Women’s Empowerment Workshop

“Be Agents Of Positive Change”

… Women Cautioned
By: Esau J. Farr

Facilitators at the start of a three day women empowerment workshop
have called on participants to be agents of positive change for the
improvement of their respective communities.

Mrs. Elmira Sellu, Sis. Alfreda E. Anderson and Ms. Beatrice Fofanah
speaking briefly at the start of the ongoing three days Regional
Missionary Initiative Workshop at the S. T. Nagbe United Methodist
Church in Monrovia, challenged participants at the workshop to make
positive differences in their neighborhoods, communities, country and
the world at large.

In separate remarks, the three leaders representing the General Board
of Global Ministries, Liberia Annual Conference, and the Sierra Leone
Annual Conference told participants at the gathering to be selfless and
always think about bringing hope to the hopeless and courage to the
down hearted.

Mrs. Sellu urged participants to always be in readiness to show positive
attitudes towards others aimed at showing love and clear heart for

She further told participants to be good leaders who care about
people’s feeling, what they feel how they feel and why they feel about
what they feel in a given situation.

Madam Sellu said, agents of positive change are leaders who live lives
with legacies for others to benefit.

She maintained that any leader who fails to reproduce him/her self is
a failure and therefore has short positive memory but with long lasting
negative effect on those left behind.

The workshop which is now in its second day is dealing with various
topics such as “women as leaders in church and society”, “women
and gender”, “women and HIV/AIDS”, and “how to work with young
women” among others. The workshop is filled with interactions and
dramas depicting various behaviors of good leaders and servants.

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