WOOMB International

John and Evelyn Billings Awards

The Spiritual Advisor of WOOMB International Ltd, Fr J Hattie OMI, suggested in 2018 that an award, in the name of our founders, would be a fitting way to celebrate the outstanding contributions made by special individuals.

In choosing someone for this award the Directors acknowledge a person who has shown by their actions to have the passion to be an active participant in the spread of the authentic Billings Ovulation Method® to every woman on earth.  In pursing this passion there will always be setbacks and a worthy recipient is someone who does not let setbacks stop them from continuing to spread the “good news” of the Billings Ovulation Method®.

Patrick Kennealy – Presented, Melbourne, 2020

Patrick has been actively involved with the management of the financial and legal requirements for both the Australian Affiliate of WOOMB International, OMR&RCA, and for WOOMB International Ltd, acting as Company Secretary and Treasurer. His role has covered a half-century of selfless dedication. He worked closely with Dr John Billings in the management of all WOOMB finances and the incorporation of WOOMB International Ltd in Australia. During the 1990s, the AusAID funding of the work in China and their reporting requirements was an additional task that Pat readily accepted. We know how much John and Lyn depended on Pat’s knowledge and integrity to support the work they knew was their mission to the world.

Gerard and Marie Renard and Caroline and François Terrenoir – Presented, Cotonou, Benin, 2020

The fact that we are honouring two couples, seems very appropriate in our organisation in which many of us were privileged to witness the mutual love and support of the life shared between Lyn and John Billings. We all pray for their elevation together to sainthood.
Gerard and Marie and Caroline and François have been catalysts for change in the spread of authentic teaching of the Billings Ovulation Method® in their home country, France, and the wonderful success of spreading the message to other French speaking countries of Africa, which we witness here at this gathering, is testament to their dedication to truth.

Dr Lien On – Presented, Ho Chi Minh City, 2018

Lien On first came to Australia from Vietnam many years ago. When in Australia, she met with Drs John and Lyn Billings, and immediately became interested in their work. She became accredited as a Billings Ovulation Method® teacher and worked with the team at St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne.

Maria Garcia – Presented, San José , Costa Rica, 2018

Maria first started her career with the Billings Ovulation Method® when she was certified as a Billings Ovulation Method® teacher with BOMA-USA and she became the Coordinator of NFP for the Archdiocese of Chicago. In this capacity Maria was involved with teaching Hispanic couples the Billings Ovulation Method® and was concerned by the discrepancies in the information both in the English and Spanish material available at that time.