South Africa (MNN) — In South Africa, men regularly gather around a fire and discuss topics. But sons who lose their fathers often miss out on these traditions.
That’s the inspiration behind the Men Molding Men camps put on by Christian World Outreach. Mentors sit around the fire with boys and talk about life.
It’s part of the Single Moms Raising Sons program. Greg Yoder talks about how the program got started. “The founders, Thembi Myeni and Jeanette Munsami, were single moms that raised sons. And they just learned that it was difficult for them as women even to educate their sons, to be a part of their sons’ lives the way a father should be.”
The program is designed to help both mothers and sons grow in God’s love.
The program has three Bible study books designed to be used by a group of mothers. Yoder says, “We’re looking at getting those translated into other languages used in South Africa. But then we plan to go beyond the borders of South Africa into Zimbabwe and some of the other countries we work in. We’ve got people interested already. Word of mouth has spread fast.”
“They want to be able to use these Bible studies to minister to single moms.”
These moms often don’t have much income. You can support them and this program here.
The header photo shows the founders of the Single Moms Raising Sons program, Thembi Myeni and Jeanette Munsami. (Photo courtesy of Christian World Outreach)