Monday, April 8
The Presbyterian Church in Cameroon (PCC) has grown from a regional to a national church, experiencing spiritual, financial, and numerical growth. Although the PCC is endowed with plenty of opportunities and potential, it is also saddled with enormous challenges in an environment of penury and pain.
Youth, women, and men are organized in movements known as the Christian Youth Fellowship (CYF), the Christian Women Fellowship (CWF), and the Christian Men Fellowship (CMF). Members look forward to weekly meetings—to share their joys and pains, to learn something new, to teach and preach, and to liberate each other from life’s worries.
In these movements, the PCC has created a platform where people of all levels of income, education, and position meet to discuss their spirituality, their livelihoods, and their experiences. These movements provide PCC Christians an opportunity to live their faith amid their everyday realities. In the process, help is provided for the weak, insights are shared with the powerful, and conflicts are managed together.
The tone of PCC congregational life is set by the spirit of the movements. In the PCC Buea Station Congregation, for example, movement members champion giving as a spiritual obligation. Members established a compassion fund that serves the needy. Members of the compassion and health committees identify the destitute and offer support. For us, it is a great leap of faith to share our meager resources and to commune in peace.
—Rt. Rev. Dr. Festus Asana, moderator, Presbyterian Church in Cameroon
Let us join in prayer for:
PC(USA) People in Mission
Christi Boyd, companionship facilitator, Network Fighting Hunger in Cameroon (RELUFA) • Jeffrey Boyd, regional liaison, Central Africa, World Mission • Rev. Leisa Wagstaff, teacher/trainer, Presbyterian Teacher Training College, Mbengwi-Bamenda, Presbyterian Church in Cameroon
Presbyterian Church in Cameroon: Rt. Rev. Dr. Festus Asana, moderator • Eglise Presbyterienne Camerounaise: Rev. Samuel Bikoï II, general secretary •
Council for Protestant Churches in Cameroon: Rev. Philippe Nguete, general secretary • Network Fighting Hunger in Cameroon (RELUFA): Jaff Napoleon Bamenjo, coordinator
Presbytery Partnerships: Presbytery of St. Andrew and Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area, with Joining Hands Network Fighting Hunger in Cameroon (RELUFA)
Let us pray
Compassionate God, we acknowledge your powerful presence in your outpouring of love and generosity as we reach across to our brothers and sisters under pain and suffering, in obedience to your will. In Jesus’ name. Amen.