Moderator Lays Foundation Stone of PC Kob- Meta


The Moderator of the Presbyterian church in Cameroon (PCC) , the Rt Rev Dr Festus Asana during his Pastoral visit to Meta laid the foundation stone of  Presbyterian Church in Kob. The event brought together the elite of Kob such as the honorable Member of Parliament for Momo Honorable. P.C Fonso , Mr. Samba Lucas,Mr Tangi Simon ,Mr Mobit Philip, a college of clergy, guests from within and out of the Meta presbytery.

The Moderator was accompanied by the Reverend Jum Ignatius, Moderator’s Representative in the North West Region, the Area Treasurer Mr Atoh Martin the PCC Archivist Mr Tabi Ignatius and a host of others.

Preaching during this historic event on the theme “Jesus Christ is our foundation” the right Reverend Dr Festus Asana congratulated Christians of Presbyterian Church Kob for the wonderful  piece of job done in God’s name an described it as a “hungry sacrifice.”

He noted that people come and go, religions may be proclaimed here and there but the word of God remains the sure foundation. The Moderator encouraged Kob Christians to build their life on Christ their sure foundation and they will never regret it. Before laying the foundation stone of Presbyterian Church Kob, the history of the congregation was presented by Mr. Samba Thomas. Presbyterian church Kob  received the gospel in 1940.since then the church home has moved from  Tudig land at the other side of Kob to different  locations until they found themselves at the present site . The Christians of the Kob and Elite conceives the idea of a new church house for a number of reasons, some of which were that the former building was small to accommodate parish joint meetings , Presbytery rallies and many more and that the church house needed to replace some of its old materials in favour of the changing times.

According to Mr. Samba Thomas the building is what it is today because of the tireless efforts and devotion of the Christians, Kob Elites, Dr G. Fonjweng and  the St Andrew Presbyterian Church Delaware U.S.A, through the Reverend Pedersen. Various key persons were called up by the Moderator to include some of the literature, food crops, and other items that were to be used during the foundation stone proper.

While welcoming all to the event the host congratulated the chairperson Mrs Ndita Christina , appreciated the valuable contributors of all the Pastors, Elite and Christians in Kob and abroad for the support they have rendered to realize this church building. Taking the clue the Presbytery Chairperson for Meta , Mrs. Elisabeth Ambe noted that the laying of the foundation stone gave the Meta Christians the opportunity to congratulate and express their deep gratitude to all who  have assisted them to build this beautiful place of worship for the lord.

The high point of the ceremony was the grand fundraising to complete the building and this amounted to FCFA 3.1millionfrs.  The day was crowned by a fellowship meal. It should be noted that the ceremony was witnessed by His Royal highness Fon of Kob.

By Rosaline Obah

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