General Conference Department of Women’s Ministries
VOL. 21, NO. 2&3, 2022

I Will Go Reach My World

First Women's Scholarship Recipient

May-Ellen Colón, recipient of the first WM scholarship awarded in 1991, passes away at age 73.

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GC Women's Ministries Leaders

Women's Ministries leaders elected to serve until 2025

Heather-Dawn Small continues as director; and Nilde Itin becomes associate director.

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Women GC Vice Presidents

Role of Female Vice President Continues

Ella Simmons retires, Audrey Andersson elected.

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General Conference Officers, 2022-2025

In St. Louis, Adventist Leaders Elect President, Executive Secretary, and Treasurer

Ted N. C. Wilson, Erton Köhler, and Paul H. Douglas continue in their positions for the current term office.

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News

Nurture

Southern Africa-Indian Ocean: Women's Ministries in Southern Africa publishes a newsletterZOE, the name of the first WM newsletter published in Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Division, means LIFE.

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Australia: Encountering the Great "I AM" is the aim of new women's devotional book — The devotional book I AM challenges women to recognize what they can become by allowing God to transform them.

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Croatia: Exploring women in the Bible—a fresh perspective — Women enjoy their first in-person retreat since COVID-19 restrictions were lifted.

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South Korea: "God Knows My Name. Do You Know His?" — Heather-Dawn Small speaks virtually for Week of Prayer at NSD headquarters in Seoul.

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Empower

Philippines: Adventist women in Mindanao complete leadership training — Graduating from four levels of WM Leadership Certification, 288 additional women become certified leaders.

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South Korea: Lead Now, Learn How: Women's Ministries leadership school — Church leaders in South Korea say they are interested in providing Adventist women with tools they need to lead.

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West-Central Africa: Five young women choose sewing as their livelihood — In five countries of West-Central Africa, five women receive a sewing machine with the skill training to support herself.

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South Korea: For one special Sabbath in Korea, 150 women preach in 150 church pulpits — Women in the Middlewest region embrace mission in their own context.

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Germany: A sermon in four languages — When Elida Oncea is invited to preach in her native tongue, a sermon is presented for the first time simultaneously in four languages in Linz—Romanian, German, English, and Ukrainian.

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Japan: This church deeply savors the Word of God — Women's Ministries Emphasis Day includes seminars to lead Bible reading groups.

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Outreach

South America: TV evangelism covers much of South America during a week of women's evangelism — Biblical reflection, in Portuguese and Spanish, are presented by Darleide Alves and Mitzy Celis on TV Novo Tempo.

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Brazil: "A Voice of Hope" released on YouTube for women's evangelism week — TV series provides additional evangelism tools for women in churches.

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Brazil: Baptisms wrap up women's evangelism week — Women in evangelism mobilize communities in the state of Sergipe.

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Chile: Baptisms highlight women's ministries day — The women of the church have always stood out for their commitment and active participation in evangelistic work.

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Madagascar, Reunion Island: Women's Ministries takes up the challenge of 'I Will Go' — The COVID-19 pandemic hasn't stopped Adventist women from ministering to their communities.

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Ghana: Reaching out to their community — Adventist women are putting into practice what they learned in "Building Bridges" training.

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Brazil: Teacher sends biblical messages to more than 200 people a day — For six years, Eliéde has dedicated the early hours of the day to sending messages and Bible studies even to those she doesn't know.

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Brazil: Massages that save lives — Massage therapist Lady Jane Cabral uses her profession to talk about the love of Jesus to her clients.

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Brazil: Freedom even inside a prison — During worship service in a Brazilian prison, female inmates experience being free with their Savior.

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enditnow

Brazil: Breaking the Silence is an official day on the state calendar of São Paulo — Adventists celebrate 20 years of "Breaking the Silence" with 10,000 people gathered to watch their march.

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Dates to Remember

2022 Dates to Remember: October is the month for Breast Cancer Awareness — October 17—International Day for the Eradication of Poverty ; November 19—World Orphans Day

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Ministering to Women

Ministering to Women

Project VIVE

This evangelistic plan brings friends to tea, leads to Bible studies, and results in baptisms in Chile.

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Women’s Issues

Women's Issues

Adventist women draw attention to issues affecting women

Women in Australia ask government leaders at Parliament House for action on the hunger crisis and rising poverty.

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My Daily Walk with God

My Daily Walk with God

Ukrainian and Russian refugees dealing with trauma find hope with new resource

FLOURISH! promotes emotional well-being through Bible-based materials for children, women, and families.

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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:
Nilde Itin

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]