Why would an MBA graduate become a carpenter? This may seem like an odd reality. However, in the case of Mr. Ebai Ayuk Nkem, it is not an oddity at all; in fact, it’s his reality. C-life is delighted to profile this month, the story of how a highly educated Cameroonian professional chose to follow […]
Why would an MBA graduate become a carpenter?
This may seem like an odd reality. However, in the case of Mr. Ebai Ayuk Nkem, it is not an oddity at all; in fact, it’s his reality. C-life is delighted to profile this month, the story of how a highly educated Cameroonian professional chose to follow God’s calling into the field of carpentry.
He and his team at Index Woodworks are not only able to convert locally made wood to unique finished woodworks, but they are known to use computer simulated designs to masterfully craft the right wood designs to satisfy their customer’s needs. C-Life witnessed this exceptional work when we contracted with Mr. Ebai’s company for the furnishing of our office space.
Mr. Ebai’s motivation comes from continuously being able to deliver high-quality woodwork to demanding customers, and the opportunity he has of employing and managing five staff—he expects this number to grow. For these reasons, he hopes young graduates can see Index Woodworks as an inspiration to think outside of the box in order—apply their education in unconventional ways and achieve professional excellence.
Resilience and discipline are necessary in any sector of life and the construction sector is no exception. The challenges of raising startup capital, securing a location, and keeping up with the accounting process are not only physically demanding but also mentally exhausting.
However, Mr. Ebai is a Christian husband and father of five who lives by the principle of Colossians 3:23 which says, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.” It is with this understanding and his dedication to his work that he has been able to develop such a successful business in Cameroon.
So with every project comes a new opportunity for his team at Index Woodworks to deliver work reflecting God’s glory and blessing their customers. His office is there to serve.
Entrepreneurs like Mr. Ebai are a source of great motivation to us at C-Life. We are spurred on in our mission to grow integrity and professional excellence for the glory of God in Cameroon, through the hands of young servant leaders—we continue to serve to this end.
Nchemty OzonAshu (C-Life Cameroon Country Director) & Meghan Shrewsbury (Social Media Engagement)
Index Woodworks, Buea-Cameroon| +237675937003 |+237650502858
The C-Life Profile initiative is a monthly profile that captures stories of local Cameroonian businesses or individuals who are already living out some of the core values and skills which pertain to the C-Life philosophy of glorifying God through one’s profession by living a life of integrity, professional excellence, servant leadership and giving back to the community. To find out more about our beliefs and philosophy, please go to myclife.org.