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Moms In Touch International: True Woman '10 Conference Partner

Paula Hendricks

Paula Hendricks | 11.06.09
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Revive Our Hearts is delighted to partner with four incredible ministries to bring you three True Woman '10 National Women's Conferences. I want to tell you about each of these ministries over the next several weeks, beginning with Moms in Touch International.
mother praying with child
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:
  • 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.
"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.

"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!

Topics: Relationship with God, True Woman Conferences

Comments

  1. Last year at True Woman when Fern Nichols spoke, I remember her saying that a high percent of children don't have anyone praying for them. That thought really penetrated my heart and broke it for the friends of my children. One thing I like to do is get a list of their classmates and pray with my sons for the kids in their classes by name. I haven't done that yet this year...thank you for the reminder.
    posted by Tracy
    on Friday, November 6, 2009 at 12:42 pm
  2. that's a great idea! once in a while i'll hear of one of my kids' classmates who is in dire need of prayer and we'll pray in our moms-in-touch group for that child however what we do consistently throughout the school year is pray for the school staff. we use the staff directory and each week pray for one group of teachers: the "A" teachers/staff, then the next week the "B" teachers/staff, and so on. This way each staff member is prayed for at least once during the school year. We can't possibly pray for each child and that's why we need more moms to join or begin a moms-in-touch group for their child's school. We NEED to pray.
    posted by Linda
    on Friday, November 6, 2009 at 12:50 pm
  3. LOVE IT! I was so excited to see that today's blog was about Moms In Touch!!! I have been blessed to be a part of the MITI ministry for the past 8 years! I started as a group member, then leader; now I'm an area coordinator and a host site facilitator for the Nov. 14th Arise! Cry Out! worldwide prayer event. This ministry is AMAZING! There is so much you get from being involved in a group I don't even know where to begin! 1. all those worries, fears, concerns hopes you have for your children...you lay them down at the cross each week you pray. You learn how to exchange those worries for God's promises as you pray His Word over whatever circumstances your children are facing. It is such an amazing release. 2. because of the format of the prayer time - beginning with an attribute of God being focused on each week - you truely learn WHO GOD IS! you grow closer to Him, your relationship with Him is strengthened! 3. your prayer life grows as you experience the different component of prayer... you learn why they are important (an hour goes by so fast!) 4. your knowledge of the Word and dependence on the Word of God grows, since it is used each week 5. your faith grows as prayers are answered. AND that's just for starters! When I was first invited, 8 years ago, to an informational about the ministry, I thought, "I don't need to do this. I already pray for my children." BUT I was hooked imediately and now understand why it's important to pray alone AND WITH OTHERS. Sorry for the long post, but I am very passionate about this ministry. As busy women, that one hour a week packs so much in that it's amazing! OUR CHILDREN NEED IT! WE MOMS NEED IT! Our husbands benefit as we come hom refreshed and renewed in our task as mothers. And it's so easy to do! MITI is the most organized, equipping ministry I've ever seen! Check it out!
    posted by Stephanie
    on Friday, November 6, 2009 at 1:13 pm
  4. The 25th anniversary of MITI is being celebrated by a worldwide prayer event, Arise! Cry Out!, on November 14th. Go to Moms In Touch website to find a host site near you.

    *There are 650 hosts sites in the USA (I think there are host sites in all 50 states)
    *There are 1000 sites worldwide
    *There are 84 countries participating
    *There are 50 sites in Uganda

    Think about this...because of the different time zones, the prayers from moms all over the world will rise up to heaven like a beautiful wave non-stop, all day. Every host site is using the same interactive DVD, so with ONE VOICE moms will lift up to Jesus the children of the world and their great needs....God will hear and it will be POWERFUL!

    "Arise! Cry Out in the night, as the watches of the night begin, pour out your heart llike water in the presence of the Lord. Lift up your hands to Him for the lives of your children, who faint from hunger at the head of every street." Lam. 2:19
    posted by Stephanie
    on Friday, November 6, 2009 at 1:31 pm
  5. I so agree with Marlae's comments. Praying for my two sons and their various schools (younger son is in grad school now) over the last twenty years has certainly taught ME to know God better and to trust His perfect will for their lives as well as for my own. A great place to find out more about Moms In Touch would be by attending one of the 1,000 sites around the world for the Arise! Cry Out! Worldwide Day of Extraordinary Prayer on November 14. Check out www.momsintouch.org for more information. Revive Our Hearts is a co-sponsor!
    www.momsintouch.org
    posted by Bev Romans
    on Friday, November 6, 2009 at 1:50 pm
  6. Linda - one idea to actually pray for ALL the children in a school....our MITI group took the yearbook and each week, each 'two some' that prayed together in the Intercession time, took 4-5 names and at least said each child's name before the Father and prayed for salvation and that they would know Jesus' love personally...didn't take that long and was precious to realize EACH child's name was said at least ONCE that year in prayer...we just went as far as we could knowing Jesus knows each one and their needs. Hope that is helpful!! Thank you for being committed to pray each week with other moms!!
    www.momsintouch.org
    posted by Marlae
    on Friday, November 6, 2009 at 4:03 pm
  7. I have been in Moms In Touch for a number of years and really don't know how I could have made it through the years of struggles and also the joys without my praying moms! Just today I was at a luncheon with some women at my church and a woman asked us to be praying for her grandson that is 16 and has begun to abuse perscription drugs. She has raised him from a little boy. I was thankful first that we did pray but also that I could encourage her to join other moms and grandmoms in a weekly prayer group where she can continue to "cast her cares upon the One who cares for her". Praying that she will follow through in joining the grandmoms group in our area and praying that moms everywhere will join together in Moms In Touch groups to pray for the children and their schools. How our children, their friends, their classmates, their schools need the transforming power of Jesus and His light to expel the darkness around the world! Shine Jesus!
    Revive Our Hearts
    posted by Bonnie Rossetti
    on Friday, November 6, 2009 at 4:16 pm
  8. I didn't grow up in a Christian home, so when I first heard about Moms In Touch, nearly 20 years ago, I had my hands full with three little ones and a desire to be the Christian mom God wanted me to be to them. Truthfully, I didn't really expect to pray for a whole hour - I mean, really, who does that? My church's Wed. night prayer services never even included more than 15 minutes of actual prayer time. But God surprised me with joy in not only praying for a WHOLE hour, but that an hour began to feel insufficient as I began to understand the scope of the needs and the power of praying Scripture over my children. From that first year when I watched God protect and provide for my second grader because of the faithful prayers of my Moms In Touch group, I was hooked. Through the years, as we've been transferred from state to state, MIT became a lifeline of friendship, fellowship, & prayer support in my family's life. I think I've been most surprised by how much God has changed ME through the MIT ministry. Somewhere through the years of weekly praying with other women, God taught me to be a more courageous prayer warrior - to take the power of His Word seriously - to recognize the enemy - to stop cowering - to stand firm in battle gear for the sake of my children and to FIGHT for them with Scripture. They are worth the fight! Their friends are worth the fight. Those precious unchurched, unprayed for kids in their schools, like I was, are worth the fight. I'm learning to be a Christian mom who is leaving the next generation a legacy of prayer. And I'm really thankful that God allows me the privilege of doing so with like-minded MIT moms, even into their college and career years.
    posted by Gayle Hadden
    on Friday, November 6, 2009 at 5:21 pm

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