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Anglican women empowered to raise Godly children at retreat

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ADAWO yearly retreat is aimed at encouraging women to build strong Christian home, raise Godly children and nation builders. Photo: CHRISTIANITY

The Asaba Diocesan Anglican Women Organisation (ADAWO) rose from its four-day retreat at the Ibru Retreat Centre Agbarha-otor held from October 3 to 6, 2019 with a firm resolution to deal with the ‘spirit of Jezebel.’

The women made up of the clergy, catechists and other church workers’ wives with the exco of Mothers’ Union and Women’s Guild, were led by the Bishop’s wife, Mrs. T.C. Mogekwu.

The yearly retreat with the theme: “Dealing With The Spirit Of Jezebel” was taken from Revelation 2:20-23 and 1 Kings 21:1-15.

Through a series of meditation, Bible study and exposition, sermons and talks, the women came to see the force behind the display of insidious, manipulative and evil tendencies manifested in the Biblical Jezebel (both the wife of Ahab in 2Kings and the woman of Thyatira in Revelation) as spirit of Jezebel, which has been fingered as responsible for not only tearing down churches, pastors and different Christian ministries, but also for breaking up many marriages, friendships, companies, as well as making people covetous, commit cold-blooded murders and suicides.

The women were guided on how to identify the traits of Jezebel spirit in the church and their lives and decisively deal with it.

The retreat accorded the women a great opportunity to reflect upon their lives and identify the roles God has planned for them in life.

The resource persons for the programme included Revd. Canon Ovie Ekpewu; Dr. Mrs. A. Ogbene; Evangelist Isaac Emmanuel and the Diocesan Women’s Chaplain, Revd Canon Isaac Tarnaha.

The programme also featured daily Holy Communion officiated by the Women’s Chaplain and the Ibru Centre’s clergy, prayers, praise and worship sessions, group discussions and plenary presentation and various sporting activities including swimming.

ADAWO yearly retreat is aimed at encouraging women to build strong Christian home, raise Godly children and nation builders.


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