Volunteer Spotlight- Marsha Dufford R.N.

Volunteer Spotlight- Marsha Dufford R.N.

-Stephanie Miller

Marsha is an RN who worked for 30 years as a labor and delivery nurse in the state of Wisconsin.  She has been volunteering for Pregnancy Resources since April 2011.  Marsha gives her time and talent so freely- often staying well past her four hour shift.  Marsha assists Nurse Jenny with ultrasounds in our Davenport Center, and she also works as a receptionist or anywhere needed when she is in the center.  Whenever Marsha is in the building, there is laughter and joy that is contagious.  Marsha is an avid Packers fan, and she may or may not be the reason for Jenny’s newfound love of Coke!

What brought you to Pregnancy Resources?

“I always say, ‘If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plan.’  When we moved here in the fall of ’09, I told God my plan was to work part time in an OBGYN office.  No one was
hiring!  I knew my church had a connection with Pregnancy
Resources so I inquired, and God put me here and closed all other doors.”

What is your favorite part about being a part of this ministry?

“…Just loving the clients.  They need to be loved-we all need that.”

What can you share about your experiences as a
volunteer?

“Being a volunteer at Pregnancy Resources is a blessing in so many ways.  It is an awesome experience to see the LIFE of a developing baby on a screen when a client is having her first ultrasound, and to witness her reaction to that LIFE!  Another amazing thing is the freedom to talk with clients and their families about God's love for them.  We pray for all the clients that come to Pregnancy Resources, and we pray with many of them.  A recent client gave me a special little token with John 3:16 inscribed on it; it made my day because she had felt cared for, and that is what it's all about!

 I am so thankful that "my plan" didn't work out, and that "God's plan" brought me to Pregnancy Resources as a volunteer.

What would you tell someone considering volunteering for Pregnancy Resources?

“Go for it!”