The Director of the Women’s Ministry of The Church of Pentecost, Deaconess Grace Lucy Yeboah-Asuamah, has asserted that the Virtuous Ladies wing of the ministry has come to stay in an effort to give young women enough space to become relevant to the church.
In a presentation at the just ended Virtuous Ladies Retreat which took place from 23rd to 25th October, 2019, at the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC), Deaconess Yeboah Asuamah noted that young people need to be guided and nurtured into maturity so that they can build on the foundation laid by the older generation. This, she said, calls for a careful mentoring in order to help them realise their full potentials.
According to the Women’s Director, the Virtuous Ladies are ladies within the age bracket of 13 to 35years, and can be classified into three main groups, being 13 to 19years group (SHS and University students); 20 to 25years group, (the job seekers) and then 25 to 35years group which is made up of singles and married women.
She explained that the Virtuous Ladies wing is no different from the Women’s Ministry, and so they will work hand in hand with them. She noted that the group will use the Women’s Ministry slogan as well as their own: “Virtuous Ladies! We Live for Christ!”
Spelling out the mandate of the group, she stated that plans to establish the Virtuous Ladies group dates back from 2015, and was officially adopted in the Vision 2023 implementation plan of the church.
The main purpose for establishing Virtuous Ladies is for the older women to be role models for the young ones be it at home, school, or work; develop their self-confidence and plan goals for their career; help them understand and appreciate womanhood and domestic skills interest in women; inculcate in them the values and practices of the Kingdom principles; strengthen their faith in God; understand youthful challenges and how to overcome them; prepare them for their future and help the married keep and maintain their homes in a godly way, she said.
The Women’s Director called on members of the group to be hard-working, noble, gentle and beautiful, faithful, charitable, righteous and of good moral, saying, “You are to bring good tidings and not harm to people around you.”
Participants were taken through topics such as Leadership, Nullifying the World Views, Effective Communication with the Youth, Time Management, Etiquette & Good Housekeeping, among others.
The 3-day retreat was attended by thousands of ladies from the Greater Accra, Central and Eastern regions.
Report by Gina Akua Padi.