Villagers Were Joyously Loud - ADRA in Burundi

Maja Ahac wrote the following essay about her experiences in Kivoga, Rutana, Burundi to commemorate International Women's Day, Wednesday March 8. 

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at

Except the dream of being an ordained SDA minister which in this case will forever remain a dream, never to come true unless our church GC leaders are confronted physically by God Himself.


When the women are called by God to become ordained ministers the current SDA administration tells them it can’t be the Holy Spirit. Women are apparently not allowed to have consciences as well as leadership in the Adventist church.


i’ve heard hillary make this same argument before…it’s really too bad hillary isn’t president…we just can’t know what a missed opportunity for women, and the world, her shocking electoral loss represents…