General Conference Department of Women’s Ministries
VOL. 21, NO. 1, Winter 2022

I Will Go Reach My World

New Year's Message

Do You Have an Inspirational Word to Guide You in 2022?

TRUST and REST are this year's words for GCWM Director Heather-Dawn Small.

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2022 Women's Ministries Directors

Farewell to Raquel Arrais, Our Sister, Friend, and Colleague

We say goodbye to many of our directors, and we introduce our 2022 worldwide team of leaders.

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I WILL GO virtual WM world conference

In some locations, women gathered in homes and churches to participate in the conference.

Women from nearly 50 identified countries watched the livestream broadcast of the first GC Women's Ministries world conference. Commenting in the chat feature, women requested that the virtual program become an annual event.

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News

Nurture

Paraguay: Paraguay Holds First Women's Ministries Retreat — The theme, "With Eyes on Heaven," provides backdrop for a personal encounter with God.

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United States: One Congregation's Plan Becomes a Conference-wide Event — Samoan women in Southern California hold their first women's retreat.

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Europe: Women's Ministries in Europe Launches New Bible Study — Designed especially for women, Heavenly Father Bible study teaches that God is the most loving Father, and His love is even stronger than a mother's love for her baby.

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Empower

Australia: "And the Bride Wore White" Program Empowers Teenage Girls for Sexual Purity — Understanding relationships and intimacy begins with prayer and a personal relationship with Jesus.

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United States: Transitioning from Little Girl to Teen is Hard — God's Girls Gala helps middle school girls in Pennsylvania learn how to handle the many changes they will experience.

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Germany: "Girls for Christ" Continues to Meet During the Pandemic — Seven girls participate in a Girls4Christ activity in Neugablonz.

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Outreach

Tanzania: Women's Ministries Congress Begins a Spirit of Revival — Women reaching out to the needy in the local village in Northern Tanzania make a big impact.

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Peru: Women Pray in the Streets and Marketplaces — More than 150,000 Seventh-day Adventists participate in the "Peru, I Pray for You" event held concurrently with South America's Sabbath of Prayer and Fasting.

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United States: Seven People Baptized in Maryland and Four More in Jamaica and The Bahamas — "The Breakthrough," an in-person and online evangelistic series by Chesapeake Conference Women's Ministries director, spoke to the heart of overwhelmed people during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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enditnow

enditnow® Emphasis Day: August 27, 2022—enditnow® Emphasis Day is observed the fourth Sabbath of August. The 2021 sermon packet, Abuse of Power, is written by Ardis and Dick Stenbakken.

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Dates to Remember

2022 Dates to Remember: March 5, 2022 is International Women's Day of Prayer. — "Praying in the Last Days" resource packet is written by Dr. Cindy Tutsch.

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Ministering to Women

Mentoring Young Women

How did Jesus mentor His young disciples?

He showed them by example, taught them directly, involved them in His work, and evaluated their performance.

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Women’s Issues

Woman's Workload

"Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden, and I will give you rest" (Matthew 11:28).

A good work-life balance enhances the wholistic well being of women and enables them to be more productive in every aspect of their lives.

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My Daily Walk with God

What Do You Want?

Jesus asked him, "What do you want Me to do for you?" (Mark 10:51, NCV).

Many times we don't know what we want, and Jesus challenges us to clarify our deepest desires.

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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]