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Church leaders reveal why women flock the church than men

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In one of his sermons, Bishop T.D. Jakes said women are the pillars of their families and that it is common to find that it is the wife who goes to church than the man.

He teaches that women are hungry for fellowship and spiritual uplifting which sums up as empowerment. While this is true, women on the other hand are often portrayed in churches as desperate-for-miracles. Take for example what happened at Solution House By Jesus Christ in Pilane this past Sunday. Ninety-eight percent of the congregants that went up to the front to confess their sins for using traditional doctors and muti were women.

While some said they visited traditional doctors to look for jobs and to strengthen their struggling businesses, majority said they were in search for potential husbands or to ensure the men they are dating marry them. One heavily pregnant woman said she had been with her boyfriend for seven years and visited a traditional doctor who gave him muti to bathe with so that he does not leave her.

“He also gave me muti to put in his food, which I panicked to do,” she said, revealing that he charged her P50 per visit,” she said, asking for deliverance. In a loud voice, Prophetess Kebaleele Ditsebe warned men in the church to discern and to be spirit-filled in order to escape the seduction of women coming to church for wrong reasons. During the service, there were those who said they had been moving around churches to ‘destroy’ church leaders who do not have a strong Godly power.

When you watch Christian television channels, you would see that it is mostly women that are always lying on the floors, vomiting stuff and being delivered. Pastor Elizabeth Nyathi has this observation about women in churches: That women love God and have been called by God to win their unbelieving husbands to God through their conduct. She said that the reason women are mostly attacked by the devil is because they carry power to transform nations. “When Christ resurrected, it was women who witnessed it first.

Deborah, the mother of Israel, was a prophetess, a judge and a wife; so women are powerful when they fear God,” she said. Her other realisation is that women who do not fear God attract attacks from the enemy. “Women need to pray like never before and all these demon manifestations they exhibit in churches will end. We need women to be used by God to change lives and not to manifest that they are destroying other women’s lives,” she said.

Apostle Moses Muradzi of Gospel Glory Ministries said that situations in life make women vulnerable to the devices of the enemy. He has handled conflicts in church where women, both young and old, and those in leadership fought each other. “In one incident, one of them accused the others of destroying her courtship with a brother in church and she ended up leaving church,” he said. On a lighter note, he said men are often hard-hearted and do not want to be told what to do even when it is an instruction in the Bible. He however said there are committed and consistent men who go to church and serve.

“Just like women, we have men who come to ask for help. For example, need for a wife, a job, business growth and deliverance from generational curses. It’s just that women are mostly attacked because they are the ones that love God more in most families,” he said. He however revealed that women are the most effective leaders in churches, explaining that just as they run their homes well, they also ensure there is order in the church. “Women understand excellence better and they are behind the success of church events because they work hard. They are not just capable, but also available,” he said. Women are almost two thirds more likely than men to believe in God, a major study of attitudes among middle aged Britons has found.

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BMC secures beef market in Seychelles

Dikarabo Ramadubu

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Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) will soon start to sell its beef to the Island of Seychelles. Not only will they sell frozen raw meat, but will also send corned beef for trial in the Island.

All this is thanks to last week’s visit by President Mokgweetsi Masisi who included in his delegation executive management of the BMC, led by Chief Executive Officer, Dr Akolang Tombale.
The agreement signed between BMC and two leading Seychelles companies, will see BMC exporting at least 48 tonnes of raw beef to the island possibly from October. The names of the two companies that BMC signed an agreement with are Seychelles Trading Company which is a quasi-government organisation, and Rosebelle Company which is privately owned.

Although both have agreed to trade with each other, BMC cannot start immediately, as they have to wait for the green light from Seychelles companies who still have to apply for import permits in accordance with the law of their republic.

Speaking to The Midweek Sun, Tombale expressed gratitude that they managed to get good business in Seychelles through the assistance of President Masisi. “We are ready to export any time from now. As you know Seychelles is an island surrounded by mountains and cannot produce much if not anything. “They therefore depend much on imports even from as far as Brazil and Europe. Their economy is driven by tourism and they do not differ much with the European market in terms of the demand for beef as most tourists come from Europe and United States.”

Dr. Tombale said they agreed with the two companies that since “we are not sure about the logistics we will start by selling 24tonnes to each company per month, meaning we will be supplying the Island with a total of 48 tonnes per month. The idea is to start small and grow bigger as the people get used to our beef.” BMC has also negotiated to sell small stock meat to Seychelles and successfully negotiated for local chicken farmers to start selling their range chicken to Seychelles as well.

According to Tombale, he negotiated the deal after being approached by local chicken farmers amongst them Kgosi Mosadi Seboko of Balete, who requested that “we should try to find a market for chicken farmers as we go around the world searching for the beef market.” Tombale revealed that for a start both range chickens and small stock will not be supplied in tonnes or large quantities as they will be sold on a trial basis.

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G-west community reunion-walk a resounding success

Keletso Thobega

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Multitudes turned up for the Mosengwaketsi community walk and braai session this past Saturday in Gaborone West. The walk was held in the morning and was preceded by football games and a braai session that went on until late in the evening.

According to the event director Tshenolo Palai, the aim of the community day event was to revive community spirit and address crime and social ills. “The Mosengwaketsi community reunion will be held not only to create a platform to build unity but also address the social ill of passion killings,” he said.

Palai said that they had also invited health stakeholders for a wellness segment because they had realised that there are many health related conditions that affect the quality of people’s lives hence they had joined forces with religious organisations, the business community, neighbourhood outreach policing and other stakeholders in the area to encourage a culture of unity and create dialogue between all the parties.

He noted that they had wanted to create a relaxed environment conducive for different people to engage and strengthen their networks. He said they were also concerned with the high rate of crimes of passion in Botswana and also wanted to create a platform for both men and women to open up on issues that affect them because most people tend to be more relaxed in a social setting.

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