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World Day of Prayer 2010 “Let everything that has breath praise God” Psalm 150:1-6 On Friday, March 5, 2010, the women of Cameroon invite us to visit “Africa in miniature” to join with them in the World Day of Prayer celebration as we affirm Let everything that has breath praise God. The Republic of Cameroon is home to some 19 million people in over 200 linguistic and ethnic groups. With a total surface area of more than 475,000 square kilometers it is located in central western Africa. It is bordered by Nigeria in the west, Lake Chad and Chad in the north east, the Central African Republic in the East and by Congo Brazzaville, Gabon and Equatorial Guinea in the south and has an Atlantic coast on the Gulf of Guinea. English and French are Cameroon’s official languages.  As we pray with the women of Cameroon, we will learn about the country’s intricate cultures and social challenges including concerns about the exploitation of children and the spread of HIV/AIDS. On the World Day of Prayer, all people of faith are welcome to worship together, to join the women of Cameroon in Christ’s unity. Please join us,and invite your friends and family to attend the World Day of Prayer service and learn more about Cameroon and its unique culture and heritage. Join Christians in more than 170 countries around the world and 2,000 communities across Canada who will gather on March 5 to pray and act in solidarity with the people of Cameroon. A bilingual and ecumenical World Day of Prayer service will be held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, corner of rue Ste-Anne and rue Cook in Old Quebec on Friday, March 5 at 7:30pm. A reception will follow in the Kirk Hall. The organizing committee consists of women from Chalmers-Wesley United Church, Holy Trinity Anglican Cathedral, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, église unie Saint-Pierre and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. For more information about the service, please contact Shirley Nadeau at 418-649-5394.