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’” (Ellen G. White, Ministry of Healing, p. 143).
Focus on the News
Following God's Call
Costa Rica government officials, Congresswoman Zamora and San Jose Mayor Barquero, participated in a WM congress held at Costa Rica Adventist University. More than 1,200 women received training, guidelines, and motivation to continue with the mission to preach the gospel in San Jose, Costa Rica. In Matagalpa and Managua, Nicaragua, 800 women were trained and inspired.
Pictured below, left to right: Gloria de Ruiz, South Central American Union WM director; Dinora Barquero, Mayor of San Jose, CR; Raquel Arrais, GC WM associate director; Mireya Zamora, Costa Rica Congresswoman; Cecilia Iglesias, Inter-American Division WM director.
SOUTH AMERICAN DIVISION (SAD)
Breaking the Silence Campaign Reaches Communities in Chile
Adventist Church members and pastors of Santiago participated
in a city-wide Breaking the Silence campaign by preaching about No Violence, distributing
magazines and flyers, and exhibiting student artwork representing abuse
prevention. Breaking the Silence seeks
to prevent violence between couples, in families, and in society. During a closing ceremony exceptional student
artwork was acknowledged and government official Carolina Schmidt, Minister of
the National Women’s Service of Chile, thanked the Adventist community in
Santiago for their support in “this battle of violence against women.”
SOUTH PACIFIC DIVISION (SPD)
France Honors French Polynesia WM Director
Vasthi Liloux received the prestigious la Medaille de la Legion d’honneur in May 2012. France awards only a few persons each year for faithfully serving their country, and for 18 years while serving as WM director in French Polynesia, Vashti empowered women for service. In 2011 SPD WM Director Erna Johnson gave her a certificate of outstanding service which Vashti displays on her piano.
SOUTHERN-AFRICA INDIAN OCEAN DIVISION (SID)
enditnow Campaign Linked to the Government of the Seychelles
Caroline Chola, SID WM director, is raising awareness for enditnow with government officials in the Seychelles. At a meeting organized by GC Health Ministries and the International Commission for the Prevention of Alcoholism and Drug Dependency (ICPA), representatives from government agencies and NGOs worked with facilitator Caroline Chola on strategies that were later recommended to the Seychelles Minister of Social Affairs, Community Development and Sports, His Excellency, Vincent Meriton.
The Minister agreed to partner with the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Seychelles to conduct a survey and raise awareness in the community. He expressed appreciation to Caroline Chola for the way the Adventist Church addresses the issue of abuse and drug dependency.
In a meeting with the area churches, members showed their support for Women’s Ministries and Health Ministries by affixing enditnow stickers to their faces.