Monday, March 30, 2015

¿estadísticas?

No es ciencia ficción, ni son solo estadísticas. Chica joven, de unos 33 años que entra en Planned Parenthood para abortar a su bebé de 5 meses. Durante la operación algo se complica y la llevan corriendo al hospital. Cuando se despierta ha perdido a su bebé y la capacidad para ser madre.

Cuando les hablamos a las chicas que vienen a la oficina sobre los riesgos que conlleva tener un aborto, se creen que son solo estadísticas, que eso no les pasará a ellas. Que es ciencia ficción. Pues bien, esta chica de la que os hablo ha tratado de suicidarse dos veces, y no soporta ver a una mujer embarazada.

A las mujeres  que vienen a la oficina les ponemos un vídeo de unos 15 minutos que explica, en términos médicos, el procedimiento al que se someterán y sus riesgos.

En pocas palabras, les decimos que con el aborto no solo se acaba con la vida de su hijo, sino que comporta una cantidad de riesgos altísimos. Pero bueno, la idea de que eso no les pasará siempre tira para adelante. Ojalá pudieran hablar con Anna, quien tampoco pensaba que el condón se le rompería y se quedaría embarazada y que no creía que durante la operación del aborto le perforarían el útero. 

From St. Lucia



Last week, two women from St. Lucia were living with us in The life house.
They spent their time with us working in The EMC's Offices. We showed and teached them how we work here in NY city. We showed: DvDs, flayers...
It is not easy with kind of Job, because is not simple you must use all your love and also your mind :) But it is amazing when you save a life. It is something that is dificult to explain, you have to do.
They thanked us our work here and our time. For us it is Great that someone can feel.
Also they invited us to be volunteers one summers in their programs so maybe we will see again.


the road is life, like everything around us, in every moment, even inadvertently, the air we breathe, the sun that warms us, rain, people.

Marta.

In front of the bleakness

Last saturday I went to Planned Parenthood with Gabri to try to avoid that women get an abortion. There were more prolife sidewalk counseling volunteers. 
It was a cold day, many women arrived to the abortion clinic with their boyfriend or alone, but their faces looked sad and unhappy, nobody smiled (maybe because they know that they were doing it isn't correct ant it wasn't the best option. 
Then a priest with some women arrived to the place to pray the Holy Rosary in front of the clinic. They praid loudly; it doesn't matter, they pray for women, their boyfriend, for the pro-choice or pro-abortion vounteers, and for all these babies who are killed. 
The door of abortion's clinic is the entrance to a sad place, to the hell, where the main action is elimante an human life (although it was very small). Someone asked me  why the abortion isn't correct, it's only a couple of cells, an embryo and it could be an human life when she/he is born. And my answer was: when an egg and sperm une, there is a new genetic code, a new DNA and this is a new life who will be an human. You can understand or not but the true is  this and if you're ok with the abortion, you must know that you're ok with killing little babies and nobody should do business with murders. 

Women who leave planned parenthood looked  desolated, so now you Know how do you feel when you are in front of an abortion clinic.  

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Una vida inesperada

Un sábado por la mañana en el Bronx. En principio no esperabamos a ninguna mujer ya que no había citas para ese día. Aún así estamos allí preparados para cualquier mujer que pueda venir y salvarl de cometer una atrocidad.

Al poco de abrir la puerta de la oficina suena el timbre. Una mujer, madre solter de tres hijos que cree que no puede hacerse cargo de otro más. Tras la consulta decide mantener al bebé y acabámos haciéndonos amigos. Es increible ver cuantas mujeres piensan que no tienen fuerzas suficietes cuando en verdad tienen una fortleza digna de admirar. Es igual de increible ver cómo personas sencillas como todos los que estamos aquí pueden salvr vidas sólo mostrándole a estas chicas sólo la verdad. Lo importante es mostrarles lo fuertes que son, lo importante que es la vida humana que se está desarrolllando en su interior y lo que amarán a esa criatura en el futuro. Sólo mostrándo eso muchas mujeres cambian de opinion y pasan de querer acabar con la vida de un inovente a defenderlo para el resto de sus vidas.

Pués así, un sábado por la mañana, sin esperarlo hemos salvado una vida humana. Cada día aprendemos cosas nuevas, vivimos experiencias inolvidables, conocemos a gente que consagra sus vidas a defender la vida. Detrás de todo el duro trabajo que tenemos a lo largo de seis días a la semana estamos recopilando una serie de recuerdos que jamás olvidaremos. Lástima que no podamos ver los frutos de todos esos esfuerzos, aunque con saber que hemos salvado todas esas vidas es suficiente.

Seguid rezando por nosotros, por los bebes y por sus madres. Lo necesitamos!!!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

VOLUNTEERS


Suena el despertador, es muy temprano, y apenas ha salido el sol. Es la hora de levantarnos, arreglarnos, desayunar (a toda velocidad) y hacernos un sandwich para comer. Asi es el inicio de nuestra jornada diaria de trabajo que ya ha comenzado desde bien temprano.
Nuestro destino no siempre es el mismo, podemos ir a cualquiera de las diferentes oficinas de EMC: en el Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens o New Jersey o nos puede tocar hacer sidewalking (ir a las puertas de las clinicas abortistas para repartir panfletos y tratar de hablar con las mujeres que asisten alli para evitar que finalmente aborten), pero, esto no lo sabremos hasta el final del dia.

Muchas mananas estamos agotados; parece que nuestro cuerpo se rinde a seguir un dia mas esta ardua rutina en una epoca invernal con muuucho frio (aunque ya parece que las temperaturas han subido levemente).
Estamos cansados porque apenas tenemos tiempo de descanso, nuestra jornada laboral es de 6 dias (48 h semanales), nos levantamos muy temprano (incluso los sabados) y a veces resulta un trabajo poco agradecido en diferentes aspectos. Aunque luego pensamos en aquellas mujeres a las que hemos conseguido ayudar, que han seguido adelante con su embarazo y han decidido mantener el bebe, otras a las que les hemos abierto los ojos para que sean conscientes de lo que hacen, y aquellas que vendran a la oficina en el dia presente. Quizas estas son las razones por las que cada dia seguimos trabajando en New York, en EMC Pregnancy Center. 
Estamos lejos de casa, a miles de km de distancia (un Oceano separa nuestro pais de nuestra ubicacion actual), echamos de menos a nuestra familia, amigos, seres queridos, y tambien nuestras costumbres y cultura made in Spain. 

Creo que es importante reconocer la labor que realizan los voluntarios en esta asociacion. Desde Spain hemos traido una actitud positiva, ilusion y ganas de ayudar y son necesarias que esas virtudes nos acompanen a lo largo de este recorrido, que en algunas ocasiones nos resulta mas costoso, porque no siempre lo recibimos de la otra parte. 

No obstantesabemos que Dios tendra en cuenta la labor que estamos realizando durante estos meses (y es cierto que sin El, ni su ayuda nada hacemos, pero pienso que esto no esta pagado con dinero). Tampoco podemos olvidar, a esos benefactores que hacen posible la lucha contra el aborto)


"Queridos jóvenes, sólo Jesús conoce vuestros corazones y deseos más profundos. Sólo Él, que os ha amado hasta el extremo (cf. Jn 13,1), puede satisfacer vuestras aspiraciones.Sus palabras son palabras de vida eterna, palabras que dan sentido a la vida. 
Nadie fuera de Cristo podrá daros la verdadera felicidad "
(Mensaje de Juan Pablo II para la XVIII JMJ. 25 Julio 2002)


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The alarm clock is very early, and the sun still hasn't left. It's time to get up, get dressed, have breakfast (full speed) and make us a sandwich to have lunch. So that is the beginning of our daily work which has already begun from early.
Our destination isn't always the same, we can go to the different  EMC's offices: in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens or New Jersey or we can do sidewalking (going to the doors of abortion clinics to give pamphlets and try to talk to women who come there and preventing their abortions), but we will not know until the end of the day.

Many mornings we'are exhausted; it seems that our body surrenders to go one more day this arduous routine in a looooong winter season with cold (although it seems that temperatures have risen slightly).
We are tired because we barely have time to rest, our working time is 6 days (48 hours per week), we got up early (including Saturdays) and it is often a thankless job in different ways. But then we think about those women we have helped who are going to keep their pregnancy and to keep on their babies, others that we've opened their eyes to make them aware of what they do, and those who will come to the office this day. Maybe these are the reasons why we continue to work every day in New York, EMC Pregnancy Center.
We are far from home, thousands of miles away (the Atlantic Ocean separates our country from our current location), we miss our family, friends, loved ones, and also our customs and culture made in Spain.

I think it is important to recognize the work done by volunteers in this association. From Spain we have brought a positive attitude, illusion and desire to help and these virtues are necessary to accompany us along this journey, that sometimes we don't receive it from the other part.

However, we know that God knows our work during these months, and how strong is  (and it's true that without him, and his help we could't do anything, but I think this isn't paid with money). Neither we can't forget these benefactors who make possible the fight against abortion.


"Dear young people, only Jesus knows your hearts and your deepest desires. Only He, who has loved you to the end (cf. Jn 13,1), can fulfill your aspirations. His words are words of eternal life, words that give meaning to life. No one apart from Christ can give you true happiness "

(Juan Pablo II, 25th July 2002)



The important work of EMC 's interns ;)

Para nosotros esta historia comienza el pasado jueves cuando mi compañera Ana abrió la puerta a A. y a su novio Carlos. Como es habitual venían a hacerse una prueba de embarazo y esta fue positiva, Ana hizo el buen trabajo de aconsejarles y ayudarles a TR para que A. mantuviera el bebe. 
Volvieron al día siguiente, desesperados y angustiados por que los padres de A. la habían hechado de casa y no tenía a donde ir.
A. es una chica de 14 y de origen mexicano. Ama a su bebé y aunque sus padres la han presionado para que aborte, ella ha querido que el bebe que esta dentro de ella viva. 
No disponíamos de mucho tiempo, me puse a buscar como loca un lugar para A. No era fácil y ninguna trabajadora sabia que hacer. Después de toda una noche sin dormir pensando que podría hacer para ayudarla... Mis compañeros Ana, Gabri y Álvaro me dijeron que llamara a Anna L. Y así lo hice, me puse en contacto con A.L. un miembro de mi organización con la que podemos contar siempre que necesitemos algo. 
Ella no dudo en ayudarme, me dijo :" marta, no te preocupes. Todo va a salir bien, te voy a ayudar con todo lo que necesites. Yo amo a ese bebe". 
Comenzamos a rezar sin parar y a buscar ayuda. 
Aunque no es fácil, por que A. solo tiene 14 años nos dieron una cita para Good Counsel. Aquí nos atendieron muy bien, pero A. tenía que esperar para entrar, pues no era fácil por todo el tema legal.
A. estaba asustada, pues su propia madre le habia pedido una cita en una clínica abortiva. Por todo ello, comenzamos una vez más a rezar, escribimos a nuestros contactos de agenda para que también rezaran por A. y a mover todo más rápido. No podíamos permitir algo asi!

Desde el día de ayer A. y el bebe del que esta embarazada viven en este magnifico lugar. Allí entre todos la ayudamos en lo que necesita. 
Se que ella, a pesar de su joven edad es una chica fuerte. No es fácil estar embarazada y menos cuando eres tan joven y no tienes la ayuda de tus padres.
Pero ella cuenta con la alegría de este lugar y con el apoyo de todos nosotros. Ella continuara yendo al colegio y en unos meses ese precioso bebe nacerá.




For us this history begins last Thursday when my friend Ana opened the door to A. and her boyfriend Carlos. As it is habitual a pregnancy test was coming to be done and this one was positive, Ana made the good work of advising and help TR in order that A. the baby was supporting. 
They returned the following day, driven to despair and distressed at that the parents of A. get out of house and she did not have to where going. 
A. is a girl of 14 and of Mexican origin. It loves his baby and though his parents have pressed it in order that abortion, she has wanted that the baby that this inside alive her. 

We were not having a lot of time, I put to look like mad for a place for To. It was not easy and any wise worker that to do. After the whole night without sleeping thinking that it might do her to help... My friends Ana, Gabri and Álvaro said to me that it should call Anna L. And this way I did it, put in touch with A.L. a member of my organization which we can possess providing that we should need something. She I do not hesitate to help, She said to me: " Marta, do not worry. Everything is OK to going out, I am going to help you with everything what you need. I love this baby ". 
We begin to pray non-stop and to look for help. Though it is not easy, they gave to that A. only he is 14 years old us an appointment for Good Counsel. Here they attended to us very well, but A. had to wait to enter, since it was not easy for the whole legal topic. A. was scared by it, so his own mother him asked an appointment in an abortive clinic.

 For all this, we begin to pray once again, We write to our contacts of agenda in order that also they were praying for A. and to moving faster everything. We could not allow anything like that! From yesterday A. and the baby of whom this pregnant woman they live in this magnificent place. There between all we her help in what he needs. That she, in spite of his young woman age is a strong girl. It is not easy to be embarrassed and less when you are so young and do not have the help of your parents. But she possesses the happiness of this place and the support of all of us. She was continuing going to the college and in a few months this precious baby will be born.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Women

 A world where women are marginalized is sterile
Those were some words of  the Pope Francisco's speech last 8th of March,Women's Day. 


We are women, we can work, we have rights, we have to comply the laws and rules like men (and we can't forget that long time ago a lot of women fought for our civil rights), although nowadays some  people and business don't treat women with justice and equality. 

We are women, we do our job with passion, effort just as well as men. However we are different, we can carry the life, we feel how a new life is growing inside of us. We mustn't allow that society decide about our body and that,our, new life. Abortion is killing someone; a little baby who needs her mother (and father too) and maybe this baby will never have got the choice to be happy if you don't give it. There is a new life with a new genetic code (different to the father and mother) when an sperm and egg unite. 


The abortion isn't an example of a modern country or state; it's more modern defending the life and protect human life, because we know that all have the same dignity and nobody must decide for the life of others. 

I think that women have an exciting adventure in that life and don't forget that:

Women not only carry life but they give us the ability to see beyond, give us the ability to understand the world with different eyes, hear things with a more tender heart, more creative, more patient. 
(Pope Francisco, 8th March 2015)


Friday, March 6, 2015

Stories which change your life

That week I've attended (with other volunteers) some women in the Bronx, Queen's and Brooklyn's office and each one with different attitudes.
I don't want to remember women who have decided to get an abortion  (some of them with an advanced pregnancy), I pray not to do it finally. However I never can't forget women who cried when they Knew that she was pregnant, and decided continue with her pregnancy. Women of different ages from 14 to 25 years old. All of them were scared and happy too (both feelings are possible), they thought in her new son or daughter, we told their that her baby already had fingers, brain... It was fantastic! But something new is happened inside of her; her body is changing, and she has got a new human life in their womb.

Specially I like so much three cases, each one of our different Pregnancy Center.
One of them is the case of one young girl who came to the office with one friend. Her friend helped her to decide keep on with her baby. It helped me so much to understand how  help of a friend may be very important. Other is the example of one girl (18 years old) who has decided to be single mother and the last is other girl who wants to have her baby despite wanting to end her college but she could do it, in addition her boyfriend agrees with her and he's happy for that good new. 
Those are some little but big stories which have changed their lives forever.   


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Saving lifes!

Greating from NY city. This week is being good  :) 
Thinking about saving a life, simple change the life. It isn't easy but nobody said it was easy...

Like Pope Francisco  said :  abortion is not a religious or philosophical but scientific problem because it is a human life and is not lawful settlement, killing a human life to solve a problem "

I think about how mothers are want babies and I understand that at first they are scared and worried but when the baby arrive, everything change. Babies are ALWAYS a present!

There are certain mothers that want children But cannot conceive, a child brings joy. The life of the child is very important, nobody knows of the future of the child. 

Most people think abortion the baby is not a big deal because they say, the baby is not grown yet. It is hard conveicing them otherwise, But when you make a turn around it all makes sense. 

See you soon.

Marta.

CHANGES

It's strange and great how women can change their attitude, thinking and make other decision when they know that they've alternatives to the abortion which is the life's chance.
Most of the women who arrive at the office aren't married,don't have enough money and they don't know the abortion risks. at this moment they think that pregnancy and the baby are problems in their life but actually abortion is the worst for women. When you get an abortion, later are you happy? Do you think that you never remember the baby, what would be the baby like? I guess that you never or hardly ever could forget it. And life with a guilt would be difficult and unhappy. Do you want it? If you want it, come on! do it (get an abortion)! However everybody, all women  want to be happy and don't want to kill anyone, and less damaging their son or daughter. We try to help them and give them hope.
The life is beautiful, pregnancy is a natural thing that happens inside of us, it's wonderful! A new life grow up in our womb, with our genetics. Do you know that a baby could  hear his mother and smell while he is in the womb? It's a miracle and women can participate (with men too) and transport it. The babies aren't the problem, maybe the life will be a lit more difficult with parenthood, but who says that life was easier?
It's important that you reflection about it.



ANA

Monday, February 23, 2015

Weekend

Everyone need rest after hard work. Everybody need free time and charge our battery for still working hard. For us, the weekend means that we can support each other with the problems that we have speaking with the moms who come to our office. We learn a lot doing this because if one of us solve a problem with a mom, he\ she tell us how he\she solved that problem and everybody learn how face off different problems from the experience of the other interns. 

Also we enjoy our free time having fun, speaking with our families, making jokes, visiting the city, meeting people, etc. We charge our batteries every weekend so we can work hard the whole week as always. 

Keep praying for us, we need you, and every mom and every baby need you as well. Please keep praying.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

What we did not know about abortion

Do you know the risks of having an abortion? I have to admit that I did not. Well, al least I did not know that there were that much risks in an abortion. No clinical procedure is entirely risk-free, but abortion poses lots of risks to a woman's physical health. Every time that a woman come to the office, it’s a must for us explaining the different risk, an also the procedure that she is looking for. Most of time they just don’t know anything. Well, maybe they now there are two ways, the pill and the chirurgical procedure, but nothing more…

What we tell them is that having an abortion is not like taking the pillow in a headache day. There are risk at the time of doing the abortion, after the abortion and later the emotional response to having an abortion.

Friday, February 20, 2015

My trip around New York


This week  was intensive and harder. It started in Queen's office, there I attended a woman who wanted to know if she was pregnant. The answer was afirmative and she was happy!
On Tuesday I went to Queen's office with Carol and then we went to New Jersey (yes!) this day was snowing a lot and it was very cold. We caught 5 or 6 subway lines. New Jersey's office is in a skyscraper and the views are fantastic and beatitul. In five minutes (by train) I was in other estate. It looks like a film of Hollywood. 
On Wednesday I went to Queen's office too and I was with a girl who is pregnant (18 weeks) and she wanted to get an abortion, I explained her that abortion has many risks and she's got a baby; an human life. She is undecided. We have to Pray and I hope that she saves her baby's life, so it could be my first turn around.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

GOOD WEEK

This week is being great because every woman who came to the office went undecided or wanting to keep the baby. A few undecided women left the office with a big smile and thankful with us because now they know more about the abortion and they knows that they have a baby inside.

A lot of women think that in the fifth or even in the 6th week they only have a bunch of cells inside but that is not real and we show them every they in videos, photos, book... When they see the reality their minds change. Is not the same want an abortion what you think that the only that you have is a bunch of cells than when you know that you have a baby, a really precious baby inside you. Some of them still wanting to have an abortion because their situations are extremes. We show them that there are more options and some of them take this options. The other women take what they think is the easy way, but have an abortion IS NOT EASY.

I am improving my techniques and I still learning a lot of things about this job and about the abortion, so I am better in this job every day and I am proud for that.

Ok, as always keep praying for us, for the babies and for their moms.

Alvaro Garcia

Stronger than yesterday

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

my first week in NY city

This is my first week in NY city however look like I'm here since more because here time is so fast and just in one day you can living a lot experiencies. This week was intense in the office But also we had time to have fun on Sunday.
Weather is so cold this days In NY and we had problems with Subway because of the snow. Today for example we had to change two times our line of Subway. 

Yesterday was the President's day But we went to work because dont matter what day be, everyday babees died For abotion in this country. For this reason we take our work seriously.

Regard marta :)

Monday, February 16, 2015

A walk in Manhattan

Good morning! Sorry to be late with my second post but last weekend we haven't stopped.
On Friday evening my workmates and I went for a walk in Manhattan. First we went to a Grand Central; it's a beautiful station with a lot of shops, one of them it's the popular Golden Mac. When we were walking we were frozen, it was very cold (-10 degrees Celsius but the real fee was -22dC) it was horrible! but Manhattan looks so cool and amazing with its skyscrapers, restaurants with smart people were having dinner, its clothes shops and its luxury hotels, in special I like one of them near the Central Park: Hotel Plaza where it's set in the film Home Alone 2. It's amazing!

Secondly,on Saturday we were cleaning the house and at the evening we went to a concert of the  Orquesta Sinfonica de Mexico. They played different pieces of Spanish composers like Manuel de Falla and  Enrique Granados.

Finally, we went to St's Patrick Cathedral on Sunday and then we met three Mexican men and we talked with them. When we came back home we were exhausted, although, very happy!
Now we start a new week, completely full of work!
See you soon!
Ana

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Trabajo duro y diversión

Todos los internos nos esforzamos cada día en trabajar cada día mejor. Yo ya llevo un mes trabajando pero cada día aprendo algo nuevo. Es necesario trabajar duro cada día, porque de nuestro trabajo bien hecho penden vidas humanas. Es muy importante esforzarse al máximo en cualquier tipo de trabajo, sobretodo si eres cristiano, pero en este trabajo especialmente.


Después de toda una semana trabajando duro hay tiempo para divertirse. Ayer por la noche Chris nos invitó a un concierto ofrecido por la orquesta nacional mexicana. Fue increíble!!! Además ya somos cuatro en la casa por lo que pasamos ratos muy buenos después del trabajo. Charlamos, vemos películas, nos contamos el día, reímos...


Está experiencia está siendo muy gratificante y educativa. Aprendemos cada día los riesgos y dificultades que entraña el aborto mediante libros, vídeos, panfletos y documentos distribuidos en las distintas oficinas. Como ya he dicho, cada día aprendemos algo nuevo y eso es lo más importante, ya que cada día se nos presentan casos nuevos, mujeres diferentes, problemas distintos. Tenemos que enfrentarnos a situaciones a las que no nos habíamos enfrentado antes. Debemos reaccionar rápido ante esos problemas y actuar casi al instante. Hay mucha presión, pero con vuestra ayuda y vuestras oraciones salimos airosos de cada una de ellas. Seguid rezando por nosotros y como siempre: gracias por vuestro apoyo!!!

Friday, February 13, 2015

babies are like stars, never there are enough :)

Hello my name is marta, I just arrive to NY city as Intern in EMC prolife. 
I'll be here to help and colaborate in this amazing project with all my energy. 

I'm just here for a few days ago but I can say that it's exciting. I love the city and my colleagues are excellent. But the most incredible are miracles that happend every day. 

Mother teresa of Calcuta Said "Life is a game; participates in it. Life is too precious; do not destroy it." I agree with her, the life is a gift. :) 

For some girls have a baby maybe It wasn't in their plans or they aren't in the perfect time But have a baby is always a gift. maybe at first they seem a difficult situation but always is the best. Another alternatives only create problems.

For me, one of the more generous human gestures  is to give your child for adoption. if you can not maintain him or the situation is impossible, the best solución is Adoption. 
this week came to the Bronx's office a girl who is only 16 years old and she is thinking about giving your child for adoption. It is incredible!! 

Remembre that each year more than two million American couples who want to adopt a child can not do it because there are not enough children for it. While about 1.2 millons died in abortion. It's so horrible! 
See you soon :) 
Regard marta Salamanca de la torre.

The beginning of a prolife experience...

I got to New York last Tuesday and I met the other volunteers who with I live. They`re from Spain too and they told me  their experience with pregnant women who  wanted to get an abortion and then they decided not to do it. It`s amazing!! Obviously when it happens it`s a good notice and they called it: turn around.
Well, at this moment I try to adapt to this big city, especially, the subway.
I've been in the Bronx office and Brooklyn office and I met the people who work there. I`ve read a book called La semilla del amor about the attitude of the prolife workers and the essence about this work which is the love. I'd seen different DVD`S about the abortion and its dammages in the women too. it`s very hard and unkind!
However we attended some women (different ages: between 16 to 27) who are worried and they wanted to get an abortion, finally some of  them decided keep on it. This is the most shocking moments that I've lived since I am in New York.
In addition, it will be a fantastic experience for me and it helps me to value more the life as a gift.

Bye!
          ANA

Thursday, February 12, 2015

La mejor semana

Desde que he llegado a EMC, esta se la mejor semana con diferencia. He conseguido varios turn arounds, estoy conociendo mejor a la gente que trabaja aqui y cada vez me desenvuelvo mejor en mi trabajo. Voy ganando confianza y voy aprendiendo "truquillos" para lograr el objetivo, que no es otro que salvar vidas!!!!

Esta semana he hablado con una chica de 14, que queria quedarse al bebe pero si se lo quedaba su novio de 21 acabaria en la carcel. El estaba dispuesto a pasar por la carcel con tal de que el bebe viviera asique aunque estaba asustada al final conseguimos salvar al bebe. Toda una historia la de esa chica.

Otro de los casos es un chica de 16, que queria abortar para que sus padres no se enteraran pero al final decidio no abortar y darlo en adopcion. Este es uno de los actos mas generosos que he visto en toda mi vida y esta chica me ha inspirado a esforzarme mas cada dia.

Seguir rezando por nosotros, que ya veis que vuestros rezos dan frutos.

PD: perdonad los acentos y las tildes, estoy escribiendo el blog desde otro ordenador y no se como se ponen en este teclado ;)

Saturday, February 7, 2015

My first turn around??

Do you remember my last post? I said that the next turn around would be mine. Well, I posted this on wednesday and on thursday a woman came to our office, in the Bronx. She came becouse she wanted to get an abortion, at least that was she said at the begining. I was talking with her a lot of time and she told me that actually she didn't want an abortion. The main problem was her boyfriend! I talked to him as well and he listened to me but he said nothing at all, except: "We need to talk more about this and think about the options, not only in have an abortion.


I sent her a message telling that if she need something, whatever, she can come back to our office and ask us. I didn't get an answer so I don't know what happend with this.


Please, I need your prayers for this, becouse she and her Little baby need you! With your help this will be my fist turn around

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Esto solo acaba de empezar

Con este ya será mi tercer día en EMC y, la verdad, me siento como si fuera el primero. Por lo general, los nuevos, empezamos con lo que aquí llaman la “training week”. Esto es: ojos muy abiertos y atentos a todo lo que te digan. Y más te vale porque aquí nadie se está por tonterías. Cada mujer que entra es un mundo, y en este, una situación muy delicada, una reacción insospechada y… bueno, efectos cruciales y muy trascendentes.

En la oficina hay montones y montones de material informativo: libros, panfletos, cd, dvd, dibujos, cómics… ahora es el momento de empaparse de todo lo que allí se dice. Suerte que siempre hay quien te hecha una mano recomendándote esto o lo otro. Sin lugar a dudas, lo que más me ha impactado ha sido un libro que, mediante fotos, ilustraba los pasos a seguir en un aborto con cirugía. No tengo palabras para describirlo.

Saber que de lo que tú digas, o dejes de decir, depende una vida humana, simplemente te cambia.  Ya os iré contando como va todo. Y es que, esto, solo acaba de empezar.


Gabri

First turn around

Today has been amazing!!! Sara, one of the nurses who Works in EMC invited me to an interview and I am still learning about how to manage this situations. The mother was 18 and she wanted an abortion. Her boyfriend is a fool and she did not  want to have a baby with him. In fact, she does not want to deal with him anymore. So the main problem was her "boyfriend". Sara explained her that, in this moment, the most important things for her are her baby and she.




They have been talking for a while and at the end, she wanted to keep her baby alive. I said it and I keep saying it: That was really amazing!!! Well done Sara, well done...




The next turn around will be mine!!! keep praying for us please

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Training week



This week Kathy, Lory and Nicole have been training me for the job that I have to do along the three next months. Now, I know how to talk and over all, listen to the people who come to our offices. Also, I saw how the sonogram Works. It is unbeliable!! You can see the babies and them heartbeat. This is great becouse the mothers can see her baby and a lot of them think about keep the baby. Is a great tool in this job.


I am still adapting to this city, becouse the subway and the buses system is not that easy. It just crazy!!! i have been doing well the entire week, but today I have had some problems with this, so I need to keep studying how to move in this huge city.


Please, keep praying for the babies and their mothers. Also for us, of course :)


Álvaro

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Pro-life March II

On January 22th the march for life started. I have been in marchs before, but this one was one of the biggest march that I have ever seen. That was amazing!!!


A lot of young people enjoyed this day and everybody fought for life. All together shouted at the same time: EVERY LIFE IS A GIFT!!! I can not believe yet that in my first week in this internship I was there, meeting good people, enjoying the city, fighting for the unborns and the mothers, marching for life, singing sweet songs...


I will show you a picture and you will see my happiness. Come next year and you will feel the same, that for sure.


WE ARE THE PRO-LIFE GENERATION!!!