Fundamental Baptist Women Fellowship To Build Conference Center

first_imgpartial view of the women that attended the conference in GantaA group of Christian women under the banner, “Fundamental Baptist Women Fellowship” has broken ground for the construction of a modern conference center in Ganta, Nimba County.The building, according to the women’s leadership, will contain a large conference room, offices, rooms for lodging and other essential facilities, and will cost a little over US$68,000.The center when completed is expected to annually accommodate the women when they converge for their conference in which they are taught how to serve as good examples for positive change in the family and society at large.They currently rotate the conference, touring every region annually where their members are found. For now, their members can be found in Nimba, Grand Bassa, Bong, Grand Gedeh and Montserrado counties.“When we established this women’s group through the instrumentality of Rev. and Mrs. Esther Gbor, we first decided to purchase a vehicle to be transporting us for conferences, but we received advice that it will not be a durable property. It is against this background that we finally concluded on buying 10 acres of land and on March 11, 2017 we broke ground for the construction of our proposed conference center that will also contain spaces for other activities,” Mother Rebecca Nyanquoi, president of the group, said.Mother Nyanquoi did not state when exactly the project will commence; however, she said they have held fund raising rallies from which they have generated L$399,860 and US$512,420.She said with what they have on hand, they expect to begin the project as soon as the Nimba County authority responds to them by allowing the county’s yellow machines to clear the spot on which they want to erect the center.Giving an overview of the motivating force behind the annual conference, the Fundamental Baptist Women president said they purposely organized it to teach both young and old women how to manage their families and live lives that will reflect the concepts and ethics of Christianity, and to serve as agents of positive change in the society.According to Mother Nyanquoi, prior to establishing the conference for women, cases of gross disrespect towards their husbands and instances of divorce were emerging among married women.“Since we established the conference and hundreds of women you’re seeing here started attending, we have gotten positive reports that great changes have taken place in many homes, and those single women devoted to Christianity are upholding their values and respect,” Mother Nyanquoi said.While the women are changing bad attitudes toward their husbands, Mom Nyanquoi also said men were ignorantly using the scripture to enslave women, using the scripture reference that “Women must submit to their husbands in all things.”“For this act on the part of men, we have also proposed to our church leaders to organize a similar conference for the men because the impact women are making will not last if the men continue such traditional style of treatment of women,” she added.Also commenting on the conference, the founder, Mrs. Esther Gbor, said they teach women lessons on Psychology, Sociology and others, with scriptural backing.She named conflict resolution and transformation, human temperament or personality, marriage and family, counseling and personal hygiene as some of the lessons they teach during the conference.Responding to the theory of gender equity, Mrs. Gbor said they believe as Fundamental Baptists that man remains the head of the woman; however, she clarified that it does not also give the man the power and right to inhumanely treat the woman and deny her education and other necessities.“We respect our husbands and honor them as heads of the home, and we are helpmates to them. This of course does not mean the husband should treat the woman bad because it will not even be in agreement with the scripture. While God’s word says a wife should submit to her husband, it also tells the husband to love his wife as Christ loved the Church,” Mrs. Gbor clarified.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘Gutted’ Scotland knocked out after Argentina recovery

first_img0Shares0000Florencia Bonsegundo scored a re-taken penalty to claim a draw against Scotland to keep Argentina’s hopes of a last 16 spot alive © AFP / Lionel BONAVENTUREParis, France, Jun 20 – Florencia Bonsegundo converted a re-taken penalty in stoppage time as Argentina came from three goals down to draw 3-3 with Scotland, a result that eliminated the Scots and gave the South Americans a slim hopes of advancing in the Women’s World Cup.Victory would have put Argentina through, the draw meant that they will need freakish results in the last two groups to go through as one of the best third-place finishers. The final minutes of the game left both sides complaining about VAR. In spite of the time taken over two reviews, there was very little added time.“Experience has taught me not to protest or argue with the decisions of the referee,” Carlos Borrello the Argentina coach said. “Four of five minutes were lost.”“I’m left with a bitter taste,” he said. “I think if the game had lasted a little longer we could have won.”Scotland have conceded a penalty in all three of their games.“We feel hard done by in the three games weve played VAR’s been used and we’ve been very unlucky,” said Scotland coach Shelley Kerr. Kim Little, Jen Beattie and Erin Cuthbert put Scotland 3-0 up after 69 minutes.Cuthbert was voted player of the match.“The player of the match is no consolation,” she said. “I’m gutted for the team, we’ve given everything.”After Cuthbert’s goal Milagros Menendez replied with Argentina’s first goal of the tournament in the 74th minute. Five minutes later a shot by Bonsegundo rebounded off the bar, struck goalkeeper Lee Alexander and went in.With two minutes left, after an agonising VAR review, Argentina were handed a penalty. Alexander saved Bonsegundo’s tame first effort, but VAR caught the goalkeeper straying off her line and the Argentine converted her second effort in the fourth minute of stoppage time. The draw left Scotland on one point, bottom of Group D and eliminated. Argentina have two points and can only advance as one of the four best third-place finishers if the games between Cameroon and New Zealand in Group E and Chile and Thailand in Group F both end in draws.Scotland took the lead in rhe 19th minute when Cuthbert opened up the Argentine defence and after her first shot was blocked hooked the ball to Little, who poked a shot home Four minutes into the second half, Beattie crashed a header past Correa.– ‘We were a player down’ –When Argentina’s captain and star Estefania Banini came off after an hour, to be replaced by Menendez, it seemed her and Argentina’s World Cup was over.When Cuthbert scored after 69 minutes, Scotland seemed set for the second round.“For 70 minutes we were very good but we didn’t manage to see the game out,” said KerrArgentina hit back with two goals in five minutes.In the 74th minute, Menendez finished a fluent move with a precise low shot past Alexander.Scotland’s goalkeeper Lee Alexander © AFP / Lionel BONAVENTUREThen Bonsegundo’s shot hit the bar and rebounded onto the back of the leaping Alexander’s outstretched hand and dropped back over the line.With time running out, Argentina won a corner. Scotland were aggrieved that the referee did not wait for sub Fiona Brown to come on.“We were a player down,” said Kerr.When the ball ran to Aldana Cometti, Scotland’s Sophie Howard lunged in. After a long VAR pause, referee Hyang Ok Ri acknowledged there had been a foul.Alexander started behind her line, but strayed a little to soon as she sprawled to save Bonsegundo’s first effort.A second VAR review gave Bonsegundo a second chance and she eliminated the Scots.The game had barely restarted when Ri whistled.Asked if FIFA needs to look at quality of referees Kerr said: ‘Yes’.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more