Seek God’s intervention to overcome challenges – Moderator

Right Reverend Professor Emmanuel Martey

Right Reverend Professor Emmanuel Martey

(Ghana News Agency) The Right Reverend Professor Emmanuel Martey, Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, has advised Christians to seek the Spirit of God to overcome challenges of modern society.

He said it is only through God’s spirit that anything of lasting value could be accomplished. Rt. Rev. Prof. Martey gave the advice when he opened the 2013 Biennial Conference of the Minister’s Spouses of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG) at the Sunyani Polytechnic on Friday.

The four-day conference, being attended by more than 600 spouses of ministers of the church, is on the theme: “The Holy Spirit in the Manse”.

Prof. Martey said the church and contemporary society faced enormous challenges and needed the “Spirit of God to overcome”.

He said the Holy Spirit is still at work and it was for Christians to earnestly desire spiritual gifts and allow their lives to be touched.

The Presbyterian Moderator said as spouses, Christian women were co-workers in the vineyard of the Lord and advised them to show dedication to duty, hospitability and the maintenance of a well matured Christian home.

“As you live as minister’s spouses, determine not to trust in your own strength or abilities, but instead depend on God and work in the power of His spirit,” Prof Martey said.

Mrs Rosekel Omenyo, President of the Ministers Spouses, said the conference aimed at bringing together all spouses within the PCG to strategize to effectively play their respective and complementary roles as partners.

She said the role of the minister’s spouse, primarily, was to be supportive to her husband and entreated the women to ensure that their behaviour was above that which was depicted by the average family.

Mrs Rosekel appealed to all presbytery chairpersons to sponsor at least one training programme for spouses in their presbyteries every year.

Mr Justice Samuel Adjei, Deputy Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister, urged the church, especially ministers, to use the pulpit to explain government policies in education, health, tourism, trade and taxation to enable members to bear with the government in its quest to construct a Better Ghana.

He urged Christians to pursue the path of peaceful co-existence with their neighbours irrespective of race, creed or political affiliation for national stability.

Mr Adjei commended churches in the country for demonstrating true and reliable partners of government in efforts to improve the standard of living of the people.

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