Women respond to I Will Go
"A Ministry of Kindness" helps families affected by flooding and COVID-19, and reaches out to non-church members.
Inter-American Division (IAD)
[Mexico] Adventist women from the Southeast Mexican Union, who live in the flatlands in the center and east of the state of Tabasco, turned out to help their communities. They focused on the families of patients infected by COVID-19 who were waiting outside the hospitals, providing hot food and prayers. More recently, women traveling in canoes to reach the most inhospitable places have been ministering to families who lost homes or food in heavy floods. These acts of service in our "You Did It To Me" program are providing women's ministries the opportunity to help and encourage many needy people.
In the Chiapas Mexican Union, the women have been involved in the "Loving Reaches" ministry, where they express love and care for a particular friend who is not a Seventh-day Adventist or who is a former Adventist.
During that week food was distributed; meals were prepared for these people in need, and a special program was prepared where each person served was invited to attend.
The women together touched hundreds of lives with love, hope, and healing as they followed the example of Jesus Christ: "Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these my brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me" (Matthew 25:40, NIV).
"Loving Reaches" and "You Did It to Me" outreach programs in both of these Mexican regions are implementing strategies taught in Inter-American Division Women's Ministries program, "A Ministry of Kindness." Also, women in Mexico continue to fulfill the mission of the Adventist Church's, I WILL GO.
Contributed by Women's Ministries Inter-American Division
Published in Mosaic newsletter, 2021 Q2, spring issue