Amplify 2020 Article

To celebrate Mother’s Day, we asked some of you to tell us about your special relationship with your mums.

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Your name/Mum’s name: Ethan and Alison Moody

Corps/Centre: Christchurch City Corps (Southern)

If I had to describe my mum in one word, it would be… Extraordinary.

One of the things I love doing with my mum is… Shopping.

I couldn’t do without my mum because… She encourages me to do things I thought I could never do. Because she continues to push herself in her faith. Because she has had a great impact on my life. Because she is consistent in her faith journey. Because she’s one exceptional cook. Because she's the world’s best mumma!

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Your name/Mum’s name: Victoria and Karen Sammons

Corps/Centre: Hastings Corps (Midland)

If I had to describe my mum in one word, it would be… Selfless.

One of the things I love doing with my mum is… Getting snuggly on the couch and watching a movie together.

I couldn’t do without my mum because… She is my biggest fan and supports me no matter what.

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Your name/Mum’s name: Anja and Tina Marshall

Corps/Centre: Levin Corps (Central)

If I had to describe my mum in one word, it would be… Strong.

One of the things I love doing with my mum is… Going out for a coffee and having a chat.

I couldn’t do without my mum because… She is one of my biggest supporters and encourages me in everything I do. She is also such an example in my life of what it is to live for God and trust and listen to him in every aspect of my life.

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Your name/Mum’s name: Valeria and Maria Nesterenko

Corps/Centre: East City Corps (Northern)

If I had to describe my mum in one word, it would be… Wholesome.

One of the things I love doing with my mum is… Cooking.

I couldn’t do without my mum because… Our family wouldn’t be the same without her. I have never known such a strong, kind, generous, dedicated, radiant and selfless woman as her. She is a blessing to all those in her life. I couldn’t do without her support.

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Your name/Mum’s name: Stella and Letisha Derham

Corps/Centre: Linwood Corps (Southern)

If I had to describe my mum in one word, it would be… Empathetic.

One of the things I love doing with my mum is… Watching movies together.

I couldn’t do without my mum because… She loves me and supports me in everything I do.

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Your name/Mum’s name: Talofa, my name is Viki, and this is my mum Sina, the most gorgeous and beautiful woman living in my world.

Corps/Centre: Apia Corps (Samoa)

If I had to describe my mum in one word, it would be… I couldn’t find a word to describe her because she is far beyond compare. But there is a word from the Bible I can use to describe her. She is ‘Life’. When my dad passed away, she worked hard to raise me and my siblings. She sacrificed everything to make our family feel complete again and her prayers led me to where I am now.

One of the things I love doing with my mum is… Having late-night conversations with her.

I couldn’t do without my mum because… She tells me how to stay blessed and always help those who need some help even if you know they can’t help you back. My biggest fear is losing her, as I couldn’t do without her advice and prayers. I pray one day my mum will join The Salvation Army.

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Your name/Mum’s name: Ihaka and Abbey Namana

Corps/Centre: Corps/Centre: Thames Corps (Midland)

If I had to describe my mum in one word, it would be… Strong.

One of the things I love doing with my mum is… Watching movies together.

I couldn’t do without my mum because… She has helped me greatly  overcome the storms in my life (and still does). She also constantly encourages me to improve myself spiritually.

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Your name/Mum’s name: Ko Nicole Dunford tōku ingoa. My name is Nicole. Ko Donna Dunford tōku mama. Donna is my mum.

Corps/Centre: Dunedin City Corps (Southern)

If I had to describe my mum in one word, it would be… One of a kind! OR mokoroa, which means a type of small grub. But just because it is small, this doesn’t stop the grub from making a big difference. I chose this word for mum because of a whakataukī (Māori proverb) I once read that says ‘He iti hoki te mokoroa nāna I kakati te kahikatea’. The mokoroa may be small, but it cuts through the kahitea (whitepine). My mum is always one to help out and support her community. Just like the mokoroa, my mum makes a huge difference in people’s lives.

One of the things I love doing with my mum is… Looking after children. Mum helps out at a children’s playgroup every Wednesday morning and I love attending with mum. Watching her with young children inspires me to one day be as kind and caring as she is. It makes me cherish the way she has brought me up.

I couldn’t do without my mum because… She is my rock and strength. Without my mum I wouldn’t be half the person I am today. She is the person I look up to, and I hope to be even half as good as her one day. I couldn’t do without her amazing hugs either.

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Your name/Mum’s name: Elijah and Darylann

Corps/Centre: Winton Corps (Southern)

If I had to describe my mum in one word, it would be… Awesome!

One of the things I love doing with my mum is… Watching weird movies together like Sharknado!

I couldn’t do without my mum because… She’s been helping me with my lockdown schoolwork, and she gives me good things to eat like CHEESE!

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Your name/Mum’s name: Talofa lava my name is Micah and my mum is Liz Tofilau

Corps/Centre: Hutt City Corps (Central)

If I had to describe my mum in one word, it would be… Impossible to do! If I have to pick one word it would be selfless. My mum is the hardest working woman I know!

One of the things I love doing with my mum is… Making ridiculous videos! My mum sings like there’s no tomorrow and I’ll sneak a recording of her while she’s doing it. It’s so loud and screechy, but it never fails to make myself and the rest of the family laugh!

I couldn’t do without my mum because… My mum is the rock of our family—the glue that holds us all together! If I’m feeling upset, angry or unsettled about things, I can always count on turning to my mum who always gives me the best advice that never fails to make me feel better. To me, my mum is everything you would want in a mum, but also a friend. THANK YOU MUM x

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