THEME: FROM PAIN TO PURPOSE
The convening of 100+ women from across the globe, was the culmination of a divine assignment given to NKECHI HARRY-NGONADI CEO NHN COUTURE, by the HOLY SPIRIT. To organise, and create an annual retreat for women to share their stories, learn from each other, encourage one another, celebrate each other and thrive in their journey in life. To turn pain into purpose.
It was a successful world class international event with a touch of EXCELLENCE.
The event took place at one of the best luxurious 5 star hotel in Dubai, GRAND HYATT DUBAI for 6 days.
It was a gathering of women of timber and calibre from 13 countries.
The event left many participants empowered spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically.
AMONG THE 50 HONOUREES ARE:
Funke Felix Adejumo
Dr. Ada Ezeka
Princess Bola Adelani
Lanre da Silva Ajayi
Abiodun Shade Sandra
Dr. Ifeoma Anyanwu
Bar. Gozie Udemezue
THE WELCOME ADDRESS FROM THE CONVENER:
My dear Queens,
It’s with a true pleasure and great excitement for me to welcome you to NHN MEET and GREET 2019 Destination Dubai.
I am very grateful to all of you who have taken time off your busy schedules to attend this God inspired meeting.
It’s an honor for me to welcome such amazing women from all works of life who have come from all over the world to make this happen.
I am especially honored to welcome all the Speakers, who are women I respect so much, many of you I look up too, and it’s no wonder indeed, that I know in my heart that this meeting will be like no other for women have come to Dubai with expectations.
I want to especially look back and praise God for how the NHN brand started, how the lord gave me the vision of THE WARROOM and the amazing testimonies I hear every day in mind blowing proportions, testimonies of changed lives, restoration, provision, fruitfulness, healing and many more. I thank God that I answered his call to use my brand to impact the lives of women. He is the Almighty God and I stand in Awe of him.
I decided to bring the NHN Meet and Greet to Dubai this year because of the constant request from the WARRIORS aboard and I thought DUBAI will be central for everybody and the HOLY Spirit confirmed it. Our theme for this year is "FROM PAIN TO PURPOSE"
NIGHTS OF STORIES.
YOUR PAIN PRODUCES YOUR PURPOSE
If you think about the analogy of a woman who is in labor, she must travail in pain before she gives birth. But, when it's over, there is joy! In Ephesians 2:10, it says, We are His workmanship created in Christ Jesus unto good works which God before had ordained that we should walk in them. We are God's workmanship and it is incumbent upon us to walk in our purpose and do the work that God has assigned you to do.
When you are committed to fulfilling your purpose, there is a way that it is going to be revealed to you. Most of the time, your purpose is revealed to you through your pain. When you know who you are and whose you are, then there is nothing that happens in your life by happenstance or accident. So we often miss out on the opportunities to understand what is the purpose that God is trying to birth you because you can't see past your pain. So don't allow your pain to close your eyes to the opportunities that God is trying to present to you to perfect you for your purpose. I want to encourage you that whatever pain you have experienced, it is not designed just to create great, agony, and frustration in your life. God creates these events in our life because He wants to show us a more excellent way that we should take in life, but our mind has to shift into the position of accepting what God allows.
When the Apostle Paul wrote to a church that struggled with finding a purpose behind their pain, he wrote timeless words that still ring true today: “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all” (2 Corinthians 4:16-17, NIV). The pain of practices, injuries and the grind of a season is all worth it when a team holds up that championship trophy. God sees our pain and has a crown of life waiting in store for those of us who believe.
IT WILL ALSO INTEREST YOU ALL TO KNOW THAT THE WARROOM WAS BIRTH FROM A PLACE OF PAIN, BETRAYAL, REJECTION AND MOCKERY.
SO I DECIDED TO INVITE BY THE LEADING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT FEW WOMEN WHO HAS A STORY TO TELL YOU HOW THEY DISCOVER THEIR PURPOSE IN THE PAIN THEY WERE EXPERIENCING IN A PARTICULAR TIME OF THEIR LIVES.
I AM ALSO HONOURING 50 WOMEN WHO ARE TESTAMENT TO THE THEME OF THIS EVENT.
WOMEN WHO HAVE FOUND PURPOSE IN THEIR PAIN.
IT IS IMPORTANT TO CELEBRATE AND ENCOURAGE EACH OTHER IN THIS JOURNEY OF LIFE.
THEY ALL AMONG OTHERS DESERVE TO BE CELEBRATED.
Aside, the spiritual aspect of this meet and greet, I am super excited as I and my team have a lot of programs lined up for the 6 days we are here in Dubai, from THE PHYSICAL WARROOM/DINNER NIGHT TO ALL WHITE YATCH CRUISE TO THE DESERT SAFARI AND MANY MORE EXCITING EVENTS AND TOURS.
My Prayer for you all is that during this Meet and Greet, the Lord will arise to shame every emeny that has rejoiced over your affairs in Jesus name Amen and going forward your life will be transformed to a life full of Purpose.
Whether you’re going through something big or small, pain is an ever-present constant in your life. But you never have to struggle with finding a purpose behind your pain. Take comfort and solace in the timeless words of James 1:2-4, and discover the purpose behind your pain. “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything” (James 1:2-4, NIV).
So ladies let’s sit back and enjoy the ride.
God bless you and welcome once again.