By Chinelo Okeke :
Agulu (Anaocha LGA), Feb. 22, 2021 (MOI) President of the province of the Niger (Anglican Communion) and President, Diocese of Awka, Mrs Martha Chioma Ibezim has urged the women to be cautious of COVID-19 protocols.
Mrs Ibezim said this during the Clergy Wives’ Meeting held at St. Stephens Anglican Church, Agulu on Feb. 21.
The meeting has a theme: “Clergy Wives: A Vessel of Honour Unto God’’.
In her address during the meeting, she urged the wives of the clergy to be cautious of the pandemic and obey its rules.
She emphasised that the virus was spreading faster on a daily basis and becoming more deadly in behavior with the world heading toward another possible lockdown.
“Do not break the COVID-19 rules. There are state and Federal laws that are in force to check the pandemic.
“We must adhere to the rules in our meetings, fellowship and other contacts. We must wear our face masks while moving outside our houses,’’ stressed Mrs Ibezim.
The president maintained that the sitting position during meetings should be persons per pew, emphasising that social distancing as one of COVID-19 rules should be maintained.
Mrs Ibezim enjoined the women to sit up to their responsibility as the yearly activity had started and prayed to God in order to record success of this year’s programmes.
She advised the wives of the clergy to be vessels of honour unto God.
The president maintained that human beings are endowed with diverse qualities which God is demanding that they use judiciously to his own glory.
“Everybody must not be made of gold but are made of the same God which is made of his own purposes.
“God’s sharing of gifts to various people is by his choice and so owe no apology to any one,’’ Mrs Ibezim added.
The president enjoined the women to separate and cleanse themselves from dishonourable lifestyles, disobedience to God and man and every other sinful entanglement.
She urged them to let go of those persons and things that would hinder God from using them.
The president maintained that a clergy wife must be sanctified and set apart for holy use and be prepared for every good work to meet with the master’s use
Mrs Ibezim enjoined the women as vessels of honour to train their hands and minds to do good works for the lord as that was the heartbeat of God.
The meeting had former provincial President of the province of the Niger, Mrs Eugenia Okpala (Emeritus) (MOI)