Their responsibility is to equip God's people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ.
Douala, Cameroon - West Africa
The American Church in Paris supports this church in North Douala in both its evangelical mission and its needs for a church building. Bonamousssadi Silo Parish which is part of the French-speaking Presbyterian Church of Cameroon was started 13 years ago to meet the neighborhood evangelization needs in this new section of North Douala. By financially helping this 500-member congregation to construct its church building, the ACP is contributing to their mission of instructing and ministering to their parishioners and their evangelization project. Given the great possibility for evangelization, two pastors have been recently appointed to this church to spiritually guide this Christian community.
Now presently housed in a makeshift auditorium, the church is attracting large numbers of people who are looking for a modern environment where they can develop their spirituality. The parishioners are very involved in and excited by the building of this new church that unites them around the goal of being able to see this CHURCH take form. It is the expression of the faith of each member who accepts to mobilize his modest means to contribute to the building of the church. The members of the congregation have become a family where solidarity, conviviality and a strong sense of belonging to the universal church of Christians exist.
In 2010 the metal frame to hold up the roof was put into place. In 2011 the roof was completed. But there remains multiple finishing jobs—electricity, plumbing, plastering, painting and tiling. The church members themselves will perform much of the engineering and manual work. The challenge is to be able to buy the necessary materials so that the church can be completed as rapidly as possible.