UNIZIK VC, Esimone charges women to be God’s ambassadors
By Lawrence Nwimo
The vice chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Prof Charles Esimone, has charged women and mothers to be good ambassadors of God.
Esimone gave the charge at the 2021 Women’s Guild admission and rededication service held on Sunday at the Chapel of Redemption, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.
Esimone, at the thanksgiving service, enjoined members of the diocesan women’s guild to abide by the tenets of the guild as well as build their lives to be models in the society where they find themselves without envy and jealousy.
Esimone, who spoke to journalists at the service, urged the women to live exemplary lives in their various communities and shine as light such that when people see their good works and actions, they would develop the hunger to serve God.
Speaking to Orient Daily, the Archbishop, Province of the Niger, Most Rev Alexander Ibezim, disclosed that the rededication service was to pray for the women and scripturally discern, ask God to equip the women for the challenges of the world.
Ibezim, who earlier in his sermon themed, “the name of the lord is a strong tower” (Proverbs 18 vs 10), urged the women to live a righteous life to survive in the present-day Nigeria that is filled with misfortune and challenges.
According to him, “the righteous run into the name of the Lord and the righteous is saved and for anybody to survive in the present-day Nigeria, he needs to run into the name of the lord.
“A tower is usually on top of a hill, that is why David said, ‘I will look up to the hills from whence does my help come from’, help comes from the lord.”
He encouraged the women to develop deep relationship with God so that God can fight their battles, adding that the battle Christians face these days is so strong that it takes the power of God to overcome.
Meanwhile, the president, Awka Diocesan Women’s Guild, Mrs Chioma Ibezim, said that the women gathered to thank God for his interventions and protections of the members. She stressed that the service was aimed at rededicating their lives to God to empower, strengthen and give them grace to forge ahead.
Mrs. Ibezim urged the women to trust in the lord, assuring them that every other thing in the world could fail except God. She urged them to remember the name of the lord irrespective of their challenges and trials.