28 December 2012

Gambia: Steps of Faith Underscores Women's Role in Religion

Steps of Faith Mission International has recognised the role of women in religion during its recent celebration of Women's Day held at its church auditorium in Serrekunda. The event, celebrated on the theme "'Women the golden gate to Heaven' was also designed to cheer the women and prepare them for the work of the ministries in the country.

Speaking to Daily Observer, a member of the Mission, Apostle Chris Chime, stressed the importance of the day taking into account the role of women in society. He expressed glee at the presence of their sister churches such as Gilead Healing, Soldiers of Christ and Zion Ministries respectively, among a host of others.

Apostle Chime stressed that it is a lamentable fact that women have for many years been neglected in the work of the ministry, but was quick to point out that what they are doing is to encourage their participation in evangelism as well as the work of the God.

Apostle Chime further disclosed that the church is going into a different face of evangelism and serious campaign for Jesus, saying: "We are using this as a means of bringing every department of the church to be on alert so as to accomplish our work in the country."

For the quest speaker of the occasion, Madam Chime, the event was aimed at showcasing the work of women in a bid to further the kingdom of God. She explained that it was also designed to guide women in the way of God, show them what it takes to be a born-again women and righteous one.

"It also enlightened us what it takes to enter the kingdom of God. There are some many things required of them such as submissiveness, loyalty, faithful and righteous; and to also tell the people that there is nothing like anything being too late as God is always ready to forgive us once we repent," she remarked.

She challenged her fellow women to be submissive and loyal to their husbands, stressing that these virtues pay a lot. "I encourage them to pray and strive to be loyal, righteous and to have good morals as these are important virtues in life," she added.

The president of the women's wing of the Church, Olubunmi AyoyejiAlubo, also expressed similar sentiments. She described the role of women in society as crucial, stressing that without them noting can move.

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