Saturday, August 29, 2020

July/August Updates

After a blogging break last month, I have so very much to update you on. What an amazing God we serve!!

We have added three new MOPS Africa Coaches this month. We warmly welcome these women of God onto our official MOPS Africa leadership team:

Chioma Obasi, representing Nigeria

Leah Njeri, representing Kenya - Nairobi 

Janet Kimitios, representing Kenya - North Rift

Filling two new Kenya coach positions has allowed Sylvia Nyameche to move to a country coordinator role for MOPS Kenya. 

Congratulations to all of our newest MOPS Volunteer Team.

Earlier in August, South Africa held its Virtual MOMCon. Sonja and Ernadize hosted a wonderful event, and a terrific replacement (given the circumstances) for the big conference we were supposed to join them for in person this summer. They used videos from last year's US conference, and well over 200 moms joined them live for this great two-day encouragement and training opportunity. Several MOPS groups in South Africa are in the process of being started because of this awesome event.

Three big trips took place this month, as areas slowly ease COVID restrictions:

1. In Kenya, MOPS coaches Pamela and Janet, along with Pastor Sammy, visited all seven North-Rift region MOPS groups. As leadership was passed on from Pamela to Janet in this MOPS area, these remote groups were very excited to get updated live training and greetings from the Kenya leadership. 

Sylvia and Leah also took a trip to check on some area groups. And most recently, Sylvia traveled out to Mombasa on the East side of the country to launch a brand new group!

A visit from Pamela and Janet to Makutano MOPS

Sylvia launching Kenya's newest MOPS group, in Mombasa

2. Five members of the Ghana leadership team, including coach Harriet, took a trip to a new region - Cape Coast - where they met with 38 interested leaders from many local churches to teach them about the MOPS ministry. We look forward to welcoming many new groups as a result of this trip!

3. Stephanie, our MOPS Rwanda leader managed to visit 7 of the15 Kigali-based groups this month, before the government re-imposed stricter lockdown restrictions. They were all so happy to have a visit with her after such a long time away.

And here are a few other fun highlights from the last two months: 

Zambia leadership team meeting

Waiyaki MOPS meeting in Kenya

Gatundu MOPS meeting in Kenya

Zambia MOPS meeting in Lusaka, with coordinator Elevine

Selfies at the Ghana leadership meeting in Accra

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