In the fall of 1984, a number of Christian mothers with teenagers in a Canadian school were concerned about the negative influences their children were facing. Convinced about the power of prayer, they began interceding for their children and the school environment.
In South Africa, the major directives originally came from MWC, Campus Crusade, Canada. It was in 1987 that Mary-Jean Tempelhoff moved from Canada with her husband John. In 1990 they called together as many mothers of school children as they could and presented the ministry to them. The ministry continues to run under the auspices of Campus Crusade for Christ South Africa. [www.cccsa.org]
The vision of Mothers Who Care is to build a wall of prayer across the land for our schools, to bless the children. If we are called to be intercessors then we are to be facilitators of God’s will for the schools
Statement of Purpose
MWC is an international network of mothers who care about their children and the schools they attend. MWC consists of small groups of Christian mothers whose primary objective is to provide prayer and moral support for children, teachers and administrators. The mothers believe in God’s ability and willingness to help and to bless. MWC is committed to seeking resourceful ways to encourage and support the school administration and staff, as well as to communicate God’s love to them as clearly as possible. MWC can be called upon in confidence at any time for emotional, spiritual or practical support. MWC is not a lobbying group.
MWC goals are:
- To pray that our children receive Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Saviour, then in turn stand boldly in their faith;
- to pray that other students, teachers and staff members come to faith in Christ;
- to pray for Christian teachers in schools;
- to pray that high moral standards and biblical perspectives be reflected in our schools;
- to be a positive, supportive influence in our schools;
- to pray that each school in the country will have a MWC group.