|Mission > What We Doâ€¦|
This is profoundly simple . . .
Gogo Grandmothers provides for the orphans of AIDS in Africa
by assisting the grandmothers who care for them.
The Gogo Grandmothers organization
The non-profit organization, Gogo Grandmothers, provides a structured way for grandmother groups to put their love and concern in action. It charters local groups and supports them with tools, training, promotional materials, ideas and news. It assures reliable distribution of their resources in Africa. By providing essential structure and support, the efforts of many hundreds of Gogo Grandmother groups are multiplied.
Foundational to every Gogo Grandmothers group meeting is a focus on both prayer and care. Prayer addresses the spiritual battle going on for their lives and the lives of the children. Care brings the material support the African gogos need. Each part blesses the lives of participating grandmothers.
Gogo Grandmothers follows a refreshing way to pray. In partnership with Moms In Touch International, American and African village gogo meetings follow a simple format for group prayer. Thirty translated lessons on prayer-suitable for illiterate village gogos-are being placed on an amazingly small solar-powered audio player, along with helpful hygiene, nutrition and child care information.
Gogo Grandmothers care by conducting fund-raising efforts that tap the unique interests and abilities within each group. It's just that simple and that powerful.
Each Gogo Grandmothers group typically has a group leader, group secretary, prayer leader, project leader, and treasurer. A Gogo Grandmothers Leader's Manual and training by phone is provided to chartered Gogo Grandmother groups and makes fulfilling these responsibilities efficient and rewarding.
An Incredible Witness
It will be an incredible testimony to the love our Lord Jesus Christ has for the poorest of the poor-when hundreds of Gogo Grandmothers groups in the U.S. are praying for and providing humanitarian assistance to the African children and their gogos. A great harvest may occur, not only for physical needs, but also when seeds of faith are planted and harvested as Africans are reconciled to their Creator. This can be a model of care for other countries, specifically China, India, and Russia, where the next big wave of AIDS orphans will be created. Prayer and care is the response that will make the greatest difference.