Anglican Bishop, His Grace the Most Rev. Dr. Alexander Chibuzo Ibezim, Archbishop of the Niger province and Bishop of Awka Diocese, sent a message to members of girls guide of Nigeria, during the girls guide Sunday service held on Sunday 12th of July, 2020 in Awka diocese.
In his letter to all the future mothers, He asked them to be still and have faith In God . Despite the difficulties of the world and challenges girls are facing in the world at large,especially rape and sexual harassment. That God will guide, protect and make a way of escape to them.
According to him, They can only overcome all these challenges when they look onto God and practice all that are required from God to them, which involve;
worshipping God with all their strengths,
Reading their Bibles,
Abstain from alcohol,
Be prayerful and,
Be mindful of their mode of dressings.
He encouraged them to acquire skill which will help them when they will enter into marriage. They should see themselves as a helper to their husband; that God had already equipped them with wisdom to help and manage their families. He encourage them to live a life of independent, and this, they can overcome when they have something doing. They should not be a burden to their husbands so as to promote healthy living and have a wonderful family
He Opened their eyes more on their right for family inheritance as it's recorded in the book of Numbers 27:1-11.
Days has gone when women are deprived of right of family inheritance. He asked girls to comport themselves and desist from doing evil. Embrace God and try to establish personal relationship with God. That this fight is not of human but of God, that only prayer is the master key to all the problems.
In addition, he implored that the position of girls which will turn to mother in the future should be respected and adored in the society. Girl issue is not a mistake but a blessing from God. Their rights should not be victimized but protected.
In conclusion, he urged girls to be resourceful and to live a life worthy of emulation, that God shall locate them at their appointed times, God who is exalted among the nations and in the Earth, shall see them through. ( psalm 46:10).
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