Focus On the News
Conference WM Advisory
Committed to Serve
Sharing, learning, praying, becoming friends—the Women’s
Ministries World Advisory, which met in early April, included all of these.
Departmental Advisories are held at the beginning of every quinquennium at the
General Conference Headquarters. Organized by Heather-Dawn Small and Raquel
Arrais, the WM Advisory provided WM Division directors information and
resources for effective leadership in their departments. New directors
especially benefited from the information provided.
This year’s Advisory introduced the three-part emphasis
“Nurture, Empower, and Outreach.” Activities also included Division reports,
attendance at a Teen Conference, and presentations on outreach programs such as
“Homes of Hope and Healing,” Evangelism Training, Enditnow campaign to end
violence against women, and news of a planned Muslim Ministries
Best of all, 13 WM Directors, from all parts of the globe,
met together for prayer, sharing, information and friendship.
Scholarship Program Celebrates its 20th Anniversary.
The girls who received the letter from the GCWM. Nyanchok and Nyariek, from Sudan, and Rahil and Gamila from Egypt.
At the recent WM Advisory in Silver Springs, the Women’s
Scholarship committee celebrated the 20th anniversary of the General Conference
Women’s Scholarship program. Begun in 1991 with one scholarship, how the program has grown, giving 99
scholarships this January! The recent awards totaled $54,800 to women in 39
countries, including Bosnia, Guatemala, Zimbabwe, and newest to the list,
Since the program began in 1991, it has provided nearly $767,700
to help 1,748 women attend college. January’s recipients include a Law student
in Burundi who hopes to help
General Conference Women's Ministries Scholarship Committee
shape good laws in her country; a Science student
who works full time, yet started a program to feed the homeless; a Health Science
student who, though spending 6 years in college due to finances, still sends money to her parents; and an Education major from Sudan anxious to return to
help her home village.
You can be part of this celebration supporting the General
Conference Scholarship Program in this 20th Anniversary. Together we
can change a life. Donations can be made by check to GC WM Scholarship fund, by
credit card, or online at women.adventist.org