North American Division (NAD)

KEEPING THE FAITH Adventist TV Show for Women (NAD)

“Keeping the Faith” is a new TV series for women produced at the Adventist Media Center. It is the first TV series aimed at women audiences ever to be produced by the Church in North America.

“Keeping the Faith” has a discussion format and is hosted by three women: Connie Vandeman Jeffery, who works for Faith for Today; Gale Jones-Murphy, a gifted musician and Christian comedienne from Orlando, Florida; and Andrea Judd, a talented young mother from Moorpark, California. A fourth woman, Diana Broomfield, M.D., appears on the shows that are health-related. Dr. Broomfield, from Columbia, Maryland, is an infertility specialist and publishes a magazine about infertility. The half-hour shows air on The Hope Channel. For times, check the web site at The show will also be marketed to other Christian television stations.

For persons living in the North American Division, the shows are also available on DVDs from AdventSource. These DVDs can be used by local church Women’s Ministries departments as programs for members and community women alike.

The topics addressed in the series include: depression, infertility, hard-to-diagnose diseases, eating disorders, grief, protecting kids and adults from Internet predators, sexual purity for teens, understanding men, happy marriage, self-image, overcoming hardships, and health care disparities.

—NADWM Intuitions
Carla Baker, NADWM director

Zambia: Adventist Church Leader Dies of Sudden Illness (SID)

Dr. Cornelius Matandiko, President of Zambia Union passed away on April 2, 2008. It is unusual for us to print this information in our newsletter but the role that Dr. Matandiko played in supporting Women's’ Ministries is noteworthy. Women’s Ministries in Zambia has gone through many rough waters and it is because of the strong leadership of the union president, Dr. Matandiko and other union leadership, and the support of conference presidents and pastors in Zambia that Women’s Ministries is alive and well and growing stronger each day.

Cornelius M. Matandiko, 48, who had served as the Adventist Church’s executive director in the southern African nation since 2004, died after a short illness in Lusaka, a church spokesman said.

Matandiko was also chancellor of Zambia Adventist University, a television evangelist for Voice of Prophecy and a member of the National Constitutional Conference for the Republic of Zambia.

Matandiko’s funeral was held April 6 at the Lusaka Show Grounds in order to accommodate the 20,000 people in attendance.

Dr. Matandiko had a strong woman of God at his side, his wife Patience Matandiko. We ask that you remember Patience and her two daughters, Charity and Tina and the extended family in your prayers. Patience has done much for the women of Zambia; she is a mother, sister, teacher, and counselor to her sisters.

Dr. Matandiko with Heather-Dawn Small
in November 2006.

General Conference Women’s Ministries extend our support with our sisters in Zambia at this difficult time and yet we rejoice for the work of our brother, Dr. Matandiko and the legacy he has left behind.

— Source: ANN/ GC Women’s Ministries Department

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