As we approach Mother’s Day this weekend, we are celebrating mothers around the world. From Africa to South America, we honor the women who give their lives to loving their children, protecting and praying for them…working tirelessly to care and provide for them.

The beauty, strength, love and laughter shown in these pictures are a tribute to every mother and the character they possess as they raise their children…in many cases, overcoming incredible challenges and hardship as they live in abject poverty and lack food, electricity, clean water, a safe place to give birth, little to no medical care, and so much more.

We thank God for these women. We respect them for all they do. And we say, “thank you.”

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.” -Psalm 127:3

Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: ‘Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.” -Proverbs 31:28-29

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