Thirty years ago in 1986 a terrible disaster hit the villages situated in the vicinity of Lake Nyos in Cameroon. Here are some impression garnered on a recent visit:
Parish church, Fundong Fundong Portrait of a Parish Fundong is one of the three parishes in the archdiocese of Bamenda entrusted to the Mill Hill Missionaries
Muslim kneeling in prayer just yards from St John's Catholic church , Bamenda, Cameroon Muslim - Christian 'dialogue of life': a contemporary challenge.
'If it is a boy child, offer it to God'.
The story of Duncan MacGilvray, Mill Hill Missionary Brother.
The Catholic community in the remote village of Fonfuka, NW Province, Cameroon, has a distinguished pedigree. Masonry of old church It was founded nearly one hundred years ago, in 1919 to be precise, by a returnee soldier from the island of Fernando Po situated off the coast of Cameroon. Many Cameroonian soldiers serving in the German colonial army in different capacities were interned there after the German defeat in WWI. A significant number of them became Christians and turned into active apostles when they returned to their regions of origin after the war. The little church built by this fervent lay missionary in Fonfuka still stands. However, the seed sown in those distant days took a while to come to fruition.
At the end of a month long visit to the Mill Hill missionaries active in the NW province of anglophone Cameroon I feel an urgent need for some personal space, a quiet day, to allow the multitude of impressions I have gathered to sink in - so that 'my soul can catch up with my body'. Duncan McGilvray mhm who has been my traveling companion over the past several days does not need much persuading. And so we set off for a day's visit to the Cistercian monastery of Mbengwi located not far from Bamenda.
The 'Indomitable Lions' goalkeeper, Fabrice Ondoa, calls for for peace and unity in Cameroon following his team’s big win over the Pharaohs of Egypt in the final of the African Cup of Nations.