Mrs. Mary Nyamekye, the wife of the Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, has said that Christian women possess a unique capacity to nurture spiritual growth and serve as role models within the local church and the community.
Mrs Nyamekye gave this charge to Christian women on Wednesday, July 5, 2023, when she participated in the recently-held weekly prayer meeting of the Kasoa Area Women’s Ministry at the Mountain View Worship Centre, Tuba.
Referencing Titus 2:3-5, she encouraged older women to teach younger women and to lead by example in matters of faith, love, purity, and homemaking.
Mrs. Nyamekye also stated that prayer holds immense power in the life of the church, hence like Hannah (1 Samuel 1:10-11) Christian women can fervently intercede for the needs of the congregation, the leaders, and the community.
“Women can lead prayer groups, organise prayer events, and encourage others to deepen their prayer lives,” she said, adding that by exemplifying a life of prayer, they can inspire other women to embrace the transformative power of intercession.
Mrs Nyamekye also emphasised the importance of hospitality and its significant avenue for Christian women to create an environment of warmth, love, and acceptance within the church community.
Referring to Romans 12:13, she said women help strengthen the church’s hospitality by facilitating gatherings, welcoming newcomers, and ensuring that everyone feels included and cared for.
“The efforts made in creating a hospitable atmosphere can foster meaningful connections and facilitate the growth of the church family, ” she said.
The wife of the Chairman further encouraged Christian women to possess valuable insights and gifts that can contribute to the teaching and discipleship ministries within the local church.
She cited Priscilla in Acts 18:26, who, alongside her husband Aquila, rightly divided the word of God and helped in expounding the way of the Lord to Apollos.
“Likewise, women can actively participate in Bible studies, Sunday School classes, or Women’s Ministry groups, where they can share their knowledge and passion for God’s word,” she said
Touching on the impact of Christian women on the community, Mrs. Nyamekye said they can actively engage in serving the community by demonstrating Christ’s love through compassionate actions.
She explained that since Christians are enjoined by Scriptures to do good to all (Galatians 6:10), Christian women must also reach out to their communities through outreach programmes, support charitable initiatives, and encourage others to participate in acts of service.
“By embodying Christ’s love in practical ways, Christian women can inspire others to impact their local communities as well,” she said.
Mrs. Nyamekye ended her message by challenging women to rise to the occasion and make an impactful difference within the local church by embracing their roles as spiritual nurturers, prayer warriors, hospitable hosts, teachers, and servants, they can positively influence those around them.