Showcasing the Power of Faith and Community Engagement: CMF Ntamulung Recognizes Mayor Chenwi Peter

Mayor Chenwi Peter receives the gift of a Bible from CMF Ntamulung 

In a remarkable display of faith, community, and servant leadership, the Christian Men Fellowship (CMF) of PC Ntamulung have formally welcomed back on their members to the fold, recognizing his immeasurable contributions to the group.

As a committed member of the CMF Ntamulung, Mayor Chenwi's dedication to the church and its congregation has been unwavering, despite the challenges posed by the ongoing political unrest in the region. Recognizing the mayor's steadfast commitment and his unwavering support for the community, the CMF Ntamulung group has honored him with a series of meaningful gifts.

"CMF came to Bamenda II in fulfillment of our Outreach Mission of evangelization and CMF family thought that we have to evangelise  at the council because of the stress that the council workers and the Mayor  must have been going through and maybe they needed some upliftment and encouragement in their Spirit to serve the community". Dr Mbanya Justin Nchanji, the president of CMF Ntamulung explained.

This visit, centered on the profound message of Galatians 2:20 – "I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me" – has been marked by a heartwarming recognition of one of their own, Mayor Peter Chenwi.

Receives Award of dedication and steadfastness 

Mayor Chenwi Peter, was inducted into the CMF back in 2006, and has been a shining example of a God-fearing leader, using his position to serve the people of Bamenda II with steadfast dedication and compassion. 

In recognition of Mayor Chenwi's meritorious works, the CMF presented him with an award of recognition, a CMF fabric, a Holy Bible, and a clock inscribed with the CMF insignia – a symbolic gesture to remind him of the importance of time and his continued service to the community. The gifts were not merely symbolic, but a tangible expression of the group's deep appreciation for the mayor's unwavering devotion and his tireless efforts to uplift the lives of the people he serves.

"Leadership without God's blessings and Christianity is a failure. There is a biblical saying which states that 'unless the Lord builds the house, the labourers will labour in vain'. You cannot lead a nation without Christ. That is why they are here today to evangelize with the council workers, the counselors and well-wishers of the Council. As a CMF member, I thought it wise that all along we have been preaching just about politics and we are in a situation that needs divine intervention. It is high time we change and transform the mindset of people through evangelization because some of the barbaric acts are as a result of the lack of the fear of God. 

Other gifts

The joy of the presentation was not limited to the Mayor alone being at the receiving end. The Ntamulung Presbytery also received a gift from the mayor and the Bamenda II council comprising of trash cans and diggers, which will be used to maintain the cleanliness of the church premises, as "cleanliness is next to Godliness." This reciprocal gesture demonstrates the deep-rooted ties between the church and the municipality, and the shared commitment to creating a nurturing environment for spiritual growth and community development.

"I pray that within the municipality, let there be the spirit of being your brother's keeper so that there should be love in our various communities. We should go sharing because all this is when you don't have God in you, because when you know you have God in you, you will minimize jealousy, kidnapping, killing and wickedness. So I thought it wise that we should bring the CMF to us. We should encourage ourselves to make sure that we live with God, because without God no matter what we are doing, we are only doing it in vain". Mayor Chenwi reiterated to the Observer.

Handed a brand new CMF Uniform 

This heartwarming event is a testament to the power of faith, community, and servant leadership. As the CMF Ntamulung continues to inspire and support its members, the recognition of Mayor Chenwi's remarkable contributions serves as a shining example of how religious institutions can play a vital role in fostering civic engagement, promoting social welfare, and strengthening the fabric of a community.

Mayor Chenwi Peter receives a clock as a reminder that time is of essence 

In a similar show of appreciation the syndicate of commercial bike riders in Bamenda II used the singular opportunity to present a gift to the Mayor who has over time, been very close to them, encouraging them and working with them. The bike Riders offered a goat in appreciation to the Mayor's philanthropic gestures towards them especially with references to books donated to their children during back to school, food during Christmas and payment of their hospital bills when they fall sick.

Bike riders syndicate hands a goat to the Mayor as a dog of appreciation 

In a time of political uncertainty and social upheaval, the CMF Ntamulung's visit to the Bamenda II council and their honoring of Mayor Chenwi offers a glimmer of hope, reminding us that the true strength of a community lies in its ability to come together, support one another, and work towards the common good – guided by the principles of faith, compassion, good and unwavering service.

Thrash cans handed to CMF Ntamulung 

Members of CMF Ntamulung 

Traditional dances 


Munya Charles Babila

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