The four day prayer retreat of the Young Adventist Women’s Ministries of Abia North conference of the seventh Day Adventist Church has ended with a call on the Young Women to shun youthful exhorbirance and be of noble character.
In a goodwill message to the congregants during the prayer retreat at the Seventh Day Adventist Church plot six Aguiyi Ironsi Layout Umuahia, the wife of the Governor, Dr Mrs. Nkechi Ikpeazu who noted that though the adolescent stage in life is the most challenging, explained that a young woman who yields herself daily to God will receive power to overcome the challenges.
The Governor’s wife encouraged them to improve on their talents and opportunities available for greater services to God and humanity, and harped on the need for those of marriageable age to ensure that they take advantage of her foundation’s sickle cell amenia campaign to know their genotype and blood group to save themselves from a future agony.
Preaching on the topic, Vessels of honor, the leader Eastern Nigerian Union Conference leader of the Young Adventist Women’s Ministries, Miss Oluebube Alozie, while reminding the Young women that their bodies and their lives belong solely to God, made it clear that if they constantly connect to God, He will give them grace for their needs and asked them to sanctify themselves as veritable tools for good works.
The Young Adventist women Ministries leader of Abia North Conference and the Convener of the programme, Mrs Rose Ogba-ota advised them not to be carried away by youthful lust and wished them a rewarding time in God’s presence.
Our Correspondent Chimeremeze Nwokeji reports that the retreat featured Health lectures, by Dr Mrs. Izuka Midred Oluchi and Dr Mrs Wugo Alozie on problems of adolescent, sickle cell anemia among others.