The Celebration of the Women’s Center
in Ivory Coast
On Saturday, March 7, the women’s ministry of Ivory Coast (women of good news) inaugurated its conference center in Bondoukou. In addition to a large hall for conferences, the center also has accommodation for visitors and girls from villages in the region who come to study in Bondoukou.
As part of the inauguration celebrations, women made a parade around the city. Almost 1,000 women were present for a women’s retreat that was followed by a THP team from the United States arriving a few days in advance to help finish the building, clean up, and prepare to receive the women’s retreat. The team stayed to participate in the opening. Representatives of local authorities, the Free Will Baptist Association, IM, Inc., WNAC, and the Free Will Baptist Foundation were also present.
The FWB Foundation had made two gifts that totaled to be around $100,000 to complete what had been raised by women in the Ivory Coast and the United States for the construction and equipment of the new center. When women in the Ivory Coast planned this project, many thought it was too great and that it would not be possible. Glory be given to God by the united efforts of many different groups!
Special thanks to Pastor Amiezu Paul for the photos and Kenneth Eagleton for the written statement.