Guadalupe Workers’ September Newsletter

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Guadalupe Workers is a tax deductible 501(c)3 non- profit organization that offers diverse support for mothers with unplanned pregnancies.

Our last letter told you of our ambitions to return two young children, Ernesto and Stephiie, to their mother, who had been detained back in May and deported to Mexico.

Ernesto, when he was a uterine child more than 3 years ago, had been rescued from abortion at the Ann Arbor Planned Parenthood. After securing all necessary paperwork, and after lengthy discussions with those fostering the children here in Monroe and with their mother in Mexico, we departed with the children on August 13. By the grace of God, the trip went very smoothly: we flew into Mexico City, were picked up there and driven 3 hours north to Queretaro, where the children were at last united with their mother, 3 months after separation.

Meanwhile, with the help of connections in Queretaro, we had been helping the mother, Maria, get herself established in a small house on a rancho near Guanajuato. It was, I think, one of the most privileged moments I’ve ever experienced, seeing the reunion of Maria and the children. More than 3 years ago, initially she had accepted Ernesto’s presence with very mixed emotions. Now she took him and his older sister into her arms with complete joy. Happily, upon returning to Mexico City, we were able to deliver a personal word of thanks to she who has done so much for us in the past 15 years–Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe.


Maria and her children reunited


     The Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe Mexico City, Mexico                                                                                                                                                                       

Back in Detroit, we are still homeless. Ambitions of purchasing our own office in Detroit were very quickly stifled during the summer months, as donations barely allowed us to keep up with the most critical needs of our mothers and families. Nevertheless, while those ambitions were stifled, they were not extinguished; and we continue from time to time to look at properties, now particularly on the southwest side, hoping God will show a way.

This summer we were able to be at the abortion facilities on the weekdays, with several successes to add to our Guadalupe Family. Just two days ago, I was standing on the McNichols side of Summit, when a man who had been parked farther down the block left his parking space and drove up abreast of me, where he double-parked in the way of traffic, to thank me and shake my hand. Initially, I was a little confused, not knowing why he was thanking me or who he was. He told me, though, that we had saved a life that day, while he also repeated several times that God works in mysterious way. He then pulled away, turned the corner at Forrer, where he was lost to my view. I walked around to the front of the building, where I learned that he had just picked up his girlfriend, who had exited the building upset, but carrying an ultrasound image. Yes, God works in mysterious ways.

There are new stories to tell—and there are old stories which continue. Taneika and Jabbar and their family have been with us for many years. Nine children now. Taneika, though, went through a job transition and Jabbar, for some reason, was cut off from his SSI benefits. And just as Taneika had finished her training and was ready to begin a new job, the front axle of their truck broke. Extensive front end work was needed, utility bills were needed, food was needed…. We’ve been asked many times before why we don’t connect our families with established help agencies, like the Knights of Columbus or Saint Vincent DePaul. Well, we do. We’ve established good working relationships with the mobile ultrasound unit and with the Luke Project, which has provided prenatal care for several of our mothers. And Saint Vincent DePaul on a couple of occasions has assisted with temporary housing. Often, though, the needs of our families require a quick, personal response—which we, by virtue of our small, on-the-road Board, are best able to give.

The newest Guadalupe Workers family members!



These twin babies were born on Saturday morning September 1st. They weigh 3 lbs each. Please pray for Kalaya and Kaleya.


Adonys was born 4 months ago! We had the joy to babysit for her mother for a few days. Such a sweet baby!

Coming up on September 29, as I hope you know, we and several co-sponsors are hosting a Michigan Sidewalk Counseling Symposium. As I have striven to clarify on radio interviews, this gathering is not a training session, and is not strictly about sidewalk counseling. Our aim is to explore the simple question, Is there an obligation for the whole Christian community to be at the killing places? We won’t get into discussions of this method or that method, of this strategy or that strategy. For many years we’ve talked about numbers, statistics, a class called the “unborn.” But if our premise is the sanctity of each individual life, shouldn’t we be there for each individual life?

Please go to our website to view a flyer for the event—and PLEASE use your own connections to spread word about the symposium. Several of the national greats of the prolife movement will be there.

Quadalupe Workers Need Your Help!


The Guadalupe Workers are busy with several tasks–and we really need help!
Firstly, a mother whom we met a few years ago at the Ann Arbor Planned Parenthood was recently deported; her four children, however, were left behind.  Two of those children are older and will remain with their Aunt here in the U.S.  The mother, however, has asked the Guadalupe Workers to bring to her the youngest children, including the child rescued three years ago at the Planned Parenthood.  The paperwork is done and the plane reservations are made.  The trip, though, is leaving a large hole in our bank account, to the amount of about $4,000.  
Secondly, the Workers have begun putting together the first Michigan Sidewalk Counseling Symposium, scheduled for September 29.  This symposium is a cooperative effort with Helpers of God’s Precious Infants, Sidewalk Advocates, and others.  Confirmed speakers include Walter Hoye, Anne Scheidler, David Bereit.  These speakers are requesting only travel expenses in order to be with us on that day; yet, as you know, those expenses can be formidable (Walter and his wife are coming from California).
Thirdly, the Workers are still homeless.  In our last newsletter, we expressed the desire to own our own home in Detroit.  Just keeping up with the mother requests over the summer, though, has kept our account at subsistence  level.  So, we are still homeless, still looking.  Fine tuning the request a bit, specifically what we seek is a larger home (2,000 sq ft) preferably on the southwest side.
Finally, our commitment to being on the sidewalk remains essential to our work.  This summer, we’ve been going out on weekdays, thereby avoiding the escorts.  By God’s grace, we’ve witnessed several turn-a-ways and have gladly accepted some costs in helping these mothers.  
Please help us in any way you can; especially, remember us in prayer when we leave August 13 to return little Ernesto and his sister to their mother.  We are flying into Mexico City but will need to drive north about three hours in order to meet their mother–and I’ve heard horror stories about driving in Mexico! (Though it can’t be worse than Chicago.)


Thank you,
Edmund Miller,
President of Guadalupe Workers

Invitation to the grand Opening of the new Pregnancy Resource Center

Invite for new preg center

DPT&HC Invite

This pregnancy center used to operate out of the basement at Oasis of Hope Church on 7 Mile by Woodward.  The new Director knew she needed to move it out of the church to reach the women they hoped to show the love of God to as they support them to choose life. They are located right by Summit abortuary on McNichols and Forrer.  Please pray for their protection – this area as many of you know is spiritually dark, we know the enemy does not want them there saving lives. Pray for the strength of the Director and staff to endure attacks.   They will not be providing ultrasounds yet and will refer to us or other pregnancy centers as needed until they can get a medical director and medical staff.


The wonderful volunteers with Guadelupe Workers have been shining the light into that corner for years and for that we are all so grateful!! So many lives have been saved.  Now they have someone close by to send the moms to and Detroit Pregnancy test and Help Center will be a great new partner in the fight to support moms to choose life.


Guadalupe Workers Volunteers


We are always in need for Volunteers to help out with the Guadalupe Workers monthly meeting for families!

  • The address is 4300 Central St, Detroit, MI 48210.
  • Volunteers 1:00-4:30 (Families 2:00-4:00)

The moms are in one room with their activity while the children are in 3 rooms by age; infants, little kids, and the big kids.

Volunteer jobs include:

  1. Drivers to pick up families and bring them to the event
  2. Childcare helper…….all you need is willingness to help where needed, follow the facilitator’s cues,
  3. Other… prep/serve, runner, sort and clean, table mover, hauling stuff as needed
  4. Childcare room leader- experience teaching, leading, coaching is helpful

We can never have too many volunteers! The best volunteers will take initiative to engage the children one-on-one toward building relationships. Volunteers have something to give, something to gain. We miss out when we stand on the sidelines. So if and when we find ourselves standing in a crowded room of kids, wondering what in the world to do….. let’s introduce ourselves by name and start getting to know someone of these wonderful children. Spend time. We are family! Give voice to other’s gifts, encourage them in their strengths. That’s our main job. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR VOLUNTEERING. You make a difference!

Letter From Guadalupe Workers – “Mom Needs Help!”


(Ultrasound of 14 week old baby saved from abortion)

“At the abortion clinic! Good morning everybody! This weekend there was a very young woman who turned away from abortion. She’s only 19 years old and she has a 3 year old boy. She has finished high school but we need to help her continue her education and also provide her with a car. Mr. Miller spoke to her and her mother before they went into the abortion clinic, they decided to still go inside and even as she was already in a gown, continue to think and speak to her mother about everything that Mr. Miller had told them. Thank God she walked out of that place. her baby is 14 weeks old in the womb.

We need help. Someone had donated us a car just a couple of weeks ago and we were going to give this car to another family but this other family has four children and this car is too small for them so it would be better to give this car to this mother and if possible give the bigger family a van instead. Many times we have had to purchase cars to help the women because transportation is very important for them in Detroit, but we basically have almost no money and we cannot buy a car at this point. Know that the babies of these mothers that we help would be dead today if it wasn’t because of all the support from everybody that comes together to help us offer this help to the women at the door of the abortion clinics . We are all volunteers and we are a 501 (c)3 non profit. We need support please help us. Invite us over to your parish so other people know about us so more people could contribute as well. Pray for us pray for all of these mothers and their babies.

The picture that I enclosed in this posting is the picture of the ultrasound that Beverly Bellomo Dixon and team took at the ICU Saturday after this young woman left the abortion clinic. The mother texted it to me so happy that she didn’t kill her baby! She said ” the baby is weaving” sure he is! 

If you have a van that you can donate or know someone please let us know. God bless you!”


Guadalupe Worker’s Need Volunteers – Please, please help us!


Dear Friends,

Guadalupe Workers is a tax deductible 501(c)3 non- profit organization that offers diverse support for mothers with unplanned pregnancies.

Our June speaker session is on Saturday June 3, 2017, at 1:30 PM at Guadalupe Parish, 4330 Central St., Detroit, Michigan. 

We are having another art session since many of the mothers were very inspired and happy with the last session. It helped them pray and release some stress and they liked the results.

I know that sometimes it doesn’t get busy, but many times it is, and if we don’t have helpers, we cannot provide a peaceful environment for these mothers.

It is just once a month. Plus you can meet the mothers who chose life for their babies.

There will be food and Refreshments.

Contact us at: (734) 262-6779 or at: