[Papua New Guinea] A women’s conference held in September 2014 at Pacific Adventist University in Papua New Guinea was designed for the campus women of all ages. The theme was “Our best for God in the Last Days.”  

South Pacific Division Women's Ministries Director Erna Johnson challenged the participants to accept that they have an important role to play at home, at church, and in the community as we prepare for Jesus’ second coming. It was a real spiritual awakening as we studied and challenged each other to be what God wants us to be and to do what He has gifted us for.

Papua New Guinea has one of the highest rates of domestic violence and rape in the world and in many places women have no rights. Therefore, self-esteem and self-worth is lacking in many women. Adventist Women’s Ministries is there to help them understand how they can grow in Jesus and become confident women of God accomplishing the work God has entrusted them with.

Contributed by Erna Johnson, SPD WM director