National Challenges: Nigeria needs divine intervention – PFN
// Benny Isah, Kaduna//
Women wing of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has said that in spite of the challenges witnessed in the Country, it was optimistic about a prosperous nation that would be an envy of all, while urging all to seek the face of God through prayers for intervention.
Pastor Theodora Abiola Omobude, the National Chairperson of the Nigeria Pentecostal Fellowship (PFN Women wing) spoke over the weekend at the end of its National Conference held at the Throneroom Trust Ministries in Kafanchan, Kaduna state.
Pastor Omobude said the Women wing of PFN was resolute in seeking God’s face to intervene and bring to bare the aspirations of Nigerians in the face of what seem as difficult times.
She said the Conference, tagged, “Womb of Mercy” was timely in the light of the current realities bedevilling the Country, adding, “as women, we are resolute to seeking God’s face for direction for our nation.”
Pst. Omobude there was a urgent need for the nation to cry out to God as He was the only one that could guarantee the desired change Nigeria clamored for.
“The Women Wing of PFN is not comfortable with the heated national polity and grumbling would not bring the solution.
“We must come together and cry out to God for mercy for our nation to experience God’s devin intervention,” she said.
She said the PFN was not unaware of the concerns of the church especially in Kaduna state and urged the people to remain vervent in prayers for peace explaining that, “the Government of Nigeria is seated on God’s shoulders”.
The Clergy then urged women whom she describes as pillars of the home to assume their rightful place in the discharge of their God-given responsibilities, adding, “when the family and homes are formidable, it would translate to the larger spectrum thus, a prosperous nation”.
Also speaking at the event, Pastor Martha Kure, PFN Women Wing National Secretary and wife of the Overseer of Throneroom Trust Ministries, challenged women to wake up to their responsibility in training their children in Godly ways to stem insurgency.
“As mothers, we must not get too busy to instil Godly virtues in our children so tat they do not fall prey to be used by the enemy,” she said.
In a message delivered by one of the guest speakers, Rev. Mrs Comfort Okah Coordinator of the South-South zone on Investing in Children, admonished women especially mothers to instil the fear of God and education in their children adding that the effort would go along way in building a healthy nation.
“We must endeavor to work on the lives of our children so that they can have a better tomorrow,” she said.
In another message by Dr Mrs Nkiru Azike, PFN Women wing National Protocol Co-ordinator noted that Nigeria was in a state of emergency and urged women who she described as leaders to wake up and give to prayers to salvage the nation.
Other speakers who spoke during the conference included,Pst. Mrs Folu Adeboye, wife if the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of Nigeria, Rev. Mrs Odioko, and Bishop Anaba.
The event which attracted representatives of PFN Women wing from across the nation also witnessed song rendition and special prayers for the peace of the nation and for leaders at all levels of governance.
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