From the Field

News from around the world.

By the Journal staff. 

East-Central Africa 

Editor's Note: See PDF for a Pictorial report of meetings in Mwanza, Tanzania:

Nothern Asia-Pacific Division

A Shanghai Youth Convention was held in Ai Wang Adventist School in January 2013. More than 150 young people participated. There was opportunity for fellowship, devotionals, and spiritual revival. The theme of the convention was “Midnight Cry,” with a focus on preparing the oil and working for Jesus’ soon coming!

North American Division

March 2013 found 55 young women attending the Seminary Spouses in Ministry retreat, reports Lisa Clouzet, coordinator for seminary spouses. The retreat was held at Five Pines Ministries Retreat Center in Berrien Center, Michigan. The theme for this year’s retreat was “Bridging the Gap,” on the topic of nurturing one’s spiritual life while engaged in full-time life/ministry as a pastor’s spouse. We were blessed to have Janet Page, ministerial secretary for pastoral spouses, families, and prayer, as the main presenter, and Leah Page as the minister of music. Two health workshops were conducted by Aquarius Jones and Raquel DeJesus, both seminary spouses. The program included segments for prayer, journaling, visiting, time in nature, and fun. Delicious meals were provided, and there was a special time for pampering and other activities. Spouses responded positively at the end of the weekend. It was truly a Spirit-filled weekend that helped to bond the ladies closer to God and to each other.

Editor's Note: See PDF for pictures