Cleric Harps On Proper Mentoring Of Children


The General Overseer of Greater Works Intertional Gospel Assembly Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Pastor Tamsmeek Waribo has called for proper mentoring of children in order to assist them take the role of leadership responsibility in the society. Waribo made the call while speaking during this year’s children’s day celebration organised by the children department of the church held at the church auditorium recently.
According to him, this year celebration was to thank God for his providence in their lives.
This year’s children’s day has been tagged “Leadership in the Family”. A theme very important as the growth of the milk teeth in the mouth of an infant. Theme crying for expression as the act cried by father Abraham in the wilderness ‘repent for the kingdom of God is at hand”. According to John C. Maxwell ‘everything rises and falls on leadership”. And leadership starts from the family. The family is a close knitted group where the child tap its first leadership potentials. Just one messed up family will produce a messed up child, which on the long run, produces a messed up community, a messed up state and messed up nation”.
“Leadership in the family is a swing of responsibilities resting on the shoulders of the ‘Mother’, Father, Teacher and the ‘Child’. The mother is leading the list of hierarchy when it comes to leadership in the family when it comes to the responsibility of the child”.
We are begging our generation of parents to stop the technology kind of upbringing and go back to the drawing board where we use to lay on a mat under the cool night breeze with wrappers covered all over our body listening to sweet folktales, rhymes, animal stories, myths from our parents.
Those stories remind us of home and the responsibility to be a child and a parents some day.