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

I Will Go Reach My World

I Will Go Virtual World Conference

October 29-30, 2021—Watch our Women's Ministries virtual conference from our Facebook page or YouTube channel.

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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.

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Inter-America

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

Based on the Ellen G. White book, Mind, Character, and Personality, training focuses on building characters fit for heaven.

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Southern Africa

Southern Africa Observes International Women's Day of Prayer 2021

Many churches in Southern Africa held virtual services on many digital platforms.

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Russia

Her personal testimony begins with an app for the Bible

By reading on her smartphone, young woman accidentally falls in love with Jesus, then 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 daughters and sons of God — Women's Ministries in Honduras train youth in the "Princess and Prince" 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 and promotes "A Ministry for Every Woman."

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Solomon Islands: The Solomon Islands observe International Women's Day of Prayer 2021 — I Will Go mission of women's ministry motivates women to follow the call of Jesus.

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Vanuatu: Vanuatu observes International Women's Day of Prayer 2021 — Inspired by stories of women in the Bible, women answer,"I Will Go," to God's call to follow Him.

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Southern Asia: Southern Asia Observes International Women's Day of Prayer 2021 — This special day provided women with opportunity to participate with prayer, song, and hearing the Word of God.

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West Africa: West Africa Observes International Women's Day of Prayer 2021 — A prayer conference and retreats for leaders and young women support the day of prayer activities.

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Inter-Europe: Making a list of Women's Ministries accomplishments and activities last year — Women engaged in social media and digital meetings rises in Europe.

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Empower

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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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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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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Belgium and France: Digital women's ministries conference is a blessing — Virtual conference allows more women to attend than if in person while keeping a social distance.

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Colombia: Brave women hit the streets bringing hope — The "Honey Project" attracts women with its sweet ministry.

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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 respond,"I Will Go," at virtual women's congress.

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

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

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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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Mexico: Women respond to I Will Go — "A Ministry of Kindness" helps families affected by COVID-19 and flooding.

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

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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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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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USA: "Finding Shelter" 2020 online evangelistic series in English and Spanish reaches large audience — Women of Greater New York continue 2021 virtual evangelism with Franco-Haitian series, "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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enditnow

Italy: Youth Ministries Italy joins Enditnow® and says 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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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 DayJune 23, International Widow's Day; July 30, World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

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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 can 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]