Saturday, August 5, 2023

July updates

In our June post, we welcomed MOPS groups from three new countries in Africa. And this month we added another four to that list! We welcome our new sisters in Burundi, Guinea, and Libya. And the final country must remain publicly undisclosed, due to the security concerns of the region. Welcome to our MOPS sisterhood!! 

In addition to these new countries, we have added many new groups this month around Kenya, Uganda, Côte d'Ivoire, Nigeria, and Ghana. These past two months have been our biggest growth period in MOPS Africa to date. We are currently in 26 countries reaching over 375 groups. God is so good! And our leaders are working tirelessly to spread this ministry to women all over Africa. Because they know first hand that Better Moms make a Better World!

The first meeting for one of our Libyan MOPS groups
The first meeting for our second Libyan MOPS group

MOPS Rwanda had a leadership training seminar this month with all group leaders from across the country. Thank you Stephanie and Claire for a successful event! It is great to see the ladies with their newly translated curriculum.

Additionally, our MOPS groups across Côte d'Ivoire had a two day training seminar on the curriculum and leadership handbook. Mandy and I both called in separately to share with the leaders. And Pastor James along with Cohort Leaders Bab and Seu ran a successful event with over 100 women present!

We held our MOPS Africa Prayer Day this month. Leaders from 22 countries joined together to pray in 30 minutes segments for a full 24 hours of continuous prayer. It's always a bit complicated to have everyone sorted out by time zones, but it's beautiful to have our sister join together to lift up this ministry to our Heavenly Father.

And here is a peek into our groups meeting across the continent this month:

Balm in Gilead MOPS in Nigeria
Kisii MOPS in Kenya
South Africa MOPS in Johannesburg
Upendo MOPS in Kenya
Hadassa MOPS in Kenya launched
MOPS Mali meeting
One of our MOPS moms in Mali converted to the Christian faith earlier this year. She just had a baby and the group celebrated with her!
MOPS Mali looking great under the leadership of Cohort Leader Elizabeth and Pastor Ezekiel
Githunguchu MOPS in Kenya
MOPS Togo meeting
MOPS DRC running their first meeting
MOPS Soroti in Uganda

MOPS Kamirithu in Kenya discussed the curriculum topic Praying for Our Kids

Pure Word MOPS in Nigeria discussing Love Lives Here
MOPS Narok in Kenya
MOPS Malawi leader, Gertrude
Sovereign Shining Light MOPS in Nigeria launched

Faith MOPS in Tanzania
Zambia MOPS having a meeting with the government about partnership
MOPS Marsabit in Kenya meeting for the first time. Praise God.
Kateve MOPS in Kenya
Roseambo MOPS launched in Kenya