Botswana

Women's ministries director for Botswana Union Conference, Susan Williams (center front), is surrounded by graduates of leadership certification level 2 training in South Botswana

Empower.

Women endure sweltering heat to attend leadership certification training

Two men also graduate with leadership certification level 2—the district pastor and the husband who brought his wife. . .and attended every seminar with her.

Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Division (SID)

[Botswana] Women travelled long distances in sweltering heat to attend leadership certification training, level 2, in kang (the Kalegadi) district of Botswana. One eager participant needed her husband to bring her. He sat through the first meeting . . . and the next and the next. He was so blessed by the full weekend of training that he attended every seminar presentation and graduated with his wife.

This husband wasn’t the only man in attendance. The district pastor also graduated.

Two elderly ladies (one the chief’s wife) taking the certification classes were challenged in writing the exams. They were given a verbal exam instead and surprised the teachers because they did better than some of the younger women. Mma Chief obtained 75%.

The women’s ministries teams of South Botswana Conference and Botswana Union Conference joined together in sponsoring the leadership training conference. They expressed gratitude that participants did not waver in attendance during the unbearable heat.

Contributed by Susan Williams, women's ministries director for Botswana Union Conference

Published in Mosaic newsletter, 2019 Q1



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