Women have organized, gathered and helped hold together the church’s patchwork of community for centuries, especially during crisis. Now is no exception.

As soon as stay-at-home orders began to sweep across nations, MOPS leaders were the first to spring into action. Within a matter of days, MOPS meetings were transformed into online gatherings via Zoom, Google Hangouts, and other video call platforms. MOPS groups celebrated birthdays, childbirths, sobriety milestones, graduations, and overall life To The Full with drive-by celebrationsfront porch deliveries, and virtual dance parties. This was not a couple hundred women – we’re talking tens of thousands of moms and their families. More importantly, we have witnessed the Gospel shared and darkness defeated “… by the blood of the lamb and the word of their testimony.” (Who knew Zoom calls would be the third component to this equation in Revelation 12:11?)

Even though meeting in person may not yet be possible in all areas, our doors are wide open; our labor is on mission; and our God is not surprised, even in the unprecedented.