First Edition of “Strengthening Families Conference” in 2019.

 First Edition of “Strengthening Families Conference” in 2019.

The motivation of organizing the Strengthening Families Conference is to “promote those measures designed to maintain and strengthen the family as the fundamental unit of society”. The family is the core unit of society. As we strengthen the foundation, we will be able to see the structure of the community develop unity with stronger morals and values.



Participants at Strengthening Families Conference.

 


Hon. Freda Prempeh, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection delivering her address at the Conference.


His Majesty, Dr. NII, Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI, Osu Mantse, chairman of  the 2019 SFC event, which happens to be the first edition of the Strengthening Families Conference, set the stage by inviting participants to join him in making the conference a success “whatever purpose the Lord has for you, it has to affect the other members of your family positively. …It is fear that makes us to isolate ourselves. But the good book says, ‘love conquers all.’ I believe …we will come together to find better ways, innovative ways of bringing our nuclear and extended families together.”

 


Hon. Freda Prempeh, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection delivering her address at the Conference.

Speaking on the topic, “Family Values,” at the 2020 Strengthening Families Conference held at the Christiansborg Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Chief Director, Ministry for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs-Ghana, Mr. Benjamin Afful, stated that a nation or society’s achievements in other areas will mean very little when the family unit, whether at the nucleus or extended level is in shambles.

He said that families should show compassion, responsibility, love and kindness, and that when family members appreciate the importance of their own family values and share such with others, they and others will begin to live in love and unity. It is the responsibility of members of the Church to live in such a way that their neighbors could see in them the light of Christ in their education, work, character, and relationship with others. Strong family values insulate the family from negative external influences.

 


Elder Nash Addressing the people at Strengthening Families Conference


Elder Nash explained during his address “I think the concept that ‘what God has joined together, let no man put asunder,’ is a concept that runs through every faith, religion and belief.” He further explained, “…oxygen is essential to sustain life. The family is essential to sustain the spiritual, moral and even the economic stability of nations and of the world at large. So, I invite each of us to look for those ways individually, in our religious congregations, in our communities in which we live, within our nations to undertake every possible way, in righteousness, to strengthen marriage and family.”

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