Tuesday, March 1, 2022

February Updates

Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which He bought with His own blood. - Acts 20:28

Thank you for so faithfully following this blog and cheering on our fellow sisters across Africa who are doing the mighty work of loving moms for Jesus! Our leaders shepherd with such grace, faithfulness, and passion for serving God, and it's incredibly inspiring to see what they are doing each month!

Stephanie, our Cohort Leader in MOPS Rwanda, diligently translated the new Find Your Fire curriculum into Kinyarwanda for the 27 MOPS groups in her country. This month she traveled to each region to share the curriculum and train the leaders to prepare them for a successful year. Here she is with the Kigali MOPS leaders after they received their new books:

Chioma, Cohort Leader for MOPS Nigeria, has been focusing on strengthening the MOPS mentor mom position. She is passionate about equipping mentor moms all across Africa to help guide the younger moms of MOPS in both their parenting and spiritual journeys. This month, she invited Deborah Porter to encourage the Africa mentor moms via an online training. We were honored to hear what she shared with us:

Sarah, our Cohort Leader-in-training for Kenya wrote this: "We had the banner right at the door. The door remained wide open throughout the session...the new moms were able to see it from far and were sure they were coming to the right place". I love this - open doors, an accessible meeting place, and being intentional about welcoming new moms!  That's what MOPS is all about. 

I had a great meeting this month with the MOPS Uganda Team - Sylvia and Meble - to plan MOPS outreach and goals across their region for the year:

And finally, as a result of the MOPS training in Kenya last month with interested churches, we have several new groups starting up: 

Manza Chapel



Here is a peek into our other MOPS meetings across the continent, this month:

Dominion MOPS in Zambia
Waiyaki MOPS in Kenya
AIC MOPS Group in Kenya
After over a year of not meeting, we welcome our MOPS group in Moshi, Tanzania back together!

Kisumu MOPS meeting in Kenya

Pure Word MOPS meeting in Lagos, Nigeria

MOPS Zambia Leader planning meeting

MOPS Kasarani Mwiki in Kenya
A MOPS meeting for widowed women in Ivory Coast