This is the final post on the Akosse dedication all though there are many more stories I could share from the event of all the ten different church choirs from every denomination and the processional in which one of the choirs dressed all in white brought the New Testament in a basket on the back of a young girl who was completely covered until the veil was removed and revealed the New Testament.
Ernie Fredrick was visiting Cameroon for the 16th time in the last 16 years and this time was to celebrate the dedication of the Akosse New Testament. He worked to encourage the local churches and pastors when he came to visit Cameroon and also to raise awareness of their various needs in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His work helped unite 13 churches in Pittsburgh that were vital in allowing this Bible to come to completion, but what encouraged me most was that he shared that the life purpose that Jesus gave for us in Matthew 28:18-20
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
He challenged the Bakossi to be a great commission people. To GO and SHARE the good news.
Please pray that God will continue to bless the Bakossi and that they will GO and SHARE what they now have in their own language to those who are still waiting.
What a powerful experience to be a part of. May God give you many more opportunities to see Bibles dedicated in mother tongues.