Touch a Heart, Tell the World

WAD Women's Ministries Congress
Brings 4,000 Women to Nigeria

The West Central Africa Division held its second Women's Ministries Congress at Babcock University, Nigeria, August 2-9, 2009. The theme was "Touch a Heart, Tell the World." More than 3,000 women from 26 African nations participated in this congress.

All six Unions of the Division were represented. Women came from Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Central African Republic, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Niger and Togo.

Two days of spectacular displays marked the opening ceremonies as the women marched with enthusiasm behind 26 different flags. The First Lady of Nigeria, Mrs. Yar Adua was represented by the First Lady of Ogun State, Mrs. Olunfunke Daniel; the Hon. Minister for Women's Affairs, Mrs. Suleiman was represented by Mrs. Olusola-Dada. Also in attendance was the First Lady of Plateau State, Mrs. Talatu Jang.

At the closing Sabbath services, Heather-Dawn Small, the General Conference Women's Ministries director, preached about heaven and the awaiting joys. It was a special moment when the women recommitted themselves to serve God during this important time.

The congress was a time for fellowship, prayer, praise, and growth. The women left the congress singing and praising God for the many blessings they received during the six days of the congress.

"God brought us here by His call, and we are leaving this place empowered to follow the call," said Priscille Metonou, Women's Ministries director for WAD..