A few months ago God placed in my mind and heart a vision for setting up a group for teenage Mums from Budila village, a space with 2 rooms where we could set up a ‘mother and toddler group’ style group with toys, crafts, bible stories and songs, and snacks in one room and a ‘baby health clinic’ in the other room with baby weigh scales, a baby thermometer and baby baths for the babies to be bathed in a warm, dry, clean place esp. during the winter months. Alongside this, we could have discussion times with the young Mums about topics such as baby health, child development, feeding, sleeping, bonding, as well as encouraging the Mums in interacting with their babies, helping them form healthy attachments and providing their babies with the right care and stimulation they need. Furthermore, we could encourage the development of the Mums themselves, as Mums, as young women, in their education, and in their faith.
I’m so humbled to say it seems this vision is becoming reality as we visited Budila village to deliver invites to numerous Mums aged between 12 and 19 years old inviting them to join us with their babies on Tuesday!!
Please join us in prayer as we set out to begin this group, for:
- The invites to reach the right girls for the group, and for the removal of barriers which might prevent them from attending;
- Wisdom for all of us involved in planning and running the group, in seeing and meeting the needs of the Mums and their babies;
- Positive relationships to be built between the whole group from the start;
- For God’s will to be done, and for His glory to be revealed through the group.
I praise God for setting this vision in my heart and for the ways it has come together this far, and am excited to see what is to come next as we meet the precious girls and their babies!