How it all began
Fern Nichols, founder of Moms In Touch International, was just an ordinary mom. When her sons entered junior high, she was apprehensive about what they would face, so she asked one other woman to pray with her. One week later, four or five women had joined their prayer group.
That was 1984. Today, that small prayer group has exploded into Moms In Touch International (MITI), a worldwide community of moms praying for their children—moms from all 50 states and more than 120 countries.
Each week these groups of women meet together representing various schools around the world to pray for their children, teachers, coaches, and school administrators. For one hour they pray through the Four Steps of Prayer, asking God to protect and keep their children and to change the lives of their friends, teachers, and others they interact with on a daily basis.
God has answered countless prayers in the last 25 years since MITI was founded. There is no way to measure the eternal impact this organization has had on hundreds of thousands of children, teachers, schools, parents, and so many others.
Why MITI decided to help bring you the True Woman '10 Conferences
I asked Marlae Gritter, Vice President of MITI, why they feel the True Woman Conferences and Movement is so vital. This is what she had to say:
"As I read the four goals of the True Woman Movement, these two jumped out at me:
"MITI's mission is simple yet powerful—to impact children and schools for Christ by gathering mothers to pray. As a mother personally seeks God for revival in her own heart and is intentional about learning what a true biblical woman of God is for herself, I believe her family, her children, and the next generations of her family will be impacted eternally.
- Intentionally pass on the baton of Truth to the next generation.
- Pray earnestly for an outpouring of God's Spirit in their families, churches, nation, and world.
"We see her then desiring to gain support from other mothers by gathering weekly to earnestly pray for her children and the school they attend. Her prayers will play a vital part in passing the baton of Truth to the next generations. And as she prays, she will learn who God is, and she will see Him answer those prayers according to His best plan for her children's lives. That will change her life, her family, her community, and her nation."
Why prayer matters so much
Fern Nichols, President of MITI, will be speaking at all three conferences in 2010. At True Woman '08, she reminded women of the importance of leaving a legacy of prayer in their children's lives:
"The legacy of prayer is of higher value than stock folios, portfolios, properties, money, or heirlooms . . . I truly believe with all my heart the best thing I am leaving my children, my grandchildren, and their descendants in the whirlwind of life is to stop and take time to pray."
What about you? How can you leave a legacy of prayer for your children and grandchildren? For others' children?
PS: You can learn how to start a Moms In Touch International prayer group in your own home here!