IFES

Students Reaching Students with the Gospel

Cameroon

In this often missiologically neglected region, God is at work. However, Francophone Africa is challenged by instability, conflict, corruption, poverty and suffering. Longing to see the church grow in depth and maturity and have a transforming influence on the region, we thank God for students and graduates of the indigenous national movements who are living for Christ in this challenging context.

Cameroon is located in central Africa. There is religious freedom in accordance with the state constitution. Around 50% of the population claim to be Christian.

The GBEEC is a well-organised and thriving student movement. In each location where there is a group, there is a volunteer staff member or trainer coordinating the activities of the group.

In recent times GBEEC groups have undertaken major events such as an outreach to students during the national University Games. They also held a cardiovascular disease awareness program in which several thousand people participated and heard the gospel, with a number choosing to follow Christ. GBEEC is always looking for new evangelism methods for students and is keen to encourage mature student leadership.

View from the inside

Alphonse Teyabe, the General Secretary of the GBEEC says, ‘I am involved in student ministry because it is a call of the lord; what feeds my enthusiasm is the very strategic vision of the movement.’ Many bible verses have helped Alphonse in his ministry including 2 Timothy 3:16: ‘All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.’

Please pray:

  • for new God-inspired methods and strategies for evangelism;
  • that students would be further encouraged and motivated to win over their classmates for Jesus Christ;
  • for good biblical teaching to help students become mature and strong in faith.