A Cameroonian Tribute

A Cameroonian Tribute

Mill Hill Jubilee Cameroon

FAITH OF OUR FATHERS AND RESPONSE OF OUR MOTHERS:

150 YEARS MHM 94 YEARS IN CAMEROON

Not everyone is good in history – in dates and times and events!

Not everyone remembers the past,

No oral or written tradition ignores ancestry, foundation or origin.

You cannot break from the past and live said Yaya in Kenjo Jumban’s The White Man of God.

No one knows where he/she is going unless you know where you come from, others say!

Come Twenty Twenty Two, Bamenda Archdiocese will shake again!

Until then, it is time to shake – shake in jubilation!

Come Second June Twenty Sixteen Cameroon will shake in Bamenda;

Until then it’s time to reminisce and rehearse the sentiments of Nineteen Ninety Seven

When grand pa Archbishop Paul Verdzekov made the famous quote in His Homily in Bamenda:

In Christianity time has a fundamental significance….and in that Seventy Fifth Anniversary

Of Mill Hill Missionaries in Cameroon the echoes at the end of the Mass of this great hymn left Many in tears: Faith of our fathers living still…we will be true to thee till death.

So went a popular entrance song when I grew up as a teenage choir master:

We are gathered today as one family, to offer a word of thanksgiving,

For the good things the Lord has given to us, O Lord we say – thank you!

Mill Hill is a Hundred and Fifty Years – O Lord we say Thank you!

Mill Hill is Ninety Four Years in Cameroon – O Lord we say Thank you!

Mill Hill has many friends, supporters and families – O Lord we say Thank you!

Mill Hill has two times seven missionary priests from Cameroon – O Lord we say Thank you!

Mill Hill has over half a century students in formation for mission to love and to serve – O Lord we say Thank you!

Mill Hill Missionaries worked in Ngaoundere, Kumbo, Bamenda, Buea, Mamfe, Kumba –

O Lord we say Thank you!

Mill Hill is largely admired, appreciated and supported in Cameroon – O Lord we say thank you!

For what has been – Lord, Thank You – for what will be, Lord, YES!

(Fr Emmanuel Nuh Mbeh, mhm 17th May 2016).

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