Rivers State Deputy Governor, Dr. (Mrs) Ipalibo Harry Banigo has charged Christian Women to develop a daily work with the Lord Jesus Christ by the anointing of the Holy Spirit.
Dr. Banigo gave this charge while speaking, during the Young Adults and Youth Affairs Sisters Programme at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Jesus House, Rumuibekwe Housing Estate in Port Harcourt, on Saturday, 17th September 2022.
Dr. Banigo said, “Being saved is the first and bringing the flesh under the submission of the Holy Spirit is key to living a fruitful and ever- increasing Christian life and I encourage you to spend the few hours in the morning in His Presence.”
According to the Deputy Governor, God wants us to touch His Heart by the art of worship, reverence and adoration, adding that in that place, there is an outpouring of His Spirit.
The Deputy Governor disclosed that shortly after her election into the office, she started running the Protect the Girl Child Initiative as a voice for the protection of the Girl Child and of course the Boy Child.
She said they have used this platform to mentor our young ones, that their body is the temple of the Holy Ghost and to protect their bodies from familiar persons and others.
“We have interfaced with various Ministries, Departments, Agencies and Non- Governmental Organizations, such as FIDA, Medical Women Association, Doctors without Borders and others, we have also sponsored and mentored girls into Academics, in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics ,we have provided scholarship for students in higher institutions of learning, at the moment we are running Peer Group Clubs, which was inaugurated in Federal Government College Port Harcourt to encourage peer enlightenment and peer support so that the children would know how to support and encourage each other to stay and keep their bodies as Temple for the Holy Spirit.” The Deputy stressed.
Dr. Banigo disclosed that the Caywood Brown Foundation which was inaugurated in 2006 as a Non-Governmental Humanitarian Foundation, serves as an intervention platform to reach out to the vulnerable in society.
“We train and retrain in various skills, some of the programs include free computer acquisition, the establishment of film academy in PH, Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign, Mental Health Awareness Seminar for Women and Youths, Training in the Digital Economy.” Dr. Banigo further stressed.
In her remarks, the wife of the International Youth Pastor of RCCG, Pastor (Mrs.) Tamunoemi Obunge described the programme as a test run, to bring them together because a lot of them have become lukewarm, and thanked the Almighty God for the Holy Spirit which has continued to recharge them while urging them to go and spread the message of unity and love in their midst.
Mrs. Obunge, expressed the need for all RCCG members to unite and support each other, “If you are an RCCG youth, anywhere you hear of a youth program you are part of it, we are one. We should support each other, whenever we have the opportunity to worship together, forget your Region, Province, Zone or Area and worship the Lord Jesus Christ”. She stressed.
Highlights of the occasion were ministrations from various choir, drama and a Sermon by Pastor Lawrence Oyor.
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Deputy Governor’s Office, Port Harcourt.
Saturday, September 17th 2022.
Rivers State Government House
Office of the Deputy Governor
Government House Complex