Contact: Kathy Coleman, Founder, Worldwide Mom's Day of Prayer, 479-452-6215, 479-739-6308
FORT SMITH, Ark., Jan. 17, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Worldwide Mom's Day of Prayer (MDOP), a non-denominational gathering of women across the U.S. and around the world one day in January for the past 17 years, has connected with a special group of women in 2014-the mothers who lost their children in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in December 2012. Two of those mothers have formed a school safety awareness group named Safe and Sound Schools that is joining MDOP in the mission of bringing mothers together to pray for their children in churches, schools, community centers and social media sites on January 18, 2014.
Kathy Coleman, MDOP founder, explains the significance of this new relationship. "This year on 1/18/14, I believe our hearts need to focus on the families that are still together to stay together, on single moms, dads and grandparents raising children/grandchildren, and on the safety of the children/grandchildren as they attend their schools. These are the three areas of great concern in my heart as I hear from moms and grandmothers across our land. Mom's Day of Prayer is putting our prayers into "action" by partnering with Safe and Sound Schools. This is a non-profit co-founded by Alissa Parker and Michele Gay, both moms whose daughters, Emilie and Joey, were tragically taken from them at Sandy Hook Elementary in December of 2012. At each MDOP we pray for our schools and now we can help share safeandsoundschools.org with the world."
To read an open letter to Mom's Day of Prayer from the Safe and Sound Schools founders, click here: tinyurl.com/md32h5e.
Coleman and her rapidly growing ranks of MDOP organizers believe God is raising up generation after generation of precious praying moms. They are experiencing firsthand how God is answering the heartfelt prayers of moms as they gather together in one accord, across denominational lines, humbling themselves as they pray for their own precious children and the children of their communities, states and the world.
For information on how to organize a Mom's Day of Prayer for your church, community or social network, visit www.momsdayofprayer.com.
Supporting elements for this release can be obtained from the Mom's Day of Prayer office. Contact Melinda Hawkins, Melinda@momsdayofprayer.com, or Kathy Coleman, Kathy@momsdayofprayer.com, to obtain: 1) Mom's Day of Prayer logo, 2) Photo of Kathy Coleman, MDOP founder, 3) photo of Safe and Sound Schools founders Alissa Parker and Michele Gay, 4) Safe and Sound Schools logo.