By Joshua Motsomane
REGOROGILE – The Mayor of Thabazimbi Municipality, Cllr Patricia Mosito in partnership with the Thabazimbi Community Development Trust hosted a multi-faith Women’s Prayer Day at Regorogile Multi-Purpose Sports Centre on Sunday 26 August.
The main objectives were that of promoting tolerance and acceptance between and among different religious and cultural groups.
“We are indeed, once again, celebrating an important month. It is a month when we as women need to take and audit of ourselves and assess our successes over the past year”, said Mayor Mosito in her welcome.
She further said that as women, we must occupy all facets of life in order to make meaningful and sustainable contributions so that we can create a better life for all.
“The Church and all other religious denominations are no different. We must be able to give the much-needed spiritual guidance to our communities”, added Mosito.
The community need to acknowledge the role that religious organisations played in the freedom of this country.
Although South Africa have attained its freedom and democracy, the people are more in need of spiritual and moral guidance than ever.
“We are faced with major social ills that are currently destroying the moral fabric of our society. Women and Child Abuse, Murder and other Crimes, Corruption and Lack of Leadership are a major contribution to our social ills.” She said.
“Therefore, we call on our men and women to guide us, become our spiritual and moral compass and provide us the much-needed counsel to deal with our challenges.”
In her conclusion, Mosito encouraged everyone especially women to increase their involvement in the affairs of all religious denominations. “Religion is the only solace that we have in our lives. It is ultimately our Salvation.” She concluded.
During the service, there were pastors and church leaders who gave word of encouragement, prayers for crime and unemployment (Mrs BE Motlhabane), Youth and Children (Mrs Keketso Mafatlhane), HIV/AIDS and other diseases (Pastor Lorato Mohotlane) as well as praying for Leadership, Community, Peace and Unity (Mrs DM Matlou).
There was also Spiritual Motivational Speaking rendered by Pastor Mavis Ndlebende. “The answer of all is Jesus Christ,” said Pastor Ndlebende. She further thanked Mayor for organising the Women Prayer Day. “Women are special creations of God,” she said. There were also words of encouragement from Pastor Venesa Moraka, Ms Salamina Matjila and Pastor MR Motaung.
Mayor PA Mosito holding hands with Ms G Qesengile during prayer rendered by Pastor L Mohotlane.