General Conference Department of Women’s Ministries
VOL. 20, NO. 2, Spring 2021

I Will Go Reach My World

Virtual WM World Conference

I Will Go Reach My World

Save the date, October 29-30, 2021, to attend the first virtual Women's Ministries World Conference.

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Venezuela

Ministering with kindness and inviting others to "Come, See the Savior of the World" leads to decisions for baptism

From building a simple house for a widow's family to assisting families of hospitalized patients, women respond to "I Will Go Reach My World."

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Inter-America

"Spiritual Health" is Inter-America's new Women's Ministries 2021 certification program

2021 certification is based on Mind, Character, and Personality

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Southern Africa-Indian Ocean

2021 International Women's Day of Prayer observed March 6

Many churches in Southern Africa were still holding virtual services for IWDOP Sabbath.

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Russia

Her personal testimony begins with an app for the Bible

By reading on her smartphone, this young woman accidentally falls in love with Jesus and discovers the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

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Emotional Intelligence for Effective Ministry

Awareness of our emotions vitally impacts mental health and ministry effectiveness

Truly effective leaders possess a high level of emotional intelligence.

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News

Nurture

Honduras: Teens find their identity in Christ as sons and daughters of God — Adventist women in Honduras train youth in the "Princesses and Princes" certification program.

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Romania: Sabbath message revives the spirit of women in Romania — Women receive a blessing through the story that Jesus weeps with us.

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Italy: Italy celebrates twenty-five years of Women's Ministries — Virtual celebration thanks God for what He has done, promotes "A Ministry for Every Woman."

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Belgium and France: Digital media can be a blessing — Virtual event allows more women of the Franco-Belgian Union to attend than if social distancing in person.

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I Love to Listen Day: 2021 "Listening Day" is dedicated to listen to the frontline champions of the COVID-19 pandemic.May 16, 2021—I Love to Listen Day celebrates the power of listening.

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Empower

Honduras: Sharing blessings with kindness enriches spiritual life — "A Ministry of Kindness" motivates Adventist women to engage in community service.

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Spain: Women's seminars by Zoom in Barcelona cover many topics each Tuesday night — The session for helping children and teenagers to cope with evolution education results in surprising attendance.

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Ukraine: "I Will Go" strategic plan is unveiled for women in Ukrainian Union Conference — Adventist women representing more than one thousand congregations and companies accept the call, "I Will Go," at virtual women's congress.

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Brazil: Equipping Adventist women for mission in Brazil — More than 16,000 women make up 55% of the members in Espírito Santo.

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Germany: Girls4Christ Zoom in Baden-Wuerttemberg — Paul under house arrest and Onesimus suffering restricted freedom suddenly become a familiar image to girls in coronavirus quarantine.

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Indonesia: GC Women's Ministries Leadership Certification continues virtually in Indonesia — Leadership training conference features GC WM leaders, Heather-Dawn Small and Raquel Arrais.

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Outreach

Panama: "Missionary Soup" outreach project in Panama City serves the community and reaps baptisms. — More than six hundred people are introduced to Jesus through soup bowls.

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Cuba: Women respond to "I Will Go" through "A Touch of Love" ministry — The love of Jesus can be felt by touching others with loving acts when physical touch is restricted.

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Guatemala: Adventist women show compassion practically and lovingly — Church members in Guatemala serve up "Kindness in a Plate."

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Mexico: Women fulfill the Adventist Church's mission, "I Will Go" — "A Ministry of Kindness" is heaped on community families affected by COVID-19, also on former Adventists.

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Puerto Rico: Adventist women gift their communities with emotional and spiritual support — "A Ministry of Kindness" outreach gives needy women encouragement and hope.

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New York: Women's Ministries reaches many through "Finding Shelter" evangelistic series — Greater New York Conference WM continues virtual evangelism with "He Is Our Only Hope"

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Bulgaria: Women's Ministries helps ADRA build a house in Bulgaria — With school held mainly online, children need an electronic device, and Women's Ministries is collecting for needy students.

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Crimea: Adventist women give assistance to needy families in Crimea — "Bread and Milk" outreach leads to Bible studies and baptisms.

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Oregon: Women's Ministries at world church headquarters undertakes prison ministry — Women in Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Oregon are open to receiving the Gospel message.

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Tobago: "V.I.P. Moms" outreach project in Tobago reaches young mothers in need — "Water and The Word on Wednesdays" roadside stand reaches passers-by with cool water bottles and literature.

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enditnow

Italy: Adventist Youth Ministries in Italy joins "Enditnow: Say No to Violence" — Italian young people make enditnow® video spot viewed across Europe on social media.

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Germany: Christians Need Resilienceenditnow® Sabbath is observed in Luebeck, Germany.

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North America: Healthy Boundaries for Spiritual Leaders — Managing power without abuse is the true test of character and leadership.

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Dates to Remember

Dates to Remember: June 12, Women's Ministries Emphasis Day — June 23, International Widow's Day;

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Ministering to Women

God Listens! So Let’s Pray

For God every day is “Listening Day”

What a privilege to take everything to the Lord in prayer. These twelve prayer methods guide our thoughts during our personal time with God.

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Women’s Issues

Poverty and Education

Poverty and lack of education cn have life-threatening consequences for women

Poverty can increase violence, and women have fewer options to escape sexual exploitation and trafficking, due to lack of income and resources.

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My Daily Walk with God

Contentment

Can you say with Paul, "I have learned to be content"?

As workers for the Lord it is our Christian duty, as well as our joyous privilege, to be cheerful and serene.

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About WM Newsletter

News from the World of Women's Ministries is published quarterly 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 Turner

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 at [email protected]