Focus On the News
Christ's method alone will give true success in reaching the people. The Saviour mingled with men as one who desired their good. He showed His sympathy for them, ministered to their needs, and won their confidence. Then He bade them, "Follow Me."
Ministry of Healing, p. 143
West-Central Africa Division
Learning Christ’s Method in Nigeria
More than 7,000 women came together in celebration during the WM congress hosted by both Nigeria unions. Seminars equipped, trained, and inspired women to see Christ’s method of reaching people where they are. The congress was punctuated with effective seasons of prayer, times of refreshing, and satisfying fellowship with one another.
Using the congress theme—Touch a Heart, Tell the World—Raquel Arrais, GC WM, encouraged the women through her Sabbath sermon to spend more time with God in prayer and to touch hearts for Christ everywhere they go. With committed hearts, participants accepted her challenge.
Honored guest, Nkechi Okemini Mba, President of the National Council of Women Societies, officiated at the opening ceremony, a parade of participants in the colorful, festive attire of many cultures.
Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Division
Angola – Baptizing at WM Meetings
Homes of Hope and Healing small groups influenced 93 women to be baptized at two WM Congresses. One congress was held like camp meeting, tents for meeting and lodging, because no facility in Angola was large enough to house 14,000 women.
Northern Asia-Pacific Division
Korea - Big City in Their Backyard
Volunteer leaders in the Korean Adventist Women’s Association (KAWA) are preparing to reach hundreds of residences rising in a brand-new housing development in the backyard of the Women’s Happiness Center and just about ready for occupancy. The center keeps a busy daily schedule, and KAWA’s new president Shin Young Sil reports the need for a larger space to extend their service to the community when implementing the initiative for evangelism to the big cities. KAWA is also busy training women leaders to step up as WM directors, positions now held by men in the Korea Union Conference.