Shepherdess International News

Shepherdess International News

News from around the world.

By the Journal staff and various authors. 

Asia Pacific Division

* The Central Luzon Confer­ence Shepherdess Chapter held a day-long livelihood program on October 19 at the conference office. Guest lec­turer was Rachel Agustin, an expert in Food Science and Technology, who spoke about nutrition.

* Central Luzon pastoral wives enjoyed flickering candles and fellowship at their annual Christmas fellowship. The program began at 8:30 a.m. on December 19 with a devo­tional by Pastor Edwin Mar­tin. Games such as volleyball and table tennis were played. The women exchanged gifts from their SOS partners and took home gifts from the Con­ference office and depart­ments. They were most thankful to Jesus who has guided and blessed each one of them through the year and continues to guide them into the new year.

Middle East Union

* November 10-13 was the re­treat in Amman, Jordan for pastors and their wives. El­der Jim Neergaard presented subjects on Spiritual Leader­ship. Valerie Fidelia taught health topics, and Joyce Neergaard spoke on the subject of Team Ministry, Spiri­tual Gifts and Role Conflict. Elder William Johnsson, edi­tor of the Adventist Review was a spe­cial guest on the last day.

North American Division

* Idaho Confer­ence pastoral wives held  their annual Shepherdess Retreat in Sep­tember at the Rapid River Ranch in Riggins, Idaho. Alvy Quispe, the featured speaker for the retreat presented the theme "The Joy of Perfect One­ness." Alvy is the associate di­rector of family life services for the Pacific Health Education Center in Bakersfield, California. She presented ideas about self-worth, identity, and how tem­perament affects the way people act and relate to life.

Your Field

* Please send us Shepherdess news from your field. We would love to share your ac­tivities with Shepherdess Chapters around the world.