The child presentation is a Cameroonian tradition that is pretty awesome. The tradition involves having to bring a child to be presented to the elders, the church and to God in the worship service before the child and the mother can go anywhere. Traditionally, the mother would stay at home with the child for 3 months - with the family and community caring for her and the rest of the family - that has gone by the wayside, but elements of the tradition, especially the presentation to God and the church, remain.
Saturday night there was a celebration of the birth - and Cameroonian celebrations, with all the food and fellowship that come with it, are not to be missed. [Seriously, it has been one of the great joys of this calling to be allowed to participate in these traditions from another culture and to be invited to be a part of them].
So that is the setting for this message.
The text for the message is 2Timothy 1:1-14, which can be found here: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2%20Timothy%201:1-14&version=TNIV
So here is the message: