Cameroon Presbyterian Church

Cameroon Presbyterian Church

"Their responsibility is to equip God's people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ." Ephesians 4:12

Douala, Cameroon - West Africa

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 in 1996 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, ACP has contributed to its mission of instructing and ministering to parishioners and their evangelization project.

The church attracts large numbers of people who are looking for a modern environment where they can develop their spirituality. The parishioners have been very involved in and excited by the actual building of this church; it has united them around the goal of being able to see the church building take form. This work is the expression each member's faith; congregants have mobilized their modest means to contribute to the building project. 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.

A landmark moment took place in May 2016, when the congregation celebrated its 20-year anniversary. The community made a huge effort to advance as much as possible the work on the building so that it would be both beautiful and functional on the day of celebration. A new pulpit was constructed; the electrical cables and sound system were installed and the stairs and the exterior walls were cemented.

A subsequent challenge then arose with the unexpected need for building a retaining wall. Future needs include a staircase to the entrance of the church, a steeple, and paint jobs both inside and out. ACP continues to help support this church both financially and through its prayers.

Please send a message to the Mission Outreach Committee here for more information on how you can get involved in the Cameroonian Presbytarian Church mission.