The Women’s Ministries Department in the Indian Ocean Union Conference (IOUC) has continued to be active throughout the pandemic. Since the lockdown in Madagascar, women from various churches have been involved in outreach ministry. Every week they go into remote villages to provide hot meals to the less fortunate and vulnerable children. So far, up to 400 children have benefited from this project. Some women also came together to sew hundreds of masks which were later distributed to vulnerable families. They also donated warm clothes to get the families through winter.
In addition to sharing meals, the department has been able to broadcast workshops and special programs both online and on air. This has blessed many people. In June, the Union launched its Women’s Ministries week of prayer across all the Islands. The daily studies were broadcasted on several radio channels and social media such as Youtube and Facebook. Thousands of viewers and listeners tuned in daily, and the feedback at the end of the week of prayer was overwhelming. Many have shown interest in getting to know more about Christ and the Seventh-day Adventist Church. In Reunion Island, the Women’s Ministries department has set up a daily morning devotion at 5 am on Google Hangouts. This has been extremely successful with over 25 regular attendees, including non-Adventists. We are so grateful for the continuous motivation that our sisters have in accomplishing God’s work of winning and saving souls.
Written by Margery Herinirina
Photos courtesy of IOUC Women’s Ministries Department