Values Across Cultures – Bafang, Cameroon

By Marie Chokote

There’s no better way to start a new year, a new season, than to pause and look at what makes you who you are! We are, for the most part a product of our education and our life experiences, I believe. Up until this past Sunday when I started working on this article, I don’t think I ever took the time to specifically think about what the core values we shared as a family unit were while I was growing up. Amazingly, as I thought more about it, it became obvious how much they have helped shape me into who I am today and I am grateful to my parents for giving me such great gifts!

Without a doubt the first thing that comes to mind, which has become such an intricate part of me that I don’t even have to think about is our Faith in Christ. I usually joke with my friends that I literally grew up in church! But more than just going to church, we received the gift of life – each of those Sunday school teachings, Bible study lessons were teaching me how to live responsibly as a human being, how to “love my neighbor”, how to strive to be my best at all times through Jesus Christ.

I have to say that each of the points I am about to share are somehow linked to this first one, nonetheless important enough to be individually listed. The second thing that I learned growing up and cherish to this day is a good work ethic. Continue reading

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