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Mothers' Union in Myanmar
The Mothers' Union in The Diocese of Toungoo, in the Church of the
Province of Myanmar (formerly Burma)
MU in Toungoo
Joining a gathering in early 2020
Lady Day Celebrations
- Holding combined worship with the Men’s Association (at least 3 times a year)
- Donating stationery to boarding hostel students (the Diocese has founded 6 hostels for around 150 students)
- Awarding prizes and gifts to students who pass their Matriculation Exams
- Supporting clergy widows, catechists (assistants to the priests, who live in the villages, with no stipend), St Peter’s Bible School students, the sick, elderly and those in need
- For a few days every August, they have a prayer chain for overseas MU Partners
Catherine feels so blessed that God granted her the opportunity to lead the Mothers’ Union in Toungoo. Ever since she has been a MU member, she has found that members have a strong spirit, and they actively participate in their local parishes. But she has also observed that there are certainly some challenges.
Challenges for the future
The first challenge is that it is difficult to ask or persuade young mothers to participate in MU programmes. The second one is that practising for spiritual development is not sufficient.
“We need to practice the faith and order of Anglican church in our daily lives and also must learn more about health, economics and politics in order to apply acquired knowledge in this modern age. This will not only help us to improve our parenting skills but also help us to achieve the MU’s missions more effectively and successfully”, says Catherine.