THE West-Central Africa Division Women’s Ministries Director of the Seventh-day Adventists, Madam Omobonike Adeola Sessou has urged Adventist women to touch a heart in order to reach their world.
To her, it was about time women in Christendom rise up to join their male counterparts to the clarion call of sending the Good News to all corners of the earth.
Speaking at the 2017 Annual Congress of Women’s Ministries at Techiman campus of the Valley View University (VVU) in the Brong Ahafo Region on the theme: “Touch A Heart, Reach My World”, Madam Adeola Sessou said it was pertinent for all congress participants to be equipped to reach their world.
She said it was also important that Christian women touch hearts through love, prayers and services in their penchant to win souls for Christ.
She expressed the hope that the congress would sharpen the spiritual tools and recharge spiritual batteries of the Seventh-day Adventist women to be able to evangelise.
“I encourage each one of you to spend time with the Lord. Let us show love and kindness to one another and let us carry one another’s burdens. By the end of this congress be sure that you have been equipped and ready to touch a heart in order to reach your world”, she urged.
Messages from two Union Presidents
Presidents of the Northern Ghana Union Mission (NOGH) and the Southern Ghana Union Conference (SGUC), Pastor Kwame Kwanin Boakye and Pastor T. T. Ocran in their messages called on women of the gospel to position themselves to be first touched by the Lord.
They urged the congress participants to spend time in silence and find out what the real focus in life is, saying “the Spirit of Truth, will take you by the hand and guide you into all the truth “.
They noted that the quinquennium was a period that the Church has placed a great emphasis on evangelism, stressing on Total Member Involvement (TMI) and said it was important for Christian women to dedicate themselves for renewal and strength of the Spirit.
Quoting from page 152 of Welfare Ministry by Ellen G. White, they stated that: “Mothers, you are developing characters, your compassionate redeemer is watching you in love and sympathy, ready to hear your prayers and render you assistance which you need in your lifework”.
They added from Titus 2:3,4 that: “Older women are to teach what is good and so train the young women to love their husbands and children to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind and submissive to their husbands that the word of God may not be reviled”.
Women’s Ministries Directors for the Unions
Vida Linda Gyasi and Christian Agyenim-Boateng of the NOGH and SGUC respectively admitted that at the time of atrocities, corruption and injustices in society, the world was grinding into a halt and women should not hesitate in salvaging many for Christ.
They maintained that it was important for women in Christendom to pray, learn and plan in their resolve to evangelise.
They again maintained that there was much in store for women at the congress and urged them to fully participate in all programmes at the congress.
Apart from the seminars on different topics, congress participants were taken through skill training, shared items to widows and distributed 5000 copies of Story of Hope Books