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General Conference Department of Women’s Ministries
VOL. 16, NO. 2, 2017 Q2

Features

Reach the World International Leadership Conference

Women's, Children's, and Family Ministries coordinate their first-ever international leadership conference

More than 600 ministry leaders from around the world attend the conference in Budapest.

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Total Member Involvement

A World Church Initiative

Imagine a church which baptizes 30 new members in a special reaping program. One year later, on a return visit to this church, you find only 10 of the 30 new members still in attendance. What happened?

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India

Division Women’s Ministries departmental advisory

The spectacular view of many colorful balloons rising and floating off together in unity is an image not easily forgotten by the Women's Ministries directors and leaders attending Southern Asia Division departmental advisory.

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News

Nurture

Philippines: WM retreat builds teamwork and friendships — “Back to Basics” retreat requires meal preparation in the manner of their 19th century ancestors and reminds women of the essentials in cooking and in their commitment to God.

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Botswana: Women observe WM International Day of Prayer — Focusing on prayer journaling starts young women on a journey of praying with written words.

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Botswana: Elderly gusts are honored with love, gifts, and a meal — The elderly population is often forgotten or ignored, but not so in Botswana where a special luncheon for 250 elderly guests gives opportunity for Women's Ministries to show their compassion—and the representative of the President of Botswana commends the work of Women's Ministries.

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Switzerland: WM retreat attracts capacity crowd — Attendees learn about family reconciliation at this one-day retreat setting in Switzerland.

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Empower

Cuba: First-ever Women's Ministries congress — Women of Cuba attend the “Transformed by Jesus’ Love” congress and are also transformed by the love of sisters from Mexico.

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Thailand: WM congress encourages attendees to bring guests — Attracting a large group of women for a congress is usually difficult in Thailand, but 575 women came and even brought 30 friends with them.

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Austria: Leadership training empowers women — An enthusiastic group of women gather in Mondsee for a weekend of supplementary leadership training called LevelPlus.

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New Zealand: Women's Ministries empowers new leader — A new believer is blossoming spiritually through the Women's Ministries activities in her congregation—and she's the ministry leader!

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Botswana: Leadership training conducted during WM departmental advisory — Hot topics for leadership training are evangelistic training for women, mentoring young women, making prayer the focus of life, and becoming leaders of excellence.

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India: Literacy empowers women — Adult literacy program improves the lives of 146 women and 10 men in Khammam Section.

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Outreach

Serbia and Macedonia: Adventist women win the gold medal at local festival — A team of bakers receive highest award for their ten healthy, homemade breads.

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Philippines: Women's outreach reaps 51 happy, new believers — God Loves You ministry is the passion of a businesswoman who devotes much of her time to being God's instrument for sharing God's love and mercy in her town in the Central Philippines.

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New Zealand: Reaching out begins with friendship — Women's Ministries annual retreat in New Zealand is designed for inviting friends.

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Pakistan: Women reach out to a needy on-Christian community — Women's Ministries activities focus on WM themes of Nurture, Empower, and Outreach.

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Serbia and Macedonia: German Adventist women make gifts for Serbian breast cancer survivors — Heart-shaped armrest pillows for physical therapy patients recovering from breast surgery are sent "From Heart to Heart" ministry.

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India: Women bake bread to sell — Baking healthy, whole grain bread opens the way to share Adventist health principles with the public in southwestern India.

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Serbia and Macedonia: Women's Ministries TMI project — Adventist women in Serbia begin fulfilling goals for Total Member Involvement, a Seventh-day Adventist worldwide church initiative, through evangelism training.

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enditnow

Brazil: Adventists Say No to Violence — Annual magazine, "Breaking the Silence," encourages rape victims to find help and hope in the 2017 issue.

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Indonesia: Adventists Say No to Violence — Women's Minister of the government of Indonesia attends an enditnow event on island of Papua.

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Dates to Remember

Date to Remember: 2017 Enditnow Emphasis Day — The resource packet, Love Protects, highlights child abuse and bullying.

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Ministering to Women

Self-Care in Leadership

Ministering to Women

Because our schedules are so full, some things do not get finished or even accomplished. That’s not what God intends. He did not create us to be workaholics. He invites us into His rest.

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Issues

Women's Health

World Health Organization: 10 facts on women's health

This fact file highlights 10 key areas that have serious consequences for women's health over the life-course.

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About WM Newsletter

News from the World of Women's Ministries is published bi-monthly by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventist Department of Women's Ministries for the purpose of communicating news and information about Women's Ministries.

Director:
Heather-Dawn Small

Editor:
Raquel Arrais

Editorial assistant: Rebecca Timon

General Conference Department of Women's Ministries (GC WM)
12501 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD 20904-6600
USA

Phone: (301) 680-6608
Fax: (301) 680-6600
Email Us

About WM Newsletter

News from the World of Women's Ministries is published bi-monthly by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventist Department of Women's Ministries for the purpose of communicating news and information about Women's Ministries.

Director:
Heather-Dawn Small

Editor:
Raquel Arrais

Editorial assistant: Rebecca Timon

General Conference Department of Women's Ministries (GC WM)
12501 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD 20904-6600
USA

Phone: (301) 680-6608
Fax: (301) 680-6600
Email Us