Gordon Tabi Achuo
His story, his life
Gordon Tabi Achuo was born September 1934 in Akiriba Manyu Division. He studied in Besongabang in the Manyu Division. Encouraged by his compassionate and humane predisposition, he chose a career in midwifery. His professional life as a nurse was marked by impressive and rapid
progress. He was made nursing superintendent with the PMI (Preventive
Medicine Institute) and served there until his retirement.While focusing
on his profession, he joined the CNU (Cameroonian National Union). He
invested his inexhaustible energy in the organization and gained the
position of Subsection President of the Lower Mawoh Quarter,
Newtown-Limbe, Cameroon.Motivated by his devotion Chief Ferguson
(one of Limbe's reputable Chiefs) appointed him quarter head of this
area.He dazzled the people he related to with his extraordinary ability to
connect to their inner sensitivities. Being a confident and charismatic
person, he exhibited traits which had magical effects on others. Simply
put, dad appreciated people and they returned
Christianity was his turf. He was the head of the Apostolic Faith Church in
Limbe and gave a piece of his land to the church. For him, Life was meaningless and filthy rags in the eyes of the Lord if it was unjointed on a firm spiritual conviction. He gained the nickname “Father of Nations” when he accommodated Namibian refugees who were fleeing from the crisis in their country in the 80s. Gordon shunned all forms of discrimination because the Lord dispenses his love without bounds.
The most memorable trait of our father was his spiritual inclination. Nevertheless, he was on top of his religious game, dispensing love and neighborliness with usual persistence, despite the debilitating health situation.He always emphasized the necessity of maintaining a deep and abiding faith in God as the epitome of a worthy life,leaving the world with an air of satisfaction and certainty of the journey in front of him.
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day and not only to me but also to all who have longed for his appearing.
Bibel: 2. Timotheus 4: 7-8
He left behind his widow Martha Achuo, 10 children, several grandkids, great-grandkids and a sturdy church to celebrate his lifeworks.
Gordon Tabi Achuo