Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Be: Amazing - Bloggers for Birth Kits

Photo Via mommyhood memos
I really love it when I find people with like minds.  And I even more so love it when those minds challenge mine to love harder, give more, and live on less.

One in particular who has inspired me, even in creating this here blog, is Adriel over at the mommyhood memos.

Her, and her growing family of now four, live in Australia and serve as volunteers for an organization called YWAM, which has called some amazing people, like my sister, into the mission field.

Currently, Adriel and the other volunteers at YWAM Reef to Outback are serving the people of Papua New Guinea.  Instead of trying to explain their work, I strongly suggest you go HERE to their website, or HERE to Adriel's if you aren't already following her.

However, in her service, Adriel has come up with a way for bloggers, and readers of bloggers to come together to reach a specific cause and one that truly moves my heart:

"Every minute a women dies of complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. Ninety-nine percent of these deaths occur in developing nations.  For every woman who dies in childbirth, another 30 women incur injuries and infections, which are often preventable. (Source:World Health Organization.)"
-Taken from Adriel's Blog

I never once had to question my health and life during the birth of my daughter.  But some of you have.  I've read stories of women here in America who's lives were at risk and almost lost while birthing love.

And there are some mother's who have lost their lives here in the States due to complications of child birth.  And those stories are real.  Those heartbreaks in their families are immense.

So imagine, the risk and death's involved in childbirth being the norm.  Imagine.  Imagine the simple act of a clean birth environment being the difference in a child having a mother or not.  Imagine your child growing up labeled as a "curse" because their life took yours.  Just imagine.  NOW  imagine how the simple act of donating $10.00 means life to so many.

For Mother's Day this year, consider a special gift to not only the mother's in your life, but to mothers around the world; or more specifically in Papua New Guinea.

Visit Adriel's blog to read more and find specific ways you can get involved and change the course of the lives of so many.

The Mommyhood Memos Bloggers for Birth Kits



  1. I love YWAM. They are such a wonderful organization! I love to see all the many, different things they are doing across the world such as this.

  2. Thank you Jhen! What a beautiful, beautiful post! I'm so grateful that you've jumped on board and I'm thrilled to hear your take on what we're doing. No doubt we're already making a dent in this heart-breaking problem!! Thanks again for helping to spread the word. Your voice is powerful!

    And a big happy Mothers Day to YOU! xx

  3. I love Adriel and actually just posted her link on my facebook page. Such a great cause she is representing and on our part..so little can DO SO MUCH! amazing.

  4. wow! this is awesome. thank you so much for sharing jhen :) going to check out her blog now!