World Day of Prayer 2010 on Cameroon
By Leigh Rogers*
Cameroon, the focus for the 2010 World Day of Prayer, celebrated on March 5, is where United Methodist Women has international efforts for women’s leadership development and training.
United Methodist Women is funding initiatives to provide training and education through the Cameroon United Methodist Women’s Association to alleviate poverty through women’s economic empowerment. Click here to donate to international ministries of United Methodist Women, where funds go to projects like these in Cameroon and in other parts of the world.
World Day of Prayer is a movement of Christian women who observe a common day of prayer, often in a continuing relationship with each other and other countries around the world. Every year, the World Day of Prayer worship services focus on a specific country in the world and a theme.
The country of focus for 2010 is Cameroon and the theme is “Let Everything that Has Breath Praise God,” a reference to Psalm 150. Human trafficking, domestic violence and economic fairness for women are all special foci for this year’s World Day of Prayer theme.
Regional Missionaries Supporting Cameroon
Dr. Catherine Mudime Akale is a United Methodist Women-supported regional missionary based in Yaounde, the capital city of Cameroon. Since 2001, Ms. Akale has worked with women in Cameroon, emphasizing self-reliance, skills building and action on all the needs and aspects of women’s lives.
Her responsibilities include working with church and community women’s organizations to develop training and leadership development opportunities in areas of enterprise development, economic justice, violence against women and Gender Justice with United Methodist and ecumenical women throughout sub-Saharan Africa.