If Motherhood were a Neighbourhood…

If Motherhood were a neighbourhood

You’d be more celebrated than the Red Riding Hood

If Motherhood were a priesthood

Your sacrifices would be more pleasing than the choicest food

Through your firm Motherhood,

You have turned our childhood to adulthood

Through your fierce Motherhood,

You have turned girlhood to womanhood

Through your fearless Motherhood,

You have turned aimless bachelorhood into profitable livelihood

Indeed, you have proved to be the greatest- for the one who serves is the greatest

And of course, your life of Motherhood entirely depicts servanthood!

#EDIFY…poetry that builds you!


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How to make and keep making More Money this Decade!

What better way to begin a new decade than to educate yourself about financial Independence! As you may already know, aside time, money is one of the resources that you must manage wisely in order to attain some of your life goals. In line with this, about 20 people converged at the HMI Management Services Training Center to learn about how to set and achieve your financial goals on Saturday, 11th January, 2020.

Know your Present State

The session began with a word of prayer. Mr. Albert Kusi, an experienced investment consultant, began by saying the first step to financial independence is to assess you current situation. Here, he meant knowing your asset base and your net worth at present. In line with this, he said you have to know your net worth which is assets minus liabilities. Under knowing your assets, he made mention of investment, cars, clothing etc. He then continued by asking if clothing falls under assets. In response, a member of the audience said no but then another person said clothing can be considered as asset only if it can generate income for you. Mr. Kusi then said it’s very debatable as to whether clothing is an asset or not. He then continued to say all things you believe are yours (the things you own ) are your assets.
Liabilities are people and things you owe. He then continue to say that owings is not just about loans but can be borrowings and all other things you believe are not yours. He said if even you stay with your parents, it can be considered under liabilities in that the person who has rented his place might have a higher net worth than you. In essence, he said, liabilities are not just owings but all the things that are not yours. So your total assets less your total liabilities equals your net worth. He then gave a scenario by saying you have if you have GHยข1000 in your savings account, GHยข500 in investment, you have a laptop, a phone etc., it’s important to know all these these things fall under your assets. You need not to have all these things in liquid (cash) to become assets. Fixed assets plus current assets equal your total assets, less your liabilities gives you net worth.
Set SMART Financial Goals
In order to achieve financial independence, you need to assess your your asset base currently in order to set SMART goals. SMART, he said, is an abbreviation for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timeable. In order to set SMART goals, your current situation needs to be assessed. For example, if you have GHยข500 in your account, how come you want to end the year with GHยข1m in your account, what are the things you need to put in place in order to achieve the stated goal.
The first step in setting and achieving financial goals is to assess your current situation. When you are able to do that, it gives you a fair idea as to how to set your goals. It’s important to set a goal but you need to be disciplined. He then continued by outlining what you must do to achieve your financial goals:
  1. “You must not put all pressure on your job to achieve your financial goals; get multiple streams of income,” he said. It’s not your company’s responsibility to help you achieve your financial goals; you need to set your priorities right. “Be careful you are not under pressure when dealing with financial goals,” he cautioned. When dealing with financial goals, you must;
  • Avoid pressure
  • Live within your means; don’t spend more than you earn.
  • Avoid unnecessary spending. Desist from buying things you don’t really need. “Don’t change your lifestyle when your income changes,” he cautioned again. Here, he meant upward movement of salary. Plan for unforseen circumstances.
When dealing with setting and achieving financial goals, observe the following;
  • Assess your current situation which has early on been explained.
  • Set a financial target for yourself
  • Devise a plan for your target. Let your budget give you an idea of how to spend, pay attention to your spending.

Save & Invest Wisely

To talk of investment which is the next point, he cautioned the audience to know the difference between investment and savings. People keep so much money in their savings account instead of pushing it to an investment account.
  • Pay yourself. Here, consider ‘pay yourself’ as a replacement for the word investment. Don’t ignore family entirely when dealing with financial goals. He cautioned participants not to be greedy in their quest to earn money and achieve financial Independence in that people look for high risk investment with high benefits instead of low risk investment with moderate income or benefits. “Diversify your portfolio,” he said. Value mobile money because it can cause you to spend more than you have planned.
  • Learn to start small.
  • Get a financial advisor. Find out all your streams of income. He ended by saying participants can invest in collective investment schemes which include mutual funds and unit trust funds. There is less risk in doing this investment in that people pool resources together to do this investment.
The program ended with a closing prayer by a participant.
What a marvelous way to begin a decade.

This report was written by Gabriel Narh Tetteh, a level 100 Business Administration student of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

Are you Ready? D-Day is coming!

Adjorkor: What happened to your glasses?๐Ÿ˜ฆ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿพโ€โ™€ (she observed Dede squinting at her devotional)

Dede: Hmmm mese, I tripped and broke them yesterday oo.โ˜น

Adjorkor: (laughs hysterically) Ah so, upon all your four eyes you can’t see where you’re going?๐Ÿ˜

(Tears begin to stream down Dede’s face)

Adjorkor : Oh buh you too this was meant to be a joke. Why are you crying?๐Ÿ˜

Dede: (sobs) Adjorkor, you won’t understand.๐Ÿ˜”

Adjorkor : Understand what? What’s going on with you?๐Ÿ˜Ÿ

(She buries her face in her hands, her crying heightening.)

Adjorkor : ( touches her shoulder affectionately) Baby, what is it?๐Ÿ˜•

Dede: It’s Patapizzy ooo (sobs) He hit me.๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ

Adjorkor: (angrily ) But you can’t let him keep doing this to you. ๐Ÿ˜ค

Dede: But I love him. ๐Ÿ˜”And I want to spend the rest of my life in his loving arms.๐Ÿ˜

Adjorkor: The loving arms that beat you everyday? ๐Ÿ˜ณ You have a whole lot to learn about love. That’s why you should be attending programmes like dday.๐Ÿ˜Œ

Dede: D day? ๐Ÿคจ

Adjorkor: Yes, d day! The love edition. ๐Ÿ˜It’s going to give you a whole new insight on love and relationship. By the time you’re done, you’ll know a guy like Patapizzy clearly doesn’t deserve a princess like you.๐Ÿ˜’

Dede: (excitedly) I would love to come. When is it?๐Ÿ˜Ž

Adjorkor: It’s on 6th March at Benchmark building Okponglo. ๐Ÿ˜ŠPlease I beg you don’t be late this time too ooo. It’s 12 noon prompt. No Ghana Man Time.

Dede and Adjorkor are going to be there. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ What about you? ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚

Contact : 0279649184
0552061000
0267637903

…to reserve your seat.

Sign up for the BEST JOB in the world!

If you attended NILOM last year, then you must know by now that soul winning is God’s number one job! God wants all men to be saved and you are His vehicle for prosecuting this great agenda!

Now more than ever the Gospel must go out, but how will it go if there aren’t labourers to carry it to the nations? Jesus told His disciples to pray the Lord of the harvest that He would send labourers into His harvest (Matthew 9:38).

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On the 30th of June and the 2nd of July, 2018, the Youth Evangelism wing of Calvary Baptist Church (Awoshie) shall hold a 2-day Evangelism Conference. It is aimed at equipping the young and the old to be effective in this glorious ministry of reconciliation!

The following are the speakers scheduled to address pertinent issues concerning reaching out with the Gospel:

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Pastor Samuel Fianko

He has an undying passion to reach the lost with the Gospel. He serves as a pastor in Gospel Light International Church. He is the author of Everybody Needs Jesus: The Evangelism Manual and will be teaching on the following:

# The Ministry of Reconciliation

# The Message of Reconciliation

# Tips for Winning a Soul a Day

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Minister David Quao

If you’ve ever heard of the Gadites, you must know this great General of God! He functions from the third Heaven, establishing the counsel and purposes of God through intercession and prophetic decrees! Minister David will be teaching on:

# Intercession: Where the labour is

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Elder Jessica Mawuena Debrie

Ever heard of the Dancing Stars? She is an Elder in the First Love Town Church in the UPSA enclave and a Dancing Star! You should see her boogie for the Lord! She is full of the Spirit and pregnant with divine revelation and truth. In the Q & A session on 2nd July, Elder Jessica will answer pertinent questions on evangelism, discipleship and retention. Not only that, she’ll also be sharing from her great wealth of experience as an Elder in First Love Church, and of course, impart the great grace she has received from her Father and Prophet, Bishop Dag Heward-Mills.

You definitely have to be present at this glorious convocation as participants will have firsthand experience of going on an outreach to the Awoshie town and market to proclaim the Gospel on Day 1. On Day 2, you will be afforded the opportunity to ask a panel of young and inspiring soul winners any questions you have about evangelism and follow-up.

Remember, the dates are Saturday, 30th June, 2018 and Monday, 2nd July, 2018 at 9:00 am prompt each day.

MOCKUP

Copies of Everybody Needs Jesus: The Evangelism Manual will also be on sale at a breathtaking GHS 5.00 only! Do make plans to get copies for yourself and loved ones!

God bless you and see you soon! For further details kindly contact 027 162 2619 or 026 504 4415 or post a comment below.

Education & Entrepreneurship Town Hall

Over two decades ago, HIV broke out in Zimbabwe and people were dying of it in scores. In one particular construction firm of about 700 workers, funerals were held often because some of them were dying of the virus. After the funeral of one of the workers, the elders of the family walked up to the CEO of the firm and asked him, “What about the children?”
So in response to that crisis, the CEO started taking care of the children, putting them through school. It was such a fulfilling thing to do.
Fast forward to this day, over 250,000 learners have been put through school as a result of this philanthropic effort effected by a Trust that was started called the HigherLife Foundation.
An extraordinarily brilliant young man from a rural area walks into an office seeking a job. The CEO looks at the young man’s academic report and he’s got straight As throughout. The CEO leans forward with a quizzical look on his face. He asks, “Why are you not in the University?” To which the young man responds, “I don’t have money to pay the fees.”
So the CEO offers to pay the young man’s University tuition instead of giving him a job.
One day, the CEO was in his office and then he was told that some men were looking for him. He went to meet them. They were Elders from the young man’s village who came to thank him for his gesture of paying the young man’s tuition, for he was the first person from that village to have gone to the University.
After his education, the young man came back to work in the same company.
In response to the moderator’s question “Why do you have a commitment to partnership in Education?”, Mr. Strive Masiyiwa, the chairman and founder of Econet, related these two incidents as pivotal motivations at the Education and Entrepreneurship Town hall held at the Great Hall of the University of Ghana on Tuesday, 13th March, 2018.

The event brought together stakeholders in education and entrepreneurship across Africa and the United States of America. The ‘Kwesรฉfied’ pavement welcomed attendees to the gently lit ambience of the Great Hall.
This Town Hall was on “The Power of Partnership: Strengthening Education” and had Professor Ebenezer Owusu Oduro, Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana, as the Chair, as well as Peter Salovey, President of Yale University, Dr. Patrick Awuah, President of Ashesi University and Ms. Elizabeth Elango-Bintliff, CEO of Junior Achievement Africa, speaking to the theme.
The dignified speakers were heralded by a lively drum and dance ensemble.
In his remarks, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Professor Ebenezer Owusu Oduro noted that partnerships are relevant to enable universities reach their targets, emphasizing that “no man is an island”. He intimated that in order to build partnership, individuals and organizations must first be willing.
Peter Salovey, President of Yale University, hinted that the Yale Africa Initiative has been a success due to strategic partnership. He also disclosed that Mr. Masiyiwa has extended his support to the Yale Young African Scholars (YYAS) initiative for another five years, lauding him in appreciation.
He concluded thus, “I am proud, glad and delighted to be part of the partnership.”
Miss Elango-Bintliff, CEO of Junior Achievers Africa noted that the future of Africa is its youth, describing her commitment to partnership in education as a calling.
Dr. Patrick Awuah, President of Ashesi University explained that we need a high velocity society and that is created by trust. He related that he started thinking about the future of Africa after his first son was born. Thus, he envisioned that Higher Education built upon ethics, innovation and leadership was the key to harnessing the future of Africa. That’s how Ashesi started.
Many insights were shared as some of the audience posed questions to the speakers. Some of the insight include the following:
# Do the best you can with the little you have.
# Problems can’t be solved by individuals working alone but through partnership.
# We must take entrepreneurship into the classroom in a structured way.
# Fathers must validate their daughters to bridge the gender gap.
# We need to do with education what we did with independence.
# At the undergraduate level, we are trained to think critically not to be experts.
# Curricula must bring in entrepreneurs to equip students with skills to engage the real world in their problem solving.
# The best partnerships are built on trust, mutual respect and open mindedness.
# Keep in mind the 3 Ps: Product. People. Process.
# Start the training in the household. Your children reflect who you are.
# If we want to fix and build our universities, we who went to the universities have to come back. If you want to be involved in philanthropy, go back to your old school.
Mr. Strive identified that we are moving into a totally knowledge-based global economy.
Today, there are more than 750 million phones, 300 million smartphones and this is projected to hit 500 million by 2020. Seeing this, a platform known as Ruzivo has been set up with textbooks of some subjects digitized. 1 million kids in Zimbabwe out of 3 million have been registered on the platform.
The Town Hall ended on a high note as the audience received satisfactory answers to questions on their minds.

The Place to be this Season

Relationships, one could argue, are the stuff of humans. We do not live in isolation; from
birth we interact with others in our lives โ€“ parents, siblings, friends, teachers, neighbors,
loved ones โ€“ and enmesh ourselves in a web of relationships that shape our persons and the
trajectory of our lives. We live every day in the context of these relationship.

The Youth are vulnerable to this and creating platforms and programmes to aid address and educate is the way to go especially in these Times.

1. Creates a good platform for the youth in the church to learn about issues of love by inviting Mentors in this field to educate and share their experiences
– especially in these times where we have relationship, marriage challenges etc.
– gives opportunity for sharing of good marriage experiences n practices

2. Gives the youth in the church one time opportunity to know themselves.

3. Strategically placed around the Valentine season creating an opportunity and a good option to attend a good program amidst the many competing vals day programmes by the world.
– prevents the youth from engaging in activities “elsewhere” which may not benefit them.

4. Adds colour and diversity to the normal church youth programs organised by churches.

5. โ€œProviding young Christian couples and the youth with a lifelong skill set, rooted in knowledge and skill-
based interventions, for all forms and types of christian relationships and marriages.

6. Love Soiree helps in setting the stage for healthy christian mingling, building skills to manage New, existing and “yet to happen” relationships.

7. Enhancing the faith and believe of participants in lasting marriage despite challenges to have and behold by giving them the opportunity to interact and listen to first hand successful marriage stories from Christians married couples within and outside the church.

We believe this is a great opportunity for the youth and young couples to be blessed with insight and wisdom from experienced Papas and Mamas

Here are further details:

DATE: SUNDAY 11TH FEBRUARY 2018

TIME: 4PM

VENUE: CHRIST THE KING HALL, OPPOSITE FLAGSTAFF HOUSE

RATE: GHS 40.00

Please call or text 0243028241 or 0576285800 to get your ticket delivered to you.