CommunityJune 11, 2016
Life Long Spiritual Learning and Secular EducationJune 11, 2016
Building Family Ties among missionaries
“ And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh. Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. (Matthew 19:2-6)
At Living Waters Mission, we encourage marriage between a man and a woman so as to fulfil God’s divine plan on earth. We also teach basic Christian tenets so as to keep families together and to promote healthy moral lifestyle in the community. Marriage is held in a high esteem and nothing must be done to degrade it.
As an extension of our individual families, we recognize that ALL are Part of God’s Family. Therefore, members learn to live together in a community, unselfishly serving the needs of one another just like God would do for us. As we serve the needs of others just as God loves us, we begin to experience God’s divine favours in all aspects of our lives.
Mary Lawrence-Dokpesi was born in Nigeria to Patrick Abuda Obeakemhe and Juliana Fatimatu Obeakemhe, both from Ogbona Town. With a master’s degree in law, she was called to the bar at the age of twenty-two, and she is currently the principle partner of the law firm Mary Lawrence-Dokpesi & Associates. She is also the founder of two philanthropic organizations: the Living Waters Mission and the Rose Croix Foundation. In addition to law, Lawrence-Dokpesi was drawn to spiritual pursuits at an early age, having begun studying philosophy, theology, chaplaincy, and spirit therapy by the age of eighteen. Inspired by her spiritual calling, she has produced ten intensively researched manuscripts on spiritual matters. Although Understanding the Spiritual was the last to be written, it is the first to be published. Lawrence-Dokpesi is a mother and a wife living in the city of Abuja, Nigeria.