Mother’s Day Celebrations: ‘Be A Godly, Committed Parents’ – Rev Dr Ayinde Charges Women

Demola Atobaba, Ado-Ekiti



Mothers across the world has been charged to be Godly in discharging their motherhood responsibilities to both the children and their husbands at home.
They were urged to first submit themselves as raw gift to God to mould them and finally submit to their husbands.
Giving the advice, the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church, Miracle Cathedral, Okeyinmi Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, Rev. Dr. Olukayode Ayinde, said mother with a noble characters must be Godly, caring, homely, enterprising, wise and hardworking adding that only mothers in God can be described as gold.
The cleric said, the significance of the celebration in the Nigerian Baptist Convention is that the day is been set aside for recognition of the immence contributions of mother’s to the growth of the Churches and the development of the nation at large.
The clergy who drew his sermon topic: “Mothers As Gold”, from Proverbs 31:10-31, maintained that parenthood is an examination by God which every mother will give account of how they have handled their families.
According to Ayinde, “God has given all the mother a challenge that there is every need to be available doing what is acceptable before God.
He urged those men that will one day get married to women of their choice to look and go deeper in their Maker in order to get the best from God because you don’t just see gold mothers on the surface of the earth execpt you work with God.
Rev Ayinde who pointed at a three key points namely: Discovering the mother as a gold, Becoming a mother as gold and also Developing the mothers as a gold. He advised all husbands to learn how to value their wives and daughters both at home and in the society and to give to them to the esteem, saying in doing this, their potentials would automatically comes out fine and beautiful.
The religious leader who warned all mothers not to engage in any action unacceptable to God in the cause of discharging their motherhood responsibilities to their wards, said many parents missed it when they derailed from the original plan of God for the family, saying all mothers should always pray, fast and advise their children in a Godly way.
His words; “Mothers should be peace maker and not a trouble shooter, even when husbands are not ready to cooperate in building the home for God, mother should be available for the family.”
In a separate interview with TopNewsng shortly after the event, the Adviser to the Women Missionary Union (WMU) body of the First Baptist Church in Ado-Ekiti, Rev Mrs Hellen Ayinde, said the day was set aside to celebrate all women who have done well in the Church.
“If somebody is doing good, we must let he or she know that she is doing well and find a way of expressing your appreciation to that person”.
Hellen Ayinde who also doubled as the Church Pastor’s wife, urged all husbands and children not to under estimate the mother but to encourage them to do better for the betterment of the society.
According to her, “Don’t ignore and under estimate the role of mothers because they give us life, they raise us better than they had been, they give and keep trying to give better than they ever had.
“As mothers, we always try to show right path by being motivators, mothers give up all for kids, forgive all mistakes made by kids and that is why they deserve respect because of the roles placed on their shoulders by our Creator”, she stated.
Also commenting, the president of WMU, Dr Mrs Grace Obisesan explained that the importance of the programme is growth of God’s mission through Women Missionary Union across globe.
Dr Obisesan who went down memory lane said, “The WMU section started in 1919 at Okelerin Convention and with the help of God, that very little seed that was planted on that day, has become very broad and  big tree and the mission is expanded so much that they have impacted so many lives both in Nigeria and the entire African continent.
Speaking on behalf of the awardees, the duo of the immediate past president of WMU; Deaconess Adefunke Oladepo and Dr Mrs Funmilayo Ibikunle appreciated the women wing and the Church at large for the recognition of God’s faithfulness among the WMU.
They pledged to be more committed to God’s assignments and also the readiness of other awardees that the honour would spour them to do more towards the upliftment of WMU and the Baptist at large.
Other awardees include, Deaconess Elizabeth Ogunjimi, Mrs Caroline Odu, Mrs Julianah Abe and Mrs Bolanle Ademilua.
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