Women’s Ministries Retreat Held in Nevis

Barnes Ghaut –Nevis-A women’s retreat coordinated by the Women’s Ministries Division of the Seventh Day Adventist Church on Nevis, was held at the Barnes Ghaut Community Center during the period, March 2nd to 5th.
It was held under the dynamic theme: “Women embracing the power of transformation’ and the chief facilitator for the event, was the dynamic Director of the Women’s Ministries division, Dr. Eulalie Semper, ably assisted by Mrs. Daughn Williams, the local Women’s Ministries President, who made significant input in ensuring that the event took place.
The focus for the retreat was on the mental health training of women and saw quite a number of individuals making presentations to the women.
The opening ceremony took place on the evening of Thursday 2nd March with a feature address delivered by Sister Daughn
Williams, in the absence of Junior Minister in the Ministry of Social Development, Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams.
From Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th March, a number of individuals made presentations which were all well received and evoked much discussion from the women, whose representation was not limited to Seventh Day Adventists.
Some of the presentations included:
Living the abundant life-Pastor Stanton Adams
Healthy relationships-Varina Williams
Forgiveness and Health –Pastor Delroy Joseph
Transforming our health-Mignon Wade
Passionate prayer and fearless faith-Dr. Eulalie Semper
Understanding mental health-Dr. Eulalie Semper
Hope Beyond Depression-Kerdis Clarke
The rights of the transformed woman-Michelle Slack
The New You-Gail Mills
Healing your past hurts-Dr. Eulalie Semper
Mind and body connection-Lornette Swanston-Morton
The retreat ended with an awards ceremony on Sunday night, during which all of the women who completed the various sessions, were awarded with certificates and five special awards were made to women within the community, who have helped to change lives and make a significant difference in the lives of others:
Sonia Williams; Tasha Parry; Gwenneth LADY G Browne; Cordelia Browne and Eglantine Dubberry (an elderly resident and cultural icon from Barnes Ghaut village).
Dr. Semper also used the opportunity while on the island to interview several women who have made significant contributions on the island. These interviews will be played sometime in the future on Second Advent Radio, based in Antigua.

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