(BY VEN. FOLUSO TAIWO)
If Christianity will survive in Nigeria, it is the women that will make it to survive, because of their special relationship with their children.
The Primate of all Nigeria (Anglican Communion), the Most Rev. Nicholas D. Okoh gave this submission at the 2016 Confirmation/Admission Service held at the Basilica of Grace Anglican Church, Gudu District, Abuja.
While drilling the women and Confirmees before admitting and confirming them, Archbishop Okoh laid emphasis on the commandments of God, which he said are for life experience. He said marriage is a source of blessing to mankind and that it is not surprising that it was instituted in heaven. He prayed that God will grant them the riches of His glory as they love Christ and obey His commandments.
During the service, there was never a dull moment as Primate Okoh put to test their mastery of the Catechism and understanding of same. At the end of the drilling exercise, it was clear that the Confirmees and the women were well groomed and prepared for the practical admission and Confirmation Service.
Thirty-four candidates were enrolled as mothers for the Mothers’ Union, twenty eight for enrollment into the Women’s Guild, while a total of One Hundred and Nineteen candidates, comprising of forty-eight males and seventy-one females were enrolled and confirmed.