Christian Mothers have been urged to be alive to their responsibilities to their children.
The Diobu Province Chairperson of the women association of the Eternal Sacred Order of the Cherubim & Seraphim Church, Stella Achukwom stated this in a chat with newsmen at the sideline of the 49th Thanksgiving Service celebration of the association over the weekend in Port Harcourt.
She said as managers of the family which is the nucleus of the society, it behoves on them to be alive to their responsibilities to achieve a peaceful home and society.
According to her “In line with our slogan, which says “Eternal Women, Arise and Shine!, we must not only rise and shine, but must be seen to be alive and supportive to our husbands and the authorities as responsible Christian mothers and also to help raise responsible children as leaders of tomorrow”, she said.
Mrs Achukwom appreciated her women group whom she noted worked with unity of purpose, describing the event as very successful and fantastic. She also said it was instructive for them to use this year’s edition to appreciate their church leaders who have been very supportive and committed to the work of God.
Delivering her sermon at the church service whose theme was “made alive in Christ” (Ephesians 2:5) Prophetess Glory Sampson Z.D. said for everyone who decides and connects with the Saviour Jesus Christ, he becomes alive again thereby subduing every darkness occasioned by sin in his/her life “As the theme suggests, she pointed out, it is a wakeup call to everyone and to the women in particular to be alive in Christ,” a call for wives and mothers to be rededicated to their duties as Christian mothers by supporting their husbands both financially and otherwise in building a peaceful home and by implication the society.
Earlier in her welcome address, the secretary of the association, Prophetess Blessing Nnenna Okechukwu said they were using the opportunity of the celebration to rededicate themselves to the service of God and as well as a wakeup call from slumber in the heavenly race, assuring the audience that there is a reward for every action and service rendered to God.
She reminded the church authorities of its promise to empower the women group in order for them to be self reliant and improve their revenue base.
The week-long activities witnessed revival services, Novelty matches, drama presentation, fashion parades, free medical outreach, health talk and walk.
Highlight of the hilarious event was the presentation of Awards of Excellence to some identified committed administrators of the province (both past and present) in appreciation of their contributions to the Church growth.
The Awardees include: Special Senior Apostle, Princewill Adiele; SSA, Godwin Diri; SSA, Godwill Owhor; Senior Apostle, Anya Kalu; Senior Apostle, Matthew Owhonda; Senior Apostle, John Ezeiruaku; Senior Apostle, Capt. Ben Uranta and Senior Apostle, Godday Wilson.
Others were Senior Apostle, Doreto D. Anya; Supervising Apostle Echem; Supervising Apostle, Simon Chukwudi; Supervising Apostle Pere Bibia Bipialaka; Supervising Apostle Steven Chukwu; Apostle S. D. Wilcox and Apostle Cosmos Okechukwu.
Some others were Senior Mother Josephine Ibrah; Senior Mother Gloria Diri; Senior Mother Elizabeth Chukwu; Mother Stella Dappa; Mother Edith Iwuorie; Prophetess Mercy Idika Umah and some others were Prophetess Favour Echem, Prophetess Ihechukwu Nwogu; Prophetess Ichechi Stella Amadi and Brother Cletus Ezeiruaku.
Some of the awardees who spoke to our reporter expressed gratitude to the women for the recognition and promised that it would spur them to improve on their services to the work of God knowing that apart from awaiting their reward from heaven, men could also recognize them.