Responding to COVID-19 crisis
Based on high statistic 2579 positive, 114 died and 1465 recovered, recorded every day in Cameroon, the Ebenezer Community United Methodist Church Cameroon (ECUMCC) one of the United Methodist Churches in Cameroon carried out a sensitisation program in the community targeting four quartier, mostly Motobike riders and petit traders (Buyam Sellam).
Our target was mostly motobike riders, market women and young people majority of whom don’t believe the existence of the virus. Clement Ayissi, one of the motorbike riders at quatier Eleveur told us, “it’s a Whiteman sick, such diseases doesn’t affect Africans”, he said. Despite the fact that the government has passed strict measure on social distancing, the amount of people still present in our local markets are alarming. If I stay at home the whole day, what will my children and I eat? Mama Elondo Esther a market seller asked the ECUMCC Team.
ECUMCC team focus on preventive measures. They took to the community, buckets, liquid soaps, gloves, and face mask to demonstrate how to wash hands and also put on their mask. The team also emphasis on physical social distancing.
Ndobe Ebeneza Mosima, Pastor of the Ebenezer Community United Methodist church who led the team to the demonstrated site said “we may not have the capacity to develop the #vaccine but we have the #might to #kickOut the virus and reduce its negative impacts on our community.
To celebrate Easter in a grand style, ECUMCC had a food pantry in wish we shared food and clothes to those in need.
The day ended happily. Pastor Ndobe advise them to pray hard, drawing his scripture from 2 Chronicles 7:14 “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land”.