ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Rev. Simon Muam Asang. He worked hard here on earth, preaching God's words to God people, here on earth. His memory stands tall in us. We will remember him forever. He was passionate and believed in hard work. He lived a life of real integrity.
Posted by Edward Muwah Cheng on March 30, 2021
My Godfather,
+“ Say not in grief‘ he is no more’ but live in thankfulness that he was.”(Hebrew Proverb) .
+Images of you celebrating 97 years of a well spent life on earth at P.C. Bu on January 17,2021 crowded my mind when news of your departure came in. I saw you joyfully ascending with the lyrics of (Ed) Albert Brumley accompanying you:
“ I have a loving Savior/Up in glory land,
 I don’t expect to stop/Until I with him stand,
 He’s waiting now for me/In heaven’s open door
 And I can’t feel at home/In this world anymore.
 I Lord, you know/I have no friend like you,
 If heaven’s not my home, /Then Lord what will I do,
The Angels beckon me/ From heaven’s open door
 +And I can’t feel at home/In this world anymore.”
I thank God for your life. I thank God for your spiritual guidance from November 8,1957, when I was baptized by Rev. P.N. Fai. From Bu to Nyasoso, you showed me the light and path to follow. It’s been a great spiritual journey from the Sunday school,Young Presbyterians, CYF and now CMF. “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom “ I recall was a persistent quote you gave when I visited whether in Befang, Manda-Nkwen or Fundong.
+Thanks for the great work you, Rev . Amaazee and Rev. Cheng did to write the name of Bu village and the PCC on the sands of time. We are trying to follow your path.
 +Papa, as you rest with your Master and Savior, do not leave us alone. Pray for us. Pray for peace among us, your children. Pray that greed for earthly things should not put a knife in our family and friendly bonds. Join with the Amaazee’s, the Cheng’s, the faithful departed and the Angels to pray that the termites that are destroying the ancestral fences of love and unity disappear. Yes, lift us up that we may see further- that love is greater than hate-that “the more we are together , the greater, we shall be.”
+To all mourners, Robyn Rancman advises:
“ When you are lonely and sick at heart
 Go to the friends we know
 And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds
 Miss me - but let me go.”
Go well, my Spiritual father.
 
Posted by Asenath Asang Foy on March 26, 2021
My Papa Tifoh,
It’s with all joy that I put down these words.
You raised us with the word of God.
Your were very strict and did not spare the rod to spoil the child.
If am so strong and resilient today, it’s because of that upbringing and my efforts to implant the word of God in my daily living, though the devil comes in many forms to derail me. But I have promised never for him to make me a fool because the Joy of knowing the Lord is my strength.
I’m so proud of myself that I tried hard to keep to the commandment of Ephesians 6:1-3, not because you were a perfect father but because that is what God requires of me as a child of my father.
I want to thank God for granting my wish of letting you enjoy your big day of 01/17/2021 which I planned to celebrate your life on earth and 97th birthday in thanksgiving to the Lord. You know I told you ,that’s your funeral I was celebrating so you see exactly how that day will be. You enjoyed that day and you spoke to me and thanked me and the kids for stopping rain from falling over you and blessed our efforts. Even after that you spoke with me and told me you saw it all.
On your last day on earth,getting to the last hours, I spoke into your ears to keep the doors of your heart wide open and clean, throw away any worries, forgive anyone you hold in your heart, wash your hands clean and open them up to the Lord so if he decides to take you home at the very moment I was speaking to you, you will go happily ,dancing your “alonge”to the land of the death.
I finished speaking and asked you if you heard what I told you, you said yes and kept waving me goodbye. I have a screenshot of that moment and I will never forget it.
I’m not mourning you, I’m celebrating you again in your absence with joy in my heart because you had witnessed it on 01/17/2021. Where ever you are now ,you already know how it will be now, even more than that day.
I promise, me and your grandkids from here, will keep you and Mami Hannah Zein’s name living forever.
I miss you but turning the other way,I don’t miss you because I know you are still with us in our memories of you and I’m very confident you will be watching over us.
Let me not steal much space from others to write.
Journey on peacefully . Give mami Hannah a hug and all your friends over there. Prepare our rooms for us. I know my room will always be the best with new sheets and comforters more than the others. Hahahahah!!!!!

*Asenath Lefefua Foy*( No.4.) Daughter
Posted by Asome Bide on March 16, 2021
Pa Asang, during the few days you spent with us here at our Silver Spring home in 2011, my family and I were in awe of your mountain of wisdom. It was also then that we realized you were not only a living religious library after decades of leading a godly life, but also a repository of the traditions of the people of Bu. 
We will forever cherish those memories while the heavens rejoice for having gained a Father.
Posted by Fang Hermann on March 13, 2021
It was on Tuesday 09/03/2021,between the hours of 3p.m and 4p.m,the later hours that paved the way to darkness of the day,it became the darkest hours of our lifes,where our father,friend,grand father whom we always looked up as the strongest and wisest,our hero gasping for his next breath.The sound of his laboured breathing disappeared in the hands of his Benjamin- the last of his children. I got news,we got news,then had to words to express the moment. It was un bearable.     Above all, we describe this scenario as Glorious Transition of an Icon,man of integrity and man of valor who was selfless, diligent and courageous in his service in God's vineyard. He taught us aspects of humility and hard work.He stands tall among his peers and colleagues with the bravity he had.Baba,Tiffo,I called you,Igwe you will call me-here we see the manifestation of real friendship not that of father and son relationship any more.                    As a servant of God,he made me mastered Psalms 23 at a tender age,Tiffo,you made me see the necessity to reach out with God's word that I do now as an evangelist.You will preach the gospel and will not leave the pulpit with the words of three great hymn writers that will make your congregants feel God's presence and care.I will not fail to mention these hymn writers and words you used to conclude your sermons with.They are: Norman Macleod, 1812-1872, Courage brother! do not stumble... Ray Palmer,1808-1887, My faith looks upThee... Augustus Montague Toplady,1740-1778, Rock of ages,cleft for me... These alone didnot only end in church, but back at home to encourage me,us and others. You will tell me,us don't give up,be patient. This words of yours are now like a lamp on my feet, our feet and a light on our path.Here is the Glorious Transition of an Icon.Baba-as I fondly call you,I loved you,we loved you,they loved you but he who gave you breath loved you most. Journey Well the wisest icon of our Land.                  Evangelist Fang Hermann(The eldest of the grand children)
Posted by Hanson Neba on March 12, 2021
The wisest man I’ve ever had the opportunity to meet. Your legacy lives ON
Go forth and prepare a place for us❤️ we all know where you headed ❗️
Posted by Helen Dilys Aji-Mvo on March 11, 2021
The Last of "The Bu Rev Pastors" as we used to call them has just gone to meet Rev Cheng, Rev Amaazee and Rev Mukoi. Rev Mukoi was not from Bu but as kids, we joined him with the Bu Pastors because the had one thing in common. Pa Asang I knew you as a young girl while in Wum.The four of you had a special way of passing on God's Message. Most interestingly were your expressions in the Bu dialect and dance styles you used to express the joy of the lord in your heart. Whenever you saw me you called me" Waa Neng". As I grew up and married a Pastor, you congratulated me. I silently admired your beautiful quiet wife though I never tapped wisdom from her. I'm happy and was blessed to Tap counseling as a Pastor's Spouse from Ma J. Cheng who was one of "the Bu Pastors " wives. My path too has crossed with some of your beautiful children and I congratulate you and Mbanya Hannah for a job well done.
You have been a Real Pastor who has lived up to God's Calling and my husband has gained from your wealth of knowledge of God. Your presence meant Smiles for us who understood you. I believe God rewarded you with long life because He wanted more people to Tap the last best of wisdom from you. We pray for your family to carry on your legacy of Unwavering Faith . Asenath may you and the rest of Rev Asang's Children remain joyful and Celebrate the life of your father A GREAT MAN of GOD. Safe Journey Home to your Master Rev S. Asang and take your well deserved Rest AMEN ❤️
Posted by ACHE Titus ABUH on March 11, 2021
          HAIL UNCLE
My mind still talks to you and my heart looks for you. But my soul knows that you are at peace.
May the winds of heaven blow softly.
And whisper in your ear.
How much I love you and miss you.
Posted by Zelma Buo on March 11, 2021
From the moment we first met Pa, Rev Asang more than twenty years ago, my family loved and respected him right away. His soft spoken, kind and gentle nature and his thoughtfulness and consideration for others made it easy to be drawn to him. Over these past many years, whenever we saw him again, whether in Bu, in Wum or when he visited his daughter Asenath and her family in America, our respect and fondness for Pa only deepened.
We mourn his passing because he has left us behind. We will miss him dearly. The inspirational void he leaves behind will be difficult to fill. But as Christians, we are confident that being the the spiritual leader and unwavering believer he was, he would want us instead to celebrate and to give thanks to Almighty God for the precious gift of a long and full life Pa spent here on earth. God called Pa away peacefully. We also thank God for that blessing .
Pa leaves behind many loved ones, including children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren God blessed him with. In addition, he leaves an indelible and enduring legacy of goodness and selfless service that will continue to inspire current and future generations for a long time to come. Amen for a mission accomplished. Rest in perfect and eternal peace, Rev Asang, until we meet again,

Zelma & Sammy Buo and family
10 March 2021

Posted by Bih Judith on March 10, 2021
WE ARE ALL TOURISTS ON EARTH.

Our dear Rev. Simon Muan Asang.
In one of you sermons delivered in PC Ngomgham as guest Pastor, you told us that, I quote, "Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked I will depart. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised." Job 1:21
Yes! Your Ninety seventh birthday celebration was wonderful because the Lord blessed it success. We have watched you go naked as you came into the world. You abandoned your family, all your birthday gifts etc.
Papa Adieu!
Your kind words and all the narrations of how the church functioned in the past from Basel Mission to PCC remain indelible in our minds.
LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, We accept that we are All Tourists on earth.
God is our Travel Agent.
He has already fixed our Itineraries.
He has made our Reservations and Destinations.
Safe journey Papa.
Surely your good work will follow you as you are fading away like the stars of the morning...only will be remembered by what you have done.
God be with you till we meet.
Anye Judith/Family
Freeway Corner, Mike's Six Mankon
Posted by Berthy Bikuchung on March 10, 2021
Papa l wish to thank you for always encouraging me, especially when l lost my parents Rev E N G Cheng and mama Johanna Cheng, l was with you during the celebration of your 97th birthday, you were so happy. I didn't know that was my last day with you. I will miss you, but I know you have taken the final journey, final sleep and a final rest. Greetings to all who are already there. May your soul rest in peace. Adieu.
Posted by dorothy ngomesia on March 10, 2021
“Yes l shall arise and return to my father .....”. True with arms and eyes raised up to heaven you did paahpaah Rev Simon Muam Asang
- “With long live l will satisfy you” congratulations Rev. 97years !, wow mega blessings .
You took active part in the preparation of your birthday dotting the i’s and walked majestically , well dressed in the Assembly of God ‘s children singing and praising God for his exceeding blessings towards you.
- You have a very grateful heart as we your kids of pc ngomgham diaspora watched and listened to your sweet words of appreciation. Thank you pa.
Indeed you were prepared for this journey as you listened to your kids bidding them farewell and asked your youngest child to keep singing your favorite song. Thumbs up son of the most high. Keep singing and we will do same here
Loving husband, dad, grand dad and great granddad ,we will always cherish your memory. Forever you will live on in the hearts and minds of many .Adieu, Adieu, Adieu . Mami Doro will miss your stories. Hug your darling wife mama Hannah Zein Asang.
Posted by Cameroun Yaounde on March 10, 2021
Love you my hero
Posted by Beri Foy on March 10, 2021
Congratulations on a life well lived Big Pa! Your life was a living proof of what God can do when we hold on to him tight!

Although death usually brings on sad memories, hearing of your passing brought me joy because I know you are heading to a better place where you will rest eternally! You did what God had called you to do on earth and now it’s time for you to enjoy the fruits of your labour.

You will be greatly missed but we your children take comfort in the fact that we now have you watching over us along with our grandma Hannah Zein!

Rest in perfect peace big Pa
Posted by Hanah Zein on March 10, 2021


Big pa,

I would like to say thank you.

Thank you for the love and care you showed us all through your life. Thank you for the support and education that helped bring us all closer to God through out the years.

You have served the lord all your life and have set an example for us all as we go through our days in this world. We would have loved for you to stay with us for many more years but we also understand that God called you for a higher purpose.

We will always keep you in our hearts and always remember the lessons you thought us through life. Your memory will remain engraved in us daily.
Posted by Asang Elvis on March 10, 2021
Grandfather, you were a strong man,
and your words could speak volumes.

The warmth of your gaze said, "I love you."
The strength of your hugs said, "I will keep you safe."
The gentleness of your hands said, "You're precious to me."
Your nod of approval for a job well done said, "I respect you."

In the years to come, I may not remember many of the words you spoke,
But the memories of what you conveyed without speaking a word will stay in our hearts.

Shalom
Posted by Felefusah Hosea on March 10, 2021
You were really a Dad, a pal God fearing and loving Father. Your memories will live with us for ever. Your untimely exit leaves us in a vacuum, but we know you are taking a quiet rest with your Master. As you placed your Faith in Jesus, you became a new Creation. What you were in the outside did matches with what you were in the inside so you had wholeness, completeness, soundness and you were living in honesty and truth.
Shalom Rev. Tifo Asang

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Posted by Edward Muwah Cheng on March 30, 2021
My Godfather,
+“ Say not in grief‘ he is no more’ but live in thankfulness that he was.”(Hebrew Proverb) .
+Images of you celebrating 97 years of a well spent life on earth at P.C. Bu on January 17,2021 crowded my mind when news of your departure came in. I saw you joyfully ascending with the lyrics of (Ed) Albert Brumley accompanying you:
“ I have a loving Savior/Up in glory land,
 I don’t expect to stop/Until I with him stand,
 He’s waiting now for me/In heaven’s open door
 And I can’t feel at home/In this world anymore.
 I Lord, you know/I have no friend like you,
 If heaven’s not my home, /Then Lord what will I do,
The Angels beckon me/ From heaven’s open door
 +And I can’t feel at home/In this world anymore.”
I thank God for your life. I thank God for your spiritual guidance from November 8,1957, when I was baptized by Rev. P.N. Fai. From Bu to Nyasoso, you showed me the light and path to follow. It’s been a great spiritual journey from the Sunday school,Young Presbyterians, CYF and now CMF. “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom “ I recall was a persistent quote you gave when I visited whether in Befang, Manda-Nkwen or Fundong.
+Thanks for the great work you, Rev . Amaazee and Rev. Cheng did to write the name of Bu village and the PCC on the sands of time. We are trying to follow your path.
 +Papa, as you rest with your Master and Savior, do not leave us alone. Pray for us. Pray for peace among us, your children. Pray that greed for earthly things should not put a knife in our family and friendly bonds. Join with the Amaazee’s, the Cheng’s, the faithful departed and the Angels to pray that the termites that are destroying the ancestral fences of love and unity disappear. Yes, lift us up that we may see further- that love is greater than hate-that “the more we are together , the greater, we shall be.”
+To all mourners, Robyn Rancman advises:
“ When you are lonely and sick at heart
 Go to the friends we know
 And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds
 Miss me - but let me go.”
Go well, my Spiritual father.
 
Posted by Asenath Asang Foy on March 26, 2021
My Papa Tifoh,
It’s with all joy that I put down these words.
You raised us with the word of God.
Your were very strict and did not spare the rod to spoil the child.
If am so strong and resilient today, it’s because of that upbringing and my efforts to implant the word of God in my daily living, though the devil comes in many forms to derail me. But I have promised never for him to make me a fool because the Joy of knowing the Lord is my strength.
I’m so proud of myself that I tried hard to keep to the commandment of Ephesians 6:1-3, not because you were a perfect father but because that is what God requires of me as a child of my father.
I want to thank God for granting my wish of letting you enjoy your big day of 01/17/2021 which I planned to celebrate your life on earth and 97th birthday in thanksgiving to the Lord. You know I told you ,that’s your funeral I was celebrating so you see exactly how that day will be. You enjoyed that day and you spoke to me and thanked me and the kids for stopping rain from falling over you and blessed our efforts. Even after that you spoke with me and told me you saw it all.
On your last day on earth,getting to the last hours, I spoke into your ears to keep the doors of your heart wide open and clean, throw away any worries, forgive anyone you hold in your heart, wash your hands clean and open them up to the Lord so if he decides to take you home at the very moment I was speaking to you, you will go happily ,dancing your “alonge”to the land of the death.
I finished speaking and asked you if you heard what I told you, you said yes and kept waving me goodbye. I have a screenshot of that moment and I will never forget it.
I’m not mourning you, I’m celebrating you again in your absence with joy in my heart because you had witnessed it on 01/17/2021. Where ever you are now ,you already know how it will be now, even more than that day.
I promise, me and your grandkids from here, will keep you and Mami Hannah Zein’s name living forever.
I miss you but turning the other way,I don’t miss you because I know you are still with us in our memories of you and I’m very confident you will be watching over us.
Let me not steal much space from others to write.
Journey on peacefully . Give mami Hannah a hug and all your friends over there. Prepare our rooms for us. I know my room will always be the best with new sheets and comforters more than the others. Hahahahah!!!!!

*Asenath Lefefua Foy*( No.4.) Daughter
Posted by Asome Bide on March 16, 2021
Pa Asang, during the few days you spent with us here at our Silver Spring home in 2011, my family and I were in awe of your mountain of wisdom. It was also then that we realized you were not only a living religious library after decades of leading a godly life, but also a repository of the traditions of the people of Bu. 
We will forever cherish those memories while the heavens rejoice for having gained a Father.
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Rev. Simon Muam Asang's biography.

  • The Rev. Simon Muam Asang is a retired man of God, with the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon. Simon Muam Asang was born in the year 1924 in Bu village in the then Wum District in Bamenda Province, to the family of Pa Asang-esuek and of Ma Meteh-nbohndum He was the lone boy in a family of 04 girls. He was the fourth child of the family. He grew up a village boy with lots of mischiefs because he was known to be very brilliant. He was a very smart and active young man and this made him to forget village life and pursue education.
He attended primary education successfully in both vernacular and conversional education in 03 villages Bu, Bafut and at Bali (this wasting
because he loved to study and the father did not like it so he was forced to escape from the village) where he obtained his school leaving certificate. After obtaining his Primary school leaving certificate, he taught as a pupil teacher and preacher in his native home town. He later joined the Public Works Department. Here he was recruited as a checker and time keeper during the construction of CCAST COMPLEX. He got married to his wife Hannah Zien of blessed memory, and their marriage was blessed with 08 children. (Four girls and four boys).
  1. He wrote and passed the entrance into the Presbyterian Theological College. He  attended the Presbyterian Theological College and graduated with Diploma in Theology in 1963. He was ordained into the Ministry of Word and Secrament.  He later errolled into the Theological Seminary lbandan. He holds a HND. in Theology of Stewardship of the Ministry of Word and Sacrament. He had served as a minister and missionary for 28 years, serving in over 08 parishes and over 60 congregations, and after retiring from a very challenging but equally fruitful pastoral career Simon Muam Asang lived a quiet life in his native home town of Bu giving a helping hand to successful Pastors like Rt Rev Fonki Samuel Forba Moderator o PCC, Rev. Ikei Anthony, Rev. Njungai Polycap, Rev. Akaba, Rev. Tamanji, Rev. Ndikum Mary and others who were posted to work in Bu.                                                  He had lived a life of no complaints but when he took ill some ten years back he visited the USA for medical care. He was a man of no complaints but had only his knees to complaint about. He did not have any major illment we could talk about until his dying day. He slept in the Lord on the 09/03/2021 at 3:45 pm in Wum. He leaves behind seven children, 22 grand children and 08 greatgrand children a surviving family and relatives to bit him good bye. Papa we all love you.   SHALLOM!!!
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Shared by SEDDY'S WORLD on March 10, 2021
Hello big pa i know you are not dead ,i know you have Gone to rest your work hear is done and you did it well  God even gave you time on earth to rest and enjoy your offspring ,i can see you above with your famous cup of tea  farewell  grandpa