The Director of the Women’s Ministry of The Church of Pentecost, Mrs. Philomena Mireku, has paid a three-day working visit to the Ashanti-Bekwai Area of the Church.
Mrs. Mireku was accompanied on the visit by her deputy, Mrs. Vivian Amfo, and Mrs. Abishag Asamoah Boakye, a member of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the ministry.
The visit, which started on Monday, May 16, 2022, saw the delegation fellowshipping with the women in the Bekwai, Datano and Manso Atwere zones of the Area.
Speaking to the women, Mrs. Mireku said the purpose of the visit was to thank the womenfolk of the area for their active involvement during the recently-held Women’s Ministry Week celebration and encourage them to keep up the good work.
Reading from Ephesians 6:10-11 and Judge 4:4-5, the Women’s Ministry Director drew lessons from the life of Deborah, describing her as a wife, judge, and a prophetess.
She noted that Deborah could possess her nation, Israel, with Kingdom principles and values because she possessed all the qualities of a virtuous woman.
According to her, the five major characteristics of Deborah that made her distinct from other women was her prayerfulness, charisma, supportive nature, humility and wisdom.
“Deborah was prayerful. She was a prophetess, an office that marked her as prayerful,” she said.
Mrs. Mireku, therefore, encouraged the women to be intercessors by interceding for the leadership of the Church, family members, the society and the world at large in prayer.
As a courageous and charismatic leader, Deborah, she noted, encouraged Barrack to lead the nation to war against Sisera (Judges 4:14).
“This shows that Deborah was an Inspirer. She knew how to organize and mobilize people for battle,” she added.
She also urged the women to emulate Deborah’s supportive nature by supporting their husbands to build godly homes.
He further stated that: “Deborah had the virtue of humility. If she did not exhibit this quality, it would have been difficult for her subjects to approach her for justice. Therefore, we must humble themselves in all situations though difficult sometimes.”
Deborah was a wise woman, and because of her wisdom, she was made the Judge of her nation, she added.
Concluding her message, Mrs. Mireku assured the women that if Deborah was able to succeed as a wife, prophetess and judge (leader) then they could also succeed in their bid to possess their spheres for Christ.
The meeting was well attended by ministers and their spouses, Women’s Ministry leaders and Executive Committee members, as well as officers and members of the Church.
Report by Ashanti-Bekwai Area Media Team