From the Field

News from around the world.

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East-Central Africa Division

In February 2016, Jerry and Janet Page traveled with Rwanda Union evangelism and prayer ministry coordinator Jean Baptiste Niyonzima all over the country of Rwanda. They held seven different prayer conferences as they helped prepare church leaders and members for the upcoming Rwanda evangelistic meetings. A total of 3,000 evangelistic meetings will be held simultaneously in May. Pastors and their spouses also attended the prayer conferences.

Southern Asia Division

Attendees in Hosur stand with former Southern Asia Division Shepherdess coordinators Rose Christo, Hepzibah Kore, Margaret Nathaniel, and Birol Christo. In September 2015, pastors’ spouses met in Hosur and were blessed to hear from former Shepherdess coordinators. In a special service, the retired Shepherdesses were recognized for their work with their husbands by having a shawl draped on their shoulders. In Chennai, women met at the Chennai Metro Section compound in September. They enjoyed many presentations and a special excursion to the science exhibition and garden. In October, pastors’ spouses met in Goa and were encouraged to become more effective in their local churches. They enjoyed discussions, testimonies, and sundown worship at the beach. Pastors’ spouses met in Shillong at the Northeast India Union compound in October. The Shepherdesses were pleasantly surprised to find out that the Shepherdesses living at the compound were the cooks for the weekend. The food was very good!