In Kumasi, Raquel Arrais (center) smiles with the joyous baptismal candidates waiting to be born again in Jesus Christ


Mass baptisms bring to a close ten days of multiple Women's Ministries evangelistic meetings

Women preaching 220 evangelistic series in Ghana witness 1,026 souls making decisions for Christ and being baptized.

West-Central Africa Division (WAD)

[Ghana] Seventh-day Adventist women held a ten-day evangelistic series, July 17 to 27, 2019, at 220 sites across Ghana. Ghanaian women preached nationwide in 200 sites, and 20 women came from outside Ghana to preach in the remaining sites. As a result of the preparation by the women, 1,026 people across the country made decisions to be baptized.

Heather-Dawn Small, director for Adventist World Church Women's Ministries, was present in Accra for the final weekend of the series, and Raquel Arrais, Women's Ministries associate director, was present in Kumasi for the final two days, Friday and Sabbath, July 26 and 27.

More baptisms were planned the following Sabbath in Kumasi on the final day of the West-Central Africa Division Women’s Ministries Congress, August 3. The division congress, held every five years, was the largest ever congress of Adventist women in West Africa. More than four thousand attended the congress held July 29 to August 3.

In her closing remarks for the evangelistic series, Omobonike Sessou, Women’s Ministries director for West-Central Africa Division, stated, “Our great appreciation to God who endows women with the ability to fulfill the gospel commission. We thank Women's Ministries of the worldwide Church for their inspiration, support, and encouragement. Special thanks to the West-Central Africa Division administration who supported this initiative and gave the bulk of the finances used. Finally, we thank our women for accepting this challenge by faith and for allowing God to use them. Praise God.”

Contributed by Omobonike Adeola Sessou, director of Women's Ministries for West-Central Africa Division

Published in the Mosaic newsletter, 2019 Q3, Summer issue