Daughters of Destiny Dedication Service

Southern California Conference Young People’s and Children’s Division of the Women’s Missionary Society African Methodist Episcopal Church held its Daughters of Destiny Commencement Ceremony on September 21 at Walker Temple AME Church.

Thirty young ladies between the ages of 13 and 18, from four AME churches, presented themselves to God before the altar.  FAME Los Angeles was represented by nine daughters:  Jasmine Baber, Danielle Baber, Asia Blakey, Derraiah Floyd, Tiana Jackson, De’Angela Johnson, Carrie Morris, Erica Ramsey, and Malaysia Williams.

Daughters of Destiny is a Bible based program designed to build self-esteem, promote healthy relationships, and teach self-respect.  The participants engaged in a variety of workshops and projects that focused on using scriptures to set goals and recognize that God has a special plan for their lives.  The young ladies pledged to remain pure until marriage as part of their self-worth realization.

Rev. Dorisalene Hughes, 5th District Co-Director of Prayer, offered a prayer of consecration and anointed each daughter with oil as they were presented with a ring or bracelet as a token of remembrance to their commitment.

Special appreciation to Adrienne Toussant, First AME Coordinator, mentors, presenters, Pastor J. Edgar and Mrs. Boyd for assistance and support.

Participants from left to right: Malaysia Williams,Tiana Jackson, Derraiah Floyd, Carrie Morris,
Asia Blakey, Jasmine Baber, Danielle Baber, Erica Ramsey, De'Angela Johnson

Daughters along with parents and mentors.  Seated:  Adrienne Toussant, Coordinator, 
First Lady Florence Boyd and Vivian Hines, WMS President.