Malawi

The First Lady of the Republic of Malawi, Professor Gertrude Mutharika, speaks to women attending the 2019 International Women's Day of Prayer service.

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International Women's Day of Prayer in Lilongwe, Malawi

The First Lady of Malawi joins 6,000 participants praying in unity at Lilongwe Central Adventist Church.

Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Division

[Malawi] The First Lady of the Republic of Malawi, Professor Gertrude Mutharika, accepted an invitation to join a prayer meeting observing the International Women's Day of Prayer 2019. The appearance of the First Lady generated much excitement for more than 6,000 women of Lilongwe who gathered on the grounds of the Lilongwe Central Seventh-day Adventist Church to participate.

Women from all walks of life, including women in the government of Malawi who were also invited, assembled for the March 2 program, "Walking with Jesus." They prayed and praised God together in unity. Even their colorful attire was uniform.

Emily Egolet, women's ministries director of Malawi Union Conference, organized this successful day of prayer which is on the annual worldwide church calendar for the first Sabbath of March.

Contributed by Emily Egolet, women's ministries director, Malawi Union Conference

Published in Mosaic newsletter 2019, Q2, Spring issue