Remain steadfast, Mothers Union president urges women
The President of Mothers Union, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Mrs. Angela Eberechukwu Ndukuba, has charged women to remain steadfast, despite the trials facing them.
Ndukuba, who is also the president of the Women’s Guild of the Diocese of Abuja, spoke while delivering her presidential address at the women’s conference at the All Saints’ Anglican Church, Wuse Zone 5, Abuja. She spoke on the theme, “Be Ye Steadfast and Immovable in Challenging Times,” which was taken from I Cor. 15:58.
The president, who said believers’ hope in Christ is the confident affirmation that God is faithful, and that He will do what He said, added: “God allowed trials to come our way to build our faith and trust in Him; equip us to comfort others; bring out the best in us, discipline and prove that we belong to Him,” she said.
She admonished women to stand firm, be immovable in the course of any challenge, have faith in Christ; constantly study God’s Word; abound in God’s work; pray consistently and abide in God.
Believers, according to her, must remain steadfast and immovable in Christ to be partakers of all the rich blessings God designed for His people in affliction and enjoy abundant consolation in Christ.
The Primate of the church and Bishop of Diocese of Abuja, the Most Rev Henry Ndukuba, in his charge during the conference’s opening service, urged Christians, especially Christian women, not to allow trials to derail them from following Christ.
While noting that the security challenges and killings in the country could lead some to question God’s protection, he encouraged them to remain immovable and steadfast in all this.
Among other things, the conference featured a thanksgiving, interactive sessions, Bible study, even as the participants were also taught how to balance Christianity with culture and to transform their culture with Christian principles. It also addressed issues bordering on prevention and management of domestic violence.