Italy celebrates twenty-five years of Women's Ministries

Virtual celebration thanks God for what He has done and promotes "A Ministry for Every Woman."

Inter-European Division (EUD)

[Italy] Twenty-five years of activities and initiatives is quite a milestone for Women's Ministries (WM). This anniversary was celebrated in Italy with an online program on Saturday, January 23, at 4 p.m. The celebration aired simultaneously on, Youtube, and the Facebook page of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Italy.

The program received 530 views on Facebook and hundreds more connections on the other channels. If we consider that the program has been watched not only by individuals but also by families and groups of friends, the number of viewers rises further. The numerous comments and compliments received from men and women confirm our joy.

Several guests attended the virtual celebration, including Stefano Paris, president of the Italian Union (UICCA); Gabriela Lio, president of the Federation of Evangelical Women in Italy (FDEI); Raquel Arrais, associate director of General Conference WM; and Dagmar Dorn, director of Inter-European Division of WM. There were songs, testimonies, experiences. Franca Zucca, long-time director of WM in Italy, now retired, gave a brief spiritual message.

It was an opportunity to explain the goals of the department which promotes "a ministry for every woman" and to praise and thank the Lord for all He has done so far. Each of the guest speakers dedicated a verse to women. The biblical texts were compiled into a PDF file as a downloadable gift from WM to participants for a reminder of the celebration.

Link to the video of the anniversary:

Reported by Lina Ferrara, Women's Ministries director for the Italian Union of Churches
Photo: WM Italy

Published in Mosaic newsletter, 2021 Q2, spring issue
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