Egbu Mothers’ Union Conference ends with Thanksgiving

The 21st Conference of the mothers of the Anglican Diocese of Egbu rounds off today with a special thanksgiving service at the venue of the conference, Emmanuel Anglican Church, Umualum, Nekede, in Owerri West LGA,Imo State.
Declaring the Conference which started on Thursday, September 7, formally open last Friday the Bishop of the Diocese, Rt. Rev Geoffrey Okorafor, urged Christian mothers to guard against cultivating hatred in themselves.
This, he said, was capable of leading them into committing murder and other similar atrocities.
Bishop Okorafor reminded them of the Biblical Cain said to have murdered his brother Abel out of hatred. He noted that many vices in the society have led people to kill either spiritually and otherwise, maintaining that there were the likes of Cain among the mothers.
He advised the mothers into such acts to be conscious of the curse God placed on Ken and turn a new leaf so as to avert divine curse on them while aspiring at making heaven.
In her Presidential address, the Bishop’s wife and the President of the Mothers’ Union, Women’s Guild and Girls’ Guild, Mrs Ngozi Okorafor (Mama Egbu), encouraged Christian mothers to show love and concern over the needs and plight of others.
Speaking on the  theme ” Am I My Brother’s Keeper ” taken from Genesis Chapter 4 verse 9b, she explained that God showed love  on mankind through His son and by the death on the cross and urged mothers to be embodiments of love, especially towards those in need, adding that by so doing they have become their brother’s keepers.
Mrs Okorafor observed that some may need to be catered for spirituallywhile others have material needs such as food, clothing and shelter.
Highpoints of the four-day conference included the launch of the Virtue Magazine, award and revival session.