The Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon (PCC), the Rt. Rev. Fonki Samuel Forba, has joined his counterpart, the His Eminence Nzie Nsi Eke the Prelate and Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria (PCN) in the celebration of the 175th-anniversary celebration of Presbyterian witness in Nigeria.
The crowd-pulling event is taking place in Calabar – Nigeria. With activities that started yesterday Friday 09th April 2021 and will culminate tomorrow Sunday 11th April 2021.
The PCN first saw the light in 1846 when two kings from the ancient Efik Kingdom, King Eyamba V and King Eyo Honesty II invited the a team of missionaries from the Church of Scotland to Nigeria and they founded the first Presbyterian Churches in Nigeria at Creek Town and Duke Town.
The journey for PCN has been from “Glory to Glory” (2 Cor. 3:18) In his Welcome Address, the Prelate His Eminence Nzie Nsi Eke, said concerning God’s faithfulness to the church’s mission; “Our history reminds us of the futility of despising the days of small beginnings under the power of the Holy Spirit, as Zechariah 4:10 notes. Every humble beginning is there for a reason and to serve a purpose. If nothing, small beginnings teach us that when God is in a business, no one should despise it as little because, strictly speaking, God uses and blesses little things. God used five loaves and two fish to feed five thousand. God promises to use a faith as small as a mustard seed to move mountains.”
The Servant of God enjoined all celebrants saying, “As you rejoice with us today, we recognize the role you have played under God in helping us to be who and what we are at present. We are grateful to God who has and will continue to lead us from glory to glory in the path of righteousness and increase. But we pray for an increase in peace. Peace is not necessarily the absence of trouble but it is calmness in spite of troubles. Peace is “ONENESS” in spirit even if situations and circumstances of life do not permit us to be one in flesh, tribes and tongues may defer but we are one in Christ.”