Thursday, May 26, 2011

No Mom Alone

If you've been part of a MOPS group for any amount of time you have probably heard the language "No Mom Alone". It is the MOPS mission to reach each and every mom where they're at. To be a source of encouragement, community, friendship, and help. To show and give love with no expectation of a return. To offer hope in a hopeless situation....I could go on and on....

I know that time after time I have had the great blessing of being on the receiving end of some "MOPS love". Today I am overjoyed to share with you how we can be on the GIVING side.

We,here in FL, have been fortunate to not have to deal with any devastating weather so far but sadly our MOPS friends in Joplin, MO have faced the storms and lost much...including homes. Please remember to pray for these families daily!

I can't imagine what it would be like to tell my daughters that everything they love and cherish is gone. Dress up clothes, Buzz and Woody dolls, a favorite blankie...gone...It pains me to think about what this must be like. (And that's not even thinking about the "essentials" like wipes, diapers, and pacis....)

Tracey Solomon, a MOPS leader, has set up an Amazon Wish List to benefit the MOPS moms in Joplin, MO and their neighbors. (Isn't that awesome!?!? Thanks, Tracey!)

It's as simple as this: visit the link below, make a purchase (or 5... ;-) and the items will automatically be sent to College Heights Christian Church in Joplin, MO and distributed to the MOPS families in need and to others in the community.

Happy Shopping:

Jennifer Sabin over at Family Musings gave a great shopping tip! "If you decide to make a donation, you should sign up for Amazon Mom first. This will get you free shipping on several items in this Wish List (plus stuff you might buy for yourself down the road)." Thanks, Jennifer!

So let's put some action to "No Mom Alone"! We might not know these moms on a personal level but we all have so much in common....we are MOPS!

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