The fourth Sunday of every month we gather at 5:00 p.m. instead of 11:00 a.m. Our next faith@five is Sunday, September 27. We begin with dinner followed by worship. Come join us!
As we continue to live into the vision God has given us, we are meeting before each faith@five for updates and conversation. On July 28, we meet at 3 p.m. Our development partner, Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) will be with us sharing a presentation on the form based code application and specs of the new building. Afterwards, we will participate in a "naming" process--what will the new building be called?
"Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal." 1 Cor. 13:1
When I decided to go to Cameroon to visit my family after ten years, I also had in mind the orphans that APC supports through the ministry of Pastor Bisse. My brother Jean-Pierre and I received a welcoming ovation on Saturday, March 21st upon our arrival in Eseka (city/town with a small population in the state of Centre, Cameroon).
I had the privilege to spend the weekend with the 33 orphans who came to meet their "father" that they heard about but never met. I was touched by the joy and gratitude that these children expressed for the financial assistance they receive from APC. Since 2008, APC pays tuition for these children and so far one of them is already ordained Presbyterian Minister, another one a civil servant and so on....
On Sunday, March 22nd, I attended the worship service during which I gave the Parish of Gweha, choir robes and French New Testaments on behalf of APC. My message that day was the Compassion of God after reading Luke 7:11-18. Over 300 people attended the worship service and I had to spend an extra night in Eseka because these children wanted to have another day with me. I thank Pastor Bisse and his wife for their hospitality and the generosity of APC. I was also blessed by the support of my mother, my brother and my uncle's wife, Angele, who attended the worship service.
Upon my return in Douala, I visited the local prison where I handed over more than twenty New Testaments in French. My aunt Solange along with her Pastor, Rev. Socki (both share the good news to the detainees every Wednesday) made this visit possible.Family photo with some of the orphans
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To God be the Glory!
Respectfully Submitted by,
Manfred Elkana Soughe