Over 2000 Adventist women in Ghana have spent six days connecting, sharing testimonies and learning new skills and methods to reach their world at a Women’s Congress held in Ghana from April 11-16, 2017.
The biennial Congress brought together delegates from the two union fields of Ghana (Southern Ghana Union Conference and the Northern Ghana Union Mission) and was held under the “Touch a Heart, Reach my World.” The venue was the Valley View University campus at Techiman.
The Guest Speaker was Women Ministries Director of the West-Central African Division, Mrs. Omobonike Adeola Sessou challenged delegates to live at peace with each other and work as a team to reach the world of other women.
‘To touch a person’s heart means you need to love and care for them, show compassion, respect others, love them unconditionally, and even those who you deem unlovable. It is the only way we can reach them for Christ,” Mrs. Sessou said.
According to the Division Director, despite the harsh realities of the life of women, they can still create and share happiness, love, and peace.
A highlight of the Congress as the graduation of four hundred (400) women who had completed the Leadership Certification Course from Andrews University. One of the graduands, Mrs. Abigail Yeboah Asuama from Accra City Conference expressed her joy for having graduated from the course; she said ‘the programme is time-consuming and stressful because as mothers there are times your families need you home, but we thank God for a successful graduation,’ she said.
The Congress was also used to teach unemployed women some skills to help them earn some income. Workshops and seminars were also organised to teach the delegates how to make beads, detergents, decorations, cap weaving, and natural fruits drinks among others.
“If our young women learn a skill, they will be self-dependent and able to earn something for a living’ the Southern Ghana Union Women Ministries Director, Mrs. Christiana Agyenim-Boateng said as she spoke about the benefits of the workshops.
By Vera Bont