Revd Christopher Ogbodo, Vicar in charge of Immanuel Anglican Church Parish Enugwu -Ukwu, Awka Diocese, Anglican Communion, has called on women to intensify efforts in building safe society.
Ogbodo made the call during a sermon titled “Be Strong In The Lord and The Power of His Might” (Ephesians 6 verse 10).
He encouraged the women to trust in God and power of His might in grooming their children.
Ogbodo said that as the women gathered to mark the 66th Home and Abroad Women’s Annual General Meeting, it was expected that as home builders, quality decisions sould be reached for healthy society.
He said that women were home builders and expected to raise godly children with trust in God’s assistance.
Ogbodo urged women to monitor their children behaviours to ensure that drug abuse was not part of their daily living.
“Unholy activities such as kidnapping, armed robbery, human trafficking among other vices, are done by people born of women,” he said.
Ogbodo said that good parenting would reduce social crimes and tasked women to hold quality discussions on way out.
Speaking, Mrs Maureen Igwenagu, President General, Enugwu Ukwu Home and Abroad Women’s Annual General Meeting, assured that women had a duty of quality home building.
she said that it was the responsibility of the women to enshrine positive attributes to the people to be good ambassadors of the family and Church.
Igwenagu said that in their 2022 meeting that they pencilled down pressing issues to discuss which ranged from mentorship to the monitoring of youths.
“We will get solutions to social decay seen in the society today in areas of impatience that has led to failed marriages and other ills ,” she said.
Igwenagu said that the meeting would address the issue of women whose behaviour did not confirm to their principles.
“Most women these days have failed in their home building due to distraction from materialism and craze for fashion,” she said.
She said that quality resources persons had been engaged to educate the women on need and benefits to properly groom a child.
Igwenagu said a peaceful society emanated from homes that abided with the values of its society.
She assured that the 66th August meeting of the community resolved to take serious measures against any unwholesome acts and encouraged people to report any suspicious character around them to the community leadership.
Mrs Ozioma Okoli, wife of the Vicar in charge of St Peters Church, Mr Ifeanyi Okoli, urged the women to take the meeting serious and identify areas that needed urgent attention.
Okoli said that women should look into quality monitoring of the youths to ensure that their movements were well tailored to meet good standards of living.
Mrs Uju Ekwoanya said that issues like human trafficking, indecent dressing, abortion amongst others, demanded attention of the women and prayed that it would be addressed.
Mrs Chioma Beluchukwu said that issues of self reliance were of greater importance, adding women should advise families to go into farming and other entrepreneurial activities.
Mrs Chinwe Mbachu said that the annual meeting wass apt because it was the period that women sate to review their decisions and hold peer review to proffer quality solutions.
Mbachu said at the end of the meeting, positive decisions would be reached to guide the community activities.
The August meeting of the community commenced on 7 to end on 14. (NAN)