Thinking Well, Living Well, mental health training program, provides opportunity to witness
This GC Women’s Ministries’ mental health resource empowers 4,000 women at a women's ministries union congress for becoming “Women in Mission.”
Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Division (SID)
[Angola] More than 4,000 women traveled all roads available to the town of Malanje, where Bonginkosi Sibanda, director of women’s ministries for North East Angola Union, organized the second union women’s ministries congress, August 12-18, 2018. The women pitched colorful tents, adding a delightful beauty to the camp site, and cooked their own meals.
Eager women gathered at the multipurpose hall to be molded and shaped in God’s on way. The theme, “Women in Mission,” encouraged participants for outreach by providing training in a new way to bring hope and healing to other women when using the General Conference Women’s Ministries mental health resource program, Thinking Well, Living Well.
The event was facilitated by guest speakers, Raquel Arrais, associate director for General Conference Women’s Ministries, Dr. Katia Reinert, associate director for General Conference Health Ministries, and Caroline Chola, women's ministries director for Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Division Women’s Ministries. The facilitators emphasized the need for women to be trained in leadership and also for them to take care of their own mental health in order to reach women around them who have these issues.
Participants report that the congress was well organized, informative, and inspirational.
Contributed by Caroline Chola, women's ministries director for Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Division
Published in Mosaic newsletter, 2018 Q4, Fall issue