For 2015 Council in Action takes up the diocesan theme of Called to Serve by 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 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. Now it’s our turn!
Our goal is 500 Mommy Kits and we want to make it easy for you!
Three ways to answer the call to action:
- Visit the World Mission 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.
- Go to our 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.
- Take the list (on the Council in Action page) of six items to your local big-box store and make a handful of Mommy Kits to bring to Council. You shop, you sort, we collect at Council.
Full information about what is needed and all three methods of participation is available at the Council in Action page.