The 25th Owerri Diocesan Biennial Mothers’ Union Conference ended on Sunday at Emmanuel Anglican Church, Ihitaoha Uratta, with a thanksgiving service during which Bishop Cyril C. Okorocha charged Christians to hold on to their faith.
Rt Rev Okorocha who was delivering a sermon at the service pointed out the need to be totally transformed in Christ Jesus.
He observed that a good Christian is identified by his or her attitude, adding that being active in church groups such as the Anglican Youth Fellowship, EFAC, Mothers Union and others without total transformation and perseverance is a waste of time.
According to him, being transformed enables the Christian to bear good fruits.
The grand finale of the four-day conference featured awards and honours bestowed o those identified as having been outstanding in their assistance to the Womens’ Ministries’ projects as well as in their fields of endeavour.
Among those honoured were Engr Moses Enwereuzo, Sir Cliff Onyekuru, Engr A. Iloh and Arch. Rev Canon Dennis Nkachukwu who were each presented with a copy of the Bible by Bishop Okorocha.
Also honoured for distinguishing themselves in their fields of endeavour were the Imo State Commissioner fo4r Education, Prof. Lady Adobi Obazi, Lady Ngozi Onyirioha and Dr (Mrs) Angela Uwakwem.
The awardees described the President of the Women’s Ministries, and wife of the Bishop, Dr (Mrs) Eunice Okorocha, as exemplary.
Also, 10 women of Uratta South Archdeaconry were conferred with the title of 2012 Conference Mothers.
The service was conducted by Rev Canon Chris Ogbugh. The fist lesson from Deut. 18:9-14 was read by Mrs Rose Ukaha while the President of the Mothers’ Union, Dr (Mrs) Okorocha, read the second lesson from Romans 12:1-5.