Maama Lilian Ahimbisibwe- The Mothers Union President

Maama Lilian Ahimbisibwe- The Mothers Union President

  Welcome to the Mothers’ Union Desk                       Women’s Conference 2015

MOTHERS UNION

Mothers Union is a community of over 4 million members in 83 countries who offer Christian care for families. Members across the world encounter many different challenges but together they support and learn from one another. Each Community is actively seeking sustainable and lifesaving solution to the challenges they face.

The mothers’ Union is noted for its invaluable contribution to the building and strengthening of family life and promoting good marriages and the and development of children in directing them to Jesus Christ.

To address common challenges that trap children, families and the entire communities in all forms ; economic, social and spiritual poverty The Mothers’ Union have come up with the Eagle process. Please here for more information    The Eagle Process.

OUR FOCUS

  • Ministry of prayer, worship and service
  • Stability of family life and children
  • Reach out to challenged families
  • Ministry to disadvantaged groups
  • Encourage women empowerment and income
  • Mothers’ Union Activities Fellowship meetings of women groups at the church level weekly or monthly. Committee meetings
  • Teachings and trainings in organized seminars or at fellowship level
  • Study and friendship tours or partnership
  • Reach out to prisons, single mothers, schools, adolescents, disadvantaged homes and refugees
  • Guidance & Counseling

Achievements

Diocesan Mothers’ Union executive was elected 9th March 2012.
Mothers’ Union leaders’ conference was conducted at the Diocese in April 2012.
Mothers’ Union sub parish leaders’ conference was conducted in July 2012.
Sensitization of Churches on the Campaign to raise funds to buy Mothers’ Union vehicle was launched and conducted in November and December 2012 raising over 36 millions. 3 winning churches and individuals were given very good gifts. A double cabin pick up Toyota Hilux was purchased by the end of Feb 2013 and cost us over 50 millions Uganda shillings.

We are currently on a campaign to plant fruit trees, vegetables and other food crops in all families to boost good health, income reduce costs and diseases. This has been highly welcomed and sensitization to all 8 Archdeaconries is about to be concluded by the Mothers’ Union president and her team.
We have face listed Mothers Union certificate.
Many Mothers’ Union members only met during the season of Mary’s day celebrations but we have now encouraged regular meetings involving fellowships, bible study, teachings on different issues of health, family and development.
We have embarked on a campaign to hold a thanksgiving day for Mothers day in Oct 2th 2013 to raise funds for Mothers’ Union projects.
Challenges

Lack of accommodation and conference facilities to organize groups for trainings and sensitization at the Diocese (1 year existence).
We raised funds for vehicle through women in the churches; we now require its fueling and a driver’s facilitation to implement our activities up to the local grass root families.
Income generating projects like M U complex if funds allow.
Literacy levels in the villages still very low which affect many development programs thus need facilitation for adult literacy programs coupled with Health Education to ensure good health and life style.
Lack of counseling services leading to many unsolved problems at family and societal level.

Plans

To continue with food and nutrition sensitization through out the Diocese/Ntungamo District.

How:

Through church structure to grass root level
Campaign to continue planting veg. fruit trees and other food crops to improve food and nutrition.
2. To construct Mothers’ Union complex as funds allow:

Conference hall (500 couples)
3 offices, boardroom (100 people)
Kitchen & Restaurant
A shop
Residential rooms (20)
3. To raise funds from Christians and other organizations to support the Mothers Union Ministry

4. To organize skill trainings for girls/groups in cooking, baking and sewing.

For more information please contact;

Mothers’ Union president – South Ankole Diocese
Email:  lkahimbisibwe@yahoo.com, mothersunion@southankolediocese.com

Mothers’ Union Worker – South Ankole Diocese. Tel: 0777-839-117