Leaders of Adventist Korean Women Pray With One Heart

Korea | NSD WM | January 28, 2023 | Nam Sang-sook

Dedication service for Korean Adventist Women’s Association (KAWA) sets the focus on mission at the beginning of a New Year.

The Korean Adventist Women's Association (KAWA) of the Korean Union Conference (KUC) held a dedication service at the Northern Asia-Pacific Division (NSD) Headquarters in Paju, Korea, January 18. The NSD auditorium welcomed about 50 attendees who serve as advisors, pastors, women's association executives, and women's ministries (WM) leaders.

Nam Sang-sook, KAWA’s president, made a welcome speech and presented an inspiring report on the 2023 future plans for various ministries such as evangelism, cooking classes, leadership training, education opportunities for women and to keep the women focused on mission and outreach. NSD president Kim Yo-han stressed the importance of women's service and delivered a speech of encouragement, while Yun Chung-sil, KUC WM director, encouraged the women to trust in God’s strength as He blesses and empowers the spiritual gifts given by God to minister more effectively. Raquel Arrais, NSD WM director, affirmed the women in their calling, thanking God for including women in Jesus' ministry and for including women today.

It was a time when women gathered together at the beginning of the year to recommit themselves to serve Jesus wherever He leads.

All the attendees recommitted their vision, mission, and passion. They prayed with one heart for the outpouring of the Holy Spirt in their lives and service.

Vision – Women to participate actively in spreading the Gospel

Mission – Women to participate enthusiastically in the Mission of the Church

Passion – Women to reach out to the local communities

At the end of the program all the women read together the mission statement and commitment pledge of the KAWA. Prayers were offered for the projects and many ministries KAWA is working, for the revival and mission revitalization of the Korean Adventist Church, for I WILL GO projects, for the NSD Jabez Project, for the peace and safety of the country, and for the revitalization of the North Korean Mission.

NSD Women's Ministries department offered a special lunch to all the attendees as an opportunity to say thank you for KAWA’s dedication and service to the church globally. The fellowship around the table and the joy of the women working and serving together will keep the vision, mission, and passion alive.

Photo credit: WM Korea (KAWA)
Written by Nam Sang-sook, president of Korean Adventist Women's Association (KAWA) of Northern Asia-Pacific Division (NSD)

Published in Mosaic newsletter, 2023 Q1