Shepherdess International convenes in Davao

May 22, 2018 • in News & Events

The Shepherdess International of the Seventh-day Adventist ended their three-day certification level 2 with the theme “Ablaze with Jesus” at Davao Mission Conference Hall, 5 Palm Drive, Bajada Davao City on May 19, Saturday.

Joining together in the said event were delegates from the three local missions in the South Philippine Union territory, namely: Southern Mindanao Mission, Northeastern Mindanao Mission, and the host the Davao Mission.

The Shepherdess International is an organization of the Seventh-day Adventists whose purpose is to foster among the wives of pastors and mission workers a passion for service by motivating them to be spiritually, physically, mentally and socially prepared to exercise a positive influence within their families, churches, and communities in order to lead men, women and children

Pr. Edwin Magadadaro, president of the Davao Mission welcomed the delegates during the opening program. He reminded the wives of the pastors about their responsibilities as a pastor’s wife. “Let the minister’s wife who has children remember that in her home she has a missionary field. She should labor untiringly and unflagging zeal knowing that result of her work will endure throughout eternity”, he explained.

The three-day activities which started from May 17 and ended on May 19, 2018 were full of fun and learnings. Activities include educational tour, plenary sessions and discussions and devotionals. Vision of this affair is to have a group of pastors’ wives who can be role models of virtue and grace for Christian women in terms of unity, prayer, sacred. Who do not yield to the distraction of selfishness, pettiness, a competitive spirit, and who, guided by the Holy Spirit.

Mrs. Rufina C. Gulfan, director of Shepherdess International of the South Philippine Union Conference was overwhelmed with the attitude of the pastors’ wives in answering the call. In her statement, she emphasized that the wife of the pastor should know how to deal with their flocks and family. “This seminar will give them another information or more knowledge on how to improve their ministry and become united to their husband’s missionary work”, she added.

The Davao Mission extended their gratitude and congratulate the success of the event through Mrs. Marilyn Moralde, SI coordinator of Davao Mission. In an interview, she mentioned how blessed she was that the SI certification was held in Davao Mission. “I, together with the wives of the pastors of Davao Mission are thankful and blessed by the message we have heard from the different speakers. It was an achievement for us”, she continued.

The conclusion of the event was indeed memorable, the heart of the delegates was full of joy and gladness that they attended this seminar, no sign of regrets instead full of hope and inspiration. (Vecente Macalua/Photo by AdventistMedia)

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