Mother's Day is right around the corner. Can you believe it? It seems like we were just celebrating Valentine's Day! But it's time to start making plans to celebrate dear old mom.
Each year on Mother's Day churches across the US take time to honor the women in their church. They pass out bookmarks, flowers, or candy. Or maybe they have a contest for the women with the most children, the oldest mother, or the newest mother. Perhaps your church has a baby dedication service that Sunday. Every church does it differently, but it is a time to honor the gift of motherhood.
Here at Mercy for Mamas, Mother's Day is a big time of year for us. The vast majority of our funding for the year comes during the month's of April and May. This is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the important women in our lives, while also helping to support women in Uganda.
|Young Mother's receiving their mama kits at a local crisis pregnancy center|
|Expectant Ugandan mother with her birthing supplies|
Each mama kit costs just $7. The kits include very basic supplies including: cotton wool, razor blades, sterile gloves, umbilical cord ties, soap, large plastic sheeting, directions for delivery, and a health care card.
|Mama kit. "Maama" is the Luganda word for mother|
|Village midwife assisting a young woman in labor|
- Instead of spending money on a gift for the mothers in your church, you could make a donation to Mercy for Mamas and give each woman a card explaining your gift.
- You could show the Mercy for Mamas video during your service and help us get the word out about the great needs of pregnant women in Uganda. (*We have the main video that is posted on this site, but we will have a new updated video done before Mother's Day!)
- You could collect a love offering for Mercy for Mamas on Mother's Day. We would provide you with donation cards church people could then give to their mothers or special someone explaining that they gave in their honor.
- We can provide you with a bulletin insert for you explaining our cause.
I love the idea of the church honoring our mothers, helping other mothers live to parent their children, and sharing the gospel all at the same time. This is the church in action.
If you'd like more information on how you can incorporate Mercy for Mamas into your church please email us at email@example.com. Also, make sure to check out the whole website, so you can get a better understanding of the work we do.