National Coordinator of the Women’s Ministry of the Global Evangelical Church (GEC), Rev. Mrs. Patricia Akpene Tegbe-Agbo has advised women to be intentional in upgrading themselves. This she said will make them more resourceful not only to their families but to society as well.
She said the era when men alone provided for the home was long gone adding that it is more cortical now in the current economic challenges.
“Now men are more enthused about women who can support them in some way no matter how small”.
Rev. Mrs. Tegbe-Agbo was speaking at a four-day rally organised by the Tamale Presbytery Women’s Ministry of the Church which focused the importance of a The woman who pursues righteousness.
The National Women’s Coordinator said women must personally build their own capacities since God has already given them the creative ability to do so.
“To build our capacities as women does not necessarily mean all of us going to school. It simply means each and every one of us must find something lucrative to do and ensure that, we are best in what we do”, she said.
Rev. Mrs. Tegbe-Agbo cautioned women, especially those in the informal sector not to despise what they do.
“Often, some people look down on what they do and try to compare their jobs with that of others. Beloved, that is a deception from the pit of hell. Let us appreciate the fact that, whatever work our hands find to do is a special ministry given to us by God. “
She said women therefore need to attach all the seriousness that it deserves to it. God can bless your pure water selling business and out of it, you can send your children to school and put a roof over your head provided you put in your very best, she concluded.
Rev. Wisdom Adegle, the Tamale Presbytery Chairman, said the call to holiness must penetrate every area of the lives of women’s and not only by paying lip service to it.
He charged the Global Women’s ministry to lead the crusade in holy living so as to change the negative narrative in the perverse world in which they find themselves.
The Tamale Presbytery Women’s Ministry Leader, Mrs. Grace Akortsu, on behalf of the leadership welcomed all the participants.
She challenged them to live all what they have been taught in practical terms, adding that, the subject of holy living was not meant for only pastors and leaders but everybody.
Dignitaries present included Ms. Bushira Alhassan, Northern Regional Director for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Lady Ps. Dr. Mrs. Priscilla Alhassan a Medical Director/Associate Pastor, Mr. Noble Dormenu and Dr. (MH) Mrs Eunice Addae Azawutor, the Tamale Presbytery Male and Female Presbyters on the Synod Committee respectively among others.
There were also solidarity messages from the Women’s Fellowship of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Women’s Fellowship.