Virtuous Women Told to Surrender Themselves to Christ for Peace of Mind and Glorification of His Name

By Samuel O. Doku (Washington, DC). In a message steeped in the fleetingness of the human condition, Dr. Sandrine Tankeu told women of Amazing Love Church Ministry Int’l in particular, and women in general that they should surrender themselves to the Lord and acknowledge and glorify Him in all things.

Deaconess Sandrine stated that when in the course of any endeavor, the ladies feel like giving up as a result of fatigue or even frustration, they should remember one thing and one thing only, they are doing it for the glory of God to advance His kingdom.

“Remember, when you are doing anything and you do it for the joy of the Lord, it changes everything. In moments like that you don’t delay the glory of God and you don’t kill the momentum. In all things, do it for the Lord,” noted Dr. Tankeu among many things.

Responding to Dr. Tankeu’s message, the first lady of the Church, Mrs. Mildred Ntemi expressed her gratitude to God for blessing the women in every way possible. She reminded them to evict exemplary lives worthy of their mantra, “Virtuous Women.”

She told them in a zeal of passion and sincerity that whatever they do on earth would be justly rewarded or reprimanded in Heaven because what they bind on earth would be bound in Heaven and what they loose on earth would be loosened in Heaven.

She noted that as married women, many of them would be tempted to please their husbands instead of God, but in no way should they fall for that temptation. “Who’s more important than God? If you go to Church because you want to please the pastors for some favor, then you should stop going. If you go to Church because all you want is for the pastors to acknowledge you, you are wasting your time because what’s more important than the glory of God?” noted the first lady.

First Lady Mildred reiterated Dr. Tankeu’s message of the fleetingness of the human condition, noting, “This world is not our home; we are only passing through. No one really knows when the Lord will come again. Only God knows. We are here because we have a special purpose to serve God through our relationship with Him,” affirmed Mrs. Ntemi.

In addition, she lamented that unfortunately some women prioritize other things as more important, especially their husbands and added powerfully, “Nothing is more important than our personal relationship with God.”

She said that acknowledging that personal relationship with God is the reason why the prayer line is there for not only the women but also every believer to wake up early in the morning to commit to the Lord by asking Him to direct our steps so that everything goes well.

“If you wake up and the first thing you do is go on Facebook and look at who has responded to your posts, you would always become disturbed when you wake up and you put your left foot first on the floor. Praying and dedicating yourself to Him will help you overcome those superstitious beliefs. In all things, do it unto the Lord for He is good,” stated the first lady. Mrs. Leoni Tchatat moderated the first half of the prayer line.

In addition to the prayer line, other activities the Virtuous Women have lined up for the week and will be directing include Bible Study where Mrs. Bridgette Kamwa, Mama Emilienne Ndjuikam, Mrs. Diane Kepsu, and Minister Victoire Abada will lead the study on Wednesday, May 10. On Thursday, May 11, they will have a prayer meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and on Friday, the Virtuous Women will have a forum for mothers from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Deaconess Sandrine Tankeu, Mrs. Tchatat, Mrs. Maurelle Kamwa, Mama Lucienne Kaham, Elder Emilienne Ndjuikam, and a special guest will be in attendance. Saturday, May 13 will be classic as the Virtuous Women will organize a Bazaar that will feature yard sale, food tasting, health fair, nutrition and fitness seminar, and evangelism. There will also be fun activities for children.

The week that has been dubbed “Doing It All for God’s Glory” will end on Sunday with the mother of all services with the first lady mounting the podium of transfiguration to deliver the sermon. Don’t be left out; come and see our ladies at their best. For more information, call 240-764-6468.


About Dr. Sam Doku
Dr. Samuel O. Doku is a professor and a writer. He earned his Ph.D. in English with concentration in African American Literature from Howard University. He is a W.E.B. Du Bois scholar whose book is titled Cosmopolitanism in the Fictive Imagination of W.E.B. Du Bois: Toward the Realization of a Revolutionary Art. His articles have been published on Google Scholar, in the International Journal of English Language, Literature and Humanities, and College English Association Magazine (CEAMAG).