What Will Be Remembered. a poem by The Reverend Ngwa Hosea Ambe Nchesi

Ngwa Hosea Ambe Nchesi

What Will Be Remembered

Sow the seeds that will sprout
And grow into fruit-breaking trees
While you’re alive.
For your works will define you
When this candle is put off.

For when you’re gone
And in that little box lie
In that lonely corner of the world
Your own little portion
Of the earth beneath,
Only your trees will speak for you.

Let your life be a blessing
A book that’ll never be discarded
On the topest shelf when you’re gone,
But a book to be read each day
For its sweetness
Its comforts.

Remember that goodness is better than wealth
For each one born in this world,
Takes nothing more than that piece of wood
That tiny wooden gift
The last gift from humanity
Only the deeds will be remembered,
When you’re gone
Shipped in that tiny wooden box
That last gift from mankind.

Culled from a funeral sermon February 25,2022

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The Reverend Ngwa Hosea Ambe Nchesi is a seasoned and career Clergyman of the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon (PCC) with an enormous breath of experiences both at Parish and the administrative strata. He is currently the Presbytery Secretary for Mezam and serves as the Main Parish Pastor for Presbyterian Church Ntamulung Congregation. Rev Ngwa Hosea Ambe is an in-born humanitarian individual who does a lot of outreach humanitarian services to orphanages, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and other vulnerable persons within and outside his parish. Rev Ngwa Hosea Ambe Nchisi is the author of the book; I Am Your Servant: Use Me Lord.  In this book, he has highlighted salient issues in the scope of leadership at all spheres, both for secular and ecclesiastical God-fearing leaders.


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Darcie Friesen Hossack is a graduate of the Humber School for Writers. Her short story collection, Mennonites Don’t Dance, was a runner-up for the Danuta Gleed Award, shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Ontario Library Association's Forest of Reading Evergreen Award for Adult Fiction. Citing irreverence, the book was banned by the LaCrete Public Library in Northern Alberta. Having mentored with Giller finalists Sandra Birdsell (The Russlander) and Gail Anderson Dargatz (Spawning Grounds, The Cure for Death by Lightening), Darcie's first novel, Stillwater, will be released in the spring of 2023. Darcie is also a four time judge of the Whistler Independent Book Awards, and a career food writer. She lives in Northern Alberta, Canada, with her husband, international award-winning chef, Dean Hossack.

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