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April 2014

Mary Kay Facials

On April 24, 2014 we will be blessed to receive facials from a Mary Kay Representative at 11am. Those who are not working or in school will make themselves available to be pampered!  Thank you Ms. Elauda Banks of Echo Development, Not For Profit, for making this possible!!!
Invited to Greater St. John’s Church

Greater St. John's Church

On April 19, 2014 Leslie’s Place was invited to Greater St. John’s Church, 310 S. Kostner Blvd., Chicago, by the mission Board headed by Vernetta. It was a very spirit filled event. Rev. Ethel Johnson spoke on “A Viturous Woman”. It was very powerful!  The members of the church made us feel very special. On Friday the 18th they brought dinner for everyone. We were blessed with rib tips, fried fish, baked chicken, cole slaw, potato salad, dinner rolls, and cake. On Saturday immediate after the speaker we were served a very delicious meal. Upon leaving gifts bags were given. What a beautiful outgoing!!!

Thank you Pastor LeSure and the Mission Board.

Responses from the Women of Leslie's Place:

For the luncheon we attended on Saturday the 19th the message of the virtuous woman reached me at the level of recognizing I still have so much to strive and reach for. There are places I fall short; the words spoken allowed me to know where I need to improve. That in some ways I cover what a virtous woman is, even though I am not quite there yet. I saw joy, friendship, laughter, and love. That we can all be that person to move forward and over come any obstacles to be a better person. That one must never stop striving and become a pillar in the community and to never forget where you came from to strive to overcome it grow from it and show those gifts of virtuous no matter where you are in life.
                                                                                   -- Shannon

Greater St. John Church Program -
Proverbs: 31:9-19

What I got out of it!

A Virtuous Woman -- One who takes on a multitude of tasks who accomplishes them all on and mannerable time, along with providing for others and her siblings. Extended her hand with love and encouraging others to live a righteous life in the name of Jesus. But most of all honor God in all aspects of your life. The servants God used from Greater St. John Church were a big inspiration being used by the Lord to bless others and lift them up and I truly received a blessing from them all.  God Bless!!

                                                                                   -- Regina


The Peace Chapter of the Eastern Star

On April 26, 2014 at 12:30pm Leslie’s Place will be blessed by the Peace Chapter 213, Order of the Eastern Star.  Sister Toni McDonald of the group stated they just want to serve and give back. They will bring a full cooked meal and clothing for the ladies of Leslie's Place followed by fellowship.  Thank you Beverly Pittman and everyone for serving.

Tabernacle Baptist Church

On April 27, 2014 Director Leslie Brown and the Ladies will fellowship with Tabernacle Baptist Church at 45th and Indiana. We are invited by the mission group. Leslie will share about the work God has called her to do. Tabernacle always supported Leslie’s Place. We are grateful for the love of God that shines through them.

The Doc’s-Ology

On April 28, 2014 we will attend “The Doc’s-Ology”  Spring Cleaning from The Inside out. Presented by, the Earth’s Angels Ministry of Helps. It will be held at 1st Baptist Congregational Church, 1613 W, Washington, Chicago, IL from 6 - 8 pm. The speakers are Dr. Romona L. Smith-Battle, Dr. Shaquala Resse, and Rev. Dr. Tasha M. Brown.

February 2014


Leslie Brown Interview with CCTV America

CCTV America, an international television network, will interview Leslie's Place Director Leslie Brown and residents on Thursday, February 27. CCTV America is the English language news service produced by China Central Television in Washington, D.C. with bureaus in major US cities, including Chicago.  CCTV America programs can be seen on COMCAST Channel 273 in the greater Washington area; on Time Warner Channel 134 in New York; on Charter Cable Channel 562 in Los Angeles; and nationwide on DISH TV channel 265.  We will update this information with the broadcast schedule following the interview.

Pamper the Ladies Day

February 8, 2014, given by The National Association of University Women, President: Delantea 10 am to 12 noon.

Sister to Sister Valentine’s Day

Victory in Christ Celebration given by:  New Progressive Mission Ministry, President: Pamela Franklin
10 am to 12 noon.

Remarks from our Residents Regarding these two events: The National Association of University Women
and New Progressive Missionary Baptist Church

  • Sadie: What I got out of both groups is that God loves me so much that he gave his only son to die for me and my sins and that there is no greater love than my God. And today I am thankful for each and everything he has planned for me in the future.
  • Regina: I want to give high honor praise to God thank him for the ladies for reaching out to us for such an awesome manicure on our nails. Thanks also for the gifts it was a job well done. I pray that you ladies find something else to do with us ladies here at Leslie’s Place. You all are truly welcome to come back anytime. My nails still look good.
  • Catania: Thank you for helping me see that God is love and his mercy endures forever and how love never gives up and never lose faith, love is always hopeful, patient and kind. Helping me see God is who he said he is and whoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting fife thank you so much for taking the time out to share the word of God and for the gifts you’ve given me and my daughter. What a powerful,  message thank you so much from the bottom of my heart be bless.
  • Rachael: I would like to thank you and the other ladies from New Progressive Missionary Baptist Church for taking time out of your Saturday to come to Leslie’s Place. I had a really good time. I now understand that even though I am new to praying and knowing God that he still loves me and hears my prayers when I pray. God’s love is powerful and we all need it in our lives no matter how young or old we are. Thank you ladies for your words of love and encouragement, also thank you very much for the Valentine’s Day bags. That was very nice of you. I look forward to seeing you ladies again.
  • Debra: I may not have a man to send me roses and chocolate or flowers or a dinner date or say I love you. I do have you--God Thank you for loving the true love in Jesus name Amen.
  • Judy: The ladies from New Progressive Missionary Baptist Church, was a wonderful group I had a very good time with them and the ladies of Leslie’s Place. The pampering of the nails and polishing them and the conversation with them was very up lifting something I needed and missed. God knows what I need better than myself and need this group and the ladies of Leslie’s Place.


National Consortium of Black Women in Ministry

Leslie has been asked to speak about Leslie’s Place on February 21, 2014 for the National Consortium of Black Women in Ministry at 7 p.m. at Greater Institutional AME Church, located 7800 S, Indiana Ave, Chicago, IL.

Aldermen Walter Burnett‘s Event

Leslie and The Residents from Leslie’s Place has been invited to an event honoring Aldermen Walter Burnett on February 25, 2014, at Chicago Winery located 1200 W, Randolph Street. From 5:40 - 7:30 p.m.

January 2014

Holiday Blessings

During the Christmas season many, many caring individuals and groups reached out to Leslie’s Place. We are so grateful to each of you! May this year bring much success.

The Barnabas Project  -  Thank you for bus cards for the Residents.

Also we thank:  Robbie Klein, Karen Lynch, Taddy Kalas, Holly Bartecki, Debora S. Dickinson, Amy Yates, Julie Ellis, William Strong, Peter Hales, Ann Monick, Susan Gescheidle, and Expert Jewelry Repair & Design

Care packages were given by several groups Thank you:
Toys given by National Association of University Women