Adventist woman named government minister
Tahiti, French Polynesia
Manolita Ly, director of Family Ministries for the Adventist Church’s French Polynesia Mission, has become the first woman to be appointed to the government’s Council of Ministers.
Mrs Ly, 52, will begin serving as the country’s minister of Social Works and Employment in November. She has previously worked as a psychologist and associate director for social services and a special assistant to the president of French Polynesia.
“I never would have thought I'd end up as a minister for the French Polynesian Government,” said Mrs Ly. “Please pray for the government of French Polynesia. We need your prayers."
Mrs Ly’s favourite Bible verse is Matthew 25:35: “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in.” She will join fellow Adventist Church member Thomas Mouthame, French Polynesia’s minister of Agriculture, on the Council.