Thursday, February 28, 2019

February Updates

February has been a busy month!

I was given the honor of representing MOPS Africa at the MOPS International office in Denver, Colorado for the annual MOPS leadership summit. For the first time, our entire Global Team was together to plan and team build, preparing for a great year ahead. The week was full of God's goodness and faithfulness. And snow!

Global Team at MOPS International Headquarters - Denver, CO

We have a new country representing in Africa! A group has signed up in Ghana, West Africa, and we are beginning the work of training and planning to kick off a first meeting. Prayers for this new group are appreciated.

Our groups in Kasese, Uganda held their leadership meeting this month, planning for the year ahead. Pastor Alison, our MOPS Ambassador, had the opportunity to speak at a Pastor's conference the month before, and from that conference invited ten pastors to come to the leadership meeting to learn more about MOPS. We are praying that several of these new churches come alongside our current Kasese groups and support moms in their community!

MOPS Kasese leadership meeting

MOPS group leaders and interested pastors

One of our Kenyan MOPS coaches, Sylvia, was able to make in-person visits to several of her area groups this month- encouraging the leaders, praying with them, and spending time listening to their current needs.  I am always so grateful for our MOPS coaches being the hands and feet of Jesus on the ground to these moms and leaders!

Sylvia (far right), group leader Priscilla (in blue), and two other moms in Kajiado, Kenya MOPS

Another joy to report this month - on Valentine's Day, our moms in Nigeria MOPS got together to bless others in their community by bringing much needed items to an orphanage near their meeting place.

Nigeria MOPS community outreach
And finally, here are a few additional snapshot of some of our beautiful groups this month:

First MOPS meeting in Nakuru, Kenya

West Pokot, Kenya MOPS meeting

Butere, Kenya MOPS meeting