Women’s Ministries Evangelism Efforts Are Celebrated in Taiwan
In the warm coastal sunshine of Kenting, three women are baptized in the Pacific Ocean.
Northern Asia-Pacific Division (NSD)
[Taiwan] Warm coastal sunshine and breezes welcomed 380 women from all over Taiwan as they met together from August 30 to 31, 2019, for a Women’s Ministries conference in Kenting, Taiwan. These women came together from 54 churches to celebrate what the Lord has been doing for them so far this quinquennium (five years). Also attending the conference were 16 women who are not yet members of the church. Dr. Lisa Clouzet, Women’s Ministries director of the Northern Asia-Pacific Division, was present throughout the conference and presented the Sabbath sermon entitled “Serving Through His Love” (1 Cor 16:14, Acts 4:13, Eccl 9:10, Col 3:23).
Led by Celeste Sha, director of Women’s Ministries in Taiwan, many women’s groups were formed in 2019 for the purpose of being intentional about Total Member Involvement (TMI), an initiative of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Besides leading out and attending small group meetings, several of these same women were also involved in evangelistic meetings which took place across Taiwan during 2019. Above and beyond leading and attending these meetings, many women were busy doing what they normally do: caring for their families and homes, working outside the home, and leading out in church activities.
The results of what women do all over the world to share Jesus with their families, friends, and others may not be entirely known until Jesus comes, but the women attending the Women’s Ministries conference of the Taiwan Conference (TWC) were able to see some of the results of their prayers and efforts when they witnessed three precious souls being baptized in the Pacific Ocean on Sabbath afternoon. It was touching to see the smiling faces of those baptized as they publicly shared their love for, and surrender to, Jesus Christ. The baptism was witnessed by those attending the conference, as well as by others who happened to be enjoying the beach that day. Pastors Mark Tseng, TWC executive secretary, and Stanley Lo, local church pastor, officiated the baptismal ceremonies.
The celebration throughout the weekend included music, testimonies, skits, time for sharing with each other, and words of encouragement from different leaders. It was an inspirational time for those in attendance and one that helped recharge their batteries to continue serving their families, church, and communities.
May each of us, along with the women of Taiwan, continue to do everything in love, and may all the glory and honor go to God!
Contributed by Celeste Sha and Lisa Clouzet, Women’s Ministries directors of Taiwan Conference and Northern Asia-Pacific Division
Published in Mosaic newsletter, 2019 Q4, Fall issue