Mom To Mom Newsletters
25 Years of Watching God at Work
Sep. 8, 2016
|25 years . . . really? Can it be 25 years since the very first day of Mom to Mom? Recently I came across a funny Far Side "encouragement card" Woody had given me. And there it was: September 19, 1991. The first day of Mom to Mom at Grace Chapel in Lexington, MA. We met in the gym, the room electric with excitement, chatter, and anticipation. A few months before, we had envisioned planning for maybe 25 moms and 10 or 15 kids. On that first day we were 90 moms, 10 leaders, and 120 kids (pre-registered, you understand). Of course we were thrilled. We were also scared. We'd never done anything like this before. But most importantly, God was there. And He knew, though we didn't, what a ride awaited us! |
Getting to watch God at work. Does it get any better than this? Our Mom to Mom Board met this past June. We spent an hour or so reflecting on what God has done. So many many memories. A serpentine path. Lots of twists and turns in the plot. Some very low lows and some wonderful highs. But God . . . This has always been His work. Always. And so as we reflected back on the journey thus far, the predominant words that came to mind: Awe. Wonder. Gratitude. Trust. Promises kept. Faithfulness. Faithfulness. Faithfulness.
God's Word. The reason Mom to Mom has thrived all these years: It is based on God's Word. Psalm 68:11 says "The Lord gives the word; the women who announce it are a great host." (ESV) How true this is in Mom to Mom. A "great host" of women have risen up throughout the country—and beyond—to be and do exactly what Titus 2 tells us mentor moms to do: "Encourage the young women to love their husbands and love their children." (Titus 2:4 HCSB) We are so grateful for the "host of women" who have shared in giving and receiving God's good news for moms.
God has taken the "little lunch" we brought Him back in 1991 and multiplied it. There are Mom to Mom groups in 37 states, as well as in Canada, Singapore, Scotland, Chile, and Korea.
We celebrate the past—and the now—with gratitude. But we also look forward to the future. And so . . . We are busily at work on the next chapter in MTM, expanding our reach through downloadable materials and video streaming. We will keep you posted when we have more specifics to announce. But meanwhile, please know we are praying for all of you reading this who lead a Mom to Mom group. May God give you His strength and grace and creativity and love as you love and encourage young moms in His name. We'd love to hear from you about what He is doing in your group. Please drop us an email or phone call!
|Jun. 14, 2010||Summertime . . . is the living easy?|
|Aug. 16, 2010||Living Water|
|Oct. 27, 2010||Introducing "Hearts at Home" - more support for moms!|
|Jan. 18, 2011||Happy New Year 2011|
|Jul. 22, 2011||Words of Our Father - for all seasons|
|Aug. 25, 2011||A New Thing|
|Dec. 17, 2011||Are You an Advent Hope-Holder?|
|Feb. 10, 2012||On Planks and Pieces|
|Jun. 9, 2012||Devotional Reading: A Summer Sampler|
|Sep. 10, 2012||A New Slant on Light|
|Apr. 6, 2013||You Never Know Who’s Watching|
|May. 9, 2014||A Joy That May Surprise You|
|Sep. 12, 2014||Apprehended . . . and Reaching Out|
|Dec. 11, 2014||The Grace Season|