Saturday, April 4, 2015

Hard Work

It is very early, and  It's time to get up, get dressed, have breakfast (full speed) and make us our lunch. So that is the beginning of our daily work which has already begun from early, although it is Holy Week we've to work. 
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 now we are doing sidewalk counseling (going to the doors of abortion clinics to give pamphlets and try to talk to women who come there and preventing their abortions).

Many mornings we'are exhausted; it seems that our body surrenders to go one more day this arduous routine in a looooong 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 (at 6.15 a.m. including some 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 and 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. 

In the sidewalk counseling is very hard see how women enter in the abortion clinics, for example, Planned parenthood, and how there are pro abortion voluntaeers who are opening the doors to these women, and when you see the pregnant women you see that they are  very sad. But there are people who are praying there and try to speak with someone. 

(in the picture, Planned Parenthood in Bleecker Street)

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