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Latin American Women


The Baptist Women’s Union of Latin America (UFBAL) held a Leadership Conference from September 15-18, 2011, in

Panama City, Panama. There were 200 women in attendance from 20 of the 24 national Baptist women’s organizations. The theme was “Hacia un Compromiso con la Niñez en America Latina” (“Towards a commitment with children in Latin America”). Raquel Contreras, president of the BWA Women’s Department, opened and closed the conference with inspiring messages that focused on the theme. Her fi rst message opened the hearts of the women to what God was going to do through the

Above: BWA Women’s Department President Raquel Contreras, facing camera, at the Baptist Women’s Union of Latin America Leadership Conference in Panama

Below: A folk dance group performs at the UFBAL leadership conference conference, and the closing message presented a challenge to all to go and share what had been learned in order to impact Latin America, and especially children, for Christ. Alicia de Zorzoli, past secretary/treasurer of the BWA Women’s Department, led two Bible studies based on the theme. She encouraged the women gathered to take into account the attitude of Jesus towards the children in all of their plans and ministry projects. She also expressed that everyone needs to use the wisdom of God, the power of the Holy Spirit and the sacrifi cial love of Christ in caring for all the children in Latin America.

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200 women fr om 20 national Baptist women’s organizations att ended.

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