By Victor-Clark Alisigwe
The 2014 General Women’s Conference of the Anglican Diocese of Ideato has ended with a call on the women to take their rightful position as the bedrock of the society.
The Archbishop of the Ecclesiastical Province of Owerri, and Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Ideato, Most Rev. Dr. Caleb Maduoma (JP) gave the injunction while addressing the women at St. Barnabas (Ang.) Church, Isiekenesi Archdeaconry Headquarters in the Ideato-South Local Government Area of Imo State.
The Prelate advised them to train their children in God’s ways and commended his wife Mrs Onyinyechi Maduoma (JP), also the President, Women’s Ministry, Owerri Ecclesiastical Province and Ideato Diocese, for a successful conference, urging her to maintain the tempo.
In her address on the theme, “How long will these people reject me” (Numbers 14:11) the Archbishop’s wife, popularly known as Nnechinemere, described the conference as unique, being a combined conference of both the Mother’s Union and Women’s Guild.
She thanked the Archbishop and the Diocesan for his fatherly advice, support and prayers for the ministry.
Mrs Maduoma, who is also the president, Mothers’ Union/Women’s Guild and Girls Friendly Society of the Owerri Ecclesiastical Province, commended the clergy and wives and women in the diocese for their efforts and cooperation.
She regretted that many women are falling prey to the false prophets and teachers but assured on more aggressive evangelism by the women.
The Archbishop’s wife thanked the Chairman of the occasion, Sir Kenneth Elendu, as well as the host Archdeacon, Ven. Alex Orji and his wife.
Speaking on the theme of the conference, Mama Province enjoined Christians to respect God’s ordinances as enunciated in the Bible and to always listen to Jesus some of the bishop’s wives in the province graced the occasion. Also present was the Diocesan Registrar, Barr. B.C. Umensofor and a representative of TC Chairman of Ideato South LGA.