Bahamians Celebrate International Women's Day of Prayer
March 06, 2013 Filed in: Women Ministry
March 2, 2013, was celebrated in all Seventh-day Adventists churches across the world as The International Women's Day of Prayer. This is an annual celebration experienced on the first Sabbath of March. This compliments the annual international emphasis on women on March 8, when thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and to celebrate their achievements. A global web of rich and diverse activities connects women from all around the world ranging from political rallies, business conferences, government activities and evangelistic efforts.
Since 1990, the Women’s Ministries Department of the Seventh-day Adventist Church has promoted a special day for women to strengthen their spiritual bonds as they pray for and with each other. The International Women's Day of Prayer provides an opportunity for women to learn about each other and pray for one another. It is a time to reunite with God and one another. Prayers for women everywhere create a spiritual network of empathy and understanding between Adventist women. Thousands of women (and men) gather to pray on this day.
In the South Bahamas Conference this day launched a flurry of special events. Throughout the month of March, many exciting things will happen. The New Providence Seventh-day Adventist Church charts the course in a lay crusade and the All Andros Women’s Retreat explodes in South Andros to close out the month.
The purpose of these activities is to inspire women to reach their potential in Christ; to train them to deepen their spiritual life and to put their faith in action by employing their valuable talents in His service, and to play a significant role in hastening the return of Christ. It is also aimed at stimulating a ministry of love and empathy to the spiritually, physically mentally and socially needy men, women and children, showing and declaring the love of God for humanity. Don’t be left out of this opportunity to serve.
Article By: Donnalee Bowe
Women’s Ministries Director