Women of Worth in Action
[Roorkee, India] The first Southern Asia Division (SUD) Women’s Ministries Congress was held at Roorkee Adventist College campus, October 2014. Following the official opening of the congress by Northern India Union President Ezras Lakra, women in state costume formed a grand march while carrying the flags of each of countries in SUD, along with the flags of each SUD union, and a special flag bearing the logo for Women’s Ministries of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Pastor Hidayat Masih, Rosenita Christo, and Adriana Garcia inspired attendees with morning and evening devotionals. Congress organizer and SUD WM Director Premila Masih, Diana Jaworski, and other guest speakers presented seminars which included Women of Worth, The Precious Pearl, These Chains Don’t Break, God’s Daily Menu, and God’s Mirror.
The topic of women's health, included nutrition, physiotherapy, and the importance of regular tests for cancer in women. Exercise breaks encouraged movement in the midst of so much sitting. Food played an important function in the congress. Every meal was a meeting, making friends and providing time for fellowship. Other activities included a testimony time, cultural night, and an enditnow rally.
To close the congress Masih emphasized “What One Woman Can Do.” To conclude the commitment service, the faculty of Roorkee Adventist College vividly portrayed Masih’s message in a choreography titled “Carry Your Candle.” Three hundred women returned home with a refreshed spirit and stronger sisterhood. They held assurance that they are indeed "Women of Worth in Action."
Contributed by Premila Masih, SUD WM director