Mothers Union is a Christian organization of the Anglican Communion which is concerned with all aspect of Christian family life. It was founded by Mary Elizabeth Sumner in 1876 in England.

In Kenya, it was started by European women who had accompanied their husbands in railway construction and started to recruit mother in 1956.

Motto: Christian Care for families

Aim: Advancement of Christian religion in the sphere of marriage and family life.

Objectives

  • Uphold Christian teachings on the nature of marriage and promote and support its wider understanding.

  • Encourage parents to bring up their children in the faith and life of the church.

  • Maintain a worldwide fellowship of Christians united in prayer, worship and service

  • Promote conditions in society favourable to stable family life and the protection of children.

  • To help those whose family lives has met adversity

The following are the Diocesan Mother’s Union officials

  1. President: Mama Jenipher Kodia
  2. Chaplain: The Ven. Nehemiah Paul Onyango
  3. Chairlady: Mrs Millicent Atieno
  4. Vice Chairlady: Mrs. Beatrice Lwanya
  5. Secretary: Mrs. Pamela Agala
  6. Vice Secretary: Mrs. Phelisian Muga
  7. Treasurer: Mrs. Dina Odundo

The Diocese of Bondo has had exchange visit programmes to the Diocese of North Karamoja, Uganda which was a great opportunity for interaction and evangelism.

The Department was privileged to have a women empowerment programme which was funded by the Episcopal Global Women Fund and ADS Nyanza which trained members on savings with education. Table banking is a major activity now taking place in various Parishes.

The Mothers Union have so far built a twin house which has been rented out; a source of income to the department. The project is expected to expand with the other storey wing expected to begin soon.

 

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Diocesan Mothers Union President Mama Jenipher Kodia with the M.U Coordinator Mrs. Lilian Oduor and Vice Chair lady Mrs. Beatrice Lwanya at Mumias attending the Eagle Process Training Workshop

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