For all Mothers, we wish you a Happy Mother’s Day. We celebrate you and thank you for all that you do to care for your family.
African Mother’s Give Selflessly
In rural Africa, the care that a Mother provides to her children is often at the expense of her own. When there is not enough food, the children eat, and mothers often go hungry. When there is a shortage of medication, mothers will go without. From before sunrise until after sunset their days are filled with hard work to care for their families.
Betty Nanteza (pictured below) lives in the small village of Mawuta, near our mission in Uganda. She spends her time fetching water, growing vegetables, cooking, cleaning, and so much more to care for her 6 children and 3 grandchildren. When asked what she would want for Mother’s Day, she did not ask for candy or other gifts, Betty asked for a bag of rice or corn to feed her children.
“Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.”
– Proverbs 31:25-28
The Best Mother’s Day Gifts Cannot be Wrapped
Pastor Peterson Kasharu regularly visits remote villages in Uganda.
During his most recent trip he visited the hut where an elderly woman and her 13 grandchildren lived. He learned that the children’s parents had both died and the burden of caring for the children had fallen onto their grandmother.
The family had run out of food and had not eaten in several days. The grandmother told Peterson “I was laying helpless in the kitchen … praying for some food for my grandchildren and waiting for an answer from God”.
Her prayers were answered when Pastor Peterson arrived bringing bags of rice and corn flour along with cooking oil.
This family would not have survived had it not been for your generous support and the caring hands of our local pastors.
Give the Gift of Hope in Honor of the Special Mothers in Your Life
Imagine how your mother would react if you gave a desperately poor family in Africa the hope for a better life … on her behalf. Like the gift of rice, corn, and cooking oil that saved the lives of this grandmother and her 13 grandchildren who had placed their future in God’s hands.
If you are interested in a gift for your mother or grandmother on their special day, we would encourage you to consider the gift of food, medicine, a water well, farm animals, or mosquito nets delivered by the International Children’s Fund to mothers in need in Africa. Their lives, and the lives of their family depend upon your generosity.
We have a wonderful gift selection (from just $25) available at https://icfaid.org/gift catalog/ or contact our office at the number below.
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