Called to Serve and called to action.
For 2015 Council in Action takes up the diocesan theme traveling to Honduras to help newborns. This year the Department of World Mission is collecting Mommy Kits for the Birthing Center in Siguatepeque, Honduras.
In 2009 the Siguatepeque Birthing Center became a reality in this small town of Siguatepeque midway between Honduras’ two largest cities. Prior to launching this ministry, members of our Honduras Veterinary Team observed that women with at-risk pregnancies living in rural areas had to ride a bus for an hour or more to a hospital to have their babies. These mothers were mostly young and very poor with few resources.
The Vet Team determined to do something when they returned home. In cooperation with their home churches and supported by the diocese they raised funds to build and open a state-of-the-art center for prenatal care and for mothers and their new babies. Medical students, attracted to the center because of the beautiful facility, have filled staffing needs, and up till now St. David’s, San Antonio has supplied these Mommy Kits. But the supply is now critically low. That’s where you can help.
Please take the list below to your local big-box store and make a handful of Mommy Kits to bring to Council. Or invite your Prayer Shawl ministries and others in your church who knit or crochet to create the tiny hats and booties.
You’ll put smiles on the faces of many grateful families and know that you have answered the call to serve.
The Mommy Kit includes:
- 4 cloth diapers
- 2 safety/diaper pins
- 1 blanket
- 2 newborn outfits
- 1 pair of booties
- 1 newborn hat