The 30th Annual Mother’s Union Conference was held at St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Odo Irun, Ondo State between Friday 18th to Sunday 20th May, 2018 with the theme “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into Temptation” Matt. 26:41. The Conference was led by Mrs. Stella A. Akinbiyi, Mama Akoko and Mama Province. The conference was filled with a lots of activities such as Bible Study, bible quiz, Pick and Act, Talk, Health Talk, Elections of Officers, Irun on stage, Group discussion on different topics, Presidential Address by Mama Akoko, Launching of the Presidential Address and Omowumi Magazine, Variety Night and Thanksgiving Service.
Day One began with the Holy Communion Service led by Ven. A. O. Olusakin and assisted by all the Clergy in the Archdeaconry. The Ven. A. O. Olusakin in his sermon on the theme, he called the attention of the delegates to 3 things they are to be watchful of which were:
(1) Luke warmness – Matt. 26:38-40
(2) Not to be deceived – Mark 14:34 – 37, 38
He emphasized on the kingdom of God and enjoined them to be steadfast and wait for the second coming of Jesus. At the end of the Holy Communion Service, the President of the Women Organization in Akoko Diocese, Mrs. Stella A. Akinbiyi welcomed the delegates both new and old to the conference and enjoined the behave while in conference. The Hostess, Mrs. Olusakin, also welcome them all and mentioned various places people will lodged in throughout the conference.
At the end of the service, Bible Quiz led by Revd. Canon A. B. Awoneye while the Pick and Act was led by Chief Mrs. Faith Iwaloye. Election of new officers were held successful and Ven. Olusakin prayed for them. Archdeaconries and the Cathedral were grouped into 4 categories were leaders and secretary were appointed. Irun on state followed as they displayed in their traditional outfit. Prayer Session was led by Prayer and Spirituality Unit.
The Day Two programme started very early around 6.00am, the Morning Prayer/Bible Study was led by Revd. E. O. Julius between 7.00am – 9.00am. The Presidential Address was delivered by Mama Akoko & Mama Ondo, were Goodwill Messages were delivered by Sisters Dioceses from Ondo, Idoani, Owo, Ekiti, Ekiti West, etc. Launching of Address & Omowunmi Magazine. Mrs. T. O. Komolafe delivered a talk on “A Woman of Good Understanding” while Health Talk on “Current Issues on Nutrition” by Mr. A. B. Ojo. Variety Night was done.
Day Three of the Conference also started at 6.00am dot on personal devotion while Revd. E. O. Julius led the Bible Study. The Thanksgiving Service was led by the Diocesan Bishop and Archbishop of Ondo Province, The Most Revd. G. A. Akinbiyi, M.Th (London), Trophies were presented and Thanksgiving Archdeaconries by Archdeaconries and the Cathedral, Diocesan Officials and Mama Akoko and Mama Ondo.