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6418 Bass Lake Rd, Crystal, MN 55428 w ww.metrowomenscenter.

org Office: 763-533-8642 Fax: 763-533-5307

Office Hours
Monday - Tuesday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Wednesday - Friday 12:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m

Celebrating 21 years of saving babies, one woman at a time!

Board of Directors
Dave Sebald, Board President Jennifer Moreau, Vice President Lindsay Tuttle, Secretary Diane Eliason, Treasurer Jon Baxter Clare Erickson Pastor Floyd Lunde Laura Martin Pastor Chuck Raichert Pastor Jeremy Stephens

Special Thanks
Ameriprise Anonymous Business & Financial Donors Benjamin D. Franklin Financial Services Brist Chiropractic & Naturopathic Wellness Center Community Solutions Fund Gretch Foundation Jonathan Charpie, Lewis Tronson & Ralph Westphal 5280 Design Studio-Katie Sandahl NLS Specialties Matts Lawn & Landscape Nystrom Publishing Printmakers Sanamax and IBM Starmaker Marketing Thrivent Financial Wayne Newhouse & Associates WCTS Radio Station & Staff Weld & Sons Plumbing Co. Microsoft Wells Fargo

2010-2011 Annual Report

Message from Metro Womens Center Staff

About Metro Womens Center

pregnant woman has three choices: abortion, adoption, or parenting her child. The relationships she has when she comes to the Center will greatly influence her choices. Is the babys father supportive or not? What will her friends tell her to do? Unless we build real relationships with these women, other voices will speak fear and confusion into her situation, and our attempts at physical and spiritual rescue are compromised. This past year, individuals with whom we had previously formed relationships randomly reconnected with the ministry. A former client called to say, Thank you for being there for me 13 years ago by providing me with a shepherding home while I made an adoption plan for my son. Another woman brought her daughter to us for help. This mother had been a client 19 years ago and had chosen life over abortion for the young woman now standing before us. More recently, a woman called looking for an abortion. She had no gas to get to work and no groceries for her three children and was distraught with the thought of another child. After we provided her with gas and groceries, she said, I called looking for an abortion, and I found hope and friendship instead. At that particular moment in time, she needed relational ministry. This year twenty-three women chose life over death for their babies, but fifteen other women chose abortion. As MWC enters its 22nd year of educating the community about life-affirming alternatives, we thank you for providing the prayer, finances, practical and volunteer support that undergirds this ministry. As you page through this annual report, our prayer is that you will be encouraged and inspired by the impact this critical, relational ministry is having for LIFE. Tupee Garsinii Assistant . . . choose life, that both you and your descendants may live. Deuteronomy 30:19

Mission Statement
Metro Womens Center strives to educate the community about pregnancy alternatives so that informed decisions concerning the outcome of pregnancy can be made. Metro Womens Center places value upon all human life from conception onward. An abortion ends a life prematurely and unnaturally. Metro Womens Center offers a compassionate Christian response to the needs of individuals confronted with challenging pregnancy situations.

Colleen Tronson Director

Vision Statement
By the grace of God we desire to encourage believers to act positively on their convictions and to step forward to assist individuals with challenging pregnancy situations through our outreach. We desire to see men and women brought to a knowledge that life within the womb is Gods creative work, and we strive to share the Gospel with all who will hear.

Thank you for being part of our rescue operation!

Services
Abortion Education Adoption and Church Referrals Chastity Advising Community Resource Referrals Life-affirming Medical Referrals Limited Housing Options Labor Companions Post-Abortion Support Pregnancy Tests Spiritual Advising

How Clients Found Us


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Our Commitment of Care

Clients are served without regard to age, race, income, nationality, religious affiliation, disability, or other arbitrary circumstances.
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Clients are treated with kindness and compassion. Clients always receive honest and open answers. We are committed to offering accurate information about abortion procedures and risks.

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Clients receive accurate information about pregnancy, fetal development, lifestyle issues, and related concerns. Client information is held in strict and absolute confidence and is only disclosed as required by law and when necessary to protect the client or others from imminent harm. All of our advertising and communications are truthful and accurately describe the services we offer. All of our staff and volunteers receive proper training to uphold these standards.

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Pro-Life Prayer Reminder: Pray for individuals who are facing an unplanned pregnancy to fall in love with their babies and not let fear drive the choice to abort the child.

6 women chose adoption!

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2010-11 At-Risk Pregnancy Outcomes

Face to Face
Prior to receiving a pregnancy test at MWC, 43 women stated that they were abortion-minded or undecided about carrying a pregnancy to term. Out of those 43 women, 23 had positive pregnancy tests. After considering their options and visiting with an MWC advisor, 20 of those women chose life for their children!

Telephone Contacts
5 6 7 8 9 10 11 In conversations with women over the telephone, three babies were spared from abortion, while twelve other callers were not willing to change their minds about having an abortion.

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Prior to visiting MWC, 37 women had experienced 49 prior abortions.

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Pro-Life Prayer Reminder: Pray for single parents to have the physical, emotional, financial, and spiritual resources to raise their children.

23 babies saved from abortion!

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Services and Telephone Inquiries

Services Provided
Abortion Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Adoption Referrals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Church Referrals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Educational Brochures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161 Evangelism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186 Financial Assistance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 HOPE Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Maternity Clothing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Medical Assistance Referrals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 ObGyn Referrals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Post-Abortion Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Pregnancy Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 Shepherding Home Referrals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Spiritual Discussion/Literature Given. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201 Ultrasound Referrals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 WIC Referrals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176

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Abortion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Adoption. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Financial Assistance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Housing Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Birth Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 HOPE Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Hours/Directions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Medical/Other. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Morning-After Pill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Ongoing Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Post-Abortion Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Pregnancy Test. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Total Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .515

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Pro-Life Prayer Reminder: Pray that victims of rape or incest who become pregnant would be supported in carrying their child to term so that the child does not become the second victim of these acts of violation.

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MWC Serves Individuals of All Types

Marital Status
40 Married 29 Living Together 4 Culturally Married 2 Divorced/Widowed

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Client Response to Chastity Advice

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Pro-Life Prayer Reminder: Pray for doctors, nurses, non-medical staff, and clinic escorts working at abortion clinics to stop terminating lives and for sidewalk counselors at abortion clinics to be able to offer life-affirming options to those entering the clinics.

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Chastity advice given to 169 individuals!

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Our Gospel Witness

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Gospel Presentations: 157 Bibles Given: 88

Spiritual Discussions: 201

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Pro-Life Prayer Reminder: Pray that women having ultrasounds at pregnancy centers would see their child and hear its heartbeat and then choose life for the child.

16 women have new life in Christ!

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Material and Financial Aid

Ultrasound Referrals
Metro Womens Center provides referrals for free educational ultrasounds for women who are abortion-determined or undecided about their pregnancies. An ultrasound helps the mother see her unborn childs movements in her womb and hear her babys heartbeat. This is a life-affirming experience for an abortionminded woman. Two women accessed free ultrasounds through the Center this year, and both chose life!

The Acacia Fund


MWCs client assistance fund distributed over $900 in financial assistance for rent, transportation expenses, and other client needs. Ninety-six families initially enrolled in the HOPE Program with 50 families actively participating in the program. These families received baby clothing, equipment, 16 Pack & Plays, 10 infant car seats, and more than 200 packages of diapers.

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Cradle of Hope and Life Fund Assistance


Through our partnerships with the Cradle of Hope Motherhood Fund and the Life Fund, twenty-nine mothers received over $11,550 in rental assistance.

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Pro-Life Prayer Reminder: Pray for pregnancy care centers, adoption agency staff, and volunteers to have the spiritual resources to minister effectively to individuals in crisis and to trust God for every outcome.

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Our Clients Comments

After my visit here, I felt a heavy load lifted off me. Baby items I received by earning points were very helpful. 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Colleen was honest with me, and even when we disagreed, she was polite. Did not feel pressure to disclose certain information if I was not comfortable. Emma offered information on all options and encouraged me to choose life. Enjoyed Bible study about what God wants us to follow as Christians. Felt able to talk freely, and I was not rushed through the process. I learned that I can handle my problems differently. 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Learned about taking care of my unborn baby from the videos I watched. Nancy gave me advice from the Bible; it definitely made me think. Now I dont feel that Im alone in this crazy world and that there is hope. Office was orderly, and very discreet; liked doing my own pregnancy test. Really liked it when my advisor offered to pray with me. 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Received more than what I expected, encouraging people. Ronke listened to me, cared about me, and was not critical. So relaxed and peaceful here; it took the nervousness out of the experience. Staff was considerate, cheerful, patient, and respectful; easy to open up to them. Learned what God wants from me as His child; I plan to live for Him. 29 30 31 Thank you for being here to help me in my crisis . . . for the helpful referrals. The Center is close to home; respected my privacy; free and fast services. The individual attention I received was great; I felt at home. There should be more places like this; I felt the peace of God in the Center. Tupee showed genuine interest and concern for my issues; very sincere. Notes
Pro-Life Prayer Reminder: Pray that churches would lovingly and compassionately welcome individuals experiencing pregnancy-related crises and that pastors would not be afraid to confront the moral issue of abortion from the pulpit.

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Praise the Lord for Our Volunteers!

Support Homes
Chip Norkumis Family Dave Carpenter Family Emma Tauney Gloria Odens Judy Moessner Karen Stenberg Leonora Carmom Linda Palm Elizabeth Charpie 4th Baptist Young Adults Gennet & Sara Tellefson Hannah Schwenke Har and Char Anderson Helen & Leon Clark Jonathan Charpie Kathy & Herb Lemire Katie Gonczy Kayla McQuistin Kristin Agrimson Lamanzo Winch Liberty Baptist Youth Lisa Kurrus Melissa Jenson Louis Stoll Family Nancy Helfinstine Ronke Lawoyin Rose Seymour Sarah Agrimson Vonnie Jenson

Office Volunteers
Bethany Mlinar Cassandra Pierce Diana Griffieth Elaine Winch Elizabeth Ekblad Emiko Wederath

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Special Projects
Allan & Kay Hawkins Andre Abercrombie Becky Girdner Beth Stoll Bright Lights Group Bethlehem Baptist Teens Carolyn Amborn Cheryl & Elianna Ayala Christa Christensen Daniel Stahl Family Dave Carlson Family Dave Carpenter Family Dave Sebald Family De Mills Family Deanna Ruddy Pennie Charpie Ralph Westphal Ruth Taylor Sandy Baxter Southview Baptist Youth Susan Mowen AGH Walk Crew The Heathers Knitters WRRB Prime Timers West River Road Baptist Sauerkraut String Band Tom Eliason Family Tonya Novitskiy Wini Ensminger

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Constant Contact Prayer Warriors Thank you to more than 250 individuals and churches who pray regularly for the ministry. Sign up to receive our Constant Contact email newsletter at www.metrowomenscenter.org.

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Pro-Life Prayer Reminder: Pray for individuals experiencing post-abortion trauma to come to know and accept the Lords forgiveness.

592 volunteer office hours served!

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Our Supporting Churches

Supporting Churches
Ambassador Baptist Church Berean Baptist Church - Brooklyn Park Bible Baptist Church - Farmington Boy River Log Chapel Calvary Baptist Church - Chatfield Chisago Lakes Baptist Church Coon Rapids Baptist Church Cornerstone Baptist Church - Willmar Faith Baptist Church - St. Paul Fellowship Baptist Church First Baptist Church - St. Francis First Baptist Church - Waterville Fourth Baptist Church Grace Baptist Church - Stillwater Grace Baptist Church - Waseca Liberty Baptist Church Lighthouse Baptist Church Normandale Baptist Church Oakdale First Baptist Church Oakwood Church Parkers Lake Baptist Church Pine River Baptist Church Southview Baptist Church Sunrise Bible Church West River Road Baptist Church Woodcrest Baptist Church Victory Baptist Church

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Pro-Life Prayer Reminder: Pray for individuals considering the option of adoption to seek the Lords best plan for their children and pray for individuals seeking to build their families through adoption to wait on the Lords timing.

We thank the Lord for your support!

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Future Investments

6 Metro Womens Center has received a large number of requests from pregnant women seeking housing over the past 21 years. Within 50 miles of MWC, there is only one small maternity home equipped for pregnant women. The number of women needing housing far exceeds that homes capacity. In response to this great need, MWC began a capital campaign in 2003 to establish the Amazing Grace Home (AGH). The Amazing Grace Home will minister to the needs of pregnant women by providing them with safe, Christ-centered housing. The home will provide each resident with basic needs such as food, shelter, discipleship, and life-skills training. Each resident will be offered opportunities to explore decisionmaking options in order to create a parenting or adoption plan for her child. AGH will house women who are in their first 20 weeks of a pregnancy and are at least 18 years of age. A pregnant woman will be considered for the program with the understanding that the home uses Biblical principles as a guide for change. Each womans application will be considered on its own merit and reviewed by an application team prior to admittance.

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Our Two-Fold Goal To raise a minimum of $400,000 by the end of 2012 in order to establish the home. To secure future funding for operating expenses of $75,000 annually.
Our hope is that Amazing Grace residents will learn to see themselves through Gods eyes. This new vision, gained through Gods Word, will provide hope for those who were once without hope. We believe it is through the power of Gods love, forgiveness, and restoration that true life changes can occur.
Fund Growth, Oct 2003 - Sept 2011
$400,000 Goal
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Pro-Life Prayer Reminder: Pray for individuals experiencing a pregnancy involving a child with special needs to have the support they need to carry the child to term.

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Metro Womens Center Balance Sheet


As of September 30, 2011

Your Contributions

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ASSETS Current Assets Bank Accounts Acacia Fund TCF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321.16 Capital One Money Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268,700.44 General Fund TCF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10,246.78 Total Bank Accounts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $279,268.38 Total Current Assets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $279,268.38 Other Assets Deferred Charges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .373.92 Total Other Assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $373.92 TOTAL ASSETS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $279,642.30 LIABILITIES & EQUITY Liabilities Current Liabities Payroll Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1702.79 Retirement Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105.83 Total Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,808.62 Equity Opening Balance Equity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86,433.36 Retained Earnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146,062.85 Net Income . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45,337.47 Total Equity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $277,833.68 TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY . . . $279,642.30

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Pro-Life Prayer Reminder: Pray for individuals who encouraged or in some cases forced/coerced a pregnant woman to have an abortion to recognize their part in the death of a child and seek the Lords forgiveness.

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Expenses & Proposed Budget

201011 Expenses & 201112 Proposed Budget


Expenses Advertising Auto Bank Charges Conference Fundraising Insurance-Bonding Legal - Professional Fees Literature Miscellaneous Office Supplies Office Water Postage & Delivery Pregnancy Test Printing Rent Repairs Telephone Training Gross Wages S.S., Medicare Tax, UI Tax Total Budgeted Expenses 2010-11 Current Budget 6,300.00 1,500.00 150.00 500.00 7,000.00 3,500.00 1,000.00 300.00 250.00 3,000.00 150.00 1,800.00 400.00 600.00 12,000.00 100.00 1,560.00 300.00 51,321.30 4,176.08 95,907.38 2010-11 Actual Expenses 6,283.64 1,323.50 60.00 391.33 6,975.18 3,104.50 425.00 57.51 696.18 3,725.22 142.45 1,520.34 36.95 1,091.65 12,000.00 15.00 1,558.94 0.00 52,439.64 4,366.62 96,213.65 2011-12 Proposed Budget 6,300.00 1,500.00 100.00 500.00 7,000.00 3,500.00 1,000.00 300.00 250.00 3,900.00 150.00 1,800.00 400.00 1,150.00 12,000.00 100.00 1,620.00 300.00 52,347.73 4,254.60 98,472.33

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Pro-Life Prayer Reminder: Pray that all those involved in an unplanned pregnancy and not saved would come to know Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.

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