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PREACHING at the 11th HOUR
First Women's Evangelist Conference
East-Central Africa Division
The East-Central Africa Division Women's Ministries Department held its first women-evangelists' conference from August 25-29, 2009. A total of 210 women evangelists attended the residential conference held in the heart of Nairobi. The theme for the conference was "Preaching at the11th Hour"; the key text was ‘'As long as it is day, we must do the work of him who sent me. Night is coming when no one can work" (John 9:4).
The purpose for this very important conference was to share experiences, train, and recognize and equip the women evangelists with evangelism resources. The women were trained with the General Conference Women' Ministries Evangelism Manual.
The main speaker, Pastor Samuel Misians, introduced new approaches to interact or preach to those who do not know Christ. Testimonies were given by a number of women.
The women left the conference equipped to serve the Lord better as evangelists.
-Source: ECD WM
World Church Leader Visits North and South Germany
"Get Up - Follow - Women Make the World Move!" (Mark 1:17, 18) was the motto of a women's retreat from June 19 to 21, 2009.
Dr. Ella Simmons (Vice President of the General Conference of the Seventh-Day-Adventist Church) and Christiane Vertallier (Director of Women's Ministries of the Euro-Africa Division) attended women's retreats in North and South Germany. They travelled with Ingrid Naumann to Schwäbisch Gmünd (Baden-Württemberg) for a women's conference. The theme there was "The Woman in the 21st Century." More than 160 persons from the South German Union attended.
-Source: Ingrid Naumann, WM South German Union
Central Papua Conference Retreat and Baptism
South Pacific Division
The first conference-wide women's retreat for the Central Papua Conference was held at Bautama Camp from August 17-22. Nearly 2,000 from all over the province attended. Erna Johnson, SPD WM director, was the guest speaker.
Sabbath morning, five persons were baptized as a direct result of women ministering to the community. Through the Holy Spirit one woman has already brought 300 persons to the Lord. She has also started a church and a literacy program in her town. Three of those baptized were her candidates.
The women are sharing God's message of love wherever they go.
-Source: SPD WM