This work by Rev. Alain Bouwa is a clear advancement in research on ways in
which particular people groups receive the message of the Gospel and the manner in which they understand it. It reveals why they do certain things in a certain way. The case study on the Bamiléké will help pastors, missionaries and Christian educators, to whom are given the responsibility of spreading the Gospel, to always take time to study the beliefs and practices of a people group before sharing the Gospel with them.
To have an effective ministry, it is important to have a good knowledge of the
intercultural and interpersonal relations of the group. If one wants to affect the
mentality and the behavior of a person or group, it is necessary to have a deep
understanding of their manner of thinking and doing. The influence of the Gospel in the Bamiléké land works through an understanding of their beliefs, their culture, their traditions, and their traditional religion. We are grateful to God for Rev. Alain Bouwa’s work, which contributes greatly to the enrichment of the Christian message by giving it a tool to reach Africa’s unreached people groups, as it has the Bamiléké.
Rev. Njayo David Njemo
Full Gospel Mission Cameroon