Profile: Bamenda, Cameroon

March 22, 2017 at 6:00 AM


(Join us as we take a closer look at each of our ministry partners from the viewpoints of the ministry directors. Three to four ministries will be profiled per month, so check back often to learn more about the Luke Society's 42 ministry partners.)

Profile: Bamenda Cameroon




Ministry: Luke Society Cameroon
Location: Bamenda, Cameroon
rector: Dr. Paul Atem
Established: 2004
Employees: 14



Q&A with the Director

Q: What are the important components to your ministry?
A: Curative health care; community health; preventative medicine and evangelism.

Q: What factors led you into a career in ministry work?
A: The desire to bring healing and wholeness to the sick. Also the desire to prevent disease and bring the message of salvation to my own people.

Q: Describe some parts of the culture in the region where you operate your ministry?
A: The climate is made of two seasons: dry season and rainy season. The temperatures is between 68 and 86 degrees all year around. Tingoh is in a valley and Bamenda in hilly. There are nominal Christians and very few Muslims. Agriculture is the main commercial activity.

Q: How are you able to witness about Christ in your ministry?
A: By living our individual lifestyles; by preaching the Gospel in our health centers and in the community; and by providing tender, loving care to the sick. 

Q: What do you enjoy most about working in your position?
A: I love to see young babies born after their mothers have been counseled against abortion.

Q: What is your vision for the future of your ministry?
A: We are building a new Mount Zion Clinic to be completed by January 2018. We will continue to touch lives in Jesus' name.


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