Prayer Reaches Women in Mongolia

The Mongolia Mission Field Women's Department has translated the Women's International Day of Prayer packet prepared by GC Women's Department for International Women's Day of Prayer. It was distributed to all the churches around Mongolia and they were able to celebrate this special day of prayer together.

This was the third year that Mongolia celebrated Women's Day of Prayer. The last two years all the women in Ulaanbaatar got together on Sabbath afternoon to have special day of prayer. But this year each church had their own Day of Prayer in their local churches.

Each church's women's department leaders preached the sermon "Crumbs from the Master's Table" which was prepared by the GC Women's Ministries.

The message was that everybody has a prayer that waited for a long time to get an answer. If God is not answering prayer, it doesn't mean "No." In His time, He will fulfill His will. The crumbs that we receive from the Master's table are enough for life. The people were encouraged with this message and were asked to be firm and faithful.

During the sermon, two prayer boxes were available: "Long waited prayer" and "Prayer of healing," and people wrote their prayers and put them in boxes. In the afternoon the requests were prayed for.

At the end of the sermon, the congregation received a small brochure with a praying hand picture and Philippians 4:6 written on it to reminded them to trust in God's unfailing promises and not to worry but to give requests with a happy heart.

Sabbath afternoon the women united in prayer and made plans for future services. This time the women made handmade flowers and wrote their prayer requests to God and prayed for them.

Source: Mongolia Mission Field, Women's Ministries Department


Focus on the News


Enditnow in MONTENEGRO

Trans-European Division

The enditnow campaign has been successfully implemented in the local churches of the South-East European Union (Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, and Macedonia) in the first three months of this year. Activities were also organized in the local communities to promote nonviolent attitudes among the local population. Although all the reports from the local churches of the conferences are not yet in, the campaign has already been successful in Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro.

Pastor Branko Lukic, his wife Mirela Lukic, and the ADRA Montenegro country secretary Radovan Acimic, after promoting the campaign in the local Adventist church in Podgorica, decided to promote it also in Delta City, the most famous shopping center in Podgorica, where the daily influx of people is measured in thousands. On March 7 and 8 they collected over 3500 signatures from the non-Adventist population for the petition against violence against women and girls.

The daily news Vijesti interviewed Pastor Lukic and published the story in the March 8 issue. An interview with his wife, Mirela Lukic, was seen on the second and third editions of the National TV news on March 8. And the news agency Mina interviewed the Monte Negro ADRA country secretary Radovan Acimic that was published in Vijesti March 10, 2010.

Source: TED WM

Nepal Leadership Conference

Southern Asia Division

During January a Leadership Conference was held in Pokhara, Nepal, under the organization of Pastor Rajendra, pastor of the Pokhara church. This conference was organized for the leaders of Western Nepal, and included 10 women.

The women divided their time between a Women's Ministries Leadership Workshop, a Children's Sabbath School workshop, and the combined Leadership conference held in the main sanctuary.

The Women's Leadership workshop was conducted by Elizabeth Shultz, Women's Ministries Director for Nepal, and included "Women of Worth" and "How to Study the Bible." Components of a local Women's Ministries program were also discussed and ideas and strategies for women to become self sufficient were encouraged.

The combined meetings emphasized Adventist doctrines, the church's mission, prophecy, and health and temperance.

The conference pulled from many different areas of Western Nepal and led to the baptism of two individuals, one being the young woman who is doing literacy for the Pokhara Adventist women.

The conference was very well accepted, and continued training is planned for the future.

Source: Elizabeth Shultz

Women's Ministries Emphasis Day

June 12, 2010

Women's Ministries Emphasis Day is a special day for women around the world to worship God and to give Him first place in their lives and to live so that others will worship Him.

The Resource Packet for the 2010 Women's Emphasis Day titled "Like a Diamond in the Lord's Hands" and was prepared by Denise Lopes of the South American Division (SAD). The focus of this packet is on the importance to shine for God even under difficult circumstances. For more information and to download the free packet, go to

Inspiration for You: Women and Depression


Depression is a common mental disorder that presents with depressed mood, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of guilt or low self-worth, disturbed sleep or appetite, low energy, and poor concentration.  Depression occurs in persons of all genders, ages, and backgrounds.

God's Promises for Women

  • I know your tears; I also have wept. The griefs that lie too deep to be breathed into any human ear, I know. Think not that you are desolate and forsaken. Though your pain touch no responsive chord in any heart on earth, look unto Me, and live.  The Desire of Ages, 483
  • Every soul is fully known to Jesus as if he were the only one for whom the Saviour died. The distress of every one touches His heart. The cry for aid reaches His ear.   The Desire of Ages, 480
  • A little longer, and we shall see the King in His beauty. A little longer, and He will wipe all tears from our eyes. A little longer, and He will present us "faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy." Jude 24.   The Desire of Ages, 632.3
  • Our Saviour is always ready to hear and answer the prayer of the contrite heart, and grace and peace are multiplied to His faithful ones. Gladly He grants them the blessings they need in their struggle against the evils that beset them.   Acts of the Apostles, 532.2

Global Statistics About: Millennium Development Goals

Global Statistics about Millennium Development Goals


  • World Bank's latest estimates show that 1.4 billion people in developing countries were living in extreme poverty in 2005. 
  • Recent increases in the price of food have had a direct and adverse effect on the poor and are expected to push many more people-an estimated 100 million-into absolute poverty.


  • Globally, 570 million children are enrolled in school. The number of children of primary school age who were out of school fell from 103 million in 1999 to 73 million in 2006. In that year, primary school enrollment in developing countries reached 88 per cent on average, up from 83 per cent in 2000.
  • In Southern Asia, the enrollment ratio has climbed above 90 per cent, yet more than 18 million children of primary school age are not enrolled.


  • Every day, nearly 7,500 people are infected with HIV and 5,500 die from AIDS. Globally, an estimated 33 million people were living with HIV/AIDS in 2007. 
  • The number of people living with HIV rose from an estimated 29.5 million in 2001 to 33 million in 2007. The vast majority of those living with HIV are in sub-Saharan Africa, where about 60 per cent of adults living with HIV in 2007 were women.

Source: 6 FINAL.pdf



Prayer Corner

  • Raquel Arrais travel to India & Nepal
  • Heather-Dawn Small travel to India & Papua New Guinea
  • Women's Meetings at GC Session
  • Women with depression
  • Women suffering abuse
  • Mothers


May 15: International Day of Families
May 31: Scholarship Applications due to GCWM