Southern Asia Observes International Women's Day of Prayer 2021
This special day provided women with opportunity to participate with prayer, song, and hearing the Word of God.
Southern Asia Division (SID)
[Southern Asia] Women’s International Day of Prayer was observed in the churches of Southern Asia Division, whose territory is India, Maldives, Bhutan, Nepal. It was a blessed occasion. The event was an apt opportunity for thanksgiving as well as prayer. Special group songs and colorful attire marked the event as a special day for women.
The sermon, “I WILL GO,” gave many women opportunity to present the message for the day. Women of the church depicted themselves in costume as various Bible characters. Four biblical women who were highlighted in the sermon because of their response, "I will go," are Rebekah, Deborah, Ruth, and Esther.
Afternoon activities included community lunch, potluck, seminars, visitation, and some churches served food to the hungry.
This year the International Women's Day of Prayer, in the midst of restrictions because of COVID-19, was an abundant blessing to the women of Southern Asia. It was a joyous and special occasion for all our churches.
I would like to give special recognition and appreciation to the Northeastern India Union Section for conducting the Sabbath evening prayer meeting by Zoom, and to our guest speaker Raquel Arrais, associate director for Women's Ministries for the world church, for her inspiring message which touched every heart that evening.
Contributed by Premila Masih, director of Women's Ministries of Southern Asia Division
Photos: SUD WM
Published in Mosaic newsletter, 2021 Q2, spring issue