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.
Note: You can still donate to For Our Girls! and In memory of Elizabeth Swamy on our Donations Page

 Focused 2nd Annual Celebration and Benefit

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!

God Bless You!



Executive Director


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God of mercy and God of everlasting love, open our souls to Your will, open our hearts to Your love, and open our minds to Your thoughts. Allow us to walk like You, allow us to talk like You, allow us to think like You, allow us to love like You, allow us to act like You, and allow us to look like You so that when men see us they see You and their perception of You.

Live in us and have Your way in us realizing that as much as we desire to accomplish Your purpose and Your will that it is not by power, not by might, but by Your Spirit that we accomplish the work that You have set before us. We pray that You would remove self, remove our sense of accomplishment, remove any sense of pride, remove anything that would even suggest that we have given our best and have arrived, which You said that even our best amounts to filthy rags before You.

Lord, it is my prayer that we see things through Your eyes and as we strive to do Your will, we pray that You, and only You, will receive the glory. This ministry has already been blessed and ordained by You, so rein those of us in who, out of some form of ignorance, will not allow You to have TOTAL CONTROL. This is my prayer, not yours.

Humbly submitted,
Rev. Michael Gibson, Governing Board of Directors
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God’s Glorious Summer

The summer months are upon us. Vacations, outdoor activities, barbeques, gardening, family reunions, and long walks — all signs of the season and blessings we too often take for granted.

God is constantly reminding us of His presence and His sovereignty. The changing of the seasons is an example of this. Even in Chicago where day to day weather can be unpredictable, we can always count on spring giving way to summer before moving into fall and then winter. Each year we can count on this cycle created by God and the various joys associated with each part of the year. What makes summer special to you? Where in summer do you see the presence of God? His blessings? His sovereignty? Whether it is a trip to the farmer’s market, fresh flowers, or the mild temperatures, give God glory for His creation. Acknowledge Him as the creator with all-encompassing authority. Thank Him for keeping His promises. Rejoice in His gifts!
“He covers the sky with clouds; he supplies the earth with rain and makes grass grow on the hills.” Psalm 147:8
"You alone are the LORD. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas, and all that is them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you. Nehemiah 9:6

“As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.” Genesis 8:22

Mrs. Trish Murray, Executive Director

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