GOGO GRANDMOTHERS: CONFRONTING AIDS WITH CARE AND PRAYER!
The word 'GOGO' means Grandparent in Malawi, Africa. Founded by Dick & Charlotte Day, Gogo Grandmothers provides for the orphans of AIDS in Africa by assisting the grandmothers who care for them.
A GOGO'S NEEDS:
A gogo's greatest need is two fold--both spiritual and physical. The example of Jesus was to minister to the whole person--body, soul and spirit. They need to understand the real love, peace and power of God as they care for their grandchildren. They need our prayers so that they will respond also to the wisdom of God's Word. Their grandchildren need to grasp the importance of purity and godly living and the need for reconciliation with their Creator.
They need very practical resources--a little commercial fertilizer goes so very far toward assuring a good harvest to feed them. Help is also needed in the form of blankets, clothing and supplies to keep the children in school.
In America, and across the world, individuals and Gogo Grandmothers groups (often uniting women who are grandmothers themselves) gather monthly to pray and carry out fund-raising projects that provide what poor "gogos" (grandmothers) in Africa need to raise the orphans of AIDS.
In Africa, the "gogos" (grandmothers) who receive assistance in the villages gather monthly to be encouraged, to hear God's Word, pray, dance, sing, and learn better hygiene, nutrition and child care practices.
The Gogo Grandmothers organization
The non-profit organization, Gogo Grandmothers, provides a structured way for grandmother groups to put their love and concern in action. It charters local groups and supports them with tools, training, promotional materials, ideas and news. It assures reliable distribution of their resources in Africa. By providing essential structure and support, the efforts of many hundreds of Gogo Grandmother groups are multiplied.
Foundational to every Gogo Grandmothers group meeting is a focus on both prayer and care. Prayer addresses the spiritual battle going on for their lives and the lives of the children. Care brings the material support the African gogos need. Each part blesses the lives of participating grandmothers.
Gogo Grandmothers follows a refreshing way to pray. In partnership with Moms In Touch International, American and African village gogo meetings follow a simple format for group prayer. Thirty translated lessons on prayer—suitable for illiterate village gogos—are being placed on an amazingly small solar-powered audio player, along with helpful hygiene, nutrition and child care information.