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Widow of Andrew Chan to speak at Salvos Women conferences

Widow of Andrew Chan to speak at Salvos Women conferences

Widow of Andrew Chan to speak at Salvos Women conferences

20 April 2016

Feby Herewila with her husband, Andrew Chan. Feby will tell her story at a series of Salvation Army women's weekends later this year.

Febyanti Herewila, the widow of executed Australian drug trafficker, Andrew Chan, will be guest speaker at The Salvation Army’s four NSW and ACT Division Salvos Women “SHE” weekends later this year. Feby, who served as a pastor at Bali’s Kerobokan prison where she preached and taught classes in prayer and Christian spirituality for several years, met Chan, who had become a Christian in prison, while he was an inmate there. They fell in love and were engaged in February 2015. Salvation Army officer, Major David Soper, a family friend of the Chans, married the couple in the jail chapel on Nusakambangan Island, just two days before the execution took place.

Feby has continued her pastoring work and ministry in Indonesia. She will share her story and testimony at the SHE weekends, and lead a session on prayer. “The purpose of these weekends is to create gatherings for fellowship, to speak life and empower personal and spiritual growth for women,” said Major Shelley Soper, Divisional Director of Women’s Ministries. We are intentionally working at increasing the numbers of women who attend and broadening our reach into communities to women from all circumstances and ages.” 

Major Soper will also speak at all SHE weekends, to be held: in Sydney 29-31 July; in ACT 26-28 August; in Newcastle 2-4 September; and in Coffs Harbour 7-9 October. Further details will be announced closer to the events. For more information, email


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