Wow, we are already a whole month into the new year! Let's take a look at how God has been working in MOPS Africa this month.
Our Kenya team has been very busy. After spending much of the last quarter of 2021 planning a country-wide conference for all of the existing MOPS groups, they hosted this incredible meeting in Nakuru, Kenya on December 28. This is the first time many of these coordinators have met together before, and they had a great two days of being trained and encouraged in community. There were 31 leaders present, including every group coordinator and the Kenya leadership team. The theme of the conference was 'All for Love', and they all received new curriculum for this year's meetings.
Just a few weeks later, on January 29, another conference was held in Machakos, Kenya, to present MOPS to a large group of local women pastors who are very excited about bringing MOPS to their communities. The day was hosted by Sarah Kala (Machakos MOPS coordinator), Sylvia Nyameche (Kenya Country Coordinator), and Leah Njeri (Kenya Cohort Leader). We invited 30 women church leaders to receive training on the MOPS leadership handbook, global curriculum, and how to start a MOPS group. The pastors left for home on fire for starting the ministry in their churches! We look forward to the fruit that will come from this effort.
MOPS Zambia celebrated Christmas at the maternity ward the MOPS moms have adopted, where they visited with handmade menstrual pads, baby hats, and other birthing supplies. They prayed with the women and encouraged them as they began the difficult journey of single motherhood in poverty. What a beautiful sacrifice of love to celebrate the birth of our Savior.
Speaking of births, we have several congratulations to give for our MOPS Africa leaders on the recent birth or upcoming birth of their babies. With praise and celebration to these leaders, welcome to the world little ones!
- Bukola - Nigeria
- Theresa - Liberia
- Gail - Kenya
- Fosua Asare - Ghana
Here is a peek into some other meetings this past month: