MESSAGE OF CONDOLENCES FROM THE ALL AFRICA CONFERENCE OF CHURCHES ON THE DEATH OF RT. REV. DR. NYANSAKO-NI-NKU
The All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) has learnt with great sadness the passing on of its former President, the Rt. Rev. Dr. Nyansako-ni-Nku in Douala, Cameroon. He died in hospital after an illness.
On behalf of the AACC, the ecumenical movement in Africa, and on my own behalf, I would like to extend my most heartfelt condolences the family, friends and relatives of the late Rt. Rev. Dr Nyansako, as well as the congregation of the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon (PCC) for this loss.
Rt. Rev. Dr Nyansako has a strong association with the AACC, having served as its President between 2003-2008. He held various positions of responsibility in his church, PCC, which culminated in his being elected as its moderator in 1999, a position he held until 2009.
Rt. Rev. Dr. Nyansako will be remembered as a theological giant who came in at a difficult time during the AACC, where he teamed up with the then General Secretary, Bishop Dr. Mvume Dandala to lead AACC through difficult moments.
Rt. Rev. Dr. Nyansako was a great preacher, and passionate advocate for justice and peace. He spoke out against churches being paralyzed by fear, and refusing to criticize their governments for failing their people. He also spoke against greed, calling it one of the greatest poisons of our time. He campaigned vigorously for Jubilee 2000 campaign for debt cancellation, and called on Africans to be full participants in reconstruction of the continent.
At this time of great sorrow, we pray to God to give his family, and his church, fortitude and comfort to bear this loss.
‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Revelation 21:4
Rev. Dr Fidon Mwombeki