By Shey Godbless
The North West regional conference of the Presbyterian church in Cameroon (PCC) has ended with thunderous gunshots in Bamenda. The shots, not far from the Presbyterian Church Center sent delegates scrambling for security as they were found seeking for positions of safety. Hilltopvoices can confirm that no delegate was hurt.
Proir to the deafening gunshots, the conference chair made a call on leaders of choir groups to plant a seed and let it grow as they go along spreading the word of Christ. The Rev. Vuemo Zacheus, outgoing Regional Secretary for Lay Training and Evangelism for the North West with inspiration from Saint Pauls’ first letter to the Corinthians Chapter 3 Verse 7-9 Rev reminded them to do their best in serving Christ.
“Whatever you do, do it as if you are doing it under the watchful eyes of God" Rev.Vuemo said.
The man of the pulpit wondered aloud why Christian ideas planted by Christians were not flourishing like ideas of secular society planted by the same Christians,
According to Rev. Vuemo Zacheus many Christians were not ready to sacrifice for the growth of the Church but ready to use the devils tools to judge others.
“Many Christians today do not want to sacrifice", Rev. Vuemo told Christians adding that,"To harvest you must first plant. For any seed to grow, someone must plant it, manure it and water it so that it can grow well"
To curb some perennial problems plaguing Christian groups nowadays, Rev. Vuemo Zacheus, reminded them that each and every one had a role to play in fostering the mission of salvation brought by Christ. Thus they should stop comparing with the others.
“We are Labourers or gardeners with different duties. One plants and the other waters. When working for God, we should not compare. Just do your own assignment. When we start comparing, discouragement will soon set in.” he continued
While acknowledging some challenges like the absence of finances to run affairs of the department that has propelled them to depend on replenishment, the socio-political situation of the North West and South West Regions that have sent many of their members to migrate out to other regions, thus weakening their numerical strength, he called on the delegates to go out on an operation one man one member.