"Mission Cameroon 2009" Attempted Much

God Made Many Wonderful Things Happen

by Dale Fisher

Cameroon, West Africa

During my May 7 to 25 mission to Cameroon, West Africa, as I led six other team members, I spent my first week in a Bible school, teaching a week-long course called World Missions. While teaching 17 students at the Baptist International School of Theology (BIST), I used the Perspectives textbook, an excellent resource that a home Bible-study group from my church provided all of the students, as well as the BIST library.
Teaching from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., for five days (with an hour-long lunch break), my teaching went well. I was tired at the end of each class but felt that all was well received. As an after-class practice of what we had studied, I invited three students to attend the "JESUS" film showing that I would present to the local religious leader and two of his followers, members of a world religion different from mine. They each told me that they enjoyed watching this amazing film.
When my week of BIST student teaching ended, the BIST class had its graduation ceremony for which I was the main speaker. In my message, I highlighted 1 Timothy 4:15–16 Cultivate these things. Immerse yourself in them. The people will all see you mature right before their eyes! Keep a firm grasp on both your character and your teaching. Don't be diverted. Just keep at it. Both you and those who hear you will experience salvation (1 Timothy 4:15–16). that deals with the topic “Watching Your Life and Doctrine.”
All in all, I'm pleased with our team's two-and-a-half-week-long mission. The Lord God graciously enabled the seven of us to serve Him. Let me give you an idea of some of the things that I and my team members (see our photo below) were able to do on this mission.


Thanks to Jehovah-Jireh (our Heavenly Provider), our mission team helped many Cameroon people in a variety of meaningful ways.

(Below, I've displayed a few action photos.)

 

"God's provision is only one prayer away."  Anonymous

 

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This new BIST signboard was erected to commemorate
this year's graduating class. It's along a road in Fundong,
on route to the Bible School.
With the exception of one teacher, here are this year's BIST faculty and students. During one of his five-day classes on World Missions,
Dale instructs and challenges his BIST students.
A portion of Dale's World Missions classmates is shown
appreciating Dale's lesson and teaching style.


Dale adds special emphasis to his discussion of the importance of
effective communication. The students enjoyed this session very much.
Meet the BIST 2009 graduating class that celebrated its academic achievement on May 23. Dale delivers the BIST commencement address to about 700 people on May 23.
Pastor David Ndimbu, the pastor of Joseph Merrick Baptist Church in Fundong, Cameroon. This church is located about a mile down the hill from BIST headquarters.
Dale congratulates Peter as he graduates from BIST.

At nearby Bethel Baptist Church, on May 10, Dale preached a message titled,
"The Benefits of a New Life in Christ."
Two boys thoroughly enjoy one of three sets of orphanage swings that were rejuvenated, thanks to much-needed swing-hanger parts that
the mission team provided.
"Cameroon 2009 Mission Team," your efforts are greatly appreciated.

Friends: It's amazing to see God work as He does, repeatedly. The "Mission Cameroon 2009" team thanks you for your continued support and powerful prayers, which made this unusual event possible.
Let's all thank God, as well, for He is good. And we know that His love endures forever.

another Christian fish with a cross

June's family photo pages:

† Dale: Accomplishments of "Mission Cameroon 2009"

† Dale: One-on-One Care Support Changes a Child's Life



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