November 4-5, 2016 Dalsingpara, India
32 women attended the Bhutan Christian Women’s Leadership Training conducted by the Asian Baptist Women’s Unnion (ABWU) officers on November 3-4, 2016 in Dalsingpara, India. The President of Nepal Baptist Women’s Fellowship, Mina Thapa and the Secretary, Shanti Rai, and the President of India Baptist Women’s Union, Rev. Narola Ao joined the training of Bhutanese and Indian women. Areas of training requested were on the role of women in the family, in the church, in the society and in the ministry. The two-day training ended with the observance of the Day of Prayer.
ABWU is grateful for the support and encouragement from Evelyn Tully, and Rev. Leslie Turley and the Palmer Grant which made this training possible. ABWU is also grateful for APBF General Secretary Rev. Bonny Resu, Bro. Kunsang and Arenla Chhophel for coordinating this training.
We were encouraged and challenged to partner with Pastor Zee and wife Bi (the names we gave them) for their work in the mountains.
Upon knowing that the ABWU officers were going to the Indo-Bhutan area, Lalmuanapuii pastor’s wife and Vice President of the Rahba Baptist Women’s Fellowship invited the ABWU officers to join them for the worship service at the Rahba Baptist Church in Mande Vari and fellowship with the women after the service. It was our joy and privilege to briefly share our testimonies at the worship service with about 200 members in attendance at the worship service presided by the RBWF President Rebecca Chapar.
Capping our Indo-Bhutan experience was the realization of our heart’s desire to do prayer walk in Bhutan. We were able to get in just before sunset and prayed on site.
1. That the 32 trainees will be able to put into practice and share what they learned at the leadership training. Pray for their safety, protection, zeal and determination to share the gospel by all means at all times.
2. Pray for the provisions for fruitful equip- ping ministry of Bro. Kunsang and wife Aren in the Indo-Bhutan region.
3. That a women’s fellowship will be organized among the BCB.
4. That the Rahba Women’s Fellowship will find joy and encouragement in observing the Day of Prayer annually.
5. Pray that these groups we met will be able to send representa- tives to the APBF Congress on September 25-29, 2017 in Yogya- karta, Indonesia and ABWU Assembly in September 2018 in Pe- nang, Malaysia.
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November 7, 2016
Baptist Women’s World Day of Prayer
The Women’s Department of the Baptist World Alliance (BWA) is composed of 7 Continental Unions representing 193 national Baptist women’s organizations from 156 countries. The 2016 program has been prepared by North American Baptist Women’s Union (NABWU).
Dear sisters around the globe,
At one conference, the topic of abuse against women was discussed with Nancy Murphy who is now the director of Familylife Today. The discussion was in the nineties, and in traditional Croatia (Europe) this was a new topic. Some research had been done and found that 64% of Croatian rural women believed that being beaten by their husbands “if they deserved it,” was all right. It never occurred to them that no human “deserves” to be beaten. This information bothered me, and I wondered how a small Baptist church could change such an extensive problem. After all, Croatia was living in a social ghetto imposed by Communism for 50 years. It was a tiny church, and the resources were non-existent. The church had hardly any influence in the community. I asked Nancy where to start.
Finish Reading: 2016 DOP President’s Message
When we rise up He shines through COMMUNITY
Arise, Shine for Jesus in our Communities
Jesus said, “I am the light of the world” and he also said, “You are the light of the world – like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden.” We can be this light as we re ect Jesus’ light to those around us in our communities. What a mandate!
What does this look like in the context of the community? In the pages that follow are testimonies of women that God is working through in North America, and how they have risen to let God shine through. May their testimonies be a blessing and encouragement to each of you as you shine in your community, village, suburb, town, or city. People around us are living in darkness. How they need to see the light of Jesus and the hope and love that comes along with that light. We can shine in our homes, in our jobs, in the market, and in our schools. The place that God has put you, is the place He can shine through you. Smiling to each person we meet is the rst great place to start.
Finish Reading: ARISE, SHINE
First ASIAN BAPTIS WOMEN’S UNION (ABWU) Presidents Summit
March 1-3, 2016 YWCA Singapore
V. LIDIA TEROK WELONG, Indonesia KGBI; SIRIPHAN PANYAKOM, Thailand Karen; LIN LIN TAN, Singapore; RUTH NGOH Singapore; NANT BUDDY HTOO, Myanmar; MAREYKE WAGEY TAIRAS, Indonesia UIBC; LALDUHAWMI SAILO, Secretary, India; IONE ALGAMA, Vice President, Sri Lanka; PRECIOSA T. CARONONGAN, President, Philippines; SAI MOOI LIM, Malaysia; LATIKA PAUL, ABWF; INGRID SUBAGYO, Indonesia, IBA; SAUMYA PERERA, Sri Lanka; TUANTA SUTEERAWONG, Thailand, TBCW
Once in every five years, the India Baptist Women’s Union (IBWU) have their General Assembly. The 13th Assembly was just held in the beautiful auditorium of Ashirwad at Hyderabad from 4th to 6th December, 2014 with the theme, “An Instrument for Noble Purpose”. Finish Reading: 13th India Baptist Women’s Union Assembly Drew 450 Women in Hyderabad, India