We just love these people. We love the people in Texas who let God get a hold of their hearts so they could make this ministry happen. We love the beautiful hands and feet on the ground in Zambia that make this ministry work day in and day out.
There is also a special place in our hearts for these mamas.
Two of these women are blessed with husbands. The other 10 are widows. Twelve women who have answered the call to die to themselves daily and raise 8 beautiful children a piece - nearly 100 in all - for Jesus.
Ladies, we have an incredible opportunity here. We have an opportunity to come along beside women across the globe from us and love them. Love them, encourage them, pray for them, befriend them, and support them.
|Seven of the mamas wrapping up their regular Bible study time.|
The idea began with clothespin aprons. As a clothes hanging mama, I know I find my clothespin apron to be invaluable. I started thinking about those mama in the hot Zambian sun, hanging clothes for 8 precious souls and I thought, "it would be nice to bless a mama with a clothespin apron."
Of course, you cannot bless just one - there are 12 of them. And, while a clothespin apron is a blessing, how much more so a prayer warrior for a friend?
|Mama Juliet preparing lunch|
So, twelve lucky ladies will get to bless 12 lucky ladies with:
A clothespin apron (I can send you a pattern, you can use your own pattern, or you can purchase one)
Specific prayer - as these women have provided us with their prayer requests
A relationship as a prayer warrior and a pen pal
If you decide to sign up to be a part of this special opportunity, here is how it will work.
Please leave a comment with the name of the mama you would like to bless and your address so I can mail you a packet with a copy of the clothespin apron I use, a picture of your mama with her family, and your mama's prayer list. The comments are moderated so I will get your information, but it will not post to the blog. Please also leave your second choice in case the first one has already been chosen.
|Mama Anna making lunch.|
I will need your apron, clothespins, and letter (and anything else you choose to send to your mama or her house) by March 18th. Your special gift will arrive in Zambia the first or second week of April!
Who is in? Who wants to let Jesus have a little more of you...and you a little more of Him?
**UPDATE all of the mamas have been spoken for, but if you'd still like to connect with a mama, let me know - EVERY mama needs all of the support she can get!:
Mama Ellen for Melisse
Mama Loveness for Nancy
Mama Mary for Jenny
Mama Anna for Linda
Mama Juliet for Desi
Mama Christine for Melissa
Mama Jane for my sweet mother-in-love!
Mama Sarah for Kris
Mama Josephine for Brandy
Mama Florence for Casey
Mama Theresa for Shawn
Mama Elizabeth for Marlene
THANK YOU, ladies!