Mothers' Union May 2018

Our April meeting was very well attended with sixteen members. Glenis, the branch leader, welcomed us all. Prayers were led by Olga. We then welcomed June Dolphin who gave us an interesting talk on her trip to Zambia in 2017 (13th to 20th May) – with Operation Christmas Child (OCC).

The republic of Zambia is a landlocked country in southern Africa sharing a border with eight other African countries. The capital city is Lusaka and the population is 15 million inhabitants, 68% of whom live below the recognised national poverty line. 46% of the population are 14 years old or less.

OCC began in Zambia in 1999 and since then, 2.4 million shoebox gifts have been distributed. Twelve regional teams cover all areas of the country.

The Zambian National Team won the African Cup of Nations football trophy in 2012. What came over to me was the love and dedication of June to all of the children of the world where OCC touch with the gift of a simple box. Keep filling up the boxes.

SEKOMO – Thank You

CWA-LUMBA – Thank You  

June and God bless you.                                                                               John Morse

 

This month there will not be a meeting at Hazelwood, as those members who wish to, will be going to the Mothers’ Union day retreat at Brownshill.

If you can get to Maisemore on 1st May for our Annual Meeting, please do so as it is always good to be with the wider Mothers’ Union.

Don’t forget the Festival Service in the Cathedral on 15th May at 2pm. Always a great and uplifting time of worship.