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SPEECH DELIVERED BY MRS. MARIAN JEMIMA AKUA ADZROE, GENERAL MANAGER OF E. P. SCHOOLS, GHANA AND DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION ON THE OCCASION OF THE NATIONAL WOMEN CONFERENCE 2021, AT KPASA IN THE NKWANTA NORTH DISTRICT OF THE OTI REGION ON THE THEME “REVIVE US AGAIN, O LORD A CALL OF WOMEN”

Nana Ubor Tassan Konja VI Paramount Chief of Kpasa Traditional Area, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana Rt. Rev. Dr. Lt. Col B. D. K. Agbeko,
Clerk of the General Assembly of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana Rev. Dr. E. A. K. Amey,
Presbyter Executive of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana Pr. Charles Sitsofe Sakyi, Hon. John Oti K. Bless Member of Parliament for Nkwanta North Constituency, Hon Gmayenaam Makubu Regional Minister, Oti region, The women desk officer of the E. P. Church Headquarters,Ho. Rev Rose, The Special Guest of Honour, Nananom, The Media, Honourable women of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana,
Ladies and Gentlemen, All protocols dually served

I am highly honoured to be invited by the women’s desk of the Evangelical Presbyterian church on this special occasion to speak on the theme ‘REVIVE US AGAIN OH LORD THE CALL OF WOMEN’

I would like to say the organizers couldn’t have chosen any better theme than this. I wish to say that I associate so much with this theme because in the first place, it has a direct link to the national theme of the church and also has multiple dimensions, some which are; spiritual, socio cultural and socio economic.

Nana Chairman, you would agree with me that, themes of this nature requires deep reflection, for this reason I would like to discuss this theme in the context of spiritual, socio-cultural and socio economic dimension.

These three dimensions have positive implications in the call for reviving the women folk of the church.

This is also an indication that the women folk of the church are in tune with the national agenda of the church, this initiative ought to be applauded by all. It is my wish that several other leadership issues are taken up by the women of the church. This may include church projects, institutional reforms, education and championing the sustenance of church established institutions. Essentially, the theme is nothing but a call to duty, reviving our conscience, our leadership skills, our roles as ordained by God and support for the church.

Nana Chairman, before I continue with my speech, I would like to crave your indulgence to permit me to establish some known and unknown parameters of the word revive. The word ‘revive’ in my opinion, it is an English word and must be highlighted as such in order to give the discussion a basis and foundation to premise the discourse. As already explained, it is important to understand the word ‘Revive’. You would agree with me that from common English point of view, revive is about bringing to life, return to consciousness, revitalisation, restore to success or active again.

Nana Chairman, if this definitions or explanations are anything to go by particularly in the context of the theme for this conference, then it brings to light some basic understanding and clarity to the theme ‘revive us again oh God the call of women’.

Again Nana Chairman, permit me to explain the word revive from the biblical point of view. In this context the bible revealed, in Psalm 85: 1-7 that revive is about forgiveness and prosperity. similarly, John 5: 20-23 attest to the fathers love for his son in bringing to life the dead also, the book of, Revelation 3:1-6 calls for the awakening to completion a clear manifestation of the father’s love and the promise of revive thereafter.

Nana Chairman, it is clear to me that the word ‘REVIVE’ from both English and biblical point of views are inseparable. If so, then It is of importance to argue that, the word REVIVE, fundamentally has to do with the deeper realization of turning a new leaf through the process of regenerating dead cells/life/action/attitude/behaviour/engagement/perception/identity/role and many others which eventually leads to focusing on things of positive realities.

Nana Chairman, in this context it is worth noting that from the spiritual point of view, Revivals were preceded by a time of deep spiritual decline and despair, revivals began after repentance from ones sin, accepting a renewal of one’s self; a genuine return to the worship of God. Many biblical characters attest to this fact; Job was restored after he lost everything, joseph was sold into slavery but he stood the test of time and became great, David was not different, Mary the mother of Jesus didn’t have it easy when she took in Jesus, but she is the most celebrated, Ruth the Moabite after being widowed early in life is an example of faith bravery, Rachael is another character I can refer to as, a patient woman who became Jacobs wife and also became the mother of Joseph and Benjamin because of patience. All these men and women did not have it on a silver-plated; they were put to test by God, and his love of revive or revival was manifested after their tests.

Nana Chairman, permit me to now present my view point on Socio-cultural aspect of revive. It is undeniable fact as explained earlier in my presentation, revive leads to the recognition of ‘Self’, socio-cultural revive’ brings a deep understanding of comradeship, each other’s keeper, advocates and teachers, virtues and discipline. When you are revived we become advocates against harmful cultural practices such as cruelty associated with harmful traditional practices; widowhood rights, child marriages, female genital mutilation, establishment of witches camp and name calling of the aged as witches, harmful taboos, and marriage by abduction etc. these practices when allowed to foster breads economic hardship particularly among the women.

Nana Chairman, for the Socio-economic aspect of revival, it is important to identify its positive impact on the economic fortunes of women and their families.
The economic contribution of women when they are revived; goes a long way to bring unending benefit and joy to her immediate family and the entire community. It provides the basis for the identification and realization of the inherent gift and talent that can be taped for economic gains.

It is an obvious case of becoming economic independent. The church benefits from a resourceful women in diverse ways making contributions positively to family, community where the church is located and country. It is a common knowledge biblically that
Revived women have contributed to the growth of the church, typical examples are Lydia and Priscilla who assisted Paul in the spread of the gospel, Dorcas was very industrious and charitable, the virtuous woman that was described as good manager of her work and home as recognized in Proverbs 31.

Nana Chairman, in conclusion, I have looked at the theme for this important conference, “Revive us again o lord the call of women”.

The discourse was based on three thematic areas as earlier explained. The clarion call by women for God to revive them significantly implies their readiness to take up their rightful position in the church and society. Indeed, it is a call for action, a call to duty, a call for recognitions and above all a divine call. I humble ask the women in the church to use this platform to move into action. We have to be heard in all spheres of life endeavors and let us remain the bed rock of the church.

May the good LORD help us through this all important call!

Long live EPCG
Long live Ghana
Afetor fenuse ledeka woworme!

Thank you.