Mothers’ Union is our Mission of the Month for April, with Jenny Tremaine as the parish representative. In spite of the COVID 19 pandemic, support has continued locally by phone calls and personal visits.
Particularly in Northern Ireland in the UNITED KINGDOM bumper numbers in the Diocese of Down became involved in the ‘GRUB CLUB’ organised by Rev’d Adrian Green of Mount Merrion Church, providing local children and families with food during school holidays. They have had to adapt this work due to the Covid restrictions, but organised a packed lunch giveaway instead. They have also been providing grants to support the ‘Mums in May ‘ fund awarding money for approved projects across the province.
The Mother’s union VICOBA group provides credit and savings in Tanzania to start small businesses to benefit families; for example they have helped enable a Daisy group to supply coconut and soap oils, providing increased income to pay for school fees and uniforms etc. Also from Zanzibar loans were used to dig a well for fresh water, for fattening livestock and encouraging vegetable crops for sale in local markets. The Mothers’ Union also work in the Democratic Republic of Congo and in Rwanda, providing sewing machines for disadvantaged women and families giving them the dignity to enable them to feed families and neighbours.
This is just an insight of the work and support given by the Mothers’ Union around the world, together with prayer which is the heart of everything the Mothers’ Union does.
We will have a retiring collection during the month of April, to raise some desperately needed funds for this charity, or you can donate by going to this link below. Donations made at the link will be combined with the Retiring Collection and sent to the Mothers’ Union. Lastly, Jenny Tremaine is happy to receive donations as well.
If you would like to know more about the work of the Mothers’ Union you can find their website at this link.