Nnaya Eziyi, Umuahia
The Women’s Guild of the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria (PCN), St Andrews, Ndiokpo Parish, Ihechiowa, Arochukwu Local Government Area has honoured Mr. Udoka Agwu, the BusinessDay correspondent in the state as a Humble Servant of God.
Udoka was given the Award on the occasion of the “2018 Mothers’ Sunday Celebration” of the church in recognition of his selfless services for the progress of the guild in particular and the PCN in general.
Elder Mrs. Rose Elechi, preaching during the service on the Sub-theme “Women, Be Armed with the Word for Exploits”, said if women were armed with the word of God, they would be set for great exploits.
She noted that to notice that one has achieved exploits in life it would be through such person’s actions, character and other virtues which would single her out as woman of God.
Elechi, who cited Mary Slessor as a woman who was armed with the word of God to fight for the abolition of killing of twins, urged them to always be armed with the word to achieve exploits in life.
“If you see where problem or misunderstanding is brewing, as a woman armed with word of God, you should move in to make peace there. Mary Slessor was a peace maker and we should emulate her, ” she added.
Udoka, in his response after receiving the award appreciated the members for the honour.
He disclosed that in the past, many groups and organisation had approached him for such recognition but rejected them because it was never in his character to go with titles.
He said he decided to accept the award because his people at home had honoured him contrary to the Biblical injunction which says, “A prophet is not recognised in his on home.