August E-News DAP: Diakonia Philippines Update July 2021

We greet you on behalf of Diakonia Philippines, an Association of deaconesses, Home Missioners, Diaconal Ministers and church women workers from different denominations namely:

Ang Iglesia Metodista sa Pilipinas Lupon ng Diakonesa

Association of IEMELIF Deaconesses

Lutheran Deaconesses

United Church Of Christ in the Philippines Women Workers Fellowship

United Methodist Church Commission on Deaconess Service

It is with a grateful heart to inform DAP and the WORLD DIAKONIA that this year, DIAKONIA PHILIS will be holding the 20th Biennial Assembly of the Organization. Despite the changes in the implementation of programs, God is always faithful to guide us through the pandemic.

For 42 years, Diakonia Phil in her utmost capacity as ecumenical organization has been offering relevant programs beneficial to members and people of the community; has been organizing successful Assemblies and Conferences, and has been supporting Social advocacy. At the onset of the pandemic, Diakonia Phil is adapting measures to cope with the drastic changes brought about by the threat of COVID-19. Face to face meeting is restricted but we have the distant meet-up via online channels to adapt to the new normal. We are living in resilience as God enables Diakonia Phil. to carry on her task to connect, plan, minister and serve the people and community through its programs. This year, we affirm the goodness of God to His workers. Truly, when God tests our faith, God provides relief as well. We trust in our God.

THE ASSEMBLY THEME: DIAKONIA : LIVING IN RESILIENCE IN THIS PANDEMIC TIME.

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. James 1:2-4

Objectives:

1)To affirm and strengthen our unity as women workers in this Pandemic time.

2) To value our capacities in being resilient for serving people in need during this pandemic time

3) To share the life and ministry of the Diakonia Organizations as we strive to witness to the communities.

4) To deepen our commitment to serve the people in the midst of challenges due to the pandemic.

Thank you very much. God Bless all Diakonia Programs


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