Retreat connects single moms raising sons in South Africa

By August 16, 2023

South Africa (MNN) — Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest percentage of single mothers in the world. In South Africa, 43% of children grow up in single mother homes.

Christian World Outreach (CWO) has a special ministry to single moms in South Africa, especially those who are raising sons.

It started with offering Bible studies and grew into a community of encouragement. CWO recently hosted a retreat in Johannesburg for their Single Moms Raising Sons (SMRS) ministry, with an emphasis on training them to start their own Bible studies.

Greg Yoder, President of CWO says, “They can relate because they are single moms and they can relate to the issues that they deal with – whether that be not being accepted in church or by family, the issues that they deal with their sons.

“These have helped them relate, grow in their faith, and direct them to God who is that Father who will care for them and their boys.”

Men Moulding Men junior camp with CWO. (Photo courtesy of Christian World Outreach)

You can help by praying spiritual encouragement for these mothers. Ask the Lord to give them comfort and be their daily bread through His Word.

There’s also several ways you can support this ministry financially. Visit CWO’s donation page and choose the SMRS – South Africa fund. From there, you can select a sub-fund and sponsor a Bible study group, Bible study printing and translations, teams, or a boy going to Men Moulding Men camp.

About the camp, Yoder explains, “We have a series of three camps that boys go to just so they can learn some basic things like honor and integrity.”

Finally, you can join a missions trip with CWO to South Africa. “It’s a vision ministry trip so people could firsthand see the ministry and participate a little bit in some ministry with the people there,” says Yoder.

Contact [email protected] for more information about the missions trip to South Africa or call 303-723-0333.









Header photo of Single Moms Raising Sons ministry with CWO. (Photo courtesy of Christian World Outreach)