Mrs. Alicia Q. Yancy has urged mothers all over Liberia to serve as agents of change as they make sure children are brought up in a proper manner.
Mrs. Yancy, who works with grassroots churches around Liberia, has also declared that mothers across Liberia have huge tasks to handle if they must work in leadership positions in their various churches.
She made the call recently when she served as keynote speaker at the Mothers’ Day program held at the Soul Cleansing Clinic of Jesus Christ in Chocolate Factory, Gardnersville Monrovia.
The program, which was set to honor the church’s spiritual Mother, Oretha Tonia During for her numerous contributions and hard work, was attended by people of personalities, including Liberty Party political leader, Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine and the Publishers of the Daily Observer newspaper, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Y. Best and Mae Gene Best.
Mother During’s husband, Pastor J. Adolphus During, had told the Observer’s Women and Family Desk via mobile phone, that the Women’s Ministry had organized the program in order to honor his wife for her services to both her community and church.
Still speaking, the guest speaker, Mrs. Yancy said, “This day has been set aside in different parts of Liberia to celebrate mothers and their tireless contributions to society. With this, I want to say that mothers not only in Liberia but all over the world have a huge task ahead of them in making sure that children are brought up in a Godly manner.”
However, she added: “While it is true that mothers should be honored and appreciated, it is also glaring that all mothers are not worthy of such glory. I say this because for a home to be uplifted, mothers must play a vital role. So, if we come across mothers, who have brought internal condemnation to motherhood, then they must not be given any kind of praises or honor.”
Mother Yancy maintained that mothers should always try to intercede on behalf of their children and husbands.
Mrs. Yancy named some characteristics of a good mother as being, “loving, caring, submissive, understanding, God-fearing, intelligent and faithful. When we do not see any woman with such characteristics then we must know that she is not a mother whose footsteps can be followed.”
She stated that mothers, no matter what, must remain obedient and submissive to God Almighty.
She highlighted that there are two kinds of mothers: ones who have brought pride to motherhood and the others who have eternal condemnation to womanhood.
“There are some mothers, who have helped to up-hold the integrity of women through their good works, while there are some women, who do not value their worth as Mothers. But what I will say today is that, if we must see the face of God then we must possess all the good characters to become mothers of substance,” she pointed out.
Speaking, too, at the program, Cllr. Brumskine expressed gratitude to the organizers for the kind gesture of inviting him. He encouraged all the honorees to continue to serve as role models to other people, both at the church and community level.
Cllr. Brumskine also called on mothers to continue to seek the welfare of their individual families.
Also gracing the occasion Mr. Kenneth Y. Best, Managing Director of the Daily Observer said mothers are blessings to every family and must therefore be given the necessary support to seek the welfare of their families.
He urged mothers to remain strong and firmed as there are many challenges along the way.
“Just like our Mother Mrs. During who has been honored here today, you as Mothers should always be ready to make meaningful contributions to the different societies you form part off. If you are hard working, you will definitely be rewarded tomorrow. Mother During has been of great help to people in her church, community and the society at large, and that is why she is being honored today,” Mr. Best added.
In appreciation, Mother During thanked the Women Ministry and the entire church for organizing the program.
“I am very grateful that the church can today recognize my good works by honoring me. It has always been my dream to serve the people of God no matter what, and to win souls for Christ.”
“However, I will like to say, we will continue to work as a family in ensuring the good news of God is heard all over Liberia,” Mrs. During assured.
The Soul Cleansing Clinic of Jesus Christ was established in 1996 by the Holy Spirit through then spiritual Mother Harrietta Nesby.