THE Anglican women of Alor Archdeaconry, Diocese on the Niger have been charged to be mindful of their health and be more devoted in their service to God and humanity.
These teachings from cleric wives and health professionals formed part of the activities of Alor Archdeaconry women’s conference, 2019 which held recently at St Andrew’s Church Parish, Alor, Idemili South LGA.
Speaking on the theme ‘Take your cross daily and follow me’ president, women’s ministry, Diocese on the Niger, Elsie Nwokolo urged every woman to embrace Jesus Christ and be a selfless disciple.
“Bearing the cross entails seeking God, denying one’s self to please God in everything and everywhere. Preach the word of God and relate well with your neighbors. Don’t allow your child to be a pagan”, said Nwokolo.
Mrs. Nwokolo further pleaded with the women to be sacrificial as Jesus Christ and continue to support financially the Women’s Ministry University Hostel project at Umunya as a legacy generations would benefit from.
In her address, the host, Alor Archdeacon’s wife, Amalachukwu Elobisi described the theme as a call to be committed to the father’s assignment, discipleship, selflessness and sacrifice even at one’s inconvenience.
She said” there is a price we have to pay in this Christian race. Sacrifice of time, talent and treasure, we should be ready to give all for Jesus and await our great reward”.
“Carrying your cross is not physical punishment but a resolve to focus on God while serving him despite any form of distraction or discouragement. You will reap your reward either now or your generation”, said Elobisi.
Moreover, Mrs. Elobisi advised women to be conscious of their health, saying that good health was required to serve God effectively. She urged them to always go for medical checkup.
Presenting her health seminar, titled ‘Holistic Care of the Woman’, Mrs. Esther Maduka an Archdeacon’s wife and Deputy Director at School of Nursing Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital talked on self and medical examinations.
Concerning breast cancer, she advised women to check or ask their husbands to help them check for growth or lumps in the breast monthly, saying that early detection and treatment was vital.
She concluded by encouraging women to go hospitals to get screened and vaccinated against cervical cancer saying that the killer ailment was preventable.
Other highlights of the conference included revival, family management teachings, prayer ministrations, award presentation to deserving members, programme of the year schedule among others.
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