The power of a mother’s love


A mother’s love is beyond understanding.

Every day our ward is filled with little bodies waiting for healing, and every day I see mothers serving their children with all of their hearts. They wait and hope with anticipation for the day when they return home with a child who has a future they could never have imagined. While they are here I get the chance to observe them, know them, and fall in love with them.

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These moms continually encourage and serve one another.

They come from all over Zambia, sometimes even Zimbabwe, and find solace in a community that truly understands them and knows exactly what they are going through. This comfort goes beyond the boundaries of language, tribe, and socio-economic status. I have loved observing the moms in the ward and am encouraged by the bonds they have formed with each other. They model service, love, encouragement, and sacrifice on a daily basis.

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What I’ve realized over these past few months is that these moms have changed me. They’ve challenged me. And hopefully, they’ve made me a little better. I’ve gotten to cry when them on hard days, laugh with them when the world seems right, and worship our Creator with them, even when I don’t know the language they speak. I am so blessed to have been a part of their journey and thankful that they have been a part of mine.

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“So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”
1 Corinthians 13:13

“Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.”
1 Thessalonians 5:11

“Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow.”
Ecclesiastes 4:9,10