Friday, 19 July

Ghanaians face critical choice in December: Lordina Mahama

Mrs Mahama speaking at the conference

Former First Lady Mrs Lordina Mahama has observed that this year is a crucial year for Ghana.

It is a year in which Ghanaians face the critical choice of electing a president on December 7. Mrs Lordina Mahama was speaking at the National Conference of the Ministers Wives Association of Assemblies of God Ghana.

Mrs Mahama, a member of the church herself, prayed that God gives Ghanaians the spirit of good “judgment to make the right choice, even in this period of misinformation and material influence”.

She urged the pastor's wives to join her in praying for her husband John Dramani Mahama, “for God to grant his heart desire, and bless him with divine empowerment to change the destiny” of Ghana for the better.

Mrs Mahama commended the pastors’ wives of Assemblies of God churches for their generosity to their congregations, their motherly love and good counsel.

She observed that many pastors’ wives serve in rural and the remotest parts of the country. She appreciated them for the sacrifices they made.

She found it heart-warming, that through the Pastors’ Wives Association of Assemblies of God, many pastors’ wives have developed their skills “and have been equipped to provide emotional and material support for their congregations”. 

In her address, the National President of the Ministers Wives Association of Assemblies of God, Mrs Monica Wengam, spoke extensively on the theme of the church, and how the wife of the pastor can assist contribute to winning souls for Christ, especially in this end time and the “moral decadence we are witnessing”.

She explained, that when pastor’s wives champion evangelism and participate in church planting, they would contribute greatly to curtailing the LGBTQ+ agenda. 

The General Superintendent of Assemblies of God, Ghana, Rev Stephen Wengam, catalogued the immense support pastors receive from their wives.

He noted, “The story of selfless service and boundless sacrifice is amplified by pastors’ wives in deprived communities where pastors earn peanuts.”

He prayed God’s blessing upon all such pastors’ wives.

He cautioned, however, that no pastor’s wife would ever become like Job’s wife as found in Job 2:9-11.

He advised in particular, pastors’ wives of Assemblies of God, Ghana, to “continually model the way for their congregations, especially the women and ladies”.

He expressed belief this would contribute in no small way to building churches and the nation as a whole.

The conference on the theme: Seasoned to Send the Light, was attended by 2000 pastors’ wives.

Topics treated included Ministerial Ethics, Personal Grooming and Social Skills, the Pastors Wife and Emotional Intelligence, Leading Outside the Box, and Stress and Mental Wellness.

Source: Mensah