One of the most significant things RCH has done in Cameroon, Africa, is sponsor a Child Evangelism Fellowship seminar for RCH
volunteers. Thirteen of our volunteers attended a two week seminar which, according to Jonathan Kiel, trained them “in how to understand, teach, live, and share the gospel of Jesus Christ.” The training was developed and led by the Cameroonian nationals. Volunteers like Ma Chief (Liteke Julie Namondo, wife of the chief of Maumu), Ma Martha (Martha Nganje of Lysoka), and Ma Catherine (Che Catherine, our cook in Maumu), rushed every morning so they would not be late.
One thing which gives me joy is that their scope of understanding about child evangelism has been enlarged. Many of them have developed a deep passion for the salvation of children.
the first day of the seminar, four of the volunteers made a commitment
to accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior while the rest were already
Christians. Mbunwe George, our in-country director, says, “One thing
which gives me joy is that their scope of understanding about child
evangelism has been enlarged. Many of them have developed a deep passion
for the salvation of children.” After the lesson on gospel
presentation, the volunteers went out into the villages to share what
they had learned. Using the Wordless Book, these volunteers were blessed
to lead over 50 children in surrendering their hearts to Jesus. What
addition to the skills the volunteers received!
Twelve of the seminar attendees had perfect attendance and showed themselves worthy of receiving their certificates. One lady missed the day about the presentation of the gospel and did not receive her certificate, but hopefully she will attend another seminar in the future and be a “certified volunteer” as the others are. Please pray for Emmanuel Ikomi, who attended the first week but, because of the death of his father, was not able to attend the second week.
For most, it was the first seminar they had attended, but all agreed that it was the most important one.
All the participants shared their testimony and appreciation for the learning they received in the seminar. For most, it was the first seminar they had attended, but all agreed that it was the most important one. The volunteers who made it to the end of the conference were rewarded with a 55 pound bag of rice. This is not much by American standards, but each man and woman was delighted with the gift from RCH–and you!