“The impression that a praying mother leaves upon her children is life-long.” (Dwight L. Moody)
Mother’s Day is set aside to honor mothers. Children present flowers and gifts to moms, and give them a “day off,” by taking them out to dinner. But for children living in poverty, flowers and gifts and a meal in a restaurant meal are unimaginable luxuries.
That’s why inner city mothers look forward to Fred Jordan Mission’s annual Mother’s Day Banquet in the Streets, when the Mission honors the mothers who struggle to provide even the most basic necessities of life for their children, like food, shelter, and even diapers.
We can’t wipe away the fear that stalks their lives. Or heal the emotional scars from years of abuse.
However, since we know the One
that can wipe away every tear and heal every heartache of these precious mothers, we will share the Good News of God’s love that forgives our past, replaces our fear with perfect peace, and give us hope for the future.
And then we encourage these mothers to “bring up their children in the way they should go,” by teaching them God’s Word, by praying for their children, and by living godly lives.
The Mother’s Day Banquet serves lots of good food, gives fresh flowers and a gift bag to the moms, and even small gifts to the children.
Most of these inner city mothers never had a godly mother to pray for them, and to bring them up in the ways of the Lord, so they don’t know how to pray for their own children.
Will you join our team and pray daily for these mothers and their children?