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News Release: EtS practical exercises generate tremendous responses

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01-12-2015

Lutheran Hour Ministries-Cameroon has recently attracted over 500 respondents, within hours using its ETS training program;” Equiping the Saints “and enrolled 135 bible correspondence courses and still in the process referred 37 to local congregations.

Invited by the hosting congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Cameroon (EELC), in Nieté with full collaboration of LHM, the performance of the choir Pwaya MBeta from EELC DJounglo 1(Yaoundé) during the workshop had not only attracted hundreds of local population but also offered great opportunities for ETS new trainees to conduct practical evangelical exercises of the workshop.

In this regard, non- Christians coming to watch the events were individually approached with LHM evangelical tracts and Bible correspondence courses during animation and after commissioning ceremony conducted by rev Nkondog Simon Pierre. The reverend seized the occasion to remind new trainees of the instructions given to all by our Lord Jesus Christ, quoting Cor 9-16 in parts.”…Woe to me if I do not proclaim the gospel”

One of the commissioned Mr Sodea expressed his joy over his first experience of sharing God’s word with non –Christians in this practical phase of workshop. «Sharing God’s word with other non Christians is really fascinating». He said, ending” I’will always enjoy doing it as recommended by our Lord Jesus Christ”.

Mr Daboulé, a newly converted Christian acknowledged his first encounter with our lord Jesus and expressed great joy for becoming a child of God «It is a great privilege to be part of God’s children and I thank you servants of God for bringing the word in our isolated area”.

The animation and the one-on- one evangelical campaign continued till late in the night with praises, prayers and worship for new converts. Rev Nkondog thanked Lutheran Hour Ministries and promised to host other ETS workshops in other localities under his ministry.

Lutheran Hour Ministries will continue reaching out to many in that area through ETS workshops, while hosting congregations will carry out the follow ups on referrals generated and nurture the new converts.

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Ania Souman

News release: They don’t feel left out

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Reaching out to people, leaving with disability or chronic diseases such as leprosy, with the word of hope is an integrated part of LHM-C’s regular mission. It is with this broad vision that the audience relation’s department recently undertook an evangelical outreach at Mbé national leprosy. The campaign, which kicked off in the early morning of mid-October

2015, was aimed at bringing the word of salvation and comfort to these people living with lepers in the center created decades ago and almost abandoned by the State.

Right after the opening ceremony, Evangelist Moussa, while delivering message from the book of Mathew 19:17, called upon each resident of the national leprosy camps to observe God‘s commandments and never lose hope or feel left out despite the desperate situation they are living in.” Never feel left out by God but keep his word close to your heart”. LHM-C’ s audience relations on his part seized the opportunity, to not only present the great variety of LHM activities, but also provide spiritual counseling through messages of comfort, thus leaning upon its evangelical supports such as God ‘s plan for you, bible correspondence courses and prospectus.

Regarding the humanitarian aspect, Evangelist Moussa said “the situation has tremendously disintegrated, adding that “the building used for treatment of those suffering from leper is almost dysfunctional and unhygienic”. He also pointed out the lack of potable water points and other basic needs for the local population. Asked on the most urgent need of the residents, he responded that “the treatment hall needs urgent and total renovation”. He further informed LHM-C’s team that «the leprosy started receiving substantial aids from Norwegians missionaries when the State abdicated its responsibility” and concluded that “the center is now almost left to its own fate, surviving on individual aids”.

Patabé Bernard (67), Christian, victim of leper has been living in the center for more than thirty years. He is blessed with a 15 year old son, named Paul, who has ever since turned out to be the father, working to feed the family as well as caring for his own education.” My father has no fingers to do farm works and care for me “he said, adding” that’s why I work hard to, not only care for the entire family but also for my future “.Paul successfully passed his examination into the secondary school this academic year.

Another resident of the center, Inna Rebecca (58), has been in the center for forty years. She got amputed two year s ago and is still undergoing medical treatment. She called upon generous hearts for her assistance.” I’ am always imploring our lord God and fellow Christians to provide me with assistance of any sort”.

The evangelical outreach ended with a brief sharing of God‘s word, prayers and fundraising for the victims of leprosy. More than 35 literate residents registered for bible correspondence courses. The Mbé national leprosy center requires a special attention .We call upon fellow Christians to always remember the center in their prayers and generous hearts to provide the disable with assistance of any sort.

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Diversifying opportunities for teen mothers

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Apart from training abandoned teen mothers in tailoring, LHM-C has recently introduced a new training program, which now is aimed at providing training in dying for these young girls mostly victims of social ills.

Hardly implemented, the program has started generating responses and consequently producing expected results in terms of revenue for each learner, thus transforming teen mother’s daily lives.

Asked on the main objectives of the program, Ms Yapani Hermine staff member of the LHM-C in charge of the training responded saying”the main objective of this new program is to diversify the means of revenue for teen mothers, who are in most cases abandoned without help; without financial resources”. She also added saying that “Through dying, they can not only make enough money for themselves but also send their children to school.” Dying is a lucrative activity in our country nowadays”. She concluded.

Regarding difficulties related to the program, Yapani said “chemical products for dying are sometimes costly but affordable for all”. She also advised learners to avoid buying fake chemical products for dying, which cannot provide expected results.”Fake chemical products cannot only damage your materials but also tarnish your reputations». She futher drew the attention of the learners on the side effects of chemical products used for dying, thus advising them to scrupulously observe instructions regarding the products.” the chemical products can be dangerous to your health” .She concluded.

One of the beneficiaries, Ms Alice praised LHM-C‘s new initiatives saying «We thank our Lord God for this new initiatives”. I’ am very delighted to be part of the beneficiaries” she added.

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The new program has started generating responses. We call upon fellow Christians to keep praying and helping LHM for these new initiatives.

Ania Souman

Several university students commissioned for Evangelism

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More than 68 students, all from Ngaoundéré University have been commissioned for Evangelism, following a recent “Equipping The Saints” workshop, organized by Lutheran Hour Ministries Cameroon.

The seminar, which was co-hosted by Rev Fombami Etienne from the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Cameroon (EELC) and Mr. Tekene Constantin, the national coordinator for a Christian organization, known as APHA COURSES, took place within the protestant chaplaincy in the early morning of September 19th 2015.

Right after the opening prayer said by rev Fombami himself, Mr Ania Souman, and Lutheran Hour Ministries Audience Relations Manager gave a brief introduction of what “Equipping The Saints” is all about .According to him, ETS mission is to recruit, motivate and equip congregational lay Christians to be able to carry out their tasks within a lay led mission. The Audience relations Manager’s introduction of ETS followed by the presentation of LHM, its origin, mission and objectives. He further concluded his lecture saying that the main mission of Lutheran Hour Ministry is summarized by its own motto” Bringing Christ to the nations and the nations to the Church”.

Rev Fombami Etienne provided attendees with lectures on Evangelism, why, who, and how to evangelize. He seized the opportunity to remind participants of their duty of spreading the Gospel quoting the book of 1st Cor 9-16,which states in parts”…..and woe to me if I do not proclaim the Gospel”.

Mr Tekene constantin on his part lectured attendees on the recipes used for evangelism and how to integrate new converts in congregations. He also advised participants to be model Christians for new converts “Our lord Jesus has always been a model. So I advise you to be models for new converts”.

Asked on their impression about the workshop, one of the participants B. Benjamin expressed his gratitude towards LHM’s founders for putting in place such a powerful Christian organization  for the advance of the Gospel and further concluded saying” I feel spiritually enriched by the teachings and ‘I ‘am ready to put them into practice on the ground”.

The seminar ended with sharing of food and soft drinks. A commissioning ceremony took place the following day, during Sunday service, where rev Fombami once again called upon ETS participants to take Evangelism at heart and continue spreading the Gospel message of linking the Unchurch to the Church.

Ania Souman