The La Area Virtuous Ladies wing of the Women’s Ministry of The Church of Pentecost, on Wednesday, August 12, 2020, held their maiden virtual programme under the theme, “The Virtuous Lady in God’s Eyes.”
In a presentation, the Area Coordinator, Deaconess Belinda Beatrice Asare, touched on the history, vision, mission, objectives and the essence of establishing the Virtuous Ladies group within the Women’s Ministry of the church.
She stated: “The 21st-century woman is central in the achievement of the church’s mission of making disciples for the kingdom of God through our Lord Jesus Christ. It is therefore important for the church to groom its women, right from their early years in the things of God, and equip them with fundamental skills that will enable them to sail through the journey of life.”
She indicated that it is the responsibility of the church to direct its young women to the biblical principles of life to help build a lasting personal relationship with God so that they will be able to make informed life choices to help them achieve their goals and aspirations.
She noted that the vision of the Virtuous Ladies group is to aspire to be complete in Christ, reflecting God’s love in all spheres of life. The mission, therefore, is to equip women to achieve their full potentials spiritually, physically, emotionally, intellectually, and socially, she said.
With scriptural references to Proverbs 31; Luke 18: 16; Ephesians 5; 1 Peter 3; and Matthew 22: 37, the Area Coordinator identified the various characteristics of a virtuous lady as one who loves Jesus with all her heart; a faithful bride, a loving mother whose children, and takes care of her physical, mental, and spiritual health.
She added that virtuous ladies serve with love and kindness. They are also wise stewards of the gifts that God entrusts to their care, industrious and work with willing hands. They are also good managers of their homes, spend their time on that which is good, and are creative and also embrace beauty and godliness.
Also referring to Matthew 4: 4; Mark 1: 35; 2 Corinthians 5:17; and Titus 2; she charged members to be obedient to God’s word, pray without ceasing, cling to the gospel of Jesus Christ, and not forsake the gathering of the saints.
She also called on members of the group to have Jesus Christ as their role model.
Concluding her presentation, Deaconess Belinda Beatrice Asare said that being a virtuous lady is an undisputable quality every Christian woman should possess. “As virtuous ladies, our ultimate mandate on earth is to live for Christ and serve our homes, churches, communities, and generations,” she stressed.
Report by Gina Akua Padi.