Fri. Jul 12th, 2024


Female worshipers (Mother’s Union and Women’s Guild) at Holy Trinity Church, Anglican communion, Apumiri-Ubakala, Diocese of Umuahia, Abia State, have decorated a centenarian, Mrs Sarah Ifedinaonu Ibelegbu with ‘Nne Amara’ (Mother of Grace) title.

The recognition came on the heels of the Mother’s Day celebrated on Sunday with the theme, “Sleeping Mother: Danger Looms”!

At a Church service which was attended by the traditional ruler of Umuosu Autonomous Community, Ubakala clan in Umuahia South Local Government Area, Eze Iheonye Simon Ibezim, the Village Head of Umuokeigbo in Amibo-Ubakala autonomous community, Mr. Okechukwu Nwogu, among other personalities, the preacher, Mrs Stephen Ugochukwu, also charged the mothers not to create a vent for the devil to creep into their families.

The preacher who spoke from the book of 1st Kings chapter 3 verses 16 to 27, observed that most homes are suffering because mothers who are supposed to be awake and alive to their duties are sleeping.

She tasked the mothers to wake up and stand firm to defeat the deceitful and dangerous being using the word of God as a weapon of warfare.

Also in his injunction, the Archdeacon/Vicar of Holy Trinity Church, Venerable Godswill Emeruwa, described the day as a day for celebration, a day mothers remember their calling and a day mothers also remember what the Lord requires of them.

The Vicar who also described mothers as “a special creature made from the refined product”, congratulated all mothers on the celebration.

Speaking shortly after the decoration of his mother, Mrs Sarah Ifedinaonu Ibelegbu who is 121 years old as ‘Nne Amara’, Prince Nicholas Ibelegbu, the only surviving son, described his mother as a righteous mother, who despite her age, does some domestic works which include: sweeping, and bathing unassisted.

Prince Ibelegbu, who appreciated God for bestowing good health and long life on his mother, thanked the Church for honouring her.

Interacting with our correspondent shortly after the service, the wife of the Vicar, Mrs Chinyere Emeruwa, who espoused and expounded the theme of the celebration, reminded mothers that the devil is a subtle being who knows that the way to achieve his purpose is to portray evil as good, hence the need to be prayerful and watchful as not to fall prey at his sweet deceits.

Special gifts were given to the mothers during the service.


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