How did it start?
In Carrie’s words.. “Mother Effect Mission was initiated from my home in 2012. It started as an online group offering mothers support and prayers with a weekly play group for mothers and children. It grew to become a motherhood formation group with play, study, prayer and action elements.”
What is your experience running the groups?
“In our groups I observe that mothers are left in awe as they discover their child too has the capacity to have a life giving relationship with God. The children contribute to family life as they can show their household a way of living in deep communion with God.
Children live and breathe every moment united with God.
What I see growing in this space is a respect for the dignity of the child – a place of recognition of the presence of the child Jesus.
The mother’s heart is softened towards their child and something new starts to grow, the child is invited in and a small three-person community is emerging – mother, child and God.
It is clear to me that a new purpose is growing among these mothers which requires we accept the challenge coming from the child – to be satisfied, to concentrate and to move purposefully.
A mother reported back to me, “I too am learning to slow down, have patience, think about my son’s needs and stop making him do things the way I want it done.”
“I can see him learning his dignity and I am growing in my own.”
This text is a living example of the words Jesus spoke in Matthew 18:3-4:
“Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever becomes humble like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”
We have plans to grow and establish mothers’ groups more broadly and in doing so we hope to reinvigorate mother culture by nurturing parent-child communication and harmony.
Our articles and presentations hold strong emphasis on testimony, scripture and church teaching. The very aim of all we do is to promote the sanctity, dignity and mission of childhood, motherhood and the family. ”
(taken from www.mothereffect.com)
More on Carrie’s Story:
“Sounds Great! Where do I sign up?”
Mother Effect Mother’s Group currently run in Brisbane (QLD), Toowoomba (QLD) and Donvale (VIC). To join the Brisbane or Toowoomba groups please contact Carrie (Scroll down for contact form).
Or if you would like to join the Donvale group, contact Sarah here.
“I don’t live close enough to a group, can I start my own?”
Carrie is ready and willing to assist you in getting a group started. She can help you gather materials and walk you through the process step by step. Contact her below with any questions!
For more information:
Visit Website: www.mothereffect.com