Church partnership on Sunday school
Building together!
From October 07 to 21, 2010 in order to strengthen the fellowship, to reinforce the partnership between the Evangelical Church of Westphalia and Evangelical Church of Cameroon, six monitors of Sunday school programs (Pastor Stefanie Brauer-noss, Doris Langhoff, Karin Sprang, Matthias Stracke and Philipp Horstmeier) coming from Germany, headed by the person in charge, Pastor Kerstin Othmer, have paid to their Cameroonian colleagues a visit, directed by Pastor Joseph Bekima Mboulé.
The theme of this visit was the Baptism. The objective was to bring children to understand the importance and the meaning of the baptism according to Mark 10.14 where it is said: “Let the children come to me, do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of God”.
During two weeks, they discovered the deep country by going in Ngaounderé in the Northern part, Yaoundé, Foumban, Mbouo, Bafoussam, NKongsamba, Ndoungué and ended up in Douala. They have discussed and shared on the significance, the sense, the impact and the practice of baptism for the younger one.
In fact, the main goal of such a partnership is to share common experiences, exchange ideas, help monitors and children to be more creative so as to put in place new insights.
Gather  proposals in order to improve on Sunday school activities, produce a good manual for concrete work with in the Sunday school in churches, renew the spiritual vision of the calling of monitors, these are also the aims of the series of exchange visits between these sister churches from 2010 to 2014.
A project coordinated by Pastor Sadrack Djiokou of United Evangelical Mission (UEM) in Germany.
The closing session of this visit at Foyer de Jeunesse in Douala, was very warm and joyful.
Children and monitors have prepared an artistic and cultural performance to show the richness of the cultural diversity in Cameroon.
On the other side, the German team illustrated some bible stories of Noah, Jonas, and Jesus, the symbol and symbolic of baptism, of trinity through images (water, candle, etc) for the better understanding of children. Children, future of the church.

Esther Fotso
Church journalist
Evangelical Church of Cameroon