The annual Executive Board meeting of the BWA Women’s Department was held in Montego Bay, Jamaica, June 24-30, 2013. The Board welcomed three new vice presidents: (pictured left to right) Moreen Sharp, North America; Joina Dhlula, Africa; and Aniko Ujvari, Europe.
There were eight women from the Jamaica Baptist Women’s Federation that welcomed Board members to Jamaica. They gave the Board members an introduction to the Caribbean Island, and an orientation to what Baptist women are doing in Jamaica. Pictured are the eight Jamaica Baptist women with the Women’s Department Board members.
During the week the business of the Women’s Department was discussed and acted upon. One of the important decisions was the selection of the theme for the 2015 Baptist Women’s Leadership Conference. The theme for the conference is “Arise, Shine” based on Isaiah 60:1. Save the date of July 18-21, 2015 to be with Baptist women from around the world in South Africa. More detailed information will be available January 2014.
On Saturday, June 29 a women’s rally was held at Calvary Baptist church in Montego Bay, Jamaica. It was a special time of worship, singing, testimonies by continental union presidents, and message by Raquel Contreras, president of the BWA Women’s Department. Before Raquel spoke the children from Garland Hall, a ministry of the Jamaica Baptist Women’s Federation, sang. Afterwards there was a time of fellowship.