There was euphoria at the Nkambe Catholic Church where more than three thousand people joined Hon. Awudu Mbaya Cyprian at Thanksgiving. The Thanksgiving which was intended to support the construction of the Nkambe Catholic has been described by Impressionists as one of the highest crowd pulling church event ever organized in Donga Mantung Division in the North West Region of Cameroon. The most interesting part of it all is that at the end of the Thanksgiving exercise, a total sum of FCFA 3,079,515 and a cow estimated at about FCFA 300.000 was donated to support the construction of the Nkambe Catholic Church (Cathedral).
Addressing Christians at the groundbreaking event, Hon. Awudu Mbaya said that Thanksgiving is a moment of showing gratitude to God “for our lives” as well as the nation(Cameroon), region( North West), Division(Donga Mantung), Sub Division(Nkambe) and our respective families”. Quoting Psams 136:6, he said says, “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever.” He continued that that “it is very important for people remain thankful because God is worthy of our thanksgiving. It is only right to credit Him for “every good and perfect gift” He gives (James 1:17). When we are thankful, our focus moves off selfish desires. Expressing thankfulness according to Hon. Awudu Mbaya “helps us remember that God is in control”. Thankfulness, he continued “is not only appropriate; it is actually healthy and beneficial to humanity because what the people will give will help to enhance the construction of the Nkambe Cathedral project.
He added that Thanksgiving reminds us of the bigger picture, that we belong to God, and that we have been blessed with every spiritual blessing (Ephesians 1:3). In his concluding statement, Hon. Awudu thanked the population for the massive turnout and appealed that they should all support him, with whatever they brought so that at the end of it all, “we should build a cathedral. God is one, Jesus did not chose a church, He did what He did for all, the poor, the rich, children, adults, the healthy and the sick. All my people support me, I have prayed that God should forgive any person that offended me or I had offended as well. Let us open a new page for Christ”, he concluded.
On his part, Rev. Dr. Kushui-Soli Ngah said the project is not only a construction project but the House of God. At the end of the Thanksgiving, Hon. Awudu Mbaya who was flanked by Hon. Esther Ngala Ntala visited the project site. At the project site, the visitors were flattered by the level of work and how it is advancing. The church project is expected to have approximately 2000 seats. At completion, it would be one of the biggest in the North West Region. Christians are hoping that if all go as plan, they would celebrate the 2015 Christmas in the building.
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