“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17
By: Jennifer Mullen
It’s that time of year again. MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group leaders around the world are making preparations for the mothers who they will be ministering to this year. They are planning for guest speakers, crafts, discussion groups, and childcare. They are praying for the mothers who will walk through the doors of the churches where they meet. They are striving to provide a warm environment for growth of friendship, parenting skills, and future ministry leadership skills. They want you to know: “You are not alone.”
In the Fall of 2008, I entered the fellowship hall of my church with a 9 month old baby to be greeted by Melissa Pope who I already knew from church. She introduced me to Kerri Young and Gretchen Speer, both of whom were serving that year on the MOPS steering team. I knew very little about parenting and how to cope as a stay-at-home-mom. This group of women provided the support for me to start to get my feet on the ground. The friendships I have made over the years being in MOPS have shaped my life! Little did I know, down the road God would call me into a ministry through the writing of this blog with those amazing women I met in that first meeting!
If you are looking for a group to encourage you through this stage of motherhood, please consider MOPS. There are over 4,000 MOPS groups that meet worldwide. To find one near you, click here. If there is not one near you, consider chartering one with your church. You could never imagine the ripple effect of having/being in a MOPS group could have on yourself, your church, your community, and your world. Like their tagline says: “Better Moms Make a Better World!”
For more information visit MOPS International.