The role of elder women in the church
"4 Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children,5 to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God." Titus 2:4-5
Claudine Ndayikengurukiye is one of the laureate of Antioch School at Amour et Fraternité (Love and Fraternity) church. During the first principles classes, when were they studying about the behavior that should characterize each believer in the church, they read Titus 2. This chapter has changed many things in the families lives from that time.
As an elder women in the church, claudine gathered other elder women and they made a team having the purpose of helping young women in the church. Before, claudine, as a pastor's wife agrees that they had many conflicts in the families to the extent that some young women started to plan how to divorce. However, when claudine's team started to approach those young women, things changed. During their moments of coachings, young women decided to build their marriages according to the word of God. Consequently, their husbands began to love them and to testify for their transformation. The plans to divorce were abandoned and couples enjoyed peaceful life. Though some of their husbands were not believers, they were thankful to the church for they were observing change in their families thank the Lord for what He is doing in the churches and families through the First principles teachings. This is one of many stories of transformation.