Council in Action

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.

Birthing CenterIn 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 was 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 prenatal care center 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.Mom and Babytouchup

Our goal is 500 Mommy Kits, and we’ve make it easy!

In addition to creating and bringing kits to Council (item #3 below), you have two additional ways to participate in helping us reach our goal.

  1. We’ve done the math and created a Wish List with the number of items need to create 500 Mommy Kits.  A value of $8,306.65 before tax!  Visit our Amazon Wish List and purchase as many or as few items as you like.  Amazon will ship your purchase to World Mission at Bishop Jones Center in San Antonio, and you can leave the sorting to us.  Click on the Wish List image below or go to http://amzn.com/w/2M94RK9JNTRKR
    Amazon Wishlist

    canstockphoto23011091 ACT NOW button

  2. We’ve created a contribution form for credit card donations.  Each $20 given will buy one (1) completed Mommy Kit.  Your gift is just a click away, and you can leave the shopping to us.  After Council we’ll purchase the items needed and create the additional Mommy Kits. Click on the Act Now button (also available on the Council APP) to Give Now.
  3. 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
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