S: Happy Birthday
BC: Today we pray for our Wife/Mother/Grandma who have made such a major contribution to the good qualities we have, sometimes through genetics, more often through great effort and patient instruction, and who have done her best to gently polish away our rough edges. Lord, please bless our mother for the endless hours of time she spent and the boundless energy she invested in us. Bless our mother for her sacrifices on our behalf as she often gave up or deferred her own dreams so that we could have ours. Bless our mother for always being there for us, for being the person we know we can turn to when we need comfort, encouragement, or just a hug. Bless our mother for making a home for us where we could feel safe, where we felt we belonged. Most of all, Lord, bless our mother for her unconditional love, for loving us no matter what, and for frequently showing love in ways that make us feel valued and cherished. Lord, please bless Mommy mightily. Strengthen her, soothe her, wrap her in Your infinite love and shower her with blessings too numerous to count, too magnificent to describe. Lord, she has a dear heart, like no other; Lord, please take good care of our sweet mother. We pray especially Lord, that you grant her GOOD HEALTH. We love her, admire her, respect her, and we wish that You would give her back many times the good she gave to us. Mommy, The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace. In Jesus' name we pray; Amen | Dear Lord,
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1: God gave a gift to the world when you were born a person who loves, who cares, who sees a person's need and fills it, who encourages and lifts people up, who spends energy on others rather than herself, someone who touches each life she enters, and makes a difference in the world, because ripples of kindness flow outward as each person you have touched, touches others. That is why your birthday is a holiday in America your birthday deserves to be a world wide holiday Because you are a special treasure for all that you've done. and we feel blessed to know such an extraordinary person. We appreciate you, respect you, cherish you, look up to you. May the love you have shown to others return to you, multiplied. We wish you the happiest of birthdays, and many, many more, so that others have time to appreciate you as much as We do. Happy, happy birthday! Mommy May God Bless you Love always | Special Treasure
2: 1966 -Saker Baptist - Class excursion | 1965- Class 7 | Student Life
3: Saker Baptist Dorm Mates
4: WTTC | Graduation 1971 WTTC
5: WTTC | WTTC-1970
8: 1965 | Stages of Life
11: Sixty | fabulous
12: A Loving Daughter
13: Love, Daughter, Forever A DAUGHTER IS SPECIAL A DAUGHTER IS DEAR A PRECIOUS GIFT FROM ABOVE A DAUGHTER IS A TREASURE TO FOREVER HOLD NEAR AND LOVE
14: I Thank you immensely | You Welcomed me into your family and took me as your daughter. | Grand Aunt
15: Grand Mother's Love is unmeasurable | Timeless Bond
16: MA HELEN | Sisters are different flowers from the same garden
17: BIRTHDAY FOR MY SISTER/GRAND MA ALICE NDOFOR | On this day as you celebrate your 60th Birthday, My best wishes to you little sister I dedicate, Greetings filled with all the praises only you deserve, My dear sister/my dear friend. If you are alive, today it is because there is something good in you, Otherwise, God could have allowed the troubles of life to swallow you up. Today the Holy-Spirit wants you to know that you are worth much more than what you have and far better than what you think about yourself. From as long as I remember so loving and so kind, So patient and so tender make my pains feel mild, Like a mother to a daughter though you are only a little sister, Your hands are always present visibly or invisibly to walk me though the way, Still like a mother would to her daughter. You spell the words I long to hear that always make my day. “Thank you dear sister” for all you give “Thank you dear sister” for all your time “Thank you dear sister” for all your kindness “Thank you dear sister” for all your love that is endless You are to me and you will always be, The loving sister with an open heart, The caring friend with a lending hand, You are my one and only latest trend. From the bottom of my heart I send you my message of love, Only the very best sister that a like you can claim, For I have the best in life with your contribution, I thank God, For I am blessed and privileged because you are my sister, Thank you sister, best wishes sister, I love you sister Happy Birthday Sister!!! | Sister, we’ve been there through life’s sorrow and pain, But together we have always endured the strain We’ve argued and bricked and made each other mad But if you weren’t my sister life would be so sad We’ve cried till we laughed and laughed till we cried Sometimes for no reason we didn’t even know why When we’re not together our bond is just as strong Because we are sisters we know when something is wrong We’ve whispered our deepest secrets only sister could share I have my sister dearly because she really cares So whether we are together or we are far apart Little sister, you’re my sister, my friend and forever in my heart. Happy Birthday Sister!!!
18: A Sweet Sister | Ma Ju | How do people make it through life without a sister?
19: Kahmanyi, Mummy, Ma Alice, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!. Kah, I thank God everyday for making you my sister. I would never have chosen a better sister than you. You have always been there for me from the day I was born and have been a mother, grandmother, sister and friend to me up till this day. You have always believed in me even when everyone else didn't think so. I remember the red dress you bought for me when I made my "A" levels. I have always had you at the back of my mind each time I am faced with a difficult problem especially when I am in school. I went thru ENS because of the faith you had in me. Thanks once more. Mummy, I remember when I used to come to you every time I had a misunderstanding with Mami and as King Solomon, you always had the right answer for me and for Mami. You are the pillar that holds this family through your extraordinary wisdom. You are really a woman of substance! I am always proud to tell people you are my sister and sometimes I see the look on their faces like...really? How come you are a little different. What they really don't know is that I am just like you (laughs). Mummy it is no mistake that you are my grandmother. You know how wonderful grandmothers are and I can see all that in you. | It makes me cry writing this to you because I wish Ni Bob , Ni David and Constance would have been here to see you turn sixty. I wish most of all your lovely and loving Mother and Grandmother and most of all your Father were here to see their wise, gracious, motherly, patient, devoted, prayerful, peaceful, intelligent, determined, hardworking and beautiful daughter turn sixty. I love you more than words can express and in my next world, given the opportunity, I will still wish you be my sister. I will not stop without reminding you how wonderful a wife you are. You instill in me the values of marriage as you have done to many many students, friends and family of yours, you are most of all an excellent mother and grandmother to your children and grandchildren. I am again very lucky to have u as a sister and I know everyone thinks same. Love Maju
20: I Miss U | one love | Forever in my Heart
21: A PRAYER FOR MUMMY ON HER 60TH ANNIVERSARY Our God and our Father, Your love for us is eternal and u manifests it to us in many ways. By granting to our mother these number of years. You have practically demonstrated it to mummy that love and care. Fill her with the Holy Spirit that as you grant to her many years, She may live to render services to your people in various ways. Thank you Lord for such a wonderful and caring mother. May praise and honor be yours Forever and ever Amen. PAULINE ATANGA" | MA ALICE NDOFOR alias Mami boy You are a wonderful sister. Humble and sober in character. You are a peace maker in any milieu where you find yourself especially where peace is threatened. You have concern for everyone in the family and beyond. You are spiritually very strong and know how to blend your spiritual activities with your domestic responsibilities so much so that none suffers from the other. To compensate you for all the above qualities, the Almighty God blessed you with a wonderful husband Mr. Abraham Ndofor. Both of you cannot hurt an ant and behave like identical twins. When one see both of you, one does not hesitate to believe in the mathematical formula whereby one plus one is equal to one. (1+1=1). Because of your love and commitment to the lord, coupled with your humility, God has blessed you with children who make you and the entire family proud. May you see your children’s children. Many people do not know why the sobriquet MAMI BOY is attached to your name. This is due to the special love and concern you have for children. Ma Alice, as you celebrate your 60th anniversary, may God the father continue to bless you and grant you your heart’s desires. Remain blessed. Yours sincerely Tita John B.F. Pa Boy Kumba Cameroon.
22: When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses. ~Joyce Brothers
24: CWF | A True Church Leader | ELDER
25: Chair Person CWF Rally D'la 2008
26: The Lord is our Shepherd
28: A Beauty Icon
29: A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears. | Her Smile | Her Charm | @50 yrs
30: I love you with everything I am | A Wife | loving & devoted
31: You placed gold on my finger You brought love like I've never known You gave life to our children And to me, a reason to go on. You're my bread when I'm hungry You're my shelter from troubled winds You're my anchor in life's ocean But most of all, you're my best friend When I need hope and inspiration You're always strong when I'm tired and weak I could search this whole world over You'd still be everything that I need. By Don Williams | “Dear Alice, we wish you a very happy 60th Birth day. We love you.” AB
32: Eternity begins with this moment.
33: You are my soul mate, my sweetheart, you are my dream come true, from now until the end of time I give my heart and soul to you. | Our Wedding Ntamulung Church November 11 1972
35: He who finds a wife finds a good thing And obtains favor from the LORD ~ Proverbs 18:22
36: AN UNTIRING & LOVING
37: A family is pieced together with hope and faith. A family is quilted and bound with love and grace. | Friends may come and go but family is a forever bond.
41: Even then you believed in me! Mom, As a recent Dad now I start understanding the challenges involved in bringing up a child my own child. I now understand mothers’ challenges through what ADELE goes through with Roger and Rodney! The turmoil you went through with a son like me especially just after December 1979 makes your motherhood unique! In this whole wide world and against all odds you stood for your son! You made the world understand that there was nothing wrong with me but with the world itself! You remember our eyes met and I burst into tears two times the day I took oath as a lawyer on January 6th 1994. IT WAS THE JOY OF OUR VICTORY (you and me) THAT MADE ME CRY BECAUSE MOMEVEN THEN YOU BELIEVED IN ME! YOU SAW EVERY POSITIVE THING IN ME! Time has not changed much Mom because even now the Joy of our victory still brings the happy tears! Happy Birthday!!! ROLAND | All mothers are normally called mummy, mom, mama, Mamie etc. but yours is different. There is always an attachment mummy Foncha-street, Mummy Lusaka, mummy Kinshasa and so on. Mummy do you know why? It’s because where ever you are in the world, you make it home. You treat everyone around you as family and not friends. This behavior of yours is a gift from God. I see the coincidence of all the names in the world you went for “home sweet home”. Mummy the fruits of the Holy Spirit embedded in you, gave you another son by whom I am blessed and proud to be your first daughter in-law. Mummy I can remember when you were about coming to Cameroon for our wedding. I was so nervous and worked up trying to prepare all the food and fruits mummy likes, but to my greatest surprise, you came in the house with a big smile. Looking at me, you asked a question of relieve “Adele all these for me? It’s too much!” The advice you demonstrated to me about marriage, mother in-law and daughter in-law is the life wire of my marriage and the best advice I transmit to all my married and would-be married friends. These words that you gave me, still rings in my head - “Adele, every mother seats on a crowned chair in the son’s heart. When the son gets married, the mother has to step down from the chair for the wife. Most often, the mother has that tendency to share the crowned chair with the daughter in-law, resulting to their paths crossing each other’s. Adele, never fall for that. The son’s love for the mother is unique and will always be there, likewise the son’s love for the wife. Just allow God to take control of your marriage and never allow the devil to step in. I am here as your mummy, and not as your mother in-law.” Mummy I want to sincerely thank you for making it possible for me to have enjoyed the blessings of a mother, father, mother in-law and father in-law. If not of your unconditional love, I an orphan, would have had just one set of the above but now I am blessed with both. Mummy, I am not a good communicator, but I hold you still as my mummy and not my mother in-law. This story will never end, just as I’m writing today as your daughter, so will Rodney be telling his generation how he became your grandson. And so the story will keep going on and on . Thank you for being our mummy (grandma mummy) Love, Adele
43: Three scores and a lot to show for it: God fearing Exceptional daughter who cared for both parents and grandmother till the very end Very caring sister, Dedicated wife Unconditionally loving mother The real “GREATEST GRANDMA” Selfless friend and aunt to all you meet Each of these and more describes how you have spent these years so far. With many more to go, who knows how many more lives you will positively influence. Happy Birthday! Wishing you a few more happy scores. | Wow! It has taken me weeks just to sum up a few words. This is because words cannot truly express what you mean to me. Mommy, I came into this family with an uncertain mind, not sure of how I will be welcome, but you took me into your arms and gave me hope, love and courage. We have a relationship that most people, if not all only wish and pray they had. You have been a blessing not only to me but to AB and Val. I adore you as a mother, respect you as a teacher, and love you for being the person you are. Most people ask me how I get along so well with my mother in law, I simply tell them, I do not have a mother in law, I have a mother who loves me, and has taught me how to love myself, be a good wife, and be a good example to my children. Mommy, I remember the day when you made a promise to my mom at her grave site that you will treat me no different from your children, I tear-up every time I think of that day. That was the day I knew I have my mom back. I love you so much, even though I may be stubborn sometimes, just know that you have a daughter who admires, loves, and respects you. Thank you for being a great mom, and grand mother to all of us, and we wish you a happy birthday. May this year be filled with joy and blessings to you. Happy birthday. Love always, Linda
45: More often than not, when the phrase ‘a fruit doesn't fall far from the tree’ is used, it is with sarcasm or as a cliché. However, as I think about what to write for your 60th anniversary, as your child, I cannot think of a better compliment than that. It is difficult to articulate in words what you mean to me. You have always been there for each and every one of us throughout. Who I am today, and continue to grow into is a reflection of all the love and sacrifice you have given as a mother. You have been a listener, counselor, guide and someone I can always go to and count on. Your 60yrs have been a great blessing to me and many more people and I wish and pray that God grants you many more healthy years so our children can enjoy the grandmother we enjoyed as a mother. | Mommy, Thank you for your love, care and encouragement to me. I am honored to have you in my life. I wish for you on this special day and always a life full of Joy, Peace, Love and the Lord's richest blessings! With Love, Bih Ndofor
47: My Miracle Mother | I have friends whose mothers have passed away. I have heard these sons and daughters say they never fully appreciated their mothers until it was too late to tell them. I am blessed with a dear mother who is still alive. I appreciate you more each day. How sad that I am unable to speak these words in your presence, but they flow easily from my pen. How does a daughter begin to thank her mother for life itself? For the love, patience and just plain hard work that goes into raising a child? I can’t Thank You enough Mommy! I remember you reading or telling Brown and I stories almost every night before going to bed, and that smiling face of yours reassured us as kids that we were protected and loved. I remember all the stories of the book Heidi and your famous Yakayana. Those are moments I will never forget. Spending time with us to teach us how to crochet, do cross stitch or how to bake. We are well rounded and talented because of you. We did enjoy the times we spend with you, and all the stories about you youth “beans oh mama” or pulling out gray hair from your head. There are so many lessons I have learnt from you. You introduced me to God, and have always been there to support me be close to God. You made us all love and understand every word of Psalm 91 and “Through the love of God our savoir.” I was born to see you active in Church, and devoted so much of yours to serving God in Joy as a CWF leader or a church elder. Through your church work, you introduced us to so many loving people, so many mothers and aunties in Christ and I Thank You for that. Your spiritual life and leadership has had an impact not only on your family but on so many. Today every where you go, you meet someone who knows you “Mami”, even your CWF mothers call you Mami. You also taught me to care. Not just about the things that directly affected my life but to all living creatures. You taught me to be sympathetic towards those in need. I remember how much care you took over one old grand mother at Musang church and many more people. People you gained nothing from, people you did not know. You have a loving heart my dear Mother. You taught me what it means to be a woman in the family. Through the care you took over your family, I have learnt to have a caring heart. You were an outstanding granddaughter to Kah Manyi took special care of her, and a wonderful daughter to big Mami (Al oh). It was a big lesson to me. I saw how much you did for your siblings and other relatives. I am sure; they all knew they could count on you at any given time. You brought peace to the family. I see how much you care about your late brother’s kid. You put your pride aside and put family first, that is why you took a bold step to contact Evelyn and today the only paternal relative Kuyonge knows. Mommy where ever Uncle David is, he is so proud of you, and trust me, he knew you will be the one to do that. Always struggling to see if you can assist in Clyde’s tuition. Uncle Bob is smiling and proud of you. I salute you for that. From you I have learnt to unconditional love all my brother’s kids, and I promise I will do just that.
48: Mommy, I admire how much care and respect you took over big Mami in Bambili and all my relatives in Bambili. You taught me as a woman, how to treat and unconditionally love my in- laws. You showed no discrimination and welcomed your in laws with so much love. You were Mommy to all. I saw in you an example of the quality of a godly wife. I saw how much you respected Daddy, how much honesty played a key role in your relationship as a wife. Even though at times, I thought otherwise, but I can see your honest, respectful etc character as a wife works. I have never admired any couple as much as I admire you two. You put in so much to see that we had a happy and stable home and we are blessed because of that. When Daddy gets mad, you were calm etc. I am today proud to say, I NEVER heard my Mommy neither raised her voice at my dad nor heard them exchange words. Thank You for that. Most importantly you have taught me what it means to be a mother. I am in tears writing this because you are an example of what a PERFECT MOTHER is. Your unfailing love for all of us without limit. You gave up a lot of things to make us happy. I remember when you visited Daddy and planned on staying in the US to study in 1984, but because of us, you gave it up. You gave up your work, to travel around with Daddy so he can support us all. You put us first before thinking about yourself. That unselfish part of you makes me grateful. Mommy THANK YOU Mommy, you are our teacher, our comforter, our encourager what are you not? As your daughter you did so well to prepare me in every stage of life. I remember our 1:1 conversation about being a teenager in a god fearing home. Your open discussion with me about opposite sex relationship and healthy relationships was greatly appreciated. That is what very few mothers did to their daughter. I remember you advised and talk to me before I got married, and now you advised me and ushered me well into motherhood. Thank You for being my ROLE MODEL. How does a grown woman thank a mother for continuing to be a mother? Yes “Grandma our mother”. Val and AB had a reason to call you that. Indeed you are not only a grandma to your grandkids but also their mother. If there is one person my son knows the most it is you. You gave up everything in the world Mommy to assist Stanley and I with Joshua and you are doing an outstanding job. I wonder who could have done this for me. Thank You so much Mommy for being there for us..all the scarifies you and Daddy have made to see that Stanley and I get things together..Leaving Daddy in a strange land by himself just because of me, spending cold winter in America just because of me. Money and earthly things are nothing in your eyes, but family means a lot to you. Thanks for teaching me that. Tears wouldn’t let me write much. But thank you. When they say count your blessings and name them one by one, you are always amongst the top on my list of blessings. Mommy how can I thank you? At times I wonder where I got my creativity from. You are a very talented person, with so many gifts. You introduced the modern grassfield attire and today the industry is so big and many people using your skills. Every place you visit, you are creative and keep yourself busy, not for the money but to make a difference in the lives of others.
49: Your Home Sweet Home initiative is helping so many families today in Cameroon. I was so proud when in 2009 at Amour Mezam park, when we met one of your former student from Home Sweet Home and she was happy seeing you and telling you how much she is using her skills learnt.You Make A Difference. Mommy, I know there are many times I have misunderstood you and your intentions and have also been rude to you. It is part of growing up. I pray you find a place in your heart to forgive me for all what I did. Now I know that everything you did was for my own good. There are not enough words that can Thank You for everything you have helped me emotionally and physically. I have my whole future ahead of me and you are the woman that has lead me and guided me towards the proper path. Who ever said the beautiful ones are not yet born. I am sure that word beauty was introduced into the world on July 4th 1952. Thanks for passing on those genes to me. Your taste of fashion and dressing is also something I learnt from you. You are always looking good (though I am protesting against the number of clothes and things you have). But trust me God must have worked overtime in creating you. Your inner beauty flows outwardly as well. On your birthday, I have so many wishes for you, but my biggest wish, is for God to grant you good health, strength and happiness. He has already blessed you by giving you a happy, respectful and successful family. I pray he gives you what it takes, so you can see all your grand children’s grandkids. I also pray dear God that you bless her as richly as she deserves and to help me live up to the example she has set. I pray that I will look as good in the eyes of my children as my mother looks in mine. TO THE WORLD YOU MIGHT BE JUST ONE PERSON, BUT TO ME YOU ARE MY WORLD HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY DEAR MOTHER – I LOVE YOU SO MUCH. THANK YOU
50: Mummy, After taking a long time, I finally could figure out what to write about. I realized that I may end up writing a whole novel. Here is the problem; what am I going to write and what am I going to leave out. How am I going to summaries what I was going to write about? For me it seemed a whole project. Mummy, I have known you for decades, and in different capacities. During this time I knew you as a teacher, a church leader, and as a mother. As a teacher you practiced the values you preached and showed the way for even other teachers to follow. You were always neatly and appropriately dressed, something that caught the admiration of students and teachers alike. You showed love for your students as their parents will do, no wonder many of them are still in touch with you. You showed total dedication to all the institutions you served. Always heeding to call even to extracurricular activities. Your role as a counselor has changed many lives and will change many lives. I admire your dedication in changing the lives of many people for FREE. I remember the first time I listened to your presentation on SELF IMAGE during PEMEXA Convention in Cameroon in October 2008, Mommy; I left that convention with a different look at life because of your presentation. I saw how dedicated you were last November in Maryland to change the lives of many parents during your parenting workshop. Mommy like they say “God go pay you”. Thank you and I am so proud of you. As a church leader, your role in the administration of the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon cannot be overemphasized. You sacrificed your car, your petrol, your time, your knowledge and drove far into the suburbs’ of Bamenda to spread the word of God and to bring the light to the underprivileged and sometimes poor under the | banner of the Christian Women Fellowship. You were and still is a role model to the ‘Bamenda woman’. Leaders of the church came to you for advice when the church had difficulties. They will invite you to strategic meetings to help out and you always answered present. We have heard so many stories about malpractices and corruption in the church but your name has never featured in any. This makes me so proud of you. Your support and dedication to your husband is total. Most of his career life he worked out of the country in mostly ‘problem’ destinations and you were there to see him through. You were there to emphasize his principles, principles that sometimes may have been controversially considered as harsh and obsolete as at that time; even if you did not agree with some. For this God is blessing you day in day out. Your role as a mother has positively affected the lives of so many; the students you have taught, the friends of your children, the children of your friends and colleagues’, the many house helps you had. These people today are a testimony of the manner of woman you are. They all demonstrate their immeasurable appreciation and vow that without your role in their lives things would not have been the same for them. Not only are you a wonderful mother, you are a superb grandmother. I was opportune to see your unconditional love to all your grand kids when they spend the summer here with us last year. You did a good job caring for them. Mommy, your being there from the day Joshua was born and assisting Juliet and I with him, tells a lot. Words can’t express how grateful I am in you assisting us. Thank you Mommy, Thank you for you continuous willingness to assist us with Joshua. Thank you and Daddy for making all the sacrifices for us. Thank you Mommy!!!! THANK YOU.
51: In your own family that I have come to know, you have championed nearly all the peace initiatives during times of misunderstandings. You take initiative in family innovations and projects without any personal interest all in the name of family unity and progress. To see everyone happy and moving forward has always been your prayer. Even when people hurt you, you pray for them. When people cheat on you, you prayed for them. When people owe your money you pray that the money helps them. Everyone find it easy to operate with you. You find it fulfilling to operate with people others consider as difficult to deal with. You reiterated the nothingness of ‘things of the world’ in me. For this I remain ever grateful. Finally, Mommy, you are the Mother I received the day I got married to Juliet. I just want to thank you Mommy for the things you have done, you and Daddy have given me a gracious woman with whom I share my life. You are her lovely mother and I am her lucky husband. You both raised in love a little girl, then gave me a beautiful, respectful, caring, creative, God fearing, family oriented, hard working (endless list) woman. Mommy thank you so much for that. I am happy that I could become your son and that you became a mother and a friend to me. Personally I find it difficult dealing with parent after just about 30 minutes in close interaction. This is not the case with you. You are special indeed. Thank immensely for who you are, Thank you for what you are Thank you for the values you can die for Thank you for the vices you stand against May God grant you a long and happy life so that you keep making others happy. HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Your son STANLEY
53: MY DEAREST MOM, “FOR NINE MONTHS YOU CARRIED ME AND NURTURED ME IN YOUR WOMB, FOR THIRTY TWO YEARS YOU NOURISHED ME WITH YOUR WISDOM AND LOVE – MY MOTHER” My Mother, You sat and watched my infant head, Fed me from your gentle breast, Hushed me in your arms to rest And on my cheek sweet kisses pressed. When pain and sickness made me cry, You gazed upon my heavy eye, Rock’d me that I should not cry and wept for fear that I should die? My mother. In a lifetime I will never find another, who will love me as unconditionally as you have. YOU are UNIQUE of all GOD’S creation, and nothing can replace YOU. LOVE, B- BOY. | Dear mom, There is so much I will love to say; I pray to God I can find the right words to express my feelings to you. Those who know us, realise that there is a special bond between us. You are the apple of my eye, my best friend and above all the sweetest mom! Growing up, I know it was hard for you to see me sick; countless times, you nursed me through several attacks of febrile convulsion – only God knows what you went through – I now know where my inspiration of joining the medical field came from. You were my nurse and you did a great job. You’ve been my best friend and playmate. As a child, through you, I came to love and cherish the song “Brown girl in the rain”. We shared most of our secrets, right now everyone knows once mommy knows something, Brown will also know. I constantly remember, vividly, those evenings back at Foncha Street; me sitting beside’s you, with my head on your laps and your hand gently petting my back – how I miss those days. As a surgeon, I see a lot of you in me; I am constantly admired by the nursing staff, because of the way I suture (stitch up) my patients – a skilled I learned from you as a child. Watching you do You were there, that famous day - I watched on TV a heart operation, and decided from then that I wanted to become a doctor/surgeon. You encouraged me through the years, aiding me to achieve my dreams, I picked up the nick name doctor then, a name you constantly called me, as an encouragement towards my dreams. I was only six years old then, but you believed in me - and still do. You have been a corner stone to my faith; you taught me how to say my prayers, led me through morning devotions daily. I still remember that each time, prior to returning back to school, you always committed us into God’s protection, with the words of Psalm 91. At the beginning of every year, you always made sure that I received a PCC daily devotion guide, irrespective of how far away I was.
54: I remember clearly, you were right there with me, when all hope seemed lost, in getting my GCE transcript, which at that time was vital in getting admission into the medical school in Nairobi. We both experienced God’s miraculous ways of answering prayers – a mom’s prayers. Parting from you for Nairobi was unbearable; I cried all the way. Even though we were apart, I thought about you every day – 24/7. You gave me a Bible as a parting gift, with the wordings of Psalm 119 vs. 105 “May God’s word be a lamp to guide you and a light to your path” – which comforted me - this I still cherish. It was through the motherly love you showed to a stranger you met while in Congo that enabled me to have a smooth transition into South Africa – your motherly love has no boundaries. Oh mom, I am now a surgeon - a proof that your prayers to God for over 25 years have been answered. You’ve made it happen! I found a wife - Belle, whom I intend to marry this December. Oh mommy, she is so much like you, she is so beautiful, sweet, lovely and caring - she even bakes cakes! But you know, the place I have for you in my heart is just for you; Belle has hers, I know you two will be best of friends and when I have a daughter – guess what I am going to call her – Alice! Yes, because you mean so much to me and always will. Words cannot explain how I truly feel, here is to wishing you... “A happy 60th birthday and May the Good Lord grant you many more years”. Ps. I can’t wait for my dance with you. Love B. Boy.
55: Dear Mummy, As you celebrate your 60th birthday, I want you to know that you are an inspiration to me! You first came to my life as a teacher, who made home economics such a joy. I have scarcely come across anyone with a talent for the domestic sciences that was not taught by you. Yet, this is but a small part of the teacher in you. Many lives, including mine have been transformed by your teachings in the church, school, community, on the different topics you cover from marriage, parenting, keeping a good home and virtuousness. One of your exceptional qualities is your steadfast, LONG suffering love for your children. If there was a world cup for supermoms, I’m sure you’d win it. I was not there when you raised your kids but I know from their accounts, especially that even when they tested you (especially my fiancé, Brown), you remained fiercely loyal and confident that they would reach their potential. You love, support them financially, emotionally and morally to become better men. Blessedly, you have indeed lived to see all of them become successful, both in their professions and in their families. I am very thankful for this quality in you, because your exceptional mothering techniques have produced a most amazing person that will be sharing the rest of my life with, and the most amazing and supportive sister and brother in-laws that anyone could ever wish for. You have also extended this same love to your five grandchildren, eliciting strong connections to you, their grandma. You go out of your way to spend time with each of them, to help raise them, and give their parents a break. Another remarkable quality you have is your generosity, which not only blesses your family but also complete strangers in foreign lands. The way you sacrificed your time to mould the women in your community and around you. The dedication you’ve put in raising other people’s kids, and the pleasures you’ve had to let go to fulfil the needs of others are all incredible. Mummy, I appreciate your life-long faith and your total submission to your husband. You have lived your faith during challenging circumstances. By faith, you have followed the example of Ruth. You have followed daddy wherever he went, even if it meant giving up all that you knew, had built, all that you could become, just so you could support him as needed. You really bring to life the verse – he who finds a wife, finds a good thing, and obtains favour from the Lord (Prov. 18:22).It is my prayer that your submission will never go unrewarded. In the few months that I have known you as my future mother-in-law, you have always treated me as one of your own and that means so much to me! Throughout this wedding planning process, you have supported me financially and emotionally. You have given me good advice but never imposed your views on me. No matter what it is that i need, you have ALWAYS been there for me and i appreciate that with all my heart, thank you!
56: I have always looked up to you for the honest and heartfelt way you live your life. The way you help anyone in need; the way you always put other people’s needs before your own, at times going without, because one of the family needs something. I especially admire the way you have dedicated your life to raising women in the community around you, wherever you are. I am also very touched by how much you sacrifice (like time with your husband, your career and your home) to make sure your kids and grandkids are well looked-after and that their parents are not overwhelmed I think is pretty inspirational in itself! My life and the lives of those I love have been richly blessed by your generosity, love and faith. I am thankful that God gave placed you in my life! Oh, and I can't end without mentioning her incredible inner and outward beauty, your tasteful sense of fashion, how wonderfully you carry yourself like lady, yet the sweet simplicity with which you live your life. I know this could make my mother jealous, but I believe she knows that if something happened to her today, she will go in peace knowing that I have another mom that will love me like her own. So, mummy Alice Ndofor, THANK YOU for being my inspiration! I love you dearly. XOXO Belle (B-girl)
58: MOTHER-IN-LAW | A Wonderful Mother-in-Law "God made a wonderful mother-in-law, A mother-in-law who never grows old. He made her smile of the sunshine, And He molded her heart of pure gold. In her eyes He placed bright shining stars, In her cheeks, fair roses you see. God made that wonderful mother-in-law, And he gave her to me." | Giving From the Heart "A mother-in-law seems to specialize in doing thoughtful deeds, Before you ask she understands your problems and your needs. Quietly she does her best to help, inspire and cheer, And everything looks brighter right away because she’s near. She always has a lot to do but still finds time to spare, To listen and to give advice because she really cares. She helps because she wants to, she finds joy in being kind, And making others happy is the first thing on her mind. She makes this world a better place by practicing the art, Of reaching out to others and by giving from the heart."
59: ALL GROWN UP
62: Thinking of you is like the Spring, You bring love and joy to everything. | A garden of Love grows in a Grandmother's heart. | Ab & Joshua | Baby Lum | Rodney
63: Azenwi & Val | Precious Angels | Baby Lum
66: Grandmothers and roses are much the same. Each are God's masterpieces with different names.
67: Grandma, I was thinking of you today and a smile tickled my face. Remembering all the things you taught me, like always to say grace. I remember sitting in your lap while you read to us. Fir that and much more, we say ... | Thank You
70: XOXO | KISSES
71: the best | LOVE YOU
72: Africa Day celebrated by Women's group Zambia | Leading Women Africa Day | ZAMBIA | A Devoted Community Activist
73: Handing over gift to an Orphanage | Handing over gifts to needy | Trip to a Village in Zambia to feed the needy | Hospice visit | Sponsor orphans | Diplomatic International Women's Group
74: Teaching Self Reliance Skills to ladies | Workshop for Bambili Women
75: Visiting the sick | Gifts to Hospital | Visiting the sick with gifts | Handing over gifts to Orphans of HIV decease parents | Handing over beds to an orphanage
76: Live well, laugh often, love much | Send off by African Women Diplomatic Group, Zambia
77: Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories. - Cathy Allen | Bye Bye Zambia | Send off Prayer by Pastor - Zambia 2002
78: A Passionate Teacher | 1994 -P.S.S Mankon
79: Food and Nutrition GCE setting
81: born educator
82: Match Pass | Everyone wore school colors | Welcome HOME | Home Sweet Home | School
83: We started off the week wearing the school colors, and getting our hands working | We had a party to celebrate our graduation. | We love Home Sweet Home School
84: home | home
87: GOOD FRIENDS ARE RELATIVE, YOU CULTIVATE FOR YOURSELF | Alice, everyone has a person who ranks higher on the scale of friends than many others. Do you remember this song “if I come to Jesus happy shall I be. He will give me sister that no one else can give” Jesus brought us together glory be to him. You are not just my friend you are my sister. You are one with whom I can be completely honey about what I think, feel desire and plan without worrying for a moment that I am going to be judged. You have seen and been with me at my best and at my worst (especially your visit to San Jose). Your love and concern for me has no boundary. Sister I laugh with you, I talk with you and I share with you, that is the person you are to me, a cherished and an indispensable friend. My sister, you are the Lords wonderful creation endowed with talents gifts and abilities to be a woman, a mother and a wife. At sixty your role in these capacities becomes more challenging and demanding but because I know you are a woman after Gods own heart, God will make you become one He can use to fulfill his purpose. | Sister on this special birthday celebration, I join all others to thank God for your life. This is the perfect time to tell you how glad and blessed I am that you are a part of my life, a part of my family, above all that you are among the very few who understand me. Sister we have been God’s gift to each other, ad over the years we have been each others mirror. May we continue to sing the sing in each other’s heart because our relationship is a connection to life, a tie to our past and a road to our future. Have a wonderful birthday !!! Your sister, Tasia Nana
88: Prisca & Gina
89: Mummy, Happy 60th Birthday. May the Good Lord continue to bless you, guide you and bless you with many more years. On this special day, I wish you all you wish your self. On this special day, I will like to say Thank You for all you have taught me along the years and what you continue to teach me. May you never give up or get tired of your motherly duties as we continue to learn something new from you everyday. Once more, Happy 60th birthday. Love you, Prisca | Mummy, time has gone by so fast. I can’t believe 60 is already around the corner. In your 60 years of existence I know you have crossed several milestones but from what I hear life is just going to keep getting better from this point on. No doubt there shall be more challenges along the way but knowing who you are, they will just add to your list of achievements. Cherish every moment and keep making the most out of it. So on this day as you celebrate your 60th birthday, my best wish for you is a better tomorrow that is full of promise and hope. I wish you many more wonderful years to come with God’s richest blessings. We thank God for giving you and all of us this time on earth to enjoy each other. Love always, Bebe Gi
90: A Sweet Aunt
93: Auntie, I wonder at times who could have replaced you and finally concluded there is no one like you. Over the years I have learned a lot from you. You took the time to narrate a lot o stories to us. You have demonstrated intelligence, wisdom, grace and integrity in your interactions with us which has made us overcome many huddles. I pray the almighty God grant you many many more years of extreme joy and happiness. Thank you Aunty HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY Dr. Gaston Boma | Aunty Alice, You were there for me before I even became me, as I’m sure you were there when my mother & father named me. You always said the right words when I needed to hear it, You thought me how to believe & how to remain strong in spirit. You told me about all my brothers & sisters when I once thought I was alone, And you taught me all about my roots when I thought America was my home. You listened when I cried, and you listened when I spoke. You told me the truth about my dad when I was mature enough to cope. I just want to thank you for everything but can’t find the perfect words to say, So for what it’s worth I would just like to say.Happy Birthday!! Love Always, Achidi Sama | SOME WORDS OF APPRECIATION. I can't imagine the smile on your face and the joy in your heart this day aunty, but let me tell you what I know. The almighty has given us a guide in the family, a foundation stone and a very loving one. I think it is my turn to tell you to continue to be the person you have always been, and surely goodness and mercy shall continue to follow you all the days of your life. Thank you for being who you are, and congrats for such an achievement in life. Look around you and see how the almighty has blessed you, and know that we are so happy to have you. Happy birthday aunty, happy birth day. Sir, Bernard Sama
94: Mummy, You have always been there for me and I want to say happy many more years to you. The values you instilled in me continue to guide me everyday. Your advises have always been vital. Thank you for all the love you have shown me. You have always trusted in me and I will continue to earn that trust. There are not enough words to describe what you have been to me. I will continue to live by your teachings and though I may be stubborn sometimes, I will know the right thing to do always. THANK YOU. Hermann Sama | I am happy to have been part of this important occasion or this period in life when we are going to celebrate my mom [ mommy’s ] 60th anniversary .If there should be one thing in life that I cherish it should be the motherly love you have showed me. And I will like to say I have had so many other gifts from GOD but there is one special gift I have and it is the loving and caring and ever present mom that I got and its you mommy . One other thing that make you very special and for the almighty GOD to have made you live up to this day is because of the care, love and the generosity you show to every person. You are a mother who has no limitations. You love anyone and treat them as your child. You are open to all in fact every one finds a reason of getting to know you better. For this family in particular if there should be a role model of a mother. It should be you mommy. You have played a very important role in the Ndofor’s family that no one else could play and we all love you so much. Everyone knows and can count on you to support them. You listen, you pray, you organize family activities and you bring peace. We love you for that. Happy 60th anniversary mommy. May the almighty GOD who has made you see this day make you see more other days to see the impact you have caused in the hearts of your children and the people who know you. From your son Ndofor Chefor
95: Dear Auntie, Happy Birthday and accept heartfelt congratulations from all of us. We thank God for this special day, and we celebrate the great gift of your life. You have been a real blessing in our lives all these years. So it is very fitting to celebrate this important milestone in your life. You have never stopped sharing your love, kindness and wisdom and I feel truly blessed to have someone like you in my life. When I was a little boy running around the family compound in Musang you were there for us. Through my seven years at Sacred Heart you were always present and your door was always open. Even when I became a grown up you have never forgotten us. Whenever you visit the US you never fail to call – and I am always so thrilled to hear your voice and feel the love of a mother. A few years ago I was traveling when you called to tell me our relative was in a bad situation and needed help. Through your persistent efforts we finally resolved the situation years later. That spoke volumes about your love and concern for others. The good Lord has blessed you with many children and grandchildren. May he shower you with more blessings, and may you live to see your great grandchildren and their own children. We wish you long life, God’s grace and many happy returns! With Love, Vally, Vero, Engu, Chembe and Baby Nayah. | THANK YOU & A PRAYER FOR YOU Mommy just wants to thank you so much for all you have been to me and to the family. Thank you Mommy for always being there for us, to listen, support and encourage us. Thank you Mommy for making me be whom I am today. There is just so much I have learnt from you. Thank you for being my role model. I PRAY Oh Lord my God, you who created woman the one who brought me to the world I want to thank you for her life for the care , the love, the courage and the spirit you gave her to bring me up.Now I am another full grown woman preparing to be a mother like her make her my role model, one I will follow her examples give her long life so I can have time to still learn from her give her strength and good health and every other thing she needs I thank you Lord for answering my prayer Amen Jane Ndofor
96: My dear Alice I thank our Almighty God for you. You have remained devoted to the course of Christianity. You have left no stone unturned to ensure that stable and Christian homes are sustained even in this era in which the marriage institution is becoming increasingly fragile. It has always been your wish and struggle that the African values of solidarity, fraternity, unity, respect and love are upheld in the family. Stronger family ties has been your watch word especially in this present age where in work and the desire to amass material wealth pre-occupy both men and women. As you clock 60, it is my sincere prayer and hope that the Lord keeps and inspires you more and more, so that you shall continue being of help to couples and entire families world wide. You have rendered services to the church especially at the level of the Christian Women Fellowship of the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon. This movement shall always remain indebted to you for your immense contribution to her growth and I just thank you and wish you abundant blessings. Stand firm in the service of the Lord for no service for Christ goes unnoticed by Him. It is not when the laws compel us but when the heart moves us to share that the society is really Christian. Keep working in our Lords vine yard as He lents you breathe Helen Tabah | MY INLAW, MY SISTER
97: MY INLAW, MY SISTER | HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALICE Wish you many years to come. I thank God for your life and pray that HE helps you to continue doing the work, as a mother and as a leader. I also like to share idea with you, it so happened that we are a family now. I and my husband Joshua love you. God Bless you, Grace Batcha
98: The Woman with a Heart of Gold: After almost 15years abroad, I returned to Cameroon for visit in 2010, excited, pumped up with a busy agenda and ready to have a good time and enjoy life! My agenda was packed; Sis Jane’s wedding, Juliet’s knock-door; visit to Dad’s grave; Spend time with Mami Anyu,Ma Esther, Sis Rith .There was no time to waste and everything was on schedule since I had only 2 weeks. There was no place for sickness but guess what? I fell critically ill on the day of Sis Jane’s wedding. While I lay helpless, you came to my rescue. When you called me and asked how I was doing, even though I told you I was ok, you could detect from my voice that I was sick. You immediately got your husband involved and arranged for a doctor to see me at the clinic. All through my stay at the hospital and in Cameroon, you both made sure I was comfortable and had anything I needed. You did not only take care of me but provided support to my spouse who was thousands of miles away. I know this is about you but I cannot talk about you without including your better half. Thanks to both of you and I want you to know that I will for ever be grateful for such acts of kindness that is beyond measure. Mummy Alice, you have completely enriched our lives by blessing us with another sister in Juliet and brothers in Terence, Herman and Brown. You continue to bless us with Joshua and all the other people you bring into our lives. You and Daddy have completely accepted Stanley as one of yours and embraced our entire family. You continue to support us and everyone that crosses your path spiritually, morally, financially and in any way possible. Thank you for putting others needs before yours and for all the sacrifices that you have made to mankind but more especially for leaving your husband in a foreign land to come and support us through Juliet’s pregnancy, delivery and care for Joshua.
99: OUR Journey BEGINS... | Auntie Alice, you have a heart of Gold. I can see you in my pantry, closet, jewelry box etc.You are kind, humble, selfless, forgiving and have generosity of spirit. A friend to all, you inspire all to achieve their greatest potential in whatever their heart desires are. When I was ordained as an elder, you encouraged me through a prayer that called for me to be a transformer and not a conformer. Those words have been my guide since then every time I am faced with a controversial situation. You have transformed generations of people especially women across countries and ethnicities by your example of hard work and dedication to serving the Lord with Joy. On behalf of all of these people, I say thank you and continue the extraordinary work and sacrifices. So as you celebrate this mile stone age, I want to thank God for bringing you into my life. Your outlook to life is worth emulating so continue in the same spirit. For the NEXT 60 YEARS remember these words from Mother Theresa that People are often unreasonable and self –centered. Forgive them anyway If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway. For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway. Love Always. Jackie Batcha-Anyu
100: Dear Alice, I knew you just when you got married. I came to know you better through your husband who was President of CYF. I was pregnant then and always was overjoyed when AB (Abraham Ndofor) was nearby. When you joined the CWF alongside late Martha Essem (may her soul rest in peace), I was then the social secretary of CWF Ntamulung. I loved you from then because you always smiled and was happy. You always tried to teach and enable me learn and to know more. When Mrs. Nyamboli left the group and later the movement, you became an officer and we worked wonderfully together. I am called Mamie Abam because of you. You started calling me that as Presbytery Secretary to my Presbytery President. We worked as a great team, as sisters and believers. I remember or recall when I was admitted at the general hospital with my little AB who had drunk bleach. You brought baby Brown and gave me because he was very sick and handed him to me and went outside. I took Brown to Ma Nyamboli who recued the baby and we both slept in the same ward with the children who both recovered. Rev. Fomuso had to come and pray for us in the hospital. You were at one end of the children’s’ ward and I at the other end. | You are such a darling daughter. No discrimination can be found in your heart. That is why I made you my adopted mother-in-law(parents to Earl Agwe Depass Ndofor, the husband to Maggie Abam).today my grand-daughters, The Depass, are children of “Ntah Bambili. You’ve always shown love –true love. You are all round to me and Pa Abam who loves you dearly daughter, mother-in-lawetc You truly are a lovely person.I wish you many more years. After the death of Eli Gana, I am still comforted because of you Alice Lum Ndofor.AS you celebrate your 60th Birthday, I pray I celebrate my 70th come December 2012. MY PRAYER FOR YOU! WALK IN GOD’S WISDOM AND IN HIS PERFECT WILL. Lord and God, You are worthy to receive glory and honour and power, for You created all things, and by Your will they were created and have their being. You adopted Alice as your child through Jesus Christ, in accordance with Your pleasure and will. I pray that she may be active in sharing her faith so that she will have a full understanding of every good thing she has in Christ. Father, I ask You to give her a complete understanding of what You want to do in her life, and I ask You to make her wise with spiritual wisdom. Then the way she lives will always honour and please you and she will continually do good, kind things for others. All the while, she will learn to know You better and better as a wife, mother, mother-in-law and grandmother. Amen!!! Rebecca Keng Abam Bamenda May 28th 2012 | ALICE
101: POETIC PICTURE OF ALICE NDOFOR ON HER 60th BIRTHDAY ALICE -Woman of integrity and of truthfulness About her, the Bible says; The integrity of the upright guides them: The righteousness of the blameless keeps their ways straight, Proverbs 11:3 -5 Alice and Abraham Alice Ndofor is the wife to Abraham Ndofor Alice and Abraham are parents of beautiful children Alice and Abraham are from Baba and Bambili Alice and Abraham have served as leaders in church and co-operative Learner and Leader Learning has been the springboard of Alice’s action-prayer Learning has given Alice spirituality, education and training Learning made Alice to be chosen as leader and speaker variously Learning, Alice teaches, is a life time process for leaders and teachers Instrumental and Inductive Initially, Alice was instrumental to Abraham’s leadership engagements Incidentally Abraham was inductive of Alice’s leadership potential In time and space Alice was founding Secretary CWF LCC/Youth elder In time Alice rose to CWF Presby Secretary, Elder in Mezam Presbytery In time Alice become Synod Rep and international educator and counselor. Creative and Communicative Creative has Alice been in speaking and teaching and instructing Creative in animating groups, writing minutes and chairing meetings Creative in sharing ideas and opinions in Session meetings, Alice was Creative in founding school and for a for underprivileged families Creative still in counseling and writing for readers at home & abroad Ecumenical and Evangelistic Evangelism has been Alice’s flair, privilege and opportunity in the PCC Ecumenical indeed through World day of prayer women’s committee Evangelistic in organizing, for family and friend’s festival, marriage and burials Ecumenical while living with husband-Abraham abroad in Africa, USA, & Haiti Ecumenical still as children compile this book for her Diamond jubilee of fulfillment From Helen Dilys & Rev Dr. Joe Set Ani-Mv Friends and Pastor since 1974
102: RUNNING TOWARDS THE GOAL “So I run straight towards the goal, in order to win the prize which is God’s call through Christ Jesus to the life above” St Paul kept on running to win the prize. This woman I want to talk about is like St Paul in the Bible. Her name is Mrs. Ndofor Alice, when I saw her in 1979, when we arrived P.C Ntamulung; I saw the spirit of God in her. She worked like the president of C.W.F Mezam presbytery and was a teacher by profession in WTTC today known as P.S.S Mankon. We worked with her peacefully, joyfully and had good times together and spiritually I took her to be my praying partner. We prayed for one another’s problems and she was so encouraging. Those of us who worked with her loved her so much. We were 1. Mrs. Gana Elizabeth who is of blessed memory. 2. Mrs. Anastasia Nana who is an Elder in P.C Ntamulung 3. Mrs. Rebecca Abam 4. Mrs. Christina Nkwenty 5. Mrs. Toche Grace 6. Mrs. Julie Pefok who is the C.W.F presbytery president for Mezam. We loved her so much because she had bright ideas, and she is a very hard working woman, sacrificing to God and God’s people. The idea of a common blouse for CWF women was brought by her. She also said the blouse should be sewn in a way that nursing mothers will not find it difficult to breast feed their babies. Since I knew her, I discovered many talents in her. She usually drove us round Mezam presbytery offices to different groups at the time Mezam was still so large and was not yet splitted. She was a mother to us. When Grace my daughter was getting married to Ernest Kenenging, she called us in her office for counseling. She equally counseled many children in the fear of God. Today I can proudly say Grace and her family are enjoying a lovely marriage thanks to her counseling. I admired the way she loved her husband and children, the way she took care of them, we lived like one family. She brought up her children with the fear of God and the love of Christ, her children loved us and other people. She really worked hard for C.W.F and the P.C.C, she was also very friendly. If I were to write a book about her, it will be very big but I’ll just end here by reminding her of the songs she always song with us when we visited any group. She was really that light and the salt for all mankind as the Bible says in Mathew 5:13A & 14A SONG: My Lord oh you are wonderful, You mad it possible for us to be here (as many times as possible) You will forever be remembered by all especially the Pefok’s family God bless you. By Na Julie Pefok
103: TO MRS NDOFOR ALICE ON HER 60TH ANNIVERSARY The woman I know - Na Alice Ndofor, formerly Miss Alice Sama of the renounced WTTC - Mankon - Teacher by profession, latter became Mrs. Ndofor Alice - a mother, a teacher and a housewife. She joined hands to build the then Presbyterian Church - Longla College Congregation, now P.C Musang. Her motherly manners earned her the post of Elder and C.W.F. President cumulatively. We admired her and her husband's ways of life to an extent that we chose them to be Godparents to our last daughter: Maryline Allo. Because God knows how much you have labored in His Vine-yard, how much you still have to put in, we can only thank God at your 60th birth day and pray Him to bless you out of His abundance with many more years. We appreciate that behind every successful woman is a man, Pa A.B. Ndofor, the true husband. Thank you for caring. Grand ma, congratulation. Mr./Mrs. Allo Martin and Children
104: THANK YOU - Ma Alice, Al, Sister Alice, These are all your names but called at different times. You can remember very well our time at P.s.s Mankon, and how the first meeting between the two of us especially as quite cold. When I got my posting decision and say the name Mrs. Alice Ndofor. I did not know who this lady was, as I asked people, I was told she was a lady that has a volks wagon, sky blue in color. Hey!! Was seized by fear. This lady, what!! How will I work with her? Those were my feeling and expressions of fear. Not long I came to know that Ma Alice also had the same feelings towards me. Not long as we met and interacted with each other we knew ourselves better. Not long Mrs. Tata and Mrs. Atia joined us. 11 years together at P.s.s Mankon were not 11 years of joke. We were counselors to ourselves, legitimate children and to the students we taught. We prayed, solved problems of all type together and supported each other in all aspects. Hey!! Ma Alice, you remember the five liter jug of good wine we kept which we took every time we had a prepared by one of us in the cookery lab at P.s.s Mankon. I quite remember you were our coordinator and your leadership style was one of “we” not “I” and that is how we succeeded in our goals, teaching and having good results. Bringing up children to fear the Lord and meeting their needs when possible. Infact students hardly could tell which child belongs to who as up till date some ex-students of P.s.s Mankon till meet me and ask about Terence, Hermann, Juliet and Brown and I am sure it is not different from you too. The children too were so closely knitted together especially Hermann and Venan. My dear sister Alice, the story of my life can never be completed without you. I was a staunch Baptist before I got married to my late husband Mr. Londi Henry Sondo but when I was posted to P.s.s, I was not going to church. Infact I back slided and that was quite dangerous but it meant nothing to me at that time. The sound of a church bell meant nothing to me at that time infact I was spiritually dead. On several occasions you tried to talk to me about my Christian life and commitment to God, but you were always disappointed when most often I either changed the topic or move away silently. After all attempts to treat me with some love on that aspect, you decided to be very harsh. I quite remember the last thing you said to me was “infact sister Marita when I die you will see a sea of C.W.F women at my funeral who will burry you”? I said no word and as I moved away you added very sternly “Think about it seriously” I am sorry Ma Alice, that hunted me and at last I came to realize that I belonged to no where, no church record had my name, no pastor was directly responsible for me but I knew many pastors. I was so worried but kept it to myself I refused to share my feeling with anybody even Ma Alice who was the author. All I did was I prayed to God I should not die in that state.
105: Finally the dawn of my live came at the funeral of Sister Alice’s grand mother. The funeral at Musang church, I did not want to seat amongst people, so sat alone right behind. The pastor was Reverend Mbela Ikome, During his preaching he said “ I Mbela Ikome I know this Mama who has died” and said many things about her Christian life then at last he asked “you sitting there who knows you?” yes the pastor spoke directed to me. Oh my God I felt something passed me like a shock . I wept bitterly. I am sure people thought I was crying for mama but I wept because no pastor knows me. From then, I behaved differently there was something burning inside me. I was afraid not to be crushed by a car on my way home. All I wanted was for a pastor to receive me atleast in a church. I rushed home and when I met Daddy (as I called my late husband) he asked my how the funeral was, and I said fine but immediately told him I wanted to see Rev Pefok (who was the Pastor at P.C Ntamulung). He was confused and asked for what and I immediately told him I wanted to be received as a Christian in the Presbyterian Church, he was quite. Then the next day I went home saw my mother and told her who praised God. Then the next day I asked daddy to take me to Rev Pefok. The pastor told me the next Sunday he could not receive me in church because it was CWF rally day. I quickly asked him if I could attend the rally he accepted. Friday, I attended CWF meeting even before being received in church. At the rally I thought they could receive people in church. I waited patiently in vein, I went home very disappointed. At last I was received admitted into P.C Ntamulung and since then I have been faithful serving God. Infact as I write this, I am so emotional, tear are running down my chick (tears of joy). Thank you Ma Alice, Thank you Al, Thank you very much. May God Bless you. I end this with psalm 30 a prayer of thanks giving to God. n/b we had many temptation but we overcome them all through prayers, meditation and thanks giving.
106: HAPPY 60th BIRTHDAY TO SISTER MA ALICE NDOFOR Happy birthday as you turn 60 at this beautiful, mature, ripe and intelligent age. We are proud of you, looking back at the distance you have successfully covered. It’s not been easy! More than thirty years ago when we first met in Bamenda, we worshipped at Longla College on Sundays, with Rev. Joe Set Aji Mvo and later Late Rev. Dim as pastors. We admired your spirituality, zeal and endless devotion to work for women’s` groups especially the CWF of the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon (PCC). We congratulate you and your husband my friend and brother A .B. Ndofor for tirelessly standing by you and giving you the necessary support you have needed over the years to succeed. I know you did same to him. We have admired your life style, especially raising the beautiful children, today doctors, engineers, professors, gentlemen and citizens of the world. Our two families have lived as one over the years. Many people hardly distinguish between our children. We must thank God and bring glory to his Holy Name. We have over the years had good and bad times together. We neither own nor control time, for it does not belong to us. You Sister Alice you’ve crossed the rubbicon in life. If one were to ask you what next? You would certainly ask God for more time to continue to take care of A.B. Jr, Val, Azenwi etc. maybe more time to travel, why not take care of (Home Sweet Home). I suspect your students are in nearly all continents of the globe. Most of all, my wish for you would be that your health be GOOD. Let God grant you Good Health. I shall never forget your loving impromptu presence and support at my graduation, Jacksonville State University, USA. No past can ever be so fresh, memorable and nostalgic as the nice time we had together. Thank you Sis. Ma Alice. Distance never kills a willing heart. Thank you! You lived up to standards with our children. At Rolland’s wedding, leading the young couple gallantly with Ma Mary Manga as mothers` in waiting made Justine and I proud! The writing must end only because we cannot say all here. The rest of the stories will be told be pictures and others. I urge A.B. Ndofor to continue to live up to the task by assiduously accompanying you and making the next celebration when the time comes even better than this one. Have a wonderful 60th anniversary. John and Justine Abeng.
107: Alice, I do thank God for His Divine arrangement that made our paths cross. You were born in Bamenda some sixty years ago and I was born in Limbe some sixty one years ago but by His love and wonders He gave me a little sister and friend. You are the true friend many only dream of. In your family you gave my family siblings and friends. Thank you for our frank talks. You are so sincere in your desire to help others and see that you offer the best of yourself as need be. "Now how about that egusi cracking habit?" Is it still on? The hands must be busy now, occupied by all the grandchildren!!! Ha ha! I love you Alice! God richly bless you! Your friend and sister. Christiana Mokake. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALICE!!! | “Na” Alice! Congratulations on your 60th birthday. You are a great and dynamic mother, teacher and leader. By sharing your teaching and leadership skills, you have done much to improve the status f Cameroonian women spiritually, socially and financially. You are a role model in the society at large. May God grant you many more years to continue your good work. Yours, Esther Nyindem. | Hi Mummy Alice Ndofor Eric/Florence Mbangowah are so lucky to have surfaced and had the privilege to know you at a young marriage age. The impact you and Daddy Abraham Ndofor have in our lives is so incredible. Apart from being a Christian and loving mother, We have this picture of yours in our minds always asking us to go on our knees and pray surrendering everything to God our father. You have this God given talent of a Christian marriage councilor; Let your light shine so that many people's lives can be impacted by your gifts. May God richly bless you with a happier, healthier, loving long life Eric and Florence Mbangowah Maryland USA
108: A Tribute To Aunty Alice Ndofor On Her 60th Anniversary | Aunty Alice The Teacher - The Friend - The Mother - The Aunty - The wife - The woman - The leader - The sister - The counselor When I think of Aunty Alice, I draw nearer to God above, For only God in His greatness could fashion a womans love like hers. I pay tribute to you Aunty Alice for your love touched my life and will continue to influence me forever. Your life has been exemplary in that, you have shown the example of a woman who takes the God given role with dignity and thanks giving. As a wife, I saw the principle of “Submit to your husband in everything as to Christ; As a mother, I saw you give all yet allow independence and respect reignno screaming, shouting, As a friend, you gave all, bore all, tolerated all and did not mind the cost; As a leader, you served as Christ demanded and are still praised and missed as a CWF Leader; As a teacher in all domains, your students are testimonies of your good teaching; As a sister, ooooh, played the role of parent and stretch yourself beyond; As an aunty, you were the best in that you filled the gap of any missing “love”; As a counselor, you resolved conflicts both within and without with the love of God; AS a patient, you were able to hold on to faith in God that it will be well and the miracle came; And as a woman, God’s specially made creation; you have topped the chart of Dignity, Beauty, Intelligence, Patience Hardwork, Perseverance Love for mankind, tolerance; May God grant you many more years to continually influence the life of children, teenagers, young adults, the elderly and all who are in need of the gifts God has bestowed on you. Remain blessed and be yourself. Cathy Gana-Ntumngia , Cameroon
109: To Mommy Alice When I reminiscence, I consider all the advices and the ear to listen and I know I can always rely on a Mommy, so gentle and kind, full of wisdom and patience. Even then I consider the word ‘God mother’ and then it makes more sense because she is truly God sent. From the time of my youth till adulthood, she has always been that voice with a positive message. As a teenager, I remember visiting Mommy and she will sit down with me, talk about life and its challenges, how I should conduct myself and the respect I should show others. Even as an adult, there was still no end to the encouraging and wise words (spoken and written) from her; the focus on family, even as I think about ‘Home Sweet Home’ that provided a focus in life. I am thankful to the Almighty that He gave you to me and will always appreciate you being a big part of my life. You are a blessing to all you have touched. The Lord will truly bless you with many more happy returns and you will fulfil your heart desires. WISHING MOMMY A HAPPY 60 Yours always Emmanuel Ambe | Mommy, As a young teenage boy, you taught me that becoming a man did not just entail studying hard but also knowing how to repair my thorn clothes, maintaining a home and preparing a meal for the family.As a new husband, you taught me that every family's challenges could be handled by following God's word. As a father, you have taught me that fatherhood can be challenging but raising a child is one of the greatest joys.Thanks to your constant guidance, I am making strides in building a Home Sweet Home for me and my household, as the Lord has commissioned me to. I know there will be challenges ahead, but I remain confident knowing I have Sweet Mothers whom the Lord has sent to guide me through. Thanks for being a Sweet Mother! Happy Birthday - Atsoh Nyindem
110: Dearest Auntie Alice, You have been blessed with these many years of love and happiness! You are not only a mentor, but an inspiration to many You use your God-given blessings to bless others every day You set the bar high on living a life of helping others, even while facing challenges You are genuine, humble, good-meaning, and exemplary You are truly SPECIAL, and a blessed child of God, You are the One-and-Only Auntie Alice Ndofor! As you celebrate, hope you take some time out to reflect on the uncountable blessings God has given you Wishing you more blessings, and a beautiful life ahead HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Love, -Edith & Atem Samson- | Dear Auntie Alice, Some say years take a toll on you; others think years bring joy and wisdom. That you celebrate your special day surrounded by so much love, gives you reason to look forward to many, many, more years ahead. Enjoy your special day and may God continue to empower you to serve him. We cherish you Auntie. The DePasses, Earl, Maggie, Ijang, BeNgum, Ambang, and Khadia | THE WOMAN YOU ARE | Back in 1986, I came across a warm, caring yet strict lady who touched my life. From my first encounter with her in class, I could sense that she was full of knowledge, energy, patience and enthusiasm. I admired her dynamism and creativity, her initiative, humility and above all her very natural looks. Then I was 12years old. She inspired me to be the woman and mother I am today. After all I still have the image of the blue smocking dress I made in form two. This inspired me to develop my skills in sewing. Each time I visit my parents, I see the framed message I embroidered “Dad and Mom Brought Us up with Love.” It’s still making all the difference in my life. Her lessons did not end within the walls of the classroom. The burning desire to share her knowledge and wide range of experiences pushed her pursue her heart’s desires in her books and “Home Sweet Home Couples.” She continues to inspire me, my family and others with her educative and supportive messages. The values she inculcates in us will live for posterity as we hand them down to our children. Ma Ndofor Alice, or “Auntie Alice” as fondly called, you are a woman with a difference. You keep changing people’s life and influencing them as you go along. Thank you for contributing to what I am today and for being such a loving and compassionate teacher. You are my model. May God give you His grace to continue with this special task in His vineyard. Happy Anniversary! Cordelia
111: Auntie Alice, You are a modern day epitome of a Proverbs 31 Woman. When Juliet asked me to write something to include in your 60th birthday booklet, all I could think of was “the proverbs 31 woman” for you are a true embodiment of the following qualities: “1. Faith - A Virtuous Woman serves God with all of her heart, mind, and soul. She seeks His will for her life and follows His ways. (Proverbs 31: 26, Proverbs 31: 29 – 31, Matthew 22: 37, John 14: 15, Psalm 119: 15 2. Marriage – A Virtuous Woman respects her husband. She does him good all the days of her life. She is trustworthy and a helpmeet. (Proverbs 31: 11- 12, Proverbs 31: 23, Proverbs 31: 28, 1 Peter 3, Ephesians 5, Genesis2: 18) 3. Mothering - A Virtuous Woman teaches her children the ways of her Father in heaven. She nurtures her children with the love of Christ, disciplines them with care and wisdom, and trains them in the way they should go. (Proverbs 31: 28, Proverbs 31: 26, Proverbs 22: 6, Deuteronomy 6, Luke 18: 16) 4. Health – A Virtuous Woman cares for her body. She prepares healthy food for her family. (Proverbs 31: 14 – 15, Proverbs 31: 17, 1 Corinthians 6: 19, Genesis 1: 29, Daniel 1, Leviticus 11) 5. Service - A Virtuous Woman serves her husband, her family, her friends, and her neighbors with a gentle and loving spirit. She is charitable. (Proverbs 31: 12, Proverbs 31: 15, Proverbs 31: 20, 1 Corinthians 13: 13) 6. Finances - A Virtuous Woman seeks her husband’s approval before making purchases and spends money wisely. She is careful to purchase quality items which her family needs. (Proverbs 31: 14, Proverbs 31: 16, Proverbs 31: 18, 1 Timothy 6: 10, Ephesians 5: 23, Deuteronomy 14: 22, Numbers 18: 26) 7. Industry – A Virtuous Woman works willingly with her hands. She sings praises to God and does not grumble while completing her tasks. (Proverbs 31: 13, Proverbs 31: 16, Proverbs 31: 24, Proverbs 31: 31, Philippians 2: 14) 8. Homemaking – A Virtuous Woman is a homemaker. She creates an inviting atmosphere of warmth and love for her family and guests. She uses hospitality to minister to those around her. (Proverbs 31: 15, Proverbs 31: 20 – 22, Proverbs 31: 27, Titus 2: 5, 1 Peter 4: 9, Hebrews 13: 2) 9. Time - A Virtuous Woman uses her time wisely. She works diligently to complete her daily tasks. She does not spend time dwelling on those things that do not please the Lord. (Proverbs 31: 13, Proverbs 31: 19, Proverbs 31: 27, Ecclesiastes 3, Proverbs 16: 9, Philippians 4:8 ) 10. Beauty – A Virtuous Woman is a woman of worth and beauty. She has the inner beauty that only comes from Christ. She uses her creativity and sense of style to create beauty in her life and the lives of her loved ones. (Proverbs 31: 10Proverbs 31: 21 – 22, Proverbs 31: 24 -25, Isaiah 61: 10, 1 Timothy 2: 9, 1 Peter 3: 1 – 6)”. Doreen Nebane Ambe
112: If I can be only half the parent you aspire me to be, my children will be extremely lucky. If i can be only half the husband you aspire me to be, my marriage would be perfect Mommy, thank you for being such positive influence in my life. Thank you for not only being a mother, but also a sister and a friend. On this very special day, I want to say Happy Birthday and May God continue to bless you. Ngu Nyindem | My Dear Aunty Alice, As a student in P.S.S. Mankon you loved me with a never-fading love. As a colleague in G.T.T.C. Bamenda you gave me your heart, love and sweet security. All these extended to my family especially my baby sister Jackie. You have been an incredible being that God has a reason to bring in our lives. Moreover, the fruit of the Holly Spirit is displayed in you everywhere. You are filled with kindness, love, joy, peace and patience. You inspire one and you never cease. Aunty Alice, your infinite love is too numerous to count, too magnificent to describe. I do pray that God continues to bless you and give you your heart’s desires. However, you are an awesome teacher, smart, fair and friendly. You are a role-model to many of us. You inspire me to dream, work and reach. Everyday you are planting a seed of curiosity and motivation to grow and succeed. You are interesting, positive, engaging and confident. Moreso, observing you, I often think how blessed we are to have you as this makes us feel valued and cherished. Aunty Alice, at 60 you count your life by smiles, not tears. You count your age by friends not years. Quoting Lucille Ball, she says "The Secret of Staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age" Aunty Alice, I wish you a wonderful 60th birthday, God's Riches Blessings, Long Life and Prosperity. You turn not older with years but newer everyday. All these are by the Grace of God. You should never let the spirit grow old. HAPPY 60TH ANNIVERSARY AND MAY GOB RICHLY BLESS YOU! Your Daughter, Marie-Claire Mbun nee Kometa
113: SOME WORDS OF APPRECIATION. How wide is your reach? Your warm embrace can be felt by family and friends, thousands of miles away. How relentless is your giving heart? Your acts of love and kindness have taught generations that giving is not only Gods wish, but feels good for the soul. How caring is your voice? Your words are filled with compassion and thoughtfulness. Not spoken lightly or without contemplation. All want to listen. How precious are you? You are the rarest of gems, treasured and cherished by all who know you. Dear Mami Juliet, May love and Gods Blessings surround you today and every day. Happy 60th Birthday!! Love, Your “White Chocolate” Daughter, Jodi | A 60th Birthday Tribute to Mrs. Alice Ndofor Always helping to plan someone’s event. Loves her husband and all her “children.” Initiates conversation whether you like it or not. Counseling every chance she gets. Everyone can learn something from her. New sewing/designing patterns make her day. Dancing with grandkids is part of her workout routine. Organizing “stuff” all the time. Food and Nutrition is one of her many talents. One life to live and enjoying every moment of it. Recipe Queen, right? With Love from Saaghe Aji-Mvo Fogwe
114: Your 60 years of living have been a great blessing to your family and to me in particular, and my life has been enriched because of my getting to know you as my mom, aunt and grand mom. I am wishing you a great 60th birthday! May God continue to bless and enrich you with long life and prosperity. With lots of love Ben Gana. | Happy Birthday my dear sister. Day by day until you've reached the age of 60. You have all the reasons to thank God for giving you this wonderful life where you breathe free air. Congratulations for being a good wife, mother & grandmother. Life is in a circle. You start in your young age looking after your siblings. After getting married you look after your husband. Then your children. After a relaxing period when the children are grown up and get married, you come back to helping with the bringing up of the grandchildren. How wonderful that is! While your body starts ages and your brain starts to embarrass you by forgetting a number of things, it is then your children you depend on asking you on your experiences as to how you brought them up! But God is great; you'll always be of great help in bringing them up. They are beautiful gifts from God. Last but not least, you've always been a good leader and adviser to the community. May the good Lord grant you many more years to live so that you see your great grand children. Here is a little prayer for you: Sacrifice of praise Lord may the life be a continual sacrifice of praise to you. You, who have done so much for me, ask only that I give my life wholly to you. How can I refuse? Let what others see in me be the cause for them to glorify you, too. Love, Violet Kapya | Sweet mother, I no go forget you... Hi ma'Alice, You are 60 and you have more to go. Thank you for the advices and guidance. Through your actions, we as a family have learned things that you didn't say. Whenever you mentioned an issue, your angle of perception gave us more revelations. May God continue to bless you and allow you to see the fruits of your heart-beat descending from your grandchildren to the great-grandchildren. God bless you Marie Tchouente and family
115: Dear Mummy Alice, It is not always easy for me to write this sort of thing, you know I often keep my thoughts to myself, but when I talked with Juliet; I knew I had to be among those celebrating your birthday. I came to Liberia knowing I will get acquainted to many people, but I was not thinking I will meet an exceptional lady I hope will count me among her friends. It was with admiration; I saw your dedication to lift up the women (not only Cameroonians) spiritually, morally and even materially. You made us understand God gave us talents we should not ignore and squander but use for our betterment and for those around us. You preached by example. We saw your devotion to your dear husband, children, family, home Sweet Home couple, friends and above all to your God. I personally benefitted so much from your presence. I remember our long walks through the streets of Monrovia while sweating abundantly we shared our experience and jokes. I also remember our dancing sprees and our more meditative moments at home. I hope I will continue to be among those walking this path of life with you and on your birthday and always, I pray our Almighty God to shower you and your family with His blessings. Love From Elise Angele Gang, Monrovia – Liberia | Yes, Auntie Alice is very Special I have not had the opportunity to tell her so This is a very great opportunity for me to do so. I have over the years admired Auntie Alice for her so many special qualities She is the special teacher that many students want to have She is an embodiment of a special wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandma and friend She is a voice to the voiceless and down trodden, a light to those in darkness I thank God for her life and pray that the good Lord gives her many, many more birthdays She is a special gift to our village Bambili Auntie Lucie Ngonbo | Wow Aunty, are you really turning 60? I don't think so. You are just 21 years with 39 years of experience. So life is starting for you. The only difference is that you have all these years of experience. I just want to use this opportunity to tell you what a wonderful person you are. I've learned a lot from you over the years as a teacher, and as a mother. You have been a Blessing to many and will continue to be. I pray that God should continue to Bless you and keep you for the rest of your life Na Sondo