The team of people who organized and contributed to the first women's congress since the territory became Western Sahel Union Mission


First women’s ministries congress held in Western Sahel Union Mission

Adventist women provide medical supplies for Muslim women at a maternity clinic during outreach activities at the congress.

West-Central Africa Division (WAD)

[Senegal] Women who had never participated in a women’s ministries congress before were surprised by the generosity of Seventh-day Adventist women in attendance. These women showed their support and sympathy of Muslim women in the Police Maternity Clinic by their donation of needed medical supplies and materials. The administration of the clinic expressed their gratitude for the gesture of love from Christian women.

For the first time since the reorganization of the former Sahel Union Mission and the creation of the Western Sahel Union Mission in 2013, women from the six countries that comprise the territory—Cape Verde, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, and Senegal—assembled together in a union-wide congress in Dakar, Senegal, August 1-5, 2018.

Organized by Western Sahel Union Mission women’s ministries director Enyde Roger, the congress and its theme, "Woman, drink from the spring of living water," provided opportunity for 100 women to recharge their spiritual batteries and to renew their commitment to spend time at the feet of Jesus.

The women were blessed by the presence and ministry of guest speakers, Heather-Dawn Small, General Conference Women’s Ministries director, Omobonike Sessou, West-Central Africa Division Women’s Ministries director, and other guests from Inter-American Division and the Middle East and North Africa Union Mission.

Contributed by Omobonike Adeola Sessou, women's ministries director for West-Central African Division

Published Mosaic newsletter, 2018 Q4, Fall issue