Women’s Ministries Alive and Well Cuba

Inter-American Division (IAD)

Heather-Dawn Small, General Conference Women’s Ministries director, made her first visit to Cuba last September as part of a three-country tour in Inter-American Division. Cecilia Moreno de Iglesias, IAD WM director, and translator Victoria Moreno accompanied her to two days of meetings organized by the Cuban Union WM department.

Seventy leaders from churches on the island attended the meetings. The opening ceremony outlined the goals of women in the church and served as a reminder that we are looking forward to seeing our Lord come one day soon. Our sisters were excited to meet together and eager to learn from their leaders.

Particularly inspiring is the story of one sister who felt God’s call to spend her time working for Him reaching villages in the mountains and places difficult to reach. Her challenge was how to reach these people. After much prayer God provided her with a horse who has proven to be a faithful and helpful companion.

Contributor, Heather-Dawn Small, GC WM Director



Ghana Union Leadership Attend WM Congress

West-Central Africa Division (WAD)

The Ghana Union Conference (GUC) Women’s Ministries department held a National Women’s Congress in Tamale, Ghana last August. The women came from the east, west, north, and south to spend seven days praising God, receive training, and share reports of what God is doing through the women of Ghana Union. The theme of the conference was “Women for Christ: Let Your Light Shine for the World to See.”

More than 3,000 women attended the congress, including presidents and officers from all the conferences and the union, as well as pastors and their wives. It is not often that church leadership is present in such large numbers at a women’s event. It was encouraging for the women to see their leadership giving support to a women’s congress and to hear from them words of encouragement.

Speakers included Heather-Dawn Small, GC WM director, Omobonike Sessou, WAD WM director, Pastor Samuel Larmie, GUC president, and the delightful, energetic Margaret Osei, GUC WM director.

Seminars presented by a variety of speakers were focused in two main areas – those for women and those for young women. Having presentations for the two age groups enhanced the conference and encouraged many young women to attend. We thank God for the church leadership support of Women’s Ministries in Ghana Union Conference.

Contributor, Heather-Dawn Small, GC WM Director