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South Pacific Division
Flourishing through the Power of
More than 100
women are "flourishing" through the power of prayer after attending a
women’s retreat in western Australia.
Michelle Noerianto, accompanied by her mother, Daphne Misbrener, joined women
from all over western Australia at Orchid Glory Farm Resort in Bindoon with
hearts expecting to hear from God and to see the Holy Spirit move.
"It was a great
blessing to meet and pray with such a passionate group of women excited and
hungry to learn more about how to pray for others. We saw miracles and many
answered prayers," said Noerianto.
West Central Africa
Retreat in East Nigeria Union Mission
Ministries department of East Nigerian Union organized a leadership retreat for
all WM directors and coordinators of the union early this year with the theme
of "Renewal Through His Word."
retreat for Women's Ministries leaders had 170 participants who spent the
entire weekend studying and praying for the revival and empowerment of
outreach program was held by the participants on the final Sabbath. Women
entered the city in small groups to share tracts and make friends with people in
the community. More than 4,000 tracts were distributed, contacts were made, and
addresses and phone numbers were taken.
Certification Program Is Equipping Women in Europe
Sixty-five women from Germany, Switzerland, and Luxembourg
participated in a week-end seminar organized by two conferences of the South
German Union. Denise Hochstrasser, Euro-Africa Division WM director, spoke on “Visions
and Goal Setting” and “A Woman of Worth.” Ingrid Naumann, South German Union WM
director, presented the topics, “Needs of Women in the Local Church” and “Small
The new flyer for the WM Certification Program has been printed.
Its design matches other publications from the WM Department in the German-speaking
countries. Download it at www.sta-frauen.de.
Africa-Indian Ocean Division
Hope and Healing Launched in the Indian Ocean Islands
During the January advisory organized
by Margery Harinirina and attended by field and conference Women's Ministries
directors from Seychelles, La Reunion, Mahajanga, Atsiranana, South Madagascar
and the Central Madagascar, it was resolved to adopt the Homes of Hope and
Healing initiative in the Indian Ocean Union. Participants received posters, a
booklet of lessons, and a DVD showing women how to minister to their friends.
The union not only has involved women but families, too. Currently, 6,000 homes
have been identified.
--Caroline Chola | Director, Women's
desires [wo]man to exercise his [her] reasoning powers; and the study of the
will strengthen and elevate the mind as no other study can. . . . A sense
of the power and
wisdom of God, and of our inability to comprehend His
greatness, should inspire us
with humility, and we should open His Word, as we
would enter His presence,
with holy awe.
A Call to Stand Apart 47.1