Mercy for Mamas is leading a team of 15 ladies to Uganda this July. During the two week trip, the team will host six different outreach events and visit several crisis pregnancy centers. We will minister to more than 1500 women during that time. We are so excited for this opportunity and we look forward to spending time with these ladies.
General donations given to Mercy for Mamas all go directly toward the purchase and delivery of mama kits. We only use earmarked money or some merchandise money to cover other expenses. With a big trip, there are always extra needs. We wanted to make you aware of several of those needs in case you felt led to give or shop! If you want to give towards one of these needs, just use the Paypal donation link here and make a note at checkout stating which project you would like to help fund. If we raise more than the amount needed for a specified area, the money will be put towards one of the other trip needs.
- Outreach Costs: At each of our outreach events, we provide food and drinks for the ladies who attend. Many of these women travel long distances to come. We also pay for a Ugandan nurse to help with our teaching. (approx. $800)
- Crisis Pregnancy Center Visits: At the pregnancy centers, we like to do something fun with the girls. We usually make a craft with them that can be used for their babies like a onesie, blanket, or bag. We need to buy the supplies for these crafts. ($150)
- Cloth Diaper Sets: This year we are buying specially made cloth diaper sets (our special project we mentioned on Facebook a few weeks ago). These are made in Uganda by a fair trade company that supports women in need. We will distribute these diapers at a couple of our events. We need to cover the remaining balance for these diapers. ($400)
- Missionary Events: As a way to encourage many of our missionary partners and others serving in Uganda full-time, we host dinners for missionary women. This year we are also co-hosting a one-night retreat for missionary women. We need help to pay for some of the supplies and treats for these special women who sacrifice so much for others and deserve a little pampering! (approx $500)
- Travel Expenses: Some of our team members could use some help with their travel fees. If you cannot go, but would like to help encourage some of those that are going, they would greatly appreciate your help. (any amount appreciated)