Focus on the News
South Australian Conference Women’s Retreat
In April, at Ankara, the youth camp in
the South Australian Conference, 27 women attended a special Women’s Ministries
program named “PMS3.” The program,
taught by Janette Kingston, WM Director for S.A. Conference, encouraged women
to balance their lives by keeping the physical, mental, spiritual,
social, and service (PMS3)
aspects of their lives in balance. They were also invited to conduct “PMS3”
programs in their own churches. Erna
Johnson, Women’s Ministries Director for the South Pacific Division, encouraged
the group with her spiritual presentations.
She reminded us that each woman belongs to God’s family and may “travel
light,” knowing that Jesus will carry our burdens.
by Erna Johnson, Director, Women's MInistries, South-Pacific Divisiion
OREGON Women Minister to a Local Mission Field
(NAD - Oregon Conference)
late April, the O.C. Women’s Ministries sponsored a mini-mission weekend in
Sweet Home, Oregon, where the median income is near the poverty level. The
event included free hearing and blood pressure checks, massage, and free photos
and fingerprinting of children. Cheri Corder, WM Director, and Tawny Sportsman
lead out. The purpose was to reach out and touch lives as Jesus did.
Upper Myanmar Mission Launches the B = B
(Bible equals Baptism)
At Revival and
Reformation meetings for Upper Myanmar Mission [UMM], all the morning and
evening devotionals were presented by women. Many women from the Tiddim and
Kalay circles attended these meetings. Women
gave their testimonies, and in the evening participated in a Bible memory verse
reciting competition. Daw Cho Cho Paul,
Women’s Ministries Director from UMM, spoke about women, health, and nutrition
for the family. On the last day of this meeting, a B = B Program was launched, and
38 women dedicated themselves to participate.
Ordained pastors from this circle laid hands on the women and prayed for
Peninsula Mission Launches BBC Project
Peninsula Mission Women’s Ministries Department launched the BBC (Bible equals
Baptism equals Conservation) Project in April at the Batu Adventist Church in
Zamboanga, Philippines. This was preparation for the Women's Crusade conducted in
early June. Prior to this, a retreat for women officers and leaders hosted 32
women delegates from throughout the Zamboanga Peninsula Mission. The theme was
"Revival for Mission Among Women." Target dates for the reaping
are June 11 and October 22.
We pray to God for the success of the program.
E. Pamunag, Director, Women's Ministries, Zamboanga Peninsula Mission