One of God's biggest provisions

It has been a little over 6 months since we moved from Cleveland, OH to Goshen, IN.
The uncertainties of moving and changing environments, churches, "jobs", addresses, and circles of friends were many.  And that didn't include the uncertainties that were coming with the birth of a second child.

In my personal prayer life, one of my biggest requests was that God would provide a community of like-minded women with which I could grow personally and spiritually.  I also prayed that God would provide a group of little friends for Joshua to play with.  I briefly blogged about this a few months ago here.

And God heard my prayers...
And He was very quick to PROVIDE JUST WHAT I NEEDED (and asked for!!)

The answer to my request came in the form of a "program" called MOTTT's.

What is MOTTT's?
It stands for Mothers of Tots To Teens.
I first heard of MOTTTs from another pastor's wife who had recently moved to Ohio.  She attended MOTTTs for years before moving, and could not say enough good things about it.  She actually described it as one of the things she missed most... and spoke about it with shy tears in her eyes.
So I knew she was sending me to a special group of people.

My first day at MOTTTS, sometime in late March, I was welcomed by Pat, one of the leaders of the group.  She was SO SO SO nice and kind to show me around, direct me and my son Joshua to his class (YES, they offer child care!!!) and lead me to the main meeting area.  She introduced me to another young mom and said,  "here, you can sit with Krysten!"  What a divine moment, let me tell you... To make a long story short, Krysten became one of my good friends since the move.  We've been able to share life together and that's made a huge difference in my personal and spiritual life.

On to what MOTTTs offers...
We meet every Thursday morning, from 9-10:30am.  Breakfast is provided by different moms, whoever signed up to bring something.  It is SO yummy!  I'm not sure about everyone, but I was introduced to this thing called "baked oatmeal" and I love it.  It's almost guaranteed that we'll have some sort of baked oatmeal, an egg casserole, fruit, granola and yogurt!  Love it!!

The MOTTTs leaders also choose a book for the "study" part of our meetings.  According to them, the books focus on 2 different topics/ideas.  One year it's all about parenting and child rearing.  Another year the book focuses on OUR personal relationship with Christ and our faith journey.  And the latter is what we're focusing on this school year.

The book for this year is Lysa Terkeurst's Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl
.  If you follow my blog, you KNOW that is one of the books I read this past Spring/Summer and really enjoyed it.  I can't wait to read it again with an amazing group of women.

So, how did God answered my prayers?  He provided a community of like-minded women, friendships, and little playmates for Joshua... isn't that exactly what I asked Him for??  He knew what I needed and provided just that!

OH, check out Darcy's blog post about what MOTTTs has meant to her, as well as some pictures of last week's kick off meeting.  Thanks Darcy!

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  1. I love how God works. It seems like today everyone I have talked with (or read about) has a praise.

    Your post sounds just like myself when we moved to Washington and of course God provided amazing friends. God is so good!


  2. That's wonderful! I had never heard of MOTTTS before, and I live in Columbus, Ohio. But God has done this kind of "knitting together" with other believers in my life, so I know just what you're talking about. Yay, God!

  3. I am sooo glad that God brought you to MOTTTs! It is such a blessing to me & I love it when I know it's a blessing to other mothers! And what I love is that you can attend as long as you want! Becuz once a mother, always a mother!