2019 Stories


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2019 Adventist Woman of the Year Awards

Two women receiving awards in 2019 include Helen Gulfan and Carla Baker (pictured left to right), directors for women's ministries in Southern Asia-Pacific Division and North American Division.

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Angola

A municipal administrator sees commitment of women and helps work a miracle by donating a vehicle for evangelistic work.

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Angola

A community service day at a health center raises awareness of cleanliness and Seventh-day Adventists.

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Australia

BREATHE 2019 is a time and place to worship, praise, and pray, to witness four baptisms, and to be inspired to give thousands of dollars to help rescue girls from trafficking in Nepal.

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Australia

"Define your purpose, Discipline your purpose, and Defend your purpose in Jesus," challenged the speaker at the Renew conference in South Queensland.

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Austria

United in prayer, women also learn about conquering the "daily giants," those small distractions in life.

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Botswana

Local pastors speak encouraging words to women presenting a full day of programs.

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Botswana

The second annual YAWM conference attracts 220 young women.

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Botswana

Two men also graduate with leadership certification—the district pastor and the husband who brought his wife. . .and attended every seminar with her.

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Botswana

Guests enrolled in Women's Ministries Leadership Certification training begin attending Sabbath worship services in Francistown.

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Brazil

Fifty-five women finish leadership training in Bahia province.

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Brazil

Men help with women's Pink October outreach events for breast cancer awareness and prevention.

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Brazil

Women from Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais, and Espírito Santo experience one week of theoretical and practical classes, also they experience public evangelism.

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Bulgaria

About 100 women and men attend a special one-day women's ministries conference in Sofia.

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Colombia

In a live program uplinked from Colombia, members praise God for baptisms and outreach by women's ministries.

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Europe

Women of Europe use the resource packet, "Walking with Jesus," in creative ways as they lead prayer, church service, and afternoon activities during International Women's Day of Prayer, March 2, 2019.

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Europe

Each week refugee women cook a meal of their choosing at this Adventist church

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Europe

The division Women’s Ministries director and six union directors have opportunity in Italy to network with women’s ministries leaders from the Church world headquarters.

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Fiji

The visiting women's ministries union director is thrilled by the successful weekend of training.

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France

New women's ministries director for France and Belgium invites business colleagues to make their first visit to an Adventist church.

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France

Women's ministry leaders in the local churches in the north of France share joys and challenges.

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France

A Sunday morning jog becomes an outreach project in the suburbs of Paris.

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Germany

Women in character as Biblical women share their stories in "Women Following Jesus" program.

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Germany

Girls4Christ Day in Tübingen helps teenagers concentrate on their spiritual gifts instead of their faults and weaknesses.

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Germany

Women's Ministries Department is represented at a youth leadership training convention with breakout session workshop and a booth.

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Germany

Women of German-speaking countries attend the four-day practical training conference.

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Germany

Chocolate treats in the prayer room invite women to taste and see that the Lord is good.

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Germany

The reality of sexual abuse by Adventists can be shocking to some members.

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Ghana

Completing the Leadership training provides satisfaction to nearly 800 women. They are eagerly preparing for a graduation ceremony to be held at the division women's ministries congress in July.

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Ghana

Women preaching 220 evangelistic series in Ghana witness 1,026 souls making decisions for Christ and being baptized.

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Ghana

Citizens of Kumasi become aware of enditnow through Adventist women visiting shops and homes and distributing literature.

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India

Heather-Dawn Small travels in India.

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Inter-American Division

As we reach out to women in the church providing nurture and empowerment, we also prepare to reach out effectively to the community and reflect God's love.

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Italy

A special moment occurs when a woman receives her certification for completing all four levels of leadership training during the church service.

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Kenya

Near Nairobi, 3,000 women participate in a formal ceremony for completing Leadership Certification training. They wear purple sashes emblazoned with the words "Leadership Graduate."

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Kenya

Graduates of the four levels of Women's Ministries Leadership training receive certificates of completion in Mombasa, Nyamira, and Kisii.

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Kenya

Seven people make decisions for baptism, and an offering is collected during the graduation ceremony that will sponsor five needy families near Nairobi.

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Kyrgyzstan

The mountaintops and colorful sunsets of Kyrgyzstan made heaven seem closer during women’s retreat focused on “A Key Opening Heaven.”

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Malawi

The First Lady of Malawi joins 6,000 participants praying in unity at Lilongwe Central Adventist Church.

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Mexico

Friends are invited to "Prayer Calms Anxiety" program held in every church in the southeast of Mexico.

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Moldova

Singing, cooking class, and a prayer trail contribute to nurturing these women in a retreat setting in Moldova.

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Mongolia

Mongolia Mission Women's Ministries holds congress, gives Bibles to thirteen women pastors, and awards one WM scholarship.

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New Zealand

A weekend retreat in New Zealand titled “Start with Amen” nurtures women to praise God for His greatness and goodness.

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Niger

The four-level leadership training certificate helps this woman get hired.

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North American Division

More than 1,000 women from across the North American Division attended the four-day event in Orlando, Florida that included a surprise farewell for Carla Baker, director of North American Division Women's Ministries.

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North American Division

Jesus is the One who pursues His beloved in this new Bible studies for women, "Pursued," by Lola Moore Johnston

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Papua New Guinea

The congress also made an Adventist women's ministry world record with its meeting attendance of more than 1,200 teenage girls.

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Qatar

Seventh-day Adventist Church members in Doha are spiritually vibrant and active in fellowship.

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Romania

Within fifteen months, Adventist women and friends of Câmpina knitted more than five thousand baby items wrapped in 850 gift packages for their project, “Hope for the Newborn.”

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São Tomé

Women's ministry presents personal items as gifts for needy female patients in a local hospital.

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Serbia

Monologues giving voice to biblical characters demonstrate dramatically that it is possible to live a blessed life even in difficult times.

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Singapore

Women's Ministries leaders officiate at a ceremony for the women receiving Leadership certificates during a multi-church women's retreat.

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Solomon Islands

Real Me series and literacy programs empower men and women of all ages in the Solomon Islands.

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South Africa

Young Adventist women in South Africa are involved in women's ministries activities.

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South American Division

Breaking the Silence magazine is published in the millions for distribution in South America for enditnow Emphasis Day

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Southeast Asia

Women in Sarawak, Malaysia, lead their congregation's first observance of International Women's Day of Prayer.

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Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Division

From a national First Lady to a local municipal administrator, women in Southern Africa have involved their communities in prayer and observance of our worldwide Church's International Women's Day of Prayer.

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Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Division

Royalties from sales of devotional book, In His Presence, to generate funds for women's scholarships across Southern Africa.

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Southern Asia-Pacific Division Women's Ministries Congress 2019

More than a thousand women from the Southern Asia-Pacific Division attend the division-wide women's ministries quinquennial congress.

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Spain

At least fourteen churches celebrated the Day of Prayer in creative ways.

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Spain

Palma de Mallorca Adventist Church celebrates ten baptisms, four are the result of work by the women's ministry leader and three by other women.

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Switzerland

Inter-intensive Bible study is held in the lovely autumn weather of St. Stephen, Switzerland.

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Taiwan

In the warm coastal sunshine of Kenting, three women are baptized in the Pacific Ocean.

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Tanzania

Two thousand women from Tanzania and Uganda commit themselves to completing all four levels of WM Leadership Certification by 2019.

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Tanzania

The climax of the week-long training conference occurs when four participants are baptized at the graduation ceremony.

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Tonga

The Queen of Tonga opens the front gates, an entry normally reserved for royalty, for this enditnow parade to enter the palace grounds.

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Turkey

The second women's conference in Istanbul gives women inspiration to flourish in their own centers of influence.

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Ukraine

Women to gather in two locations of Ukraine's natural beauty to commune with God while they relax and reassess their value within their own spheres of influence.

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United Kingdom

The key aim for the theme, "Reflections of Ruth," is achieved as women explore and experience how to build relationships for eternity.

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United States of America

Speakers at a women's retreat in Utah tell stories of unique, even miraculous, ways God works in their lives.

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United States of America

Twenty-five dedicated Latino women of Alabama are newly certified women's ministries leaders.

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United States of America

The third summit is held at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary Chapel on the campus of Andrews University.

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United States of America

The first-ever event on the Adventist university campus launched a new initiative designed to help people use awareness, education, intervention, and prevention to take decisive actions against all forms of abuse.

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Uruguay

The third women's ministries congress in Uruguay reminds women to allow God to work in their hearts.

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West-Central Africa Division Women's Ministries Congress 2019

Women attending the division-wide congress bring with them an abundance of color, music, prayers, and energy to the many activities held during the six-day women's congress.

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West-Central Africa Division

These women enthusiastically march in a graduation ceremony in Ghana to receive their Andrews University certificates for completing the four levels of Women's Ministries Leadership training.

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West-Central Africa Division

West-Central Africa Division develops its own African women's devotional book for 2020.

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West-Central Africa Division

Thirty days following the division-wide Women's Ministries congress, women spend a day in fasting and prayer, praising God for what He did before, during, and following the event held in Ghana.

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West-Central Africa Division

Royalties from sales of devotional book, In His Presence, to generate funds for women's scholarships in West Africa.

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Zambia

Women's prayer retreat concludes with the observance of the worldwide day of prayer.

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Zambia

Women’s Ministries Leadership Certification training is facilitated at the local church level in Northern Zambia Union.

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Zimbabwe

Women lead church services in all churches throughout the northeastern region to observe the worldwide day of prayer.

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Zimbabwe

“At Such a Time as This” themed-conference attracts more than 500 young women in the first-ever weekend event for Young Adventist Women’s Ministries in Western Zimbabwe.

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Zimbabwe

A church building is constructed with funds raised by women in North Zimbabwe Conference.

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Zimbabwe

Women who brought 163 hearts to Jesus in northern Zimbabwe have planted a new congregation and are collecting funds to construct a church building on land donated by a newly baptized headman.

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Women's Ministries at the Global Conference on Health and Lifestyle

Women's Ministries presents a women's health track of lectures at the third Global Conference on Health and Lifestyle held in Loma Linda, California

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International Women's Day of Prayer 2019

Prayer is our connection with God. And women pray! Women worldwide observed International Women's Day of Prayer, March 2, 2019.

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Dates to Remember

November 25, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women; December 3, International Day of Persons with Disabilities

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