Memories We Cherish: A New Surname

In Africa, people’s names are very important and significant. Not all names that are given are edifying, but others are—both on a spiritual and on a professional level. Sami Luc Noufé sends the following story from his early days with CLC in Burkina Faso:

“At the end of my probation period in September, 1992, our dearly beloved ‘Mama Lotti Riegg’, the first Director of CLC French West Africa, who has gone ahead of us to her celestial home, called a meeting of the staff. In the meeting, she asked me what lessons I had learned from my time on probation. After sharing my good impression of the team and the customers, I said that I had learned that I am a ‘servant-server’: a servant because first of all I am called by God to serve Him, and a server because I am at the service of the customers. As a servant of God, I must respond to His demands, and as a server, I must also respond with joy to the demands of the customers, even if some of them are complicated. Positively surprised by such a lesson, Mr Alphonse Nkusi, the Manager of CLC Ouagadougou, surnamed me ‘Servant–Server’, a surname that I accept because if we look at our Lord Jesus Christ, we can see that He was also a Servant–Server.”

Forever Grateful, CLC 75

Based on material first published in a 75th anniversary magazine, you will find stories from the 75 years of CLC. There are stories of God’s faithfulness and miracles, of people coming to faith and special ‘forever grateful’ moments.

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