The Christian women of the Presbyterian Church of Cameroon (EPC) Manogla parish, located in the 5th District of the city of Douala, devoted a whole week, from 24 to 30 May, to show their gratitude, and in the best of ways, to those who gave them life, « the Mothers », not to name them.
Clean-up day Collection of donations Visiting and giving donations to orphanages Visit to women prisoners in the Douala central prison Sensitisation on the respect of barrier measures against Covid-19 Worship Sketch, poems, recitation of Bible verses Lecture-debate Choir concerts Gastronomic fair Exhibition-sale Workshops: making gel, mufflers, natural juices, ...
Mother’s DayAnd on Sunday 30 May, the closing day of this celebration, which mobilised Christians, even those of other religious denominations, a service was held, the main celebrant of which was the Rev. Pastor Massock Moussi Guillaume. In his sermon taken from the book of Nehemiah chapter 2, from verse 11 to 20, he built the following theme: « Come, let us rise and build, so that we may avoid reproach ».
Mother’s Day » I don’t know what word to use, to pay a well-deserved tribute to the one who carried me in her womb for nine good months, who looked after me, who didn’t get angry at me, even when I broke a glass or a dish, or even defecated on her thigh. The one who could even sell her arm, to buy me the shoes. Nowadays, we are spoilt for choice when it comes to contraception. What’s the matter, that we continue to experience macabre scenes here and there. I condemn with the utmost energy, young girls who throw away/abandon their babies, while the lack of this precious gift of God shakes many homes. If their mothers had behaved in this way, would they be proud to know it? I’m sorry, let it stop! « reacted Rebecca Ndjebayi.
As a reminder, it was on 24 May 1950 that « Mother’s Day » was definitively made official by President Vincent Auriol. Celebrated every year, more precisely on the last Sunday of May, except if it coincides with Pentecost, it is the perfect opportunity to offer a nice gift chosen with care to one’s mother.