In Blantyre, Malawi, women sit socially distant from each other during the Day of Prayer and Fasting service.

Women's Ministries of Malawi Observes a Day of Prayer and Fasting

A Sabbath event encourages 4,000 women gathered in Blantyre to lead a prayerful life and to become involved in sharing the gospel.

Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Division (SID)

[Malawi] Women in Malawi wrapped up the 2020 Ten Days of Prayer initiative observed by the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church (January 8-18) with a special Women’s Ministries Day of Prayer and Fasting.

The theme for the day, “See they are praying,” was derived from the story of Acts 9:10-20 in which the Lord hears the prayers of Saul. The healing of Saul was integral for his transformation in becoming Paul the apostle and in effectively preaching the gospel. Prayer is also integral for our own transformation and sharing the gospel.

All local conferences of the Malawi Union observed a union-wide Women's Ministries Day of Prayer and Fasting, Sabbath, January 18, 2020. In the South Malawi Conference, the event held at the Covenant Hall in Blantyre was attended by more than 4,000 women.

In her remarks, the Malawi Union Women's Ministries Director, Mrs Emily Banda Egolet, encouraged women to lead a prayerful life and to ensure that every woman is involved in ministry in one way or the other. She also emphasized the need to love one another and stand united even amidst trials.

Mrs. Joyce Milandu, Women’s Ministries director for South Malawi Conference, thanked the union director for coming and encouraging the women. She urged all in attendance to remain focused on Christ's soon coming.

Similar events were held in the Central Malawi Conference and the North Malawi Conference.

Contributed by Emily Banda Egolet, WM director, Malawi Union Conference

Published in Mosaic Newsletter, 2020 Q1&2, Spring issue

Ten Days of Prayer

The Seventh-day Adventist Church has observed Ten Days of Prayer during January since 2012. Each year carries a different theme with "Seeking God's Spirit" being the theme for 2020. Learn more