In a move to lift the spirit of indigent women, the Amaike Mbieri Archdeaconry has marked its maiden Indigent Women’s Day during which they were encouraged both spiritually and materially.
The event which began with a church service at St Paul’s (Ang) Church, Ubakuru, Mbieri attracted a great number of the women, most of them elderly, physically weak and widowed.
At a church service to mark the day, Ven S.U.N. Duruji advised the women to always trust in Christ and not to blame anyone for their condition.
The cleric appealed to the women to, inspite of their disposition, render positive advice to the younger ones, especially these days that children grow into being kidnappers and take to crime.
He reassured the women that they are still children of God and urged them to disregard those who tend to accuse old people of witchcraft.
Ven Duruji commended Mrs O.C. Akakuru, Vice President of Women’s Ministries in the Archdeaconry for organising the get-together.
Speaking, Mrs Akakuru, wife of the Administrator of Amaike Archdeaconry, Ven Chukwuma Akakuru, thanked the women of the Archdeaconry.
She advised them to be patient with God and promised that the Archdeaconry would be visiting some of them who are bedridden.
The administrator’s wife counselled them not to sell their bodies for material gains as money realised from immorality does not pay.
She told the women, “when you go home, sleep fine, think good of yourselves, for, you have not been forgotten by the church and God.”
About 26 of the women were empowered financially while the Rev Onyinyechi Anosike conducted the service as well as read the first bible lesson taken from Rev 4:1– end.