The 17th Annual Diocesan Women’s conference of he Anglican Diocese of Egbu last Sunday came to an end at Zion (Ang) Church, Okpala with a 10-point resolution specifying the attributes of the ideal Christian women.
The conference with the theme; “The woman whom thou gavest to be with me: what kind of women is she”, advised women “not to dissipate their energy claming equality with men and professing liberation of women, which is capable of impeding the stability of the family in particular and the society at large”.
The resolution noted with dismay that the sinful instinct of mankind came from a woman and challenged women to make amends through embracing the good work of salvation by Our Savour Jesus Christ as well as to emulate the lives of biblical virtuous women like Esther, Abigail, Pilate’s wife and others.
The resolution noted with dismay that the sinful instinct of man kind came from a woman and challenged women to make amends through embracing the good work of salvation by Our Saviour Jesus Christ as well as to emulate the lives of biblical virtuous women like Ester, Abigail, Pilate’s wife and others.
While commending the introduction of praise worship during services in the Anglican Church, the women warned that it should not replace the traditional hymns and canticles, advocating that there should be a balanced mix of both as each is soul-lifting.
On national issues, the conference unequivocally deprecated the parlous security situation heightened by the boko haram menace but urged Christians to fervently pray to God for solution as nothing is impossible with God.
Furthermore, the delegates frowned at the poor quality of work done by contractors constructing or re-constructing roads in Imo State and urged government to ensure that only competent contractors are awarded contracts for such projects.
Among the highlights of the four-day event were the opening of the programme by the Bishop, Rt. Rev Prof Emmanuel Iheagwam, the presentation of the address by the Diocesan President of the Mothers’ Union, Women’s Guild and Girls’ Guild, Mrs Adaku Grace Iheagwam (Mama Egbu) who also presided over the conference.
Other highlights were the keynote address by Prof. B.N. Onwuagba, KSC and health talk on treatment of cardiac-related illnesses by Dr. E.G. Omejua.