The difficult times Nigeria is going through will not last if everyone contributes towards making a difference, Senator Oluremi Tinubu said yesterday.
She spoke in a keynote address at the Women of Vision International Conference organised by the Christian Pentecostal Mission (CPM) International, with the theme: “Go! Make a difference.”
“The theme is very apt at this point in time in our nation Nigeria. There is no better time for such charge than now… These are indeed trying times, with the present economic atmosphere which is not only in our nation but quite global,” she said
Mrs. Tinubu, represented by an aide, Mr Agboghoroma Emiko, urged the women to imitate the Biblical Zarephat who used her last meal to feed a man of God.
“This is for us to know that no matter what state we are in, we need to get up and make something out of life – it is a command to use whatever you have and allow God to turn it around to make you a blessing.
“This is the time to launch out in faith and go out there with whatever we have because there is no one God created empty…My advice is for us to take what we have, launch into the deep in faith and go make a difference,” she said.
CPM’s National/International Coordinator Rev. Mercy Ezekiel urged the women to put Christ first in their lives. “Without Jesus you cannot make it in life,” she said. According to her, women of faith should see themselves as “unstoppable moving trains”.
General Overseer of the Solid Rock Chapel, Rev Christy Tetteh, in a sermon, said no one should feel too “sophisticated” to make a difference no matter how little, urging the conferees to return home as changed people.
[quote_center]“It does not matter your status in life. Go back a changed woman. Let your husband see the changes. Begin to change things in the house – that towel your husband has been using for years, change it.”[/quote_center]
CPM’s General Overseer Rev Obiora Ezekiel prayed for the women’s safety, saying: “No demon will stand in your way. You’re marked with mercy and goodness.”
The week-long event featured a march pass by delegates, seminars in entrepreneurship and skill acquisition, drama, quizzes, among others. Awards and prizes were also given the to the best performers.