MOTHERS all over the world have been advised to imbibe the virtues of humility, hardwork, and fear of God so be able to contribute to nation building.
Senior Pastor and Founder of Censers Church, Pastor Ugochukwu Anike, gave the advice in a sermon he delivered last Sunday during the Mothers’ Day celebration of the church.
The cleric, who spoke on the topic. “You are the light of the world”, admonished the congregation to be instruments of illumination to the various places they have been sent by God, saying that anything they do should be done in the platform of light.
He noted that, “anything that bears light must rule, you must taste like salt and shine like light” . He also cautioned the women not to listen to the devil because, the first woman (Eve) failed because she listened to the serpent. The pastor prayed for the success of the women and all present.
Various women spoke on the theme, “The role of women in nation building and development”. They said that women contribute to nation building by fostering peace in the country, accepting responsibility, believing in herself, doggedness perseverance and spirituality.
Personal Assistant to the mother general, Pastor Faith Ogbonnaya made reference to the Democratic Republic of Congo, when their women organised a peace march in the country when things were rough. She said in Nigeria, women protested and organised a peace march for the release of the Chibok girls. Quoting Napoleon, ‘Give me good mothers and I’ll give you great a nation’, great men and nations are made by mothers.
The women leader, Elder Nwosu, in her speech, made reference to some prominent women in Nigeria that were among the ‘nation builders’ one being Flora Shaw, the British woman that gave Nigeria’ her name, and many others.
The event which started last Saturday, had many activities which included, drama, quiz debate and a workshop. Gift was presented to the best couple.
Present at the colourful event were the mother general of the church, Pastor Maranatta Aneke, moderator of the event, Deaconess Celestina, and National Light’s Victoria Chukwu, among others.