Sunday, July 31, 2011

DAP represented at 2011 World DIAKONIA Executive

The World DIAKONIA Executive met in Moshi, Tanzania in July, 2011. Deaconess Emma Cantor (DAP President), Deaconess Ristua Sirait (alternate DAP Vice-President) and Rev Sandy Boyce (English Editor, DIAKONIA News and DAP alternate President) represented DAP on the World DIAKONIA Executive.

Emma and Ristua are in the middle at the front, and Sandy is in front row second from the right.

Denise Champion and Sala Naveata in Johannesburg

The 12th World Assembly of the World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women will be held in Johannesburg from 10th to 16th August, 2011, with eleven Australians attending. The conference theme is Bambelela! (‘Never give up!) Christ is our hope!

Around 1000 women from 60 countries will gather for the conference, which includes worship, learning, social action, Bible Study, conversation, music and so much more.  There is an excellent line up of leaders and speakers

Salanieta Naveata, representing the Deaconess Association in Fiji, will be attending, as will Pastor Denise Champion, a Deacon candidate in the Uniting Church in Australia.