*/ GEWC International Women Conference 2016

 

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GEWC International Women Conference 2016

18 May 2016
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"Women! Builders!! Women Fellowship..! Builders of the home!!" resounded in the Temple, Greater Evangelism World Crusade Headquarters, Port Harcourt Nigeria. It was the gathering of women from all over the world for the 2016 International Women Conference which held from Thursday, 28th April to Monday, 2nd May 2016.

This conference holds once in 3 years so one can understand the joy, the ecstasy and high expectation with which the participants poured in. Participants spanned across Africa from Uganda, Benin Republic, Liberia, Cameroon, Ghana and most States in Nigeria.

Under the direction of the Holy Spirit, the International Director, Pastor Isaac Olori had chosen the Ministry's theme for 2016 as "Making Disciples", following closely after the 2015 theme "Knowing Jesus". Consequently, the theme for the Conference was "Making Disciples".

Giving her keynote address, the President, Greater Evangelism Women Fellowship International, Pastor Dr. N. E. Numbere stated that since the glorious home call of the Founding Father, Apostle G. D. Numbere on 14th October 2014, the Ministry has continued to grow under the leadership of the Pastor Isaac Olori (Int’l Director, GEWC) who was duly appointed by God through the founding International Director. Pastor Dr. N. E. Numbere highlighted that the women fellowship has been pivotal to the growth and development of the Ministry at all levels, hence the Conference was geared towards taking them up a  notch by equipping in the art of making disciples in accordance with the theme and sending them to blaze the trail as usual at home, church and society.

 

The Conference came with life changing Seminars, Bible Study and teachings such as Developing a passion for witnessing, Antenatal care and family planning, A True Discipular discipling at home and in Church, Child adoption/health care, Coping with middle age crises, Catch the Fish and Keep it Alive, The Power of Giving, Discipling for Service and ICT. The women had time to call on God during prayer sessions and mid-night prayers which took place at 12am. Testimonies abound confirming salvation, deliverance, encouragement and miracles that have taken place in the lives of the attendees.

 

The climax of the conference was the Grand finale on Sunday. The International Director, Pastor Isaac Olori and his wife, Pastor (Mrs.) Blessing Olori were present to grace this occasion. This was his first attendance to the Women Conference in his capacity as the International Director. Speaking to the Conference, Pastor Isaac Olori spoke on “Give me children or I die”. Referencing Rachael who made this statement to Jacob her husband, he compared making disciples to bearing children but this time, spiritual children.  He emphasized that we must be desperate to lead people to the Lord and disciple them to maturity just like any woman craves to bear children. When we have this hunger, we would pray earnestly to God to enable us win souls.

On this note, the Conference came to an end, with lives of women transformed and strengthened to impact change and win souls wherever they went.