One of the most recent initiatives to engage women of the ICOC Philippines is “Girl Talk,” a Vlog by women for women, which was launched on August 26 via the ICOC Philippines Youtube Channel.

“This is an initiative of the PLC women to meet the unique needs of the women of ICOC PH during these unprecedented times. The monthly video message is meant to uplift and encourage the faith of every sister in the congregation,” said Susan Montealegre, one of the elder’s wives.

The Philippine Leadership Council (PLC) is composed of the ICOC Philippines’ elders and their wives, teachers and their wives, evangelists and women’s ministry leaders.

Saun Galang, an original mission team member to the Philippines, was the inaugural speaker of “Girl Talk.” She discussed “Having a Positive Mindset.”

Saun, who is currently serving the Oahu Church of Christ in Hawaii as a women’s ministry leader with her evangelist husband Anthony, underscored two points: 1. Choose hope (Romans 4:18-21, Psalm 39:4-7, Lamentations 3:21-24, Lamentations 3:31) and 2. Choose life (Deuteronomy 30:19-20).

She said that Abraham, against all hope, believed that he could be the father of all nations. She also cited David, who wrote Psalm 39, and the author of Lamentations for verbalizing their doubts and hurts but reframing their thoughts at the end of their prayers.

See Saun’s message here:

Watch out for upcoming episodes of “Girl Talk” at 8 a.m. on the last Wednesday of the month. Other guest speakers will include Jennifer Lopez – “Christianity at Home,” Marie Arcellana – “Bloom Where You Are Planted,” Sirikit Umaguing – “Grace and Forgiveness,” and Marivic Guda – “Finding Joy.”