By: Ewoenam Kpodo | Voltaonlinegh |
Global Evangelical Church, Ho-Fiave Victory Chapel in the Volta Region has delivered on its promise when it held a dinner for mothers and all women of the church to celebrate this year’s Mothers’ Day.
The maiden Mother’s Day Dinner on Sunday at the church’s premises which saw a heavy attendance was in fulfillment of a commitment made by the Parish Pastor, Rev. I.C. Agbenuvor on May 13, 2018 (Mothers’ Day) on behalf of the church.
The feast though was organised for mothers and all women of the church, was open to every member of the church, thus, attracted men and children who were treated to sumptuous meals including “akple” and “fetridetsi”, a staple food of the people, drinks and good music.
The dinner served as a family’s day out as the women came along with their spouses and children and as well, an occasion for members of the church to fraternise and make merry on such an important day.
Rev. Agbenuvor in an interview with Voltaonlinegh was grateful to God for a successful organisation of the event and hinted of plans to make the event an annual one.
According to him, there was the need to celebrate women of the church and holding a dinner in their honour was an appropriate way to appreciate them and called on other churches to find a suitable way to celebrate women.
Patrons at the event expressed gratitude to the pastors and leadership of the church for recognising the role of women in the church and other spheres of the nation’s development and arriving at the decision to celebrate them in such a grand style.
One of them, Mrs. Irene Anumah said she was marveled at the level of success of the maiden event and the excitement from church members who were totally relaxed and reluctant to leave for their various homes even after the event.
Mrs. Anumah said she wished the dinner would be held every year (with contributions in kind and in cash from members) to help bring members together for the ultimate growth of the church.
Earlier during church service, Mrs. Sedinam Agbenuvor in a sermon titled “Committed Christian as an Instrument of Change”, intimated that “God has deposited all that it takes for a woman to effect the needed change wherever she finds herself.”
Mrs. Agbenuvor therefore challenged women especially the Christians to strive for the ability to multiply in anything they do, release God’s glory through prayer, hold the fort, serve as the canopy for the discouraged and the dejected, and be able to thrive on unfavourable grounds believing that the world would be a better place if only women would take these seriously.