Alex goes on to say...
As members of Mothers' Union go I am still very new. It's great to belong to an active, worldwide, Christian women's network with such an amazing vision, aim and purpose, mission, values and beliefs. Mothers' Union really does make a difference and I like that. This is not just a talking place or cosy time for tea, cake and a chat although both are important parts of Mothers' Union.
It hardly seems possible that in 2009, there is such need for the Literacy campaigns run by Mother's Union worldwide. There certainly is. I was very moved reading about a woman in Burundi who had learned to read through Mothers' Union. She can now read and support her family. Without Mothers' Union she had no hope.
I am particularly interested in the care shown to prisoners at my local prison, not just with visiting but providing signed Christmas cards for the prisoners. Last Christmas, I went shopping to buy small presents to be sent by branch members to a prisoner's son with a message from his Dad. It was one of the best bits of my Christmas.
That Mothers' Union is a Christian organisation is very important to me and I enjoy leading the service at the beginning of our meetings and being involved with worship.