REV. Azaki Nash, the Senior Pastor of the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA), Wuse II, Abuja has urge nurses and midwives to always apply humanitarian attitude which the profession is known for, while carrying out their duties,
Nash made the call in his sermon on Sunday during a Thanksgiving by the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), FCT Chapter.
The thanksgiving, is part of activities for the one-week long programme lined up to mark the 2022 FCT Nurses Week and Scientific conference which started with Jumaat prayer.
”It necessary for the nurses and midwives to carryout their duties cheerfully according to the rules of God as contained in the Bible in the book of Romance 12 Verses 7-8m” he said.
The clergyman. who dwelled on Salvation and Spiritual gift of the Christian in his sermon, stated that the holy spirit of God help the Christian’s to get set for the spiritual gifts from God.
He said that the book of Romance 12 verse 3, speaks about hospitality and showing mercy as a gift that God bestowed upon his people, which the nurses are not left behind.
“The bottom line of this sermon is that the holy spirit of God help us to get set and once we are set, the holy Spirit go further to bestowed upon us gift, talent, ministry, and other activities.
“These gifts are to be used for the Glory of God. When we appear before our God, it is these gifts that he has bestowed upon us that he is going to used to hold us accountable.
“For the nurses, they are gifted to care for people, and for those who are gifted, they do it with love, they do it with passion. When you have difficult patients, such nurses never get angry with the patients.
“Even the scripture said they should do their work cheerfully, they should do it with joy and that is because God has told them to do it that way.
“This is why my prayer was that all the nurses in Nigeria and Midwives should do their work diligently. They must love the patient they are caring for so that when they appear before God, they will give account of how they treated patient,” he stressed.
According to him, it is important for a typical Christian to make used of these gifts effective to the glory of God.
The clergyman also went further by identifying who a typical believer is, adding that, a believer is that person who have put his trust in the Lord Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior.
He said that a believer is that person who is truly born again and who has confessed with his mouth that Jesus Christ is his Lord and Savior as pronounced by the book of Romance 10 verse 9.
According to him, once a Christian is born again, he is expected to put on the body of Christ and contribute his quota in the church through the gift, talent that God has bestowed on him.
The Chairman of the association, Mrs Deborah Yusuf, also advised the nurses to put in their best and be compassionate in the discharge of their duties.
She advised them to always put smile on the faces of their patient and deliver optimum best when offering their responsibility.
Yusuf also called on the government to do everything to encourage the nurses by fulfilling the agreement it had made in the area of offering them good welfare package, good remuneration and good working environment.
According to her, when good welfare packages are made available to these nurses, it will discourage the current brain drain the medical profession is facing.
“You can see that in the recent the issue of migration of nurses to outside the country particularly to Europe is on the increase, this is because the package the government are offering them and other issues like conducive working environment is not encouraging.
“There are other issues like the improvement on condition of services which the government is taking not too serious about it,, am appealing to the government to stop the brain drain, if nothing is done most of our best hands will leave,” she stressed.
She said that the aim of the thanksgiving service was to commit the long week programme into the hand of God, and to continually thank him for what he has done in the lives of individual. (NAN)