Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things. - Philippians 4:8
Another month, more good news to report. I'm always thankful for the opportunity to look back over the month when I do these posts. It is such a great reminder that God is still working even when the darkness seems so overwhelming at times. There is always something praiseworthy.
MOPS Africa has gotten impressively technology-savvy this month ... which is crazy only because I myself struggle so much with it. But our African leaders were ready to jump into this long before I was, and it was the biggest blessing to all of us.
We've had four online video meetings on Zoom this month. The first was a trial-run to make sure everyone could log-on well. The time was filled with introductions, encouragement, and opening the floor for everyone to share a bit. We had over 35 MOPS Africa leaders from 11 countries!
The last three meetings were virtual trainings on the following topics:
- All about MOPS Mentors
- MOPS 101 - an introduction for our newer groups
- MOPS Outreach
Praising God for such good turnout to all of these meetings and a wonderful opportunity to connect with so many leaders virtually when meeting in-person this year is not possible.
This month, a brand new MOPS group, lead by leader Oluchi Ogu, started in Andranomena Ambohbao, Madagascar. Congratulations for a great first meeting ladies. Welcome to the Global Sisterhood!
|The first meeting is off to a good start - icebreaker!|
We had several MOPS areas recently experience significant flooding in their towns - West Pokot, Kenya and Kasese, Uganda. One MOPS group in particular had several families loose most everything - please pray for them! But amidst the chaos, some neighboring MOPS groups came together and did what they do well - they make 2,000 bars of soap to help hand out to those most affected by the flooding. Subsequently, relief help also came with food, too.
|Mixing the liquid before pour into bars of soap|
And for fun - look at these colorful MOPS shirts our Cameroon group just ordered. Love it!
Many countries across the continent still have restricted movement, and that's quite a struggle for MOPS groups. We pray that these areas stay safe and begin to open as soon as they are able.
And I want to close here with a benediction my pastor says every week as he closes service. It rings truer than ever now - We don't know what the next month will bring, but may God bless you and keep you. May His face shine upon you and give you strength, courage, and peace.