Enugu Diocesan women round off confab at St Peters Ogbette, Enugu

The five-day 35th bi-ennial Enugu Diocesan Women’s Conference held at the 99- year-old St. Peter’s (Ang) Church, Ogbette, Enugu ended last Sunday with a thanksgiving service.
In his sermon at the service based on the theme of the conference “Having peace about your future,” the Bishop of Enugu Diocese and the Archbishop of Enugu Ecclesiastical Province, Most Rev. Emmanuel Chukwuma, OON, urged Christians to trust in God to have perfect peace.
In his words, “No matter what you are passing through, do not lose hope for God says he will supply your needs” stressing that “the presence of God is important in your life if you are going to succeed”.
The Archbishop counselled both wives and husbands not to despise their spouses because they are old.
According to him, “God can turn your menopause into pause as exemplified by the Shunamite woman”.
Archbishop, Chukwuma profusely praised the women for the good job they were doing in the diocese like training the girl-child for tomorrow and was so impressed with the projects that he promised to invite the president’s wife, Dame Patience Jonathan to see the good job the women of Enugu Diocese were doing
The first lesson of the service was read by Dr. Mrs Joyce Chukwuma, president of the Mothers’ Union, Women’s Guild and Girls’ Guild, Enugu Diocese while Mrs Amadi Ifeanyieze read the second.
Earlier, Dr Mrs Chukwuma had declared the conference open and in her presidential address, described St. Peter’s Church, Ogbette Enugu founded in 1915 as “the cradle of evangelism and ecumenism, the first headquarters of the Enugu Archdeaconry of Niger Diocese and above all the mother of all churches in Enugu and beyond Anglican-wise.”
She commended the clergy under the leadership of Ven. Ifeanyieze for their support as well as the Vicar of St. Peter’s Church, Ven. ThankGod C. Ezenwagu, his assistant, Ven. David F. Agbo, their wives and the entire congregation for hosting the conference.
Others who earned her praises were Lady Jane Ndukwe, Evelyn Ikegbunam and Mrs May Ezeibe whose huge support and co-operation, she said, were behind the success achieved in St. Peter’s Church.
In his sermon on the opening day, Ven. Ezenwagu emphasized that when the word of God richly dwells in the heart of Christians, they do not worry about the future.

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