Monday, February 26, 2007

Cameroon Calling -- Day 5

Just a quick reminder that Sundays are not counted in the forty days of Lent. Thus, I didn’t post yesterday. But back to the business at hand this week – becoming Cameroonian!

French Word of the Day: Eto, pronounced eh-toe; OK, it’s not actually a French word, it’s the name of the most popular soccer player in the world from Cameroon. Eto plays for Barcelona when there aren’t national games, and he has received the trophy for Best African Player in Europe at least a couple of times.

Face of the Day: Bonnie Scott, student of Dickinson College, currently studying in Yaounde: We met Bonnie accidentally at a neighborhood restaurant; turns out she’s a candidate for ministry in the United Methodist Church, and is living down the street from our house until June. She’s currently helping us get a Saturday children’s ministry started at the site of our new Yaounde church, Gateway UMC.

Cameroon Fact: Before 1961, Cameroon consisted of two separate countries – the French-speaking Republic of Cameroon, and the English-speaking Southern Cameroons. The two were united on October 1, 1961 to become the Federal Republic of Cameroon.

Mission Challenge of the Day: For those of you in the Dallas area, there is a great opportunity coming up to learn more about mission opportunities in Cameroon. On Thursday, March 1, a Cameroon Mission breakfast will be held at St. Andrew’s UMC, Plano, from 8 – 9:30 am. The event is hosted by the North Texas Conference Sending Servants Team. For more information, click here.