About 229 ministers’ wives of The Church of Pentecost in the Greater Accra Region, today [Thursday, October 20, 2022], participated in the fifth edition of the Greater Accra Ministers’ Wives Prayer Meeting.
The prayer meeting which was held at the Dr. Thomas Wyatt Memorial Temple, in Accra Newtown, was attended by both active and retired ministers’ wives of the church. The purpose was to fellowship, share knowledge and be equipped to excel in ministry.
The event was graced by the wife of the Chairman of the church, Mrs Mary Nyamekye, and the wife of the International Missions Director (IMD), Mrs Deborah Agyemang Bekoe.
In a presentation on the topic, “How to Set Up A Table,” Mrs Esther Eyison, a caterer specialised in Food & Nutrition, Sugar & Craft, Pastries and Floral, entreated ministers’ wives to endeavour to make their guests feel comfortable whenever they visit the mission houses through proper table settings.
“Don’t be disturbed when your guest does not patronize or eat particular food items provided. Everyone has their choices in their various homes. Therefore, they must feel at home,” she explained.
She encouraged the participants to invest in modern table accessories that would contribute to enhancing table etiquette in their homes.
Also, speaking on the topic, “General Wellness of Women Above 35 Years,” a Specialist Obstetrician Gynecologist and Fertility Specialist, Elder Dr. Derek Amoateng, disclosed that generally, it has been observed that women from age 35 years, experience diverse changes health-wise.
“Being proactive about your health is critical during these years as there is increased risk of heart diseases, diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, obesity and breast cancer,” he revealed.
Elder Dr. Amoateng admonished them to have regular medical checkups for vaccinations and screening, especially breast and cervical cancer screening.
He added: “We need to take control of our health. You must focus on prevention as it helps maintain your health in the years to come and to identify any problems early.”
He, therefore, iterated that for women to stay healthy they must eat a healthy and balanced diet, maintain a healthy weight by aiming to exercise at least 30 minutes a day, try to sleep at least 7-8 hours a night, prepare for menopause, challenge the brain to learn new things every day, and join support groups to build relationships.
Elder Dr. Amoateng, however, cautioned against smoking and alcohol, using illegal drugs or misusing prescription drugs, driving and texting, entertaining micro stresses, and taking supplements without the direction of health professionals.
The next session of the regional prayer meeting is scheduled to take place in December.