Monday, April 2, 2018

A few exciting firsts

If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied. But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead! 1 Cor. 15:17-20

I pray that everyone had a fantastic Easter with their church and family. 💛

I am excited to share a few updates about some firsts that are happening in our MOPS groups around the continent of Africa....

One of our newest MOPS groups, located in Tiko, Cameroon, had their first MOPS meeting last week. They will be meeting Monday evenings, twice a month. And while we are so excited that they had 7 women attend their first meeting, the group is now focusing on how to create awareness in their community to find more moms to attend MOPS!

Tiko MOPS first meeting


Our MOPS groups in Capetown, South Africa held their first mom's-night-out last weekend. This idea of moms gathering together for food and fellowship is popular here in the U.S., as well. Nothing formal is planned; it is just a time to have fun and get together with other moms in the community! They had 50 women attend their event, many of whom aren't a part of their MOPS group. But Capetown MOPS is hoping this will lead many of these moms to start attending meetings.

Capetown MOPS mom's-night-out


The Kilimanjaro, Tanzania MOPS group is planning their first community event to a local hospital for their next MOPS meeting in April. They will visit with new moms in the hospital, as a service and outreach project. I was also happy to hear that the group has added a few new moms since I visited in January.

Discussion groups from the most recent Kilimanjaro MOPS meeting. The topic was Devotion 3: Self-Control from the new Global Curriculum. 

We love celebrating firsts here at MOPS! And from the passion and enthusiasm taking place in these and many of our other African groups, I know this is just the beginning of what I'll have to share. 


  1. Thank You for the opportunity to serve in mop what a privilege I don’t take it lightly. We had our first meeting in March and I sent photos or is it that the photos are for April.

  2. Congratulations to all those who had successful meetings and those who are yet to have. Mop is a force to reckon with.