerful event on this horrible day.
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at Focus
Albany lawmakers passed a reproductive health Bill, late yesterday evening, to have more babies be killed by abortion. Now it's up to, just before you're born, that you can have your baby killed. Babies lives mean nothing to some. How sick & how sad!!
I saw that Spectrum News put our group on air at 1 am Wednesday morning. I looked for it at 9 am & it wasn't on. Media is so corrup & liberal.......we deserve better!!!
There was a big group yesterday evening that came to pray the Rosary & to listen to Pastor Walter Hoye speak the truth about abortion. The next door neighbor, right next to Planned Parenthood, called the police because he is pro choice & doesn't like us. The police came & drove down the street but didn't stop, to his dismay, & he probably called the police again & the same police officer stopped to let us know that we had to stand on the sidewalk & not in the bike ride section of the street.....okay, we want to be safe! Thanks neighbor. Then the neighbor next to Jim Martin came out & honked all the way down his driveway & I stood there saying to him from the car window that we loved him & he gave me his finger. It doesn't bother me for maybe someday he won't. Next was a man walking down the street hollering "pro choice" & I said to him "pro death" & repeated once more then I said "you should be ashamed of yourself & he continued to holler as he walked up the street. Poor misguided man. Abortion is seriously killing off the African American Race just like they planned many years ago. Maafa:21 DVD, please get it & watch it, you will learn a lot.
Saw some clients today with the help from Joan & Annette. Lynda went home after dropping off the 25 cans of baby formula for she was not feeling well & is planning to go to Florida tomorrow for a two week vacation. Hope she will feel better to go.
Thursday, January 24, 2019 at Focus
I arrived with food from Kentucky Fried Chicken & felt worse than I usually do after eating it. Martha & Frank also partaked. Lunch was supper today for Martha & I didn't eat supper together tonight .......sorry Martha.
Frank helped so much today so alot got done. I ordered the Gosnell movie for Focus today. Abortion is so hard to deal with, it is so EVIL!!
Sorry it took so long for me to start writing again>>>>>>>
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Focus
It was a good day at the pregnancy center. We saw clients & helped them with their needs. We had our new volunteer Sandy here to help us & Bobbie came in too. It's always better to have help so things get accomplished. I was in the office most of the time after going to the store for Focuses needs. I signed for the movie 'Unplanned' to see on March 28th. in Henrietta & so did Martha. Also, so did Sandy & Bobbie. It is a very difficult movie to see so I am glad that the Theater will be filled & the proceeds will go to Focus Pregnancy Center......thank you Rick!!!!
Martha did a pregnancy test on a young 16 year old female. Her boyfriend came in with her. An ultrasound was scheduled for tomorrow at Compass Care in the early afternoon. But before they came in there was a ruckus in the front & I went out to derail it. The group left quickly & quietly in theri red car. Thank God!! I told them if they don't leave I will call 911, with my hand on my phone. It worked. I was told that one of the girls was a family member, how sad. Please get along girls. I said to the man to protect both his girlfriend & baby. He said that he would.
Neyoka did a pregnancy on our client that constantly is pregnant. Baby number 5 is coming this year. She has some emotional problems & is probably looking for love in all the wrong places. We'll take good care of her & baby. like always. She has an ultrasound appointment tomorrow too.
We love our clients........not their behavior!!!!
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Focus
We had another good day at our pregnancy center. Joan, Annette, Fred & Frank were with Martha & I & we all worked hard. Fred went to Target, to purchase two pac'n plays, for our clients. I gave him the credit card & the tax exempt paper to take with him. Before I came to Focus I went to Home Depot to purchase the keys, for the back door, if we ever need them, for the people who have the front door key. All is well.
We are unable to see if our pregnant client went for her ultrasound at Compass Care today, they cannot give out that information. We are unfortunately unable to reach our pregnant client through phone, email, text, so upsetting. We only hope & pray that she will continue her pregnancy. So maddening for us when this happens.
Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Focus
Laura Jean was with Martha this morning from 11 am to 1 pm & then we had a new helper named Lisa come in to help us. She brought her daughter this time for she will be going back to school soon. She is going to liberal college, though she is conservative. Yeah! They helped us putting away clothes & then we all talked, so interesting a woman & her daughter. Thank you Jessica for bringing Lisa to us on Thursdays. We are doing well with new volunteers....the Lord heard our prayers! Thank you!!!
Interesting to see what happened, to our next door neighbor, who is not very kind to us. I was standing in the small area by the window by the Material Aid Room & saw a statue of the Blessed Mother Mary on his desk, it appeared to be but it was a reflection of our statue that reflected in his office space. I showed Martha & she was also stunned. Thank you Mother Mary :))
We didn't see to many clients but one mom brought her 1 year old daughter who was so cute & another mom brought her 8 day baby into Focus, so cute too. A counselor came in for a car seat & a Layette for her client.
I went out again, in front of Focus, to show people driving by the horror of abortion.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at Focus
Feast of St. Joseph
Martha & I went to Mass at Our Lady of Victory/St. Joseph to honor St. Joseph. After Mass we ate at the St. Joseph's Table with lots of good meatless food. We got to Focus at 1:30 pm & there were two moms waiting with their children in strollers. It was nonstop for over an hour. Thank God Fred came & fixed two things that were needed to be fixed. Thank you!!!
I need to buy more pac's plays for our pregnant clients. We gave away two in a weeks time but we need more. We also need new Layette clothes for boys & girls & other baby items.
Sandy & Bobbie called in sick today & Linda didn't stay long because she just got to feel better.
Thank God for Martha because I couldn't do it without her........
We saw many pregnant girls about to deliver their babies, one mom was already 4 centimeters dilated. Martha did a pregnancy test which was Negative. She was counseled by Martha.
We have our first Board Meeting of 2019 tonight from 6 pm to 7pm. It was a good meeting a lot got done.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at Focus
First Day of Spring
I had to go to buy Pack n' plays for our clients so I bought five of them & newborn baby clothes for our clients babies too. I arrived at Focus & Martha & Frank came out to get them out of the car.
I was busy in the office & I was also waiting for Mike to come to put in the shelves, in the Layette Room, but he couldn't do it today. He brought the shelves that he make & they will be kept here until he can do the work. He said in one to two weeks.....can't wait for that project to be done.
We saw clients & Annette & Joan helped them with their needs. Thanks girls!!!
It was a good Board Meeting yesterday a lot of things got done. We can now have our benefactors usr the Donation Key online now this should help us us a lot.
Thursday, March 21, 2019 at Focus
I had to go to the Post Office, Bank & Tops Supermarket for Focus supplies, When I arrived there was Lisa with Martha & it felt god to see them both. Lisa made up many Truth Packets for us to hand out. Barb came in later to get some business cards for a Knights of Columbus newsprint. She's working on the front door signage. We want it to look nice when the clients come on into Focus.
Martha did two pregnancy tests which both were Negative. One of the clients just had an abortion of twins, three months ago. It was the babies or the car, her Father told her, & she chose the car. Lord have mercy!!!!
Just found out that the movie 'Unplanned' that was showing for free on March 28th. the proceeds were for Focus then Rick found out that it was for '40 Days for Life" instead. I'm disappointed but understand the situation.
Tuesday & Wednesday March 26 & 27 at Focus
It was a busy time at Focus doing many things for the center. Pregnancy tests were done & one was Negative & the other was Positive. She had an oral pill abortion & part of the baby could still be in her womb, not sure yet. Sent her Compass Care & they referred her to her Physician to check her out. She could be pregnant with twins but the abortion was in March.
We had a lot of help this week though Lynda couldn't come & Annette too but we got a lot done which is good. Fr. Cushing came to drop off the DVD's he makes for us each month & delivers them to us. Thank you Father!!!
Thursday, March 28, 2019 at Focus
My surprise Birthday Party at Focus!!!!
I knew of my surprise Birthday Party because it was sent out to the people on my email list & my name was on it too. I went into Focus & shouted "who's birthday is it"? I was surprised for the outside was decorated with a a HAPPY BIRTHDAY sign on our front window. Looked good!!!
I saw many people wishing me a happy birthday. I received cards with $ in it...thank you Lord!!
Martha mande a birthday cake & Scott brough in four boxes of Caesars pizza for us & our clients
Then Neyoka came in with a pizza too. I looked on the box to see it was from Bay & Goodman Pizzaria. It was voted the best pizza in Rochester & I never had it. It was covered with artichokes & red peppers & it was the most delicious pizza EVER!!!! It was fantastic!!! I had a great birthday experienced.......thank you ladies :))
We had to get ready to go see the movie 'Unplanned' at the theater tonight & the proceeds go to Focus Pregnancy Center. Thank you Rick!!!
Before the movie started Rick spoke to the many people that were sitting there & then I sple after.
I looked at them & put my hand on my heart & said that you all do my heart good. I spoke about Focus & our wonderful staff, too.
It was a intense movie but I needed to see it.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at Focus
I arrived & there was Martha, Sandy & Bobbie working in the center. Good to see. I was in the office most of the time & they were out there working on seeing the clients & putting away the donations. It worked out well.
Father Leone came in & I had a client who is due in May if she was Catholic & she said that she was but haven't gone to church in awhile. Fr. Leone took her phone number down & he said that he will contact another priest to set up a time for Confession & Baptism. Thank you Lord!!!!
I was told that Planned Parenthood had put up a fence by their front door. The people are hurting their business....yeah!!!!
Wednesday & Thursday, April 3rd. & 4th. 2019 at Focus
It was a good week where no one called in sick...yeah!! We got a lot done with many hands, it which was fantastic!!
Jackie did a pregnancy test on a woman who has children & had an abortion at Planned Parenthood a few years ago. We scheduled her for an Ultrasound at Compass Care next week. We will continue to follow her through her pregnancy.
Fred came in to fix our dehumidifier & the furnace which had a slight problem. Thank you!!
Lisa brought her older son in to help us out today, he's a nice young man. He is 6'7'' tall. I talked for awhile with him & his mom. Conservative!!!
We received money from the 'Unplanned' movie thanks to Rick.......
Lynda brought me to the Bank to make the deposit. Thank you Lynda. It was good seeing her.
Christine sent me the Focus Fundraiser flyers to pass out. She did a great job!
Planned Parenthood has now put up a fence in front of the building right next to the sidewalk so the pro lifers can't talk to the victims going into the place of death & destruction :((((
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at Focus
What a day!! It started last evening when I received a call from Neyoka telling me that water was on the basement floor & that there is a NO PARKING TOW ZONE sign in the parking lot were we have parked for over 2 years now. I talked with Barb & Mike & they went to Focus to see what was happening in the basement. There is condensation from the toilet upstairs in the apartment that was left running while the guy went away for the weekend. Barb called the Plumber & he will come this week to fix it. One problem solved. I was upset with the water & the NO PARKING sign. I spoke with Barb & she said I hope there will be no more problems & I said "okay". Then I saw that I had a text on my cell phone & it was Jackie asking for prayer of a woman that waa going for an abortion in the morning. Oh No!!! I wrote it out for my email list & sent it out to them for prayers. At this time I don't know if she went or not......hopefully she did not go!!!!
Now it it Tuesday & I went to the bank & got $100.00 worth of quarters for the meters & spent a total of $25.00 to the city for parking. It would cost Focus so much money if we have to park on the street!!! Martha & I went to the corner business & spoke with six people that were having a meeting & they said that they did not put up the sign & knew nothing about it. Okay & thank you!!! Who did??? I went over to the sign & called the towing company & he was not there & I was told that he would call me when he got in the office. He finally called back & said that it was him who put it up & he will take it down & will not tow us........Praise the Lord!!!! Thank you Lord!!!!!!!
We were very busy & we saw so many clients to assist them. Two new people, who were praying on the sidewalk, came in with two sisters for a pregnancy tests, who were at Planned Parenthood. One was pregnant & is scheduled for an ultrasound. Not abortion minded!! The two young students from the Eastman School of Music walked them out. They were life saviors today :))))
A man who was outside praying came into Focus to introduce himself & said that he could help us with putting a pro life message on Youtube. I received his name & phone number to contact them.
I just heard that the mom, who was planning on aborting her precious baby, has chosen life for her sweet child. Thank you Lord!!!! Great News!!!!!!!
Wednesday, March 10, 2019 at Focus
There was just Martha & I today for Joan had to take a test & Annette had to work. But Fred came & fixed our dehumidifier down in the basement. Thank You so much!!
We saw some clients today & a married couple came in to receive some things for their family. They are now living in a Shelter near Joseph Ave.. Better days ahead for them!!! I gave them both a Rosary & a short version of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. They want to become Catholics in the future. The Counselor came in to receive the three Layettes for her clients & was thankful. Frank & Mike came in for a visit today...... a nice day!!