Mongolia Mission Women’s Ministries Leadership Certification Program Graduation

Raquel Arrais, NSD Women’s Ministries Director

The grateful hearts of Seventh-day Adventist women in Mongolia are full of a sense of achievement and, yes, of satisfaction because they have completed the four levels of training courses for the General Conference Women’s Ministries Leadership Certification. On Oct. 22, 2022, 112 women received the certification of continuing education from Andrews University at Ulaanbaatar Central Church in Mongolia. Since this was the first time our sisters in Mongolia received the certificate from Andrews University, it was a celebration filled with joy.

Under the leadership of Ooyo Batsukh, Mongolia Mission (MM) Women’s Ministries director, the graduation program was a time for celebration, gratitude, inspiration, and new commitments to serve Jesus as a chosen vessel. “I was dreaming of this day, when I could see our sisters receiving this achievement as a recognition of their dedication and service to the SDA church in Mongolia,” said Batsukh.   

Messages from Raquel Arrais, Women’s Ministries Director of the Northern Asia-Pacific Division, challenged the women to be leaders of the Adventist Church in Mongolia and to maximize their God-given gifts. MM President Han SukHee encouraged the women with practical insights from the lives of Mary and Martha, inviting women to keep their intimacy with God as their priority as leaders.

The commitment service at the end of the ceremony challenged the graduates to “go” and be the light wherever God has called them.

After the graduation a special meal was served with the purpose to end the evening with our sisters around the table, eating and celebrating together what God has done. “It is wonderful to see women working together for a common goal. This graduation was a joint effort of many teachers, pastors’ spouses, and young women who dedicated their time to train, equip and challenge the women to lead more effectively. We thank them from our hearts for their commitment,” said Raquel Arrais.

As Ellen White reminds us:

“There is a higher purpose for woman, a grander destiny. She should develop and cultivate her powers, for God can employ them in the great work of saving souls from eternal ruin.” — Evangelism, 465

Women’s Ministries develops the curriculum for leadership training and works with Andrews University in maintaining accreditation to provide graduates with valid certificates of continuing education credits in tertiary education. Andrews University of Berrien Springs, Mich., USA, is the flagship educational institution of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

The General Conference Women’s Ministries Leadership Certification training is a life-changing experience for women who complete the courses, and it has been a life-changing experience for the women in the NSD territory as well.