By Yvette Jimah
Christians from Nkwen, Awing, Santa and Pinyin Associations of the Cameroon Baptist Convention are digesting the four year plan of the new leadership of Bamenda Field. The New Bamenda Field Pastor, Rev. Richard Apongnde barely ten days in office at the time of the Field council of churches meeting unveiled what he terms “Vision 2025”. The first FCC meeting for 2021 was organized on January 23 at Nkwen Baptist Church Bamenda. Vision 2025 dubbed “Dope Vision”, according to the Bamenda Field Pastor will focus on Missions and Evangelism, development of infrastructure in the Field, partnership with the CBC radio ministry to propagate the Gospel, enhancement of Christian Education, improving Pastoral Relationship. The Dope vision also includes the revitalization of the Youth, Women and Men’s ministries, increasing the budget of the Field by at least 25% annually, amongst several others contained in the over twenty page document.
The Bamenda Field Christians were enlightened on the vision of the Executive President, Revd. Nditemeh Charlemagne. The FCC also had a budgetary session where the financial statement of the Field for 2020 was presented and deliberated on. Earlier on the various wings met simultaneously to discuss pertinent issues. The Youths elected their Financial Secretary, Secretary and vice Secretary, while during the Women’s wing meeting, Chairlady Madam Ekfui Miranda encouraged the women to strengthen the Children’s ministry. The Men on their part outlined their achievements for the past years and set goals for the next six months. Preaching for the first time in his capacity as Bamenda Field Pastor, Rev Richard Apongnde called on God to give the Field the understanding needed to execute the four year strategic plan. The Executive President emeritus, Revd. Ncham Godwill and Former Bamenda Field Pastor, Rev Ekwo Emmanuel were welcomed into the fold as Pastors of Charis Community Baptist Church Ntambessi and Kingdom Aroma Baptist Church Ntasen respectively. Singing and dancing also characterized the Bamenda Field Council of churches Meeting.