Roses Ministry empowers 1,000 widows in Lagos
Participants at the event
No fewer than 1,000 widows have benefited from the Roses Ministry, a non-governmental organization aimed at alleviating the plights of widows, orphans and vulnerable persons in society.
At the two-day summit held at the National Stadium, Lagos, the beneficiaries were treated to free medical consultation and treatment. Foodstuffs and clothings, among many others were also given to them.
Coordinator of the Roses Ministry, Mrs. Regina Ezenwa, said her group was committed to offering counseling, education, skills acquisition programme, clothing and food Items to the widows monthly to improve their quality of lives and their dependants.
“We have empowered the youths through seminars and Bible counseling. Some orphanage homes have also benefited from the foundation‘s largesse. The ministry will continue to work towards its goal of bringing succor and healing to the homes of these widows while also restoring broken marriages and relationships,” she said.
Among the personalities who graced the event were Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa, Dr. Ije Jidenma, Pastor Pat Obumselu, and Evangelist Tony Umufiedo.
Mrs. Ijeoma Chuks-Okoye urged the women to look up to God because He never forgets the widows. She recalled that as a widow, at the initial stage, she was heartbroken, but over the years, God has strengthened her and the family.
“No woman is a widow by choice and death is an inevitable end to all mortals, which can come anytime. But my advice is for widows to brace up to the challenge of a new life and be useful to themselves.”
She noted that most widows are withdrawn, lose their network of friends, suffer clinical depression among others, but should endeavor not to be weighed down by the loss of their loved one.
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