FOCUSED Ministries, Inc.

FOCUSED Ministries, Inc. is a faith-based Non-profit organization designed to enhance the lives of teenaged girls ages 13-18. We believe that through the Word of God, hearts will be healed, lives transformed, and families restored.


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GirlsFOCUSED Mentoring Group

GirlsFOCUSED is a faith-based mentoring program serving the Chicagoland area. Our organization is motivated by God’s love to serve, support, and love young girls. Our purpose is to help young girls between the ages of 13-18 achieve excellence across all life areas through our 1:1 mentoring program and quarterly group activities.

  • We "keep it real" and relevant for this current generation without pushing a “religious agenda”
  • We are a resource for families, providing another layer of support because it truly “takes a village”

If you want to learn more about GirlsFOCUSED and/or want to enroll a young lady, you are invited to attend our first parent meeting. We look forward to seeing you there! You may also contact us for more information.

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Email: tjbaker@focused-ministries.org

Mrs. Tricia L. Murray, Executive Director
Dr. Trisha J. Baker, Founder/President

Here's a snippet from one of our girls...

"There are so many great things about GirlsFOCUSED, I barely even know where to start. First, Dr. Baker, Mrs. Murray, and every person on the GirlsFOCUSED board are so incredibly committed. They strive to help young women succeed in life by giving us an opportunity to have a relationship with God. What I love is that the founders of this organization make us girls feel like we are their number one, but what I love even more is that we actually aren't-- God is..."

Samantha, 15


The Lord blessed our 2nd Annual "For Our Girls!" Celebration & Benefit!

Special thanks to Ms. Yahdina U-Deen for being our featured guest soloist and Ms. Kiya Lewis & Little Ms. Payton Thompson for sharing your gifts expressed in dance! Thanks also to Rev. Michael Gibson, one of our Governing Board of Directors, and Mr. & Mrs. Michael Gibson, II for your service as well! You all made our event a blessing to all!

Another special thanks also goes to our:
Fundraising Coordinator Ms. Willie Shaw for organizing this event,
Board President Mrs. Shirlene Baker
Board Secretary Mrs. Margo McCoy,
Executive Director Mrs. Trish Murray and all of the Governing Board of Directors and Advisory Committee Members who were unable to attend.

YOUR generosity helps support meetings where Christian women offer activities to build confidence and the skills these young women need to keep

Focusing On Christ Until Spiritual Excellence is Demonstrated.

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Thank you for your continued prayers and support as we continue to move forward

Staying FOCUSED!
Dr. Baker


From the desk of the Executive Director:

Greetings on behalf of FOCUSED Ministries, Inc.,

We are so pleased that God has led you to this site. In doing so, He has opened a door and provided an opportunity for us to introduce ourselves to you as to who we are and what we do.

We are a non-profit organization with the simple but awesome mission: to help young women achieve excellence. Like other social service programs, we strive to address multiple facets of life, however, we are different. We are motivated by a God-given burden to love and a deep desire to embrace and lift up all of our young sisters. We are unashamedly faith-based and all of our work is grounded in Scripture.

At FOCUSED, we understand that life is often a bumpy journey. As we travel along the road of life, God allows certain paths to intersect for the specific purpose of building relationships. It is through the blessing of relationship with one another that we are strengthened. With God in our midst, the strengthened are also then empowered to achieve excellence. This is our testimony and we want it to be yours, too. We believe you were created to be excellent in all things. We want you to also believe this truth and live excellently!

We invite you to seek us out and make a connection that just might be life changing!</br >
God Bless You!

Blessings,

Trish
Executive Director

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If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land (2 Chronicles 7:14 KJV).

Jesus prayed. He prayed in the garden (Luke 22:42); He prayed for us to be kept (John 17:11); In the Lord’s prayer (Matt. 6:9-15), He teaches us HOW to pray. He commanded us to pray for those in authority (1 Tim 2+); He says to us to pray for our enemies (5:44). JESUS PRAYED! So, would you not agree that prayer is important and vital? I would certainly say so! Throughout the Bible, there are many examples of prayers going forth! So, let’s get to it because WHEN we pray, things DO happen! That is WHEN we pray AND believe (Matt. 21:22)!

I believe God has called us into a season of prayer, especially for our young people. With all that is going on in our communities today, the messages they hear all around us, we need to pray for them for only God can touch their hearts and ours as well!

For so, so long, we have lived in a time of ease and comfortability and pushed aside time for prayer. Growing up, I remember hearing the deacons pray on Sunday mornings at church. I remember weekend shut-ins at church where the Saints came with their children, their pillows and blankets, and fasted and prayed all night and all day. I remember seeing the church folk kneeling beside the pews or laying on the floor of the sanctuary calling out to the Lord in pray and intercession. Let's get back to it!

Each Wednesday, FOCUSED Ministries sets aside time to fast and pray for the work. We esp. pray for our youth, past, present, and future, and their families. We invite you to join us each week as we look to the Lord for guidance. You may not receive an email from us each week, but please mark your calendar and join us in prayer. I want to see God’s power move among our youth, our ministry, and across the nation but it will only happen when we obey His word (2 Chr. 7:14). God promised that He would forgive us, heal us, and cleanse us!

Do it, Father, I pray in Jesus name! Lord, turn our hearts towards you. Help us to lay aside ourselves and give our all to You. Forgive us for trying to do it ourselves. Help us to humble ourselves under Your mighty hand because it is only through You that we can have true joy, peace, and contentment. You have blessed us with a group of young ladies and their families who have stuck with us since our 1st GirlsFOCUSED Conference 2018. Bless them, I pray, in Jesus name. As we prepare for our 2nd GirlsFOCUSED VISION Conference, thank You in advance for the new girls that will come. In Jesus name, I pray, Amen!
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~~Faith~~
Now, faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen (Hebrew 11:1, KJV).
Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see (Hebrew 11:1, NLT).

When we say, “Well, all we can do is hope for the best,” do we really hope for the best? Most times when we say that, what we really mean is, “Well, if it happens great but if it doesn’t, oh well!” This is NOT the way those who hope in the Lord should live. We need to live in expectancy that God is true to His promise and that He will fulfill His will in our lives and in the earth.

Further, in Hebrews 11, verse 13 it says, These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth (Hebrews 11:13).” The “these” mentioned in this passage were referring to Abel, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, and Sarah. All of these had hope in God’s promises even though they did not SEE His promises fulfilled while they lived! The verse goes on to stress that they lived convinced that God would fulfill His promises! How are you living?

January 2019 - let’s extend our faith this year towards our young people. Let’s believe by FAITH that God will deliver, will raise up, will anoint, and will use our young ladies in a mighty way to bring change - change that only a willing vessel placed in God's able hands can bring - lasting, life-changing, life-altering change!

Father, increase our faith! Help us to trust You more. Give us a hunger for Your word for it is by hearing Your word that faith comes (Romans 10:17)! Thank You for the opportunity You’ve given us through FOCUSED Ministries to reach this generation. Thank You for open doors; thank You for increase.

Bless those today, Father, who need victory over social anxiety and mental health issues! Help us, Lord, to know who we are in You, in Jesus name I pray. Thank You for Your presence even now filling the room with Your peace and comfort. Father, we are victorious in You!

Keep our young ladies in the center of Your will, we pray and thank You for it now, in Jesus name, Amen!

Be blessed!!
Dr. Baker
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