Inspiration for You
Our sisters, the youth, the middle-aged, and those of
advanced years, may act a part in the closing work for this time; and in doing
this as they have opportunity, they will obtain an experience of the highest
value to themselves. In forgetfulness of self, they will grow in grace.
Evangelism, p. 468
East-Central Africa Division (ECD)
In September Debbie Maloba, ECD WM director, oversaw WM
congresses in Burundi and Tanzania and traveled to Kenya and Zanzibar
accompanied by Raquel Arrais, GC WM associate director, and Dr. Katia Reinert,
NAD Health Ministries director. Training seminars promoted healthful living, and
wellness in mental and emotional health; inspired and equipped women for sharing
their faith; and emphasized Revival and Reformation.
BURUNDI - Renewed and Committed to Serve
The Burundi WM congress goal—Revival and Reformation—was the
catalyst to NURTURE more than 200 women, many of them local church WM leaders, by
encouraging them to develop their relationship with Jesus, to spend time daily
reading the Bible, and to engage in vibrant prayer life.
Women invited from other churches joined the congress for
worship services Sabbath where Raquel Arrais appealed to participants to commit
themselves to constant prayer and study of God’s word. Women in Burundi face
many challenges, but they opened their hearts to be filled with the Holy Spirit,
returning home spiritually renewed to nurture others.
KENYA - Giving a Future to Maasai Girls
Kajiado Adventist Educational & Rehab Centre brings hope
and healing to Maasai girls, EMPOWERING them to graduate from university, to make
wise decisions about their future, and to become change agents in their
families and communities.
Founded in 2000 with fourteen girls in residence, the
Kajiado Centre rescues and provides education to young Maasai girls who would
otherwise never attend school due to destitution, being orphaned or early child
forced marriage and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
Kajiado Centre needs financial help to build more classrooms
and dormitories for 200 residents and to pay teachers and counselors who far
too often volunteer their own time and energy to keep the Centre open. Find out
more at http://kajiadoadventistcenter.org
TANZANIA - Filled with Joy for Service
Led by Winfrida Aneth Mitekaro, Tanzania Union WM director,
Adventist women raised more than 5 million shillings for OUTREACH. They dreamed
big and plan to build an entrepreneur training center in Dar Es Salaam.
To open the Tanzania WM congress and to inaugurate the
building fund, government officials Dr. Fenela Mukangala, Minister for Sport,
Culture, and Youth, accompanied by Dr. Ernet Zayumba, who represented the
Minister for Gender and Family, presented 1 million shillings as a contribution
toward the 750 million needed to complete the project.
The congress theme—Revived for Service—was used by Raquel
Arrais in a stirring Sabbath sermon emphasizing personal revival to impact
others for Christ. “We need the presence of the Holy Spirit. We need to come
empty and God will fill us,” she said. Attendees aren’t the same after
participating in the conference. Filled with joy, they committed to serve the