Help Ministry held Widows Outreach on 25th November 2016. The Help Ministry which started as Good Samaritan under the Women Fellowship International had been enlarged to incorporate other wings of the Ministry. Today it is called the Help Ministry.
The Widows Outreach is one of its yearly activities. Widows are gathered together to have talks, seminars as well as a refreshing time in God’s presence.
The Special Guests of Honour, Pastor Isaac Olori and his wife, Pastor Mrs. Blessing Olori were present at this auspicious occasion.
Speaking to the women, he read Psalm 68:5 “A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation”. Excerpts below:
“God helps the weak. A widow without a husband, you might consider it a weakness, but God has volunteered to help you. Know that God is the Father of your children and judge of the widow. The judge decides how a matter is settled. God is saying He will decide how your matter would go, not the situation or people around you. Even if you have relations who oppress, God will decide your matter.
One thing you must learn to do is to always take your matter to this judge – you must learn how to pray because your strength will come from prayer. Do not allow your seeming weakness to affect your prayer life. A widow was referenced in the parable about prayer in Luke 18. The widow even though she was a widow, she was not weak in the place of prayer. You can turn your seeming weakness to strength.
Anna lost her husband but she turned her weakness to strength. She decided to use it for God, she stayed at the temple, fasting and praying. When Jesus was born, she was one of those that God gave a revelation of Jesus Christ at his dedication. She had a revelation of Jesus because she decided to use her situation to serve God. Make sure you are strong in your different Churches. God will be your helper, your judge and He would not allow you to be put to shame.”
In conclusion, he thanked the Help Ministry led by their leader, Evangelist Ibitoru Okoro and promised that the Ministry will do all it can to support the widows and show that we love them.
This event was also held in Bayelsa, State, Nigeria.