By Gid Ahanonu
Young Christian Women have been charged to see love and care for their mothers –in-law as a God-given responsibility onto them in their various families.
This charge was made by the Archdeacon of Iho-Dimeze Ikeduru Diocese, the Ven. Sam K. Anumihe PhD, while preaching the sermon at a thanksgiving service to mark the end of 2018 Home and Abroad Women’s August meeting at the Holy Trinity Anglican church Iho in Ikeduru local government area penultimate Sunday.
Ven. Anumihe reminded the young women that they would in turn become mothers inlaw hence they were bound to receive the reward of their past negative or positive attitude, hence he quoted the biblical injunction in Mathew gospel 7:12, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”.
The preacher equally lamented over the ugly habit of some mothers who take delight in causing hatred between their sons and their wives which brings confusion to the family urging such mothers and some “Unuadas” that are involved in such ungodly acts to desist from them or face the wrath of God.
Ven. Dr. Anumihe, who is also the principal assistant registrar in Federal University of technology Owerri, (FUTO) commended the women of Holy Trinity church, for their developmental and spiritual performances in uplifting the church.
He encouraged them to trust in God especially in this time of political confusion and economic hardship, while urging them to strive hard and get their PVC to enable them choose their leaders.
The service was conducted by the curate, Rev. Dr. Joseph Onyekuru, while Lady Chioma Ubochi read the first lesson from Amos 5:14-24 as the second lesson from Rom. 15:14-29 was handled by Dame Professor Edna Mathew Njoku. The service featured cutting of conference cake and fund raising for the women’s work.
By Gid Ahanonu