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Women Empowerment Takes Center Stage As UACC President, Rev’Owoyemi Declares Open 2024 UACC Women’s Conference In Ibadan



Women Empowerment Takes Center Stage As UACC President, Rev'Owoyemi Declares Open 2024 UACC Women's Conference In Ibadan

Empowering women to become successful mothers and pillars of their families was the central focus of the second annual Women’s Conference organised by the women’s wing of the United Apostolic Church of Christ (UACC) Worldwide in Ibadan.

The four-day event with the theme: “Mothers Of The Mighty,” held at the auditorium of the Oke-Ola , Moniya, Ibadan branch of the church, brought together women from various parts of Nigeria, including the South West states, Kwara, Rivers, and Abuja.

Declaring the conference open, the President and General Overseer of the UACC Worldwide, Rev.d Dr. James Bayo Owoyemi, stressed the need for mothers to embrace their God-given roles in nurturing the next generation.

He said: “We want to sensitize Christian women to the dangers of abandoning their responsibilities when it comes to raising children.”

Rev’d Owoyemi said mothers play crucial roles in children’s upbringing and the family at large saying: “mothers are the first teachers of their children.”

“It is important that we bring women together to let them know the importance of their roles in the family and to bring that which has been deposited in their children through prayers , and leading them in the way of the lord.”

“Every woman would want to be proud of her children but we all know that in this society, a lot of women have abandoned their responsibilities in the family, we want to sensitize Christian women the dangers of abandoning ones responsibility when it comes to the issue of raising children.”

He urged those with grown up children to pray for them saying that it will help transform their lives and make them better citizens of the society.

The cleric also urged Nigerians to be patient with the president Bola Tinubu led administration expressing hope that the current economic hardship will soon become a thing of the past.

In her remarks, the chief host and Chairperson of UACC Pastors Wives’ Association, Rev’ (Mrs) Mary Owoyemi, said the Conference is aimed at enlightening the women on their purpose in life.

According to her, mothers should endeavor to pray for their children to attain great hights in life and see themselves as bodyguard in the family.

“Proverbs 34 says a wise woman builds her home, so, as a wise woman, we have to build our family, we have to lay a solid foundation for our families and the only way we can do it is by moving our family closer to God. All what we have to do , we have to do,” she said.

She stressed that the impact of the woman must be felt positively in the life of the child.

A lecture titled: “Embracing Christian Principles, A Path To Becoming A Successful Woman,” delivered by Mrs Oluyemisi Adeusi, emphasised the need for women to have strong spiritual foundation, exhibit good behavior and build healthy relationships with the children in order to be successful in life.

She also admonished mothers to imbibe the virtue of integrity which according to her ,will pave way for the success of the child in future and to also overcome challenges with endurance and faith.

One of the participants, Lady Evangelist Alo Mary, who was impressed with the turnout despite the current economic situation, described the conference as impactful and a life changing experience.

Another participant, Pastor Funmi Rachael Olorunyomi, said the conference has positively affected the lives of participants since it began last year.

“If the church can train the women very well to be the real mother they are supposed to be to their children and real wife to their husbands in terms of supporting the home front ,definitely , the society will be a better place,” she said.

The conference included various activities such as prayer sessions, workshops, empowerment programmes, health tips, and a Bible quiz competition, all aimed at fostering personal growth and strengthening family bonds.