The Moravian Church, Tobago Conference held the opening of their Women’s Conference at Rovanel’s Resort on Wednesday with Secretary of Health, Wellness and Family Development, Dr Agatha Carrington, urging attendees from Trinidad and Tobago and the rest of the Caribbean, to “emulate the virtues of strong women in the bible such as “bravery, dignity, humanity and obedience.”
The theme for the event was Women of Knowledge and the Word – Advance.
Said Carrington: “Our spiritual beauty must be manifested in our physical bodies… we must look our best and feel our best to submit ourselves unto God and for him to use us.”
She encouraged the women take the responsibility for one’s health by eating the right foods, exercising daily and doing routine tests and screenings, to avoid complications associated with late discovery of illnesses.
“Our physical bodies are just as important as our spiritual bodies. God is calling us to build our spiritual bodies and adopt the attributes of powerful women in the Bible such as Hannah, Esther and Mary, Mother of God. These attributes can only be attained if we study the Word and build our Spiritual bodies,” she said.
Carrington said the Division would continue to support all women who may have encountered problems in their lives, through the services and programmes offered at the Programme for Adolescent Mothers (PAM), Women’s Economic and Technological Empowerment Centre (WeTEC), Community Social Services Unit and the Children and Family Services Unit. The Secretary concluded by reiterating to all women present, ‘Be Women of Knowledge and the Word and … Be Women of Class!’
Also attending the event were Ayanna Webster-Roy, Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister and Member of Parliament for Tobago East, Dr Denise Tsoiafatt-Angus, Presiding Officer of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) and THA Assemblyman Shomari Hector, Assistant Secretary in the Division of Community Development, Enterprise Development and Labour.
Conference which ran from last Wednesday to Sunday, was held to sensitize and empower women to embrace and excel in various roles.