BWA Women's Department
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Workers Together 1 Corinthians 3:9
Baptist Women's Union of Latin America (UFBAL)
The Conference theme was "Committed to Extend the Kingdom of God."
There were 600 women representing all of the Latin American countries.
Women studing the program and preparing to participate in the workshops and worship.
Praise and Worship
All the sessions began with a time of praise and worship.
Elizabeth de Prokopchuk led in a devotional time before each session.
Dorothy Selebano, BWA Women's Department president on the right, brought a compelling message the opening night.
Alicia de Zorzoli, former secretary/treasurer of the BWA Women's Department, interviewed representatives from each national women's organization as a way to learn about the different ministries of each organization.
Gloria de Rivera, UFBAL president left, and Magdalena de Marchesotti, UFBAL secretary right presided over the business session.
All in Favor...
All in favor of the new officers. . . President: Marlene Baltazar da Nobrega Gomes-Brazil; Secretary: Ynés de Palacios-Peru; Treasurer: Ofelia Rendón de Tapuy-Ecuador; and Director of the News: Ann de Avila-Venezuela.
Gloria de Rivera, UFBAL president 2004-2008, and Marlene Baltazar da Nobrega Gomes, newly elected UFBAL president, discussing plans for UFBAL.
Day of Prayer
Patsy Davis, Executive Director BWA Women's Department, prepared a special Day of Prayer program and Dorothy Selebano, president of the BWA Women's Department center, led in a Day of Prayer offering march.
All sessions were bathed in prayer, and as the conference ended a special prayer was lifted up for the newly elected officers.