Friday, April 17, 2015

Mother's Day Gifts

Mother’s Day is one of the best times of year for Mercy for Mamas. What better time of year to give to help mothers in Uganda, then this time we set aside to honor our mothers and the special women in our lives.

This year for Mother’s Day, Mercy for Mamas is excited to partner with our friend Mandie Joy at Echoes of Mercy. Mandie makes incredible digital prints for all occasions. She designed these special prints just for Mercy for Mamas.  We have two quotes to choose from. They are just $14 each, which will provide two mama kits to women in need in Uganda.

The first option is a quote from Mother Theresa. She said, “Do small things with great love.”  I think so often as mothers we worry if what we are doing is really having an impact. We fear we are not making moments special enough for our children. Are we really taking the time needed to impart wisdom, love, grace, and mercy to our children? But in reality, the greatest truths that are children learn from us are in the small, every day details. It’s the lunch that is packed every day for school. It’s tucking them in for bed at night. It’s cleaning up after them when they are sick.  It’s in these moments that our children learn about sacrifice and true love. So as we fold laundry, wipe noses, and fill out school forms we are showing our children love. I think a copy of this print would be a great way to tell your mom thank you for all of the small things that she did for you and the lasting impact that she has had on your life. This comes in two color/design options... blue and coral. The watermarks will be removed from each one when your order.
#1 Do small things (blue)
#2 Do small things (Coral)
The second quote comes from Pastor Andy Stanley. He said, “Your greatest contribution to the kingdom of God may not be something you do, but someone you raise.” Again, I think that many women fear they are not living up to expectations. They question if their actions are good enough for God or are really making an impact for the kingdom of God. I think this quote is a great reminder that one of the most important tasks for a believer is to pass on their faith and passion for God to their children. Yes, God wants us to be great missionaries. He wants to reach the lost, and to lead powerful ministries and to serve in the church. But our first mission field most always first be within our home. This print is a great gift for the mother, grandmother, or special someone who helped to raise you to know Christ better.
#3 Your greatest contribution (this watermark has a typo, but the one you get will be corrected!!)
 
These prints are available as a digital download for $10 each.  You can order through Paypal right here....

Mother's Day Print Options
We will email you the digital version along with a card explaining that all proceeds from the print go toward purchasing mama kits.  Then you can print if off, put it in a lovely frame, and your Mother’s Day shopping is done! (*Mandie recommends that you print on 110 lb. cardstock at your local Kinkos or print shop. It is usually less than $2 each.) And remember, these make great gifts for anyone in your life, such as a friend, mentor, teacher, or even for yourself.
Another great Mother’s Day option is to make a donation to Mercy for Mamas as your gift. This can be something you add-on to another gift, or make it your entire gift. You can donate any amount starting at just $7 (the cost of one mama kit) Just make a donation using the Paypal link and make a note that you need a Mother’s Day card. We’ll email you a donation card you can print off and give to your loved one.

For those new to the Mercy for Mamas website, our goal is to reduce the maternal mortality rate in Uganda. We want to help more women survive childbirth so that they can have the opportunity to raise their own children. We do this by providing sterile birthing kits to women called mama kits. We also provide prenatal education and connect women to ministries, clinics, and churches in their areas that can provide long-term help.  We do all of our work while also sharing the love and mercy of Christ with the women we serve.

For just $7 you can provide a mama kit to one woman, which relieves a large financial burden for her, gives her all of the tools she needs to deliver, and also gives her dignity and hope.  Just as Mother Theresa said, sometimes we show great love by doing small things.  A $7 mama kit, may seem like a small thing to you, but to these women it can be life-changing and it shows them great love.

9 comments:

  1. I purchased one of your Mothers Day gifts through paypal. I have a receipt, but I haven't been emailed the digital print.

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  2. I was emailed the receipt but I have not received the digital print.

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  3. Is there something else that I need to do to receive my print?

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