By S.Mwaura/Samrack Media
Kenya women in New England came together on May 9th 2015,dressed in African regalia to celebrate their 4th annual Mothers day dinner in style.The event was colorful,Power packed and full of excitement.
The line up of events was on point and well chosen to fit the needs of a full fledged Mothers day dinner.The night was filled with synergy,oneness,with the sole goal of empowering and impacting our Diaspora families
There was lots of food,good music,ranging from Kigoco to various gospel mixes.It was the place to be at that moment,a place to take a break from the daily chores of a Mother and sit back,relax,eat,dance and receive nuggets of wisdom and encouragement from seasoned Women who are not only mothers, but community leaders and Professionals.
The event was held at the Princeton Station, North Chelmsford,Massachusetts.
The Womens Dinner was coordinated by the New England Women of Hope and attracted more that 250 Women from New England.
The 2015, Women of Hope Mothers Day Dinners, theme was “Breaking the Foundation”.
The event was graced by Beatrice Ndura of Pinnacle of Praise Show www.pinnacleofpraiseshow.com and Zipporah Maina from Kenya in conjunction with Women of Hope,New England.
Zipporah Maina a Pastor, visiting from Kenya, focussed on looking or searching for the sources of some issues in our daily lives,such as former curses from our ancestors and breaking them with Prayers and Fasting these include, certain established patterns of Poverty,Poor health,Stagnation in life, Polygamy,Alcoholism and Generational curses.
Pastor Zipporah Maina, encouraged single ladies to keep the faith and wait for God’s timing when it comes to meeting that special one.
Beatrice Ndura, is a Mental Health Professional and CEO Pinnacle of Praise Show. She talked on mental health issues in families. During Women of Hope Mother’s Day Dinner she shared from her personal experience of childhood abuse and how it affected her in adulthood. She candidly spoke on her sexual abuse, the pain, shame and blame. She also shared pratical steps towards healing:
1. The need to come out of denial: “I was abused, it was not my fault, I have no control over my past but I have control over my present.
2. It is my responsibility to heal myself, not the responsibility of my abusers.
3. Forgiveness is paramount, it is the most godly thing to do; and it is for my own liberation.
Beatrice emphasized we should not judge others who appears to have issues. We do not know what they have gone through. We should draw close to them and once they build trust they are likely to reveal their pain and we can serve as a healing catalyst.
More on abuse, domestic violence, divorce and suicidal ideations will be addressed by a panel during Pinnacle of Praise Weekend of Empowerment.
Come and hear more of her teaching on abuse, domestic violence, divorce and suicidal ideations on a live panel, June 2015 to June 27th 2015 at Holiday Inn Tewksbury,Massachusetts & Calvary Evangelical Church,Dracut,Massachusetts Advert/Flier
Women of Hope New England group was started 2011.
It’s primary focus is empowerment, serving others, Praising God,Offering Hope and Encouraging people going through a hard times
Women of Hope New England comprises of 12 Women from different Churches.The Women visit the sick at Home,in the Hospitals & Community in general.Women of Hope also supports and coordinates programs that cater for the under priviledged children in Kenya by supporting them financially.
They organize a number of events in the New England area such as Valentines dinner, Mothers day dinner, Couple dinner and on every June during the African Festivals, they have various Kenyan Cultural dishes/food stand in the Festival that attracts over 1000 visitors.
Women of Hope New England would like to thank everyone who attended the Mothers Day Dinner,all the Convenors,Panelists,Coordinators and anyone who played a role in making the 4 th Mothers Day Dinner a huge Success. Hope to see you in all of our other Annual events .God Bless you ALL.
For More Information on Women of Hope New England and Future Events,
Contact: Catherine Kariuki 978-761-7432