The La Area Virtuous Ladies Coordinator of The Church of Pentecost, Deaconess Belinda Beatrice Asamoah Asare, has charged Christian ladies to intentionally and consciously save and invest to secure their future in this changing world.
She made the call during the La Area Virtuous Ladies meeting held at Dr. Thomas Wyatt Temple, on Saturday, April 24, 2021, on the theme: “The Virtuous Lady in a Changing World – A study on Financial and Wealth Creation.”
In her presentation, and with scriptural references to Matthew 6:33; and Jeremiah 9:12-15; Deaconess Belinda Beatrice Asamoah Asare said that for women to succeed in their financial and wealth creation, they must be prepared to follow certain principles, first of which is to put God first in all that they do, by daily communing with Him.
Reading from Proverbs Chapter 31, she underscored the need for ladies to consciously save, invest, and be financially independent to secure their future in times of crises. Like the virtuous woman in the Bible, virtuous ladies must be hardworking, reliable, problem solvers, result-oriented, and achievers, she added.
Deaconess Belinda Beatrice Asare noted that savings is the basic root of wealth creation. According to her, at least 10 to 20 percent of one’s total monthly income must be saved for future purposes.
“The current state of the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic is a sign of unpredictable future occurrences, and that calls for proper planning,” she indicated.
She advised women to stop impulse buying, and learn to say “No,” to external pressures and extended families, saying, “Have a budget for yourself and your family.”
She further admonished them to invest in themselves. “Seek knowledge; empower yourself in education, trade, and or apprenticeship programmes to help sustain you in future,” she said.
In attendance were the La Area Head and his wife, Apostle John and Mrs. Mary Osei Amaniampong; the Area Women’s Ministry Executives led by Deaconess Georgina Zekpa, and some wives of ministers in the Area.
Report by Gina Akua Padi.