The Women's Ministries Department of the South England Conference (SEC) shared in a wonderful enriching experience at the South London Hispanic church, in Elephant and Castle on Sabbath, 1 February 2020. SEC Women’s Ministries Director, Jacqueline Otokpa, is busy visiting the different churches that make up our Conference. Last Sabbath she took the time to be with us.
During the day she reminded us how precious we are, and the value we have as women. She also gave us tools to help us balance our “emotional intelligence” in our daily lives through following God’s steps.
It has been incredible to see how she has been able to unify the women from our church. Despite our different nationalities, she motivated us to leave our differences behind, and build strong relationships within our sisterhood.
She identified challenges and areas of difficulty within churches, and provided guidance by way of practical tips on how to deal with them. One of the key things Sister Otokpa shared, was learning to show empathy towards our visitors and members. She reflected that typically we do not know the struggles of those coming to church, as they often mask from others the issues and difficulties they face daily.
As a church, our aim this year is to work on improving our relationships as brothers and sisters, so we can experience a piece of heaven on earth.