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METHODIST WOMEN URGED TO EMPLOY THE BEST QUALITIES TO PROMOTE THE EVANGELIZATION

The Lay Chairman of the Methodist Diocese of Sunyani, Jackson Nyantakyi Adiyiah has urged women in the Church to employ the best qualities women are noted for to promote the evangelization effort of Methodists to plant more Churches. He was speaking at the 2015 Women’s Synod Rally at Duayaw Nkwanta in the Tano North District of Bono-Ahafo. The Rally is held annually to herald the Synod. This year’s version was under the theme, “Holistic Spirituality in intensifying our Church Planting Effort; the Role of Women”. In attendance were Women from all over the Sunyani Diocese, which stretches from the Dormaa area to the Sunyani West District. The Women basically gathered to pray for the success of the upcoming synod which focuses on developments within the diocese in the year gone by and plan for the year ahead. The Lay Chairman, Jackson Nyantakyi Adiyiah using personalities from the Bible as examples said Women could be either very constructive or destructive in various aspects of life.  He therefore charged Methodist women to strengthen up their positive attributes and be like Esther, in the Bible, who was prepared to endanger herself to save her people. Mr. Nyantakyi lauded women in the Church for making positive contributions, saying evening and dawn services, for instance would have collapsed long ago had it not been for women. The Lay Chairman however urged them to eschew acts like the treachery of Rebecca, who duped her own son in the Bible. A Legal Practitioner, Nicholas Lenin Anane Adjei, was on hand to educate the women on Property Rights of Spouses. He told the gathering that a church wedding does not automatically protect spouses from getting cheated in the event of divorce or the death of a spouse. He therefore urged them to always find a job or a career and contribute meaningfully to the growth of their families and insist on their rights. He also advised that wives who agree at the insistence of husbands to give up work to become housewives is a bad idea that contemporary wives must avoid.  He said the Intestate Succession Law, PNDC Law 111, which has been shored up by the 1992 Constitution, came at a time when widows were going through harrowing times.  The Law therefore gave them a good deal which women of today must use to safeguard their interests. The Diocesan Women’s Coordinator, Grace Amoako, in an interview explained that they chose the education on Property Rights of Spouses for the Rally due to reports of how some women were still getting cheated when their husbands pass on in the rural areas.

Source: Biiya Mukusah Ali/http://newspaper.developghana.com/

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