Ellen White’s Words About Women
“When a great and decisive work is to be done, God chooses men and women to do this work, and it will see the loss if the talents of both are not combined.” —Evangelism, 469.
“We may do a noble work for God if we will. Woman does not know her power for God. . . . There is a higher purpose for woman, a grander destiny. She should develop and cultivate her powers, for God can employ them in the great work of saving souls from eternal ruin.” —Testimonies Vol. 4, 642 and Evangelism 465.
“There never was a time when more workers were needed than at the present. There are brethren and sisters throughout all our ranks who should discipline themselves to engage in this work; in all our churches something should be done to spread the truth. It is the duty of all to study the various points of our faith.” —Review and Herald, April 1, 1880.
“All who work for God should have the Martha and the Mary attributes blended — a willingness to minister and a sincere love of the truth. Self and selfishness must be put out of sight. God calls for earnest women workers, workers who are prudent, warmhearted, tender, and true to principle. He calls for persevering women who will take their minds from self . . . and will center them on Christ, speaking words of truth, praying with the persons to whom they can obtain access, laboring for the conversion of souls.” —Testimony Treasures, vol. 2, 405.
“Women can be instruments of righteousness, rendering holy service. It was Mary that first preached a risen Jesus. . . . ”
“If there were twenty women where now there is one, who would make this holy mission (one-to-one ministry) their cherished work, we should see many more converted to the truth. The refining, softening influence of Christian women is needed in the great work of preaching the truth.” —Evangelism 471.
“The Lord has a work for women as well as men to do. They may accomplish a good work for God if they will first learn in the school of Christ the precious, all-important lesson of meekness. They must not only bear the name of Christ, but possess His Spirit. They must walk even as He walked, purifying their souls from everything that defiles. Then they will be able to benefit others by presenting the all-sufficiency of Jesus.” —Testimony Treasures, vol 2, 404.
“We greatly need consecrated women, who, as messengers of mercy, will visit the mothers and the children in their homes.”—Welfare Ministry, 146.
“Women are needed who are not self-important, but gentle in manners and lowly of heart, who will work with the meekness of Christ.” —Welfare Ministry, 150.
“The Lord has a work for women as well as for men. They may take their places in His work at this crisis, and He will work through them. . . . They can do in families a work that men cannot do, a work that reaches the inner life. They can come close to the hearts of those whom men cannot reach. Their labor is needed.” —Welfare Ministry, 145.
“Intelligent Christian women may use their talents to the very highest account. . . . Wives and mothers should in no case neglect their husbands and their children, but they can do much without neglecting home duties. . . . ” —Welfare Ministry, 164.
“There certainly should be a larger number of women engaged in the work of ministering to suffering humanity. . . . When believing women shall feel the burden of souls, . . . they will be working as Christ worked. They will consider no sacrifice too great to make to win souls to Christ.” —Evangelism 465.
“There are many . . . offices connected with the cause of God which our sisters are better qualified to fill than our brethren, and in which they might do efficient service.” —Welfare Ministry 147.