Shepherdess International convenes in Davao
May 22, 2018 • in News & Events
The Shepherdess International of the Seventh-day Adventists 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 in the said event were delegates from the three local missions in the South Philippine Union: Southern Mindanao Mission, Northeastern Mindanao Mission, and the host, Davao Mission.
The Shepherdess International is an organization of 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.
Pastor 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 make her home, a mission field. She should labor untiringly and with unflagging zeal knowing that result of her work will endure throughout eternity,” he explained.
The three-day activities which started May 17 and ended on May 19, 2018 were full of fun and learning. Activities included educational tour, plenary sessions, discussions and devotionals. The vision of this affair was to have a group of pastors’ wives become role models in virtue and grace for Christian women in terms of unity and prayer who do not yield to the distraction of selfishness, pettiness, a competitive spirit, and would contiinually be guided by the Holy Spirit.
Mrs. Rufina C. Gulfan, director of Shepherdess International of the South Philippine Union Conference was overwhelmed with joy by 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 appreciation for 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 hearts of the delegates were full of joy and gladness that they attended this seminar, no sign of regrets instead hope and inspiration. (Vecente Macalua/Photo by AdventistMedia)