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This page has been created to inform the "PUBLIC AT LARGE" of EVENTS and OCCURRENCES that I consider noteworthy and of some interest to the Cameroonian Community at Home and in the Diaspora.

At the close of the day, when I kneel to pray, I will remember you. You need help everyday, this is why I pray I will remember you. When you pray, will you pray for me, For I need His Love and His care. When you pray, will you pray for me, Will you whisper my name in your prayer?

New Year's Eve  (December 31 2016) JOIN THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST HIV/AIDS &  DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AMANDLA!!!! ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL IN JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA!! ​A WARM SALUTE TO OUR MILITARY RATS, CATS & CARATS!!! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE & SACRIFICE! SOLDIER EDMOND FONGANG MEDIC, U.S. Army - Fort Bragg, NC CARAT of Class of 1977's Florence Nju Fongang CADET LAURENT NJIKI United States Naval Academy Class of 2019 (CARAT of Class of 1987's Shiri Ndang Njiki) CAPTAIN LINUS ANGU, MPA Logistician, U.S. ARMY IRAQ WAR Veteran (CAT of Class of 1989's Lilian Ndoke Angu) ​PLEDGE BY THE SECONDARY SCHOOL-BOUND CLASS 6 PUPILS AS THEY HOLD UP THEIR CERTIFICATES: "WE, THE GRADUATES OF ALCEF FOR THE YEAR 2016, PLEDGE TO BE WORTHY AMBASSADORS OF OUR SCHOOL, TO SERVE GOD AND WORK FOR OUR COUNTRY TO THE BEST OF OUR ABILITY, SO HELP US GOD!" THE NOSTALGIC BEAUTY & CULTURAL WEALTH OF THE LAND OF THE CRADLE OF OUR FATHERS ! THE SOUTHWEST & NORTHWEST REGIONS THROUGH THE LENS OF OUR VERY OWN EPOSI LITOMBO (Class Of '99)

A MOTHER'S PLEA FOR HER SON!

TO DONATE, PLEASE CLICK ON THIS LINK: https://www.gofundme.com/Mom-s-Plea

My Dear Brothers, Sisters, Sakerettes, Classmates and People of Compassion & Goodwill!  PLEASE, read this excerpt from an email I received from my Sister-Friend - ELVIRE BIYE, a Saker Baptist College Graduating Class of 1981 Classmate whom I have known for over 40 years. It left me HEARTBROKEN, and with no other choice but to start this campaign on her and her son's behalf.

 “My son Yannick, (now 22), who went to South Africa suddenly developed a complication on his right abdominal side. Initially, it was thought that it was appendicitis, but when blood was found in his urine, he was admitted in hospital on the 8th of May 2017. Since then it has been a terrible nightmare. The family has put everything together for the various tests, 3 scans, various painkillers and then, in June, we were served with the bill attached below for R72880. We managed to pay R22000 so they could continue treatment. He was then readmitted after one week as the pain became unbearable. Light doses of morphine were administered and all the various tests were repeated with two biopsies conducted. With a double operation needed to remove the obstruction at the renal vein and clear the kidney and urethra from the tumor; we need your support, prayers especially. For my son's surgery in Johannesburg. I need to raise R145,200 without a previous plan. Anything from you will be of great help if you can.  Thanks and may God bless you' Elvire

Kind Ladies & Gentlemen, the amount she mentions is the equivalent of a little over 11,000.00 U.S. Dollars, hence the target amount for this campaign. At a time like this when all, if not most of you are overwhelmed with demands and preoccupations of your own, the last thing Elvire or I would have wanted to do is put one more thing on your "TO DO" list BUT, with YANNICK'S VERY LIFE on the balance, we really do not have a choice.  PLEASE HELP with whatever it is you find it in your heart and soul to give! GOD BLESS YOU! Help spread the word!

UPDATE #1 As God would have it, the APPEAL posted above resulted in this SENT-FROM-HEAVEN intervention by Class of 1969's Dr. STELLA NWIGWE ANYANGWE: Dear Egbe, please send me the hospital bill and the gofundme link, by email, so I can share it with EXSSA-South Africa members, to see if we can help! What a tragic story! Also send phone number of Elvire in Johannesburg, so we can call/visit her. Many thanks. The information she requested of me by was promptly sent to her and ExSSA-SOUTH AFRICA , and the "SEE IF WE CAN HELP" PROMISE stated above, in turn resulted in the pictures you see below!!! YES, YES, YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Right there on the left is a picture of Mrs. BIH FOMUKONG ATANGA, Dynamic President of ExSSA-SOUTH AFRICA and Dr. STELLA ANYANGWE, ExSSA-SOUTH AFRICA's distinguished Adviser, visiting our TALL & HANDSOME 22 year old son YANNICK!!! And trust me! They went "armed" with a bouquet, card/envelope and box of goodies!!!!! (No empty-hand about it all-at all!!) And in the second picture, they are joined by the AWESOME COUPLE in whose care our Sister, Elvire left Yannick when she went back to Cameroon to raise funds for Yannick's treatment. (Both pictures were taken on this past SATURDAY, August 26 2017!!!!) The only reason you don't see a saintly HALO over each of their heads is because Ma SakerPride hath not (yet) the PHOTOSHOP SKILLS to perform that feat!!!! GOD BLESS THEM and GOD BLESS YOU ALL - PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE DONORS!!!!

UPDATE #2 Yannick's doctor confirmed on the 31 of August 2017, that the kidney surgery, (the first phase of his treatment), was successful. (PRAISE GOD). The next follow up phase was then needed to be embarked upon immediately and because it was going take three weeks to a month for it to commence in Johannesburg, Yannick was transferred, with his kind doctor's approval and the INVALUABLE assistance of Doctors STELLA ANYANGWE ('69) and DORA SHU MBANYA, to YAOUNDE to pursue his treatment at the General Hospital. Yannick, who was sent off BLESSED & LOADED with RAND, DOLLARS & CFA courtesy of ExSSA-S.A. (See Picture), is therefore back home and underwent his first treatment session on September 5th 2017. His next treatment session is scheduled for the end of this month (September 2017), so PLEASE keep him, his Mom and the attending physicians in your prayers!!! ​As Elvire herself says: We thank everyone for the gestures, the thoughts, the kisses, hugs and calls we have received, most of all the financial support and the prayers, you have all kindly and freely given to us. May the Lord remember and count it for you. To God be the Glory.

​Yannick (and his lollipop) being seen off at Oliver Tambo Airport in Jo'burg by "2nd Mom" Vivian, Bih Fomukong Atanga and Dr. Anyangwe. (Monday, Sept. 4th 2017)

Class of 81 represented by Emilia Goghomu Babila (center) and Mercy Batuo Mbu (right) visit Elvire (left) on 09/23/17 in Yaounde, with the class' Donation "OUR SISTER" HAS LIVED TO TESTIFY!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK GOD!!!

The "SUCKER" (Doctor's term for this cancerous "ndon-in-a-bottle") which, had it not been surgically extracted when it was, (on April 26 2016), would have left our sister with just months to live!!! GOD NO 'GREE!!!

April 24 2016 June 27 2016

​Back in July of 2016, SakerPride came to you ALL - "Family, Friends, SAKERETTES and People of goodwill" with the Urgent and Desperate PLEA for help posted below:

OUR SISTER NEEDS OUR HELP! PLEASE HELP HER FIGHT & WIN HER BATTLE AGAINST CANCER! PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO DONATE: https://www.gofundme.com/2dr9e4b7

​Saturday, July 9 2016

Dear Family, Friends, SAKERETTES and People of goodwill,  I come humbly to you this morning, with a rather peculiar request for  VITAL ASSISTANCE  on behalf of one of us whose name I am not even at liberty to divulge, not just because she wishes to preserve her privacy and dignity, but because there are members of her immediate family whom she has chosen not to alarm with the fact that she has been undergoing treatment (Chemotherapy and Acupuncture) for  STAGE 3 HODGEKINS LYMPHOMA  since May of this year (2016), and has therefore been unable to work. I did not know a thing about this myself till I called to check on her 2 days ago, literally pried the information out of her, and talked her into letting me attempt to help her by setting up a Fundraising Campaign. Here is a part of the chat we had yesterday, (Friday, July 8 2016), that might just help you put the situation into perspective:

ME:  Morning, my dear. I hope you are continuing to do well and improve with every passing day. Keep trusting and believing, for our God is able. Still waiting for the document you promised sending oooooh! (I had asked her to send me some kind of medical document I could post - in lieu of a picture of herself, to let people know this wasn't just some sick joke or a made-up-from-scratch scam)

SISTER:  Sis, sorry I haven't gotten to you before now. The last chemo taken on Tuesday {July 5th 2017} is really giving me a run. I felt so lousy yesterday and today. Haven't been able to get up from bed until now. Just looked through and the bills all carry detailed test procedures I don't feel like sharing publicly. I have a scan from both doctors I am dealing with. Don't know if that would work. If not Sis, we just leave it to the Divine favor of God. He has been Faithful to us so far. Looking back since March I have been home, only the Divine intervention of God and some close friends have made things happen in our house. While appreciating every help I can get, I wouldn't want your philanthropic help to others to be ruined by the fact that I am trying to be discreet and not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that I do need a little help. Hope you understand me Sis. So I will scan two docs now and send to you to see if that would work. If not, it is ok. Thanks for all you do my Sister. Your good heart and good work will NEVER be covered. God Jehovah recognizes all you do and He will surely reward you even to your generations.

Dearly Beloved: Our Sister is  SINGLE  and currently  UNEMPLOYED , with  3 youngsters who depend on her for their welfare and education . They may not be able to go back to school in September, but they at least have to be FED; The RENT must be paid; TREATMENT has to continue! I am therefore IMPLORING you to step up; To step in and HELP with whatever amount you can find it in your heart to contribute. It is sure to make a HUGE DIFFERENCE - not just physically, but psychologically and emotionally, because it will let her know WE CARE, and encourage her to keep FIGHTING!!!

I am so sorry I am unable to furnish you with any more proof than the letter from her Doctor that she sent me, (posted above), from which I have blotted out her name and address. I can only assure you that every dime that is contributed will be sent to her. And should you choose not to get involved, she'll understand and so will I, but I hope you will at least make some time to PRAY for her. HERE'S THE DIRECT LINK TO THE GOFUNDME CAMPAIGN. SIMPLY CLICK ON IT TO DONATE: https://www.gofundme.com/2dr9e4b7 GOD BLESS YOU ALL! Egbe Mbiwan Monjimbo

P.S. Just checked in with her this morning (15 minutes ago), to let her know I had the campaign set up and ready to share. Here's her response: " ... I had a rough nite. Body pains, joint pains unbearable. On my way to ER. Thanks once again." YOUR REACTION?????? YOU GAVE, GAVE, and GAVE SOME MORE!!!  YOU HAD NO CLUE WHO YOU WERE GIVING TO , YET YOU WERE MOVED TO GIVE, as DONATIONS POURED IN FROM YAOUNDE, DOUALA, BUEA, THE U.K. AND ALL OVER THE U.S. Here's a summary of the Donations made, ALL of which have been transferred into Our Sister's designated account:

TOTAL MOVED ALTOGETHER: $5,040.76 + $225.20 = $5,265.96 

OVERALL SUMMARY $599.00  (offline) +  $4,441.76  (First GoFundMe Deposit) +  $225.20  (Second GoFundMe Deposit) =  $5,265.96 One last deposit (in November) of $50 was made through GoFundMe which, after their taxes came up to $45.75 SO, FINAL TOTAL: $5,311.71 DONATIONS FOR “OUR SISTER” – OFFLINE & GOFUNDME

1. Dr. D. S. M. -  $50.00  (Bank of America transfer initiated from Cameroon) 2. Justice B. M. L. – 50,000 frs (donated in Cameroon) >  $81.00 3. Maitre J. T. A. – 100,000 frs (donated in Cameroon) >  $168.00 4. Sis M. G. E. -  $300.00  (Check in Mail)

TOTAL OF OFFLINE DONATIONS: $599.00

FIRST  GOFUNDME Withdrawal/Deposit in B of A Account:  4,441.76 ... AND BECAUSE YOU GAVE & GOD IS A GRACIOUS, FAITHFUL & COMPASSIONATE GOD, CLASS OF 1984's PATIENCE BIH FOMUNYAM IS NOW ABLE TO WRITE YOU THE LETTER POSTED BELOW. READ, REFLECT, BE ENCOURAGED & GIVE GOD PRAISE!!!! Friday, January 6 2017

Happy New Year to every one out there. May this year be a year full of Divine Favor and Divine Accomplishments, In The Mighty Name of Jesus; for If the Almighty is with you, who can be against you????

 Pheeeew, its been a tedious journey, full of fear and uncertainty. As I reflect back, one question comes to mind

“Who am I that Thou art mindful of me”? But then the answer comes right up. He knew me even before I was conceived in my mother’s belly. He knows every strand of hair on my head, (I don’t even know that myself), He made me a little lower than the Angels. Best of all, He gave up His precious Life at the prime age of 33, just so I might have a chance at Redemption, and ultimate SALVATION. So YES, He knows, Loves, and cares for me. That is why when you all stormed the gates of Heaven with prayers on my behalf, He remembered me and gave me healing. Hallelujah!

I want to use this same medium through which you all heard about my illness to thank you. The Lord used you all in various ways, prayers, financial donations to walk with me through the valley of the shadow of death. Your kindness to me projected that light at the end of the tunnel which kept me going steadily until I got to the end. I am blessed to have you all around me. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH.

 I am exceptionally thankful because you all donated your money, time, prayers without even knowing who was in need. Consumed by painful treatments and harsh medications, my faith had gone cold, my dearest sister, full of fear and anxiety couldn’t do much either. Oh what could have happened if we were not surrounded by you good people??? My sister and family also extend their heartfelt thank You to all for standing with us during this trying time. Because of your selflessness,  I AM A SURVIVOR. I AM CANCER FREE!!!

 May the Lord Almighty Bless you all. As you look out to the need of one, so a thousand Angels will be discharged to look out for your own needs. For obeying the commandment of loving one another and praying for one another, May we all not miss the heavenly train. I leave you with this song from Saker Baptist College:

At the close of the day, when you kneel to pray, Will you remember me? I need help every day, this is why I pray, Will you remember me?

When I pray, I will pray for you, For you need His Love and His care. When I pray, I will pray for you, I will whisper your name in my prayer.

Shalom. Patience Fomunyam Class of 84.

TO DONATE, PLEASE CLICK ON THIS LINK:

https://www.gofundme.com/JoinForces

MONGAI, her MOM & I MPUMI & I

TRUTH IS, even this far into the 21st Century, and especially in my beloved continent, AFRICA, it is still very much TABOO and "SCANDALOUS" to talk openly, frankly and, worse still, PERSONALLY, about 2 issues that affect a lot of people, especially WOMEN: HIV/AIDS and DOMESTIC ABUSE! The Embarrassment, the Shame, and the Stigma that shroud these 2 "plagues" often prevent those affected - both directly and indirectly, from even admitting that they are victims in the first place. Consequently, they are dying - in increasing numbers, IN SILENCE. That is certainly NOT a happy state of affairs and these 2 YOUNG LADIES - Ms MPUMI NOBIVA (a 23 year old AIDS ORPHAN herself and PIONEER GRADUATE of the OPRAH WINFREY ACADEMY FOR GIRLS IN SOUTH AFRICA) and Ms MONGAI FANKAM, (a well-established PHILANTHROPIST at age 13), both of whom I am proud to call my "daughters", have decided to DO SOMETHING about it! First in SOUTH AFRICA (JULY 29th 2017) and then in CAMEROON next year, (2018).

They have already started a vigorous campaign not just on social media but "ON THE GROUND" in South Africa and I am both humbled and honored to be one of their designated "AMBASSADORS" to help raise funds to tackle both scourges. 

So, literally SHAMED INTO ACTION by these 2 GIRLS, I have set up a GOFUNDME Campaign to help them raise the FUNDS they need for these 2 projects, and it is my SINCERE HOPE & PRAYER, that you will, once again, find it in your heart to DONATE WHATEVER AMOUNT YOU CAN. THANK YOU & GOD BLESS!!!

"Mpumi and I are out of words to express how grateful we are, that you have stepped up to be one of our very first Ambassadors for this campaign. This has been a journey of faith and with every step we take, our God in His infinite love does exceedingly abundantly more than we ask for. Thank you so much for taking this bold step to support us. May the good Lord continue to bless you abundantly in everything you do. May His light always shine on. Loads of love from both of us." (MONGAI)

Click On Play Button To Hear It All From Their Own Mouths!

"Your stepping forward has not  only encouraged us as community leaders but it's also affirmed our vision and mission.  Thank you mama"  (MPUMI)

PLEASE CLICK ON PHOTO TO VIEW "GROWING" PHOTO ALBUM OF THE CAMPAIGN ACTIVITIES In S.A. PLEASE SUPPORT CLASS OF 1999's STUDENT #3638  Mrs. LAURA NDIWANE SAKO, PRESIDENT & COORDINATOR OF   THE FALLEN PATRIOTS FOUNDATION (FPF) SET UP TO HELP THE CHILDREN OF CAMEROON'S BRAVEST WHO HAVE PAID THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE IN DEFENSE OF THE FATHERLAND

TO DONATE, PLEASE CLICK ON:  https://www.gofundme.com/2a5p74c

​Mrs. Laura Ndiwane Sako, President & Coordinator of the Fallen Patriots Foundation

I doubt that there is anyone at all, much less anyone with any ties to CAMEROON whose heart does not bleed when the news comes that yet another Brave, Valiant and invariably Young Cameroonian Soldier has fallen at the hands of the infamous Boko Haram, in the line of duty. It is painful to see row after row of caskets draped with Cameroon's National Colors, adorned with wreaths and the portraits of the soldiers that lie cold within.  What we don't often see though, is pictures of the WIDOWS and CHILDREN that have been left behind; and what very few of us have done, is something CONCRETE to help them! For most of us, that is because we were not sure HOW we could do that. Well, Class of 1999's Mrs. Laura Ndiwane Sako, herself a military wife with 2 children of her own, decided to do something to assist these destitute children: On Saturday, May 28 2016, she launched the FALLEN PATRIOTS FOUNDATION (FPF), a NON-POLITICAL, NON-PROFIT, NON-DENOMINATIONAL Charity whose mission, as the numerous OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS below state is: "To assist the children of soldiers fallen in the course of defending her nation." Says Laura who presently works as a "cadre" at the Ministry of environment protection of nature and sustainable development: "That is the only way we can thank their parents for their selfless sacrifice."  ​Aware that many who would love to DONATE leave outside the country and may not be able to make deposits into the UBA Account #100330520707031000190-13, a GOFUNDME Account has also been set up so we all can DONATE.  PLEASE SHARE THE LINK:  https://www.gofundme.com/2a5p74c

HOW TO DONATE: UBA BANK ACCOUNT # 100330520707031000190-13 ​OR GOFUNDME CAMPAIGN LINK: https://www.gofundme.com/2a5p74c

Telephone No.: (+237) 243 298 145/243 298 146 Email Address:  infosfpf@yahoo.com  Mailing Address: P.O. Box 8606,  Yaounde – Cameroon; Authorization Number: 00001467/ARDA/J06/ALPAS/APPBA  TO READ THE PRESIDENT OF THE FALLEN PATRIOTS FOUNDATION'S PERSONAL APPEAL FOR HELP FOR ASSISTANCE, PLEASE CLICK ON THE ICON ABOVE

33 year old Captain Elvis Matute Mbene was killed in the morning of Wednesday February 25th 2015 when the vehicle he was in, struck a landmine on the Mora-Limani road in the Far North region, where the Cameroon Army is battling Nigeria’s Boko Haram militants. Rest On In Peace!

Laura visiting with Military Widows & Orphans who have already received assistance from FPF Newspaper Report on The Foundation's Launching

To Read The Foundation's Official Mission Statement, Please Click On Icon Above One Of The Innocent Orphans Who could Use Your Help!!! PLEASE DONATE!

THINKING OF GETTING MARRIED??? THINK YOU'RE READY TO COMMIT??? HOLD UP! JUST A MINUTE!!  HOW MUCH DO YOU REALLY KNOW ABOUT THIS PERSON - BESIDES THE FACT THAT HE/SHE HAS A DARN GOOD "BROOM" SINCE THEY SWEPT YOU OFF YOUR FEET?? (By the way, aren't WITCHES reputed to have BROOMS too?? LOL!)

As would be expected, there are as many versions as there are theories surrounding the sordid and tragic murder story posted above. One of them holds that the murderer was NOT who he professed to be, and even has an arrest warrant he fled to the U.S. from Europe to avoid. I guess we will have to wait for the trial to commence to know for certain, if this is true or not.  However, because the whole "Mistaken identity/character MISrepresentation" thing is very often the cause of TROUBLE in a relationship or a marriage when one PREVIOUSLY BLINDED-BY-LOVE partner finally regains 20/20 VISION and realizes that OGA who said he went to HARVARD, YALE & PRINCETON hath not even de "FIRST SCHOOL" or that the 5 children living in MARRAM de Virgin's compound "feevah" her sooooo much because they are her CHILDREN, and not her siblings like she said,  I believe it is IMPERATIVE that anyone aspiring to get "hitched" be strongly encouraged to USE THEIR BRAIN JUST AS MUCH AS THEY USE THEIR HEART, (IF NOT MORE), BEFORE they make a decision - even for a "CAM WE STAY" set up, which in itself has more CHUKU-CHUKUs to it than even the most respected, dignified member of the PORCUPINE Community could ever have!! (Just Sayin'!!!)  There are also those WARNING SIGNS that ought to trigger ALARM Bells, Whistles, Trumpets and Clanging Cymbals but which the "madly in love" person fails to hear, see or acknowledge. Common now! You're both at a Restaurant and the poor, timid/nervous rookie Waiter brings you a FANTA instead of the PAMPLEMOUSSE you ordered and he throws it in the waiter's face; and you're sitting there thinking what nah, Mammie??? That that is a sign he loves you dearly and wants to protect you from the dangerous sugar in the FANTA? Doesn't it cross your mind that if you get married and you serve him Fufu Corn that is not exactly at room temperature he just might plaster your face with it, my dear??? If he already slapped you "By Mistake" while you were still only dating, isn't he likely to just beat you to a pulp "By Mistake" also, once you get married? Premarital counselling is either not even considered or is only done perfunctorily as a "formality" in many of our African communities so that, one of the things I believe our so-called "bush" ancestors were trying to prevent or at least curb when, in the absence of investigative tools like GOOGLE, they frowned at or even banned inter-tribal marriages, is occurring more and more frequently, with couples "WAKING UP THE MORNING AFTER", to discover that it is a LEAH they got for bettah or ndon, not the RACHEL they expected! At least in Jacob's case, it was LABAN, (his Uncle/Fahda-in-law), who willfully played a dirty, BUY-ONE, GET-ANOTHER, "cunny" trick on him. What doesn't make sense is to hear a husband whose backed-by-Genesis 9:7 dream,  upon getting married, was to populate every Nursery School and Daycare Center within a 20 mile radius of his home with at least one "Fruit-of-his-Loins" replica of himself, lamenting over the sudden realization that his wife had had her TUBES, (we're talking Fallopian not Ear tubes here), TIED & PADLOCKED 'ere looooong, because she does not want any children spoiling her Naomi Campbell figure! (Eeeeesh!!)  Sango Pasto'who is trying to "judge case" asks the couple: "What happened here?" And it turns out that they NEVER DISCUSSED the "CHILDREN ISSUE" oh! Oga ASSUMED Marram would want to have children, as wey which craysse woman no want pikin? And Marram quips back with how STRETCH MARKS are just not her thing; And how she ASSUMED that Oga, since he was so mesmerized and enthralled by her good looks and figure from the time he first set eyes on her - in a GENTLEMEN'S CLUB (ahem!!) would want to do everything to make sure she keeps that figure; And how she just might be willing to consider adoption, make e check de mattah first!!! (By dis time, na hold dem dey hold Modah-in-law make e no jump inside faya quench!!!)  BOTTOM LINE:  "DON'T ASK, DON'T TELL"  may have had some success for the U.S. Military, depending on who you ask, but it is GUARANTEED to have DISASTROUS CONSEQUENCES in a marriage!  

Now: You may have a bone or two to pick with Pastor Crefflo Dollar. I would not be shocked by that. I for one do NOT have a penchant for  "PROSPERITY GOSPEL" preaching, and I certainly have a tough time seeing the rationale behind his recent appeal for "200,000 committed people to sow $300 or more (to) help achieve our goal to purchase a G650 airplane whose estimated cost is 65 million dollars." (Source: CNN Online)

THAT NOTWITHSTANDING,

I have to say I strongly agree with what he has to say in this VIDEO right here, and I hope any prior conceptions you might have of THE MAN would not cloud or dim your ability to see the WISDOM, VERACITY and most certainly the HUMOR embedded in his piece!

CLASS OF 1984'S ANITA BALINGA ETTA PRESENTS HER "PURIFY ME" ALBUM AT A "PRIVATE LISTENING EVENT"!

PLEASE CLICK ON THIS IMAGE TO LISTEN TO SNIPPETS AND PURCHASE THE SONGS ON THE ALBUM!!! PLEASE CLICK ON THIS IMAGE TO VIEW THE PHOTO ALBUM!!!

United States Military Academy - West Point Class of 2017 (CARAT of Class of 1979's Didi Mbiwan Ndando)

Very rarely is consistent success of this nature attributable to sheer LUCK. It certainly isn't the case with ALCEF, when you consider the following facts:  - The Average Teacher-Pupil ratio is 1:16  - The Average Academic Qualification of the teachers is Advanced Level/Teacher's Grade 1 Certificate - The Subjects Taught:

HOLIDAY CAMP REVIEWS SO FAR ...  (1st Session began on July 1st and will run through the 17th while the second session is slated to start on July 31st and end on August 14th 2016)

MARIAN TABE-EBOB:

"Was there on a visit yesterday. You know what? What I saw live is even more beautiful than what the pictures portray. ALCEF camping grounds is a dream resort for the young ones. I understand why most kids will love to spend all their holidays there. It is truly home , away from home for them!"

FLORENCE NJU FONGANG: "I am very impressed. My children are having a great time."

SOPHIE TAFON TITAKEJU: "I'm a proud parent of an ALCEF camper. It's a wonderful initiative for kids in Cameroon. Thanks Ma ALCEF and crew."

JANE YUYUN TABA:  "I'm just so happy about this camping . The children are really having fun ma'am. Thank you for the idea."

From: Emade Ewang (emade.cakes@yahoo.com)  Sent: Thu 3/31/16 1:25 AM To: emonjimbo Cc: aXXXXX.mXXXXXX Hello Aunty Egbe Easter greetings.Thank you so much for your concern in spite of the fact that you do not know me. I am grateful. Amidst this trying moment my family and I are going through, I look up to God and say I am rich for I have lots of people out there; family, friends, sisters, well wishers. .. Your initiative to keep the Saker sisterhood through the Saker Pride is applaudable. ...May God Almighty reward you greatly. I lift up M. A. and you in His hands in your bid to assist me. Words cannot sufficiently express my feelings Aunty but I stand by the saying, dry bones shall live again; it shall be well; Jesus is still saying something; Jesus is Lord; I really do appreciate the effort. God bless. Emade

MAY GOD PROTECT &  KEEP YOU SAFE ALWAYS!

CAPTAIN VIVIEN FONJONG ALLO  RN, BBA, BSN, MBA, DHA. U.S. Army Nurse Corp. (Class of 1981)

LIEUTENANT AYEETIN MANYONG AZAH (MD) Walter Reid Medical Center, D.C. CARAT of Class of 1983's Mary Ndifon Azah)

PFC CLAUDINE MUNANG U.S. ARMY - DENTON, TEXAS CLASS OF 2002

ONE HEART GOSPEL ACAPELLA "MAN 4 ALL WEATHER"  BEAUTIFUL MELODY! AWESOME LYRICS! ENCHANTING VOICES!

NATION BUILDING FROM THE BOTTOM UP...

Complaining, Grumbling, Cursing & Rioting are all natural and common ways to react when we think things are not going as they should be. PRAYERS in accordance with scriptures such as 2 Chronicles 7:14 which states:  "If my people which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.", are certainly important. Some choose to take POLITICAL action, usually with limited results - if any at all. However, if everyone stopped at just the Grumbling and/or Praying, or waited for a political "wind of change" to "blow over", and no one took any DIRECT CONCRETE ACTION, obviously, conditions would remain the same - to the detriment of all - but particularly of Cameroon's CHILDREN, who are the nation's FUTURE!

Whitney Houston, (God rest her troubled soul), was no prophet or philosopher BUT the words she sang in her song "THE GREATEST LOVE OF ALL" are universally true: "I believe the children are our future Teach them well and let them lead the way Show them all the beauty they possess inside Give them a sense of pride to make it easier Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be."

There are quite a few people who have not stopped at just "KNOWING" this to be true, but have gone a step further, to provide the infrastructure and the means to actually make it a REALITY! They are determined to not just "teach our children well" from an ACADEMIC stand point, but to also from a MORAL point of view. Here are a few examples ...

SAKER BAPTIST COLLEGE, LIMBE INTERVIEW INTO FORM ONE DAY!!!  (June 4 2016)

The sheer numbers of those vying to get a very coveted spot on Saker Baptist College's Registry speak volumes ...

The Interview into Form One for Saker Baptist College Limbe took place on Saturday 4th June 2016 at the school campus. Time: 8 A.M Prompt. Requirements: - Photocopy of Birth Certificate - Acceptance slip - Writing materials  (Pen, pencil, ruler) - Interview fee: 1000frs

Sure brings back Memories of "terms" like "ACCEPTANCE SLIP", "BODMAS", "PROSPECTUS", LIST "A" ... GODSPEED, Kiddos! If you make it in, you would be blessed to be attending one of the best secondary school's in Cameroon from an Academic and Moral Point of view!

PLEASE CLICK ON THIS IMAGE TO VIEW BEAUTIFUL PHOTO ALBUM OF THE 2016 ALCEF SCHOOL GRADUATION CEREMONY (Nursery 2 & Class 6) LATE Dr. ROLAND IBONI "MA DORA" MATRIARCH OF THE EWUSI FAMILY, CELEBRATES HER 90th  WITH POMP & GRATITUDE!!! BUEA, SUNDAY DECEMBER 18 2016 BISHOP BERYL NALOWA ESEMBE'S SOLUTION TO   "KONGO"/"MBRA"-INDUCED  ISSUES! (The Menstrual Pad Project) CLASS OF 1984'S ANITA BALINGA ETTA BRANCHES OFF INTO THE HEALTHY FOOD SECTOR!!!

ALCEF DAY CARE, NURSERY & PRIMARY SCHOOL!  http://www.alcef.com/education

AUNT LIZZY'S CHRISTIAN EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION (ALCEF) DAY CARE, NURSERY & PRIMARY SCHOOL is owned by Class of 1974's Mrs. Ebob Mbiwan Tanyi and is thus named to honor her mother, Veteran Educator, The Late Mrs. Elizabeth Efeti Mbiwan nee Mbongo. It opened its doors in September of 2010 and its STELLAR RECORD to date, is certainly one that speaks for itself!!!

- June 2011: 1 sat, 1 passed  - June 2012: 3 sat, 3 passed  - June 2013: 10 sat, 10 passed  - June 2014: 7 sat, 6 passed  - June 2015: 14 sat, 14 passed  - June 2016: 12 sat, 12 passed.

ENGLISH

1. English language  2. Mathematics  3. History  4. Sounds and Word Building  5. Civics and Human Rights  6. Moral Education  7. Home Economics  8. Geography  9. Environmental Education  10. English Literature  11. Library Studies  12. Health Educatiom  13. ICT  14. Sports and physical education  15. Creative Writing  16. Arts and Crafts  17. Writing  18. Music

FRENCH

1. Mathématiques 2. Vocabulaire  3. Sciences  4. Education à l'Environnement  5. Education Civique  6. Education à la Santé  7. Hygiène  8. Education Morale  9. Histoire  10. Geographie  11. Ecriture  12. TIC  13. Activités pratiques  14. Dictée  15. Conjugaison  16. Expression écrite  17. Dessin  18. Chant et Recitation

THE CLASS ONE-BOUND PUPILS OF ALCEF's NURSERY SCHOOL!

ALCEF HOLIDAY CAMP ~ 2016 EDITION!!!

The JULY SESSION ALCEF Holiday Campers recorded  "WE ARE THE WORLD"  at the M1 studio!! Lead Singers: Kuna, Tiffen, Christian, Arabella and Christine - in that order. Back-up choir: all the rest... Arrah, Emmanuel, Angel, John Ross, Bénédicte, Ingrid, Cassey, Rayann, Neil, Francis, Joyce ...  Methinks Michael Jackson  & Quincy Jones would be impressed!!! KUDOS! HOPE ACADEMY - BULU, BUEA CARAT-CAT, Dr. JULIUS ESUNGE & TEAM POISED TO MAKE A LASTING IMPRESSION! http://www.hopeacademybuea.org/home.html

During a Dedication Service for HOPE ACADEMY in BULU, BUEA Subdivision on Saturday May 28, Dr. Julius Esunge stated that the school, which will  open its door to the pupils from Pre-Nursery through Class 4 at the start of the 2016/2017 academic year will offer them the privilege "to study in an academic environment that provides education of international standards. He went on to state that the school will be run using modern pedagogic equipment and the number of kids and pupils per classroom will be relatively small to allow teachers to work effectively with learners. Amongst the Dignitaries present at this ceremony are: Senator Charles Mbella Moki, Professor Sammy Chumbow former Rector of the Yaounde I University , and 3 SAKERETTE MEMBERS OF CAMEROON'S JUDICIAL SYSTEM:  Barrister Lucy Muma Chumbow (Class of 1974), Justice Vera Nkwate Ngassa, (Class of 1980) and Justice Beatrice Nambangi Ntuba (Class of 1977) . Dr. Julius Esunge himself is, of course a "CARAT" (son of Class of 1968's Mrs. Frida KaleHuseman), and a "CAT" (married to Class of 1995's Eunice Akum Esunge). 

To read the full story as published in FAKO NEWS CENTRE, please click on the link below: http://www.fakonewscentre.com/hopeacademybuea.htm and to read a brief narrative of how the Academy was birthed, click on the link below: http://africanrelief.org/2015/04/29/hope-academy-school-in-cameroon/

Photos Courtesy of Fako News Centre

CAMEROON'S PREMIER JOB PORTAL RAISES THE JOB SEARCH BAR UP A HUGE ELECTRONIC NOTCH!!

http://www.cameroonjobs.net Mr. MARTIN EWOMA - CEO  Mr. LAWRENCE CUMBER

WHY WEAR OUT THE SOLES OF YOUR SHOES GOING OUT TO SEARCH FOR A JOB IF THE JOB CAN SHOW UP IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND - LITERALLY??!!

Looking for that first job after leaving school? Looking for that new career challenge? Looking for that dream job that would push you to relocate to Cameroon? ​Godinmartins Consulting  is pleased and proud to announce the first ever job portal for Cameroon!!! The interactive platform brings job seekers and employers/recruiters together and eases job search headache. visit them at:  http://www.cameroonjobs.net HELP GET OUR SAKERETTE-CARAT SISTER, CLASS OF 2000/2002's MAGDALENE EMADE EWANG,  (Daughter of PIONEER Aunty VICTORIA NDANDO)  BACK ON HER FEET! PLEASE DONATE AT:  https://www.gofundme.com/7swwha84

+237 6 77 82 26 20

WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED??  THE NARRATIVE IN PRETTY PRECISE DETAIL COMMUNICATED BY A CLASSMATE OF EMADE'S ...

Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2016 00:56:40 -0500 Dear Aunty Egbe,

Hope this email meets you in good spirits. I am writing to inform you of a recent tragic fire incident involving one of our Saker Sisters,   Emade Magdalene Ewang,  of the graduating class of 2000/2002. It all happened in the early hours of Friday, March 25, 2016, right around 12:05am, at Emade's residence in Molyko, Buea. On this early fateful morning, Emade, her mum ( PIONEER Ms Victoria Ndando ), and niece, Quinta, were in the living room working on some cake orders. Emade’s 7 year old daughter, Réa, was also in the living room at that time. The nanny, Goodness, was asleep as she was suffering from malaria. The cake baking was going very smoothly as usual, when all of a sudden, Emade’s 5 year old son, Nathan, who went in to sleep in Emade’s room, came out of the room a few minutes later with his hands on his head. When asked what happened and Nathan could not utter a word, they turned towards the room and noticed smoke coming out of the room. They then rushed to the room and saw that the whole room was ablaze and could hardly get into the room. At this point, Emade and her household knew they were all in danger if they did not immediately flee from the apartment since the fire was rapidly spreading to other parts of the apartment. So they immediately sought the front door to escape but the door would not open. In their helpless state, they began crying out loud for help and God in His infinite mercy, sent an angel (Emade's neighbor) to come to their rescue. This neighbor was able to break the door open from outside, and that’s how the lives of Emade, her mum (Ms Victoria Ndando), 2 kids (Réa and Nathan), niece (Quinta), and nanny (Goodness) were saved. Praise God!!!. We thank God no lives were lost. However, Emade and her household lost EVERYTHING they called their own as a result of this unfortunate fire incident. The only items they took out of the apartment were the clothes they had on, Emade's purse and cell phones. I have attached pictures and a video of the burnt apartment. Please let us put Emade and her household in our thoughts and prayers. She will greatly appreciate any form of support.  She can be reached at:+237 6 77 82 26 20  Email:  emade.cakes@yahoo.com Sincerely, M.A.

EMADE'S RESPONSE WHEN I CONTACTED HER DIRECTLY ...

​Above: The fire gutted apartment. Below: A screen shot of the Facebook Page of her thriving Cake-Making business whose equipment she has lost in this fire... ​https://www.facebook.com/Cakes-by-Emade-167096706832283/?fref=ts

UPDATE: CAKES BY EMADE ... AFTER THE FIRE DISASTER! (June 2016) 

Said Emade yesterday, Sunday June 12 2016: "We are slowly but surely going back to normal. After the storm, comes the sun, shining brighter with a stream of rainbows ... graçias!" Going by these delightful cakes made AFTER the fire disaster, our Emade is soldiering on, against all odds, and if you'd like to help her emerge even stronger than before, go right ahead and donate to the GOFUNDME fundraiser, BEFORE it closes this Friday, June 17 2016! Here's the link:  https://www.gofundme.com/7swwha84 

HERE COMES OUR VERY OWN SAKERETTE DOC., SUSAN ENJEMA AWEH, (aka Dr. SEA),  "BREAKING IT DOWN" FOR US ALL - EN PIDGIN!!!

SOBA AMERICA AFFAIRS ... THE SOBA AMERICA MINI CONVENTION IN CHARLOTTE, NC HOSTED BY SOBA CAROLINAS A CLASS ACT FROM START TO FINISH!

SOBANS & SOBANESE OF THE CAROLINAS A veritable Small No Be Sick Bunch!

The Customized,Electronic/Scan-able, Event Tickets, complete with Bar Code, Front (Above) and Back (Below) The CNN/BBC Quality Level Ad heralding the Occasion (Above); The SOBANS sing their Alum Song & Anthem (Below)

PLEASE CLICK ON THIS IMAGE TO PHOTO ALBUM OF FRIDAY'S MEET, GREET AT THE FOTE RESIDENCE & SATURDAY'S GALA The "damper" to the otherwise brilliant weekend was the news of the passing away in Dallas, Texas, of an illustrious SOBAN, Dr. ROLAND IBONI, who, incidentally, was a Cousin and in-law to a good number of SAKERETTES. May his soul rest in peace.

The Wake Keeping/Viewing and Funeral Service in his honor took place 3 weekends later, on Friday December 2nd and Saturday 3rd December 2016 respectively, at the Inter-connection Banquet Hall in Irving, Texas, (Wake), and at the Cottonwood Creek Church in Allen, TX (Church Service).

PLEASE CLICK ON THIS IMAGE TO  FLIP THROUGH THE MAGAZINE PLEASE CLICK ON THIS IMAGE TO  VIEW PICTURES FROM HIS WAKE/FUNERAL IN DALLAS, TX ... AND WHY DOES ALL OF THIS MATTER TO MA SAKERPRIDE? Because it mattered - A WHOLE LOT, to 2 of the 3 Most Influential Men in her life: GRADUATING CLASS OF 1943 SOBAN #178 - Late Ebai A. MBIWAN, and his son, GRADUATING CLASS OF 1975 SOBAN #2020 - Late Acha M. MBIWAN. REQUIESCAT IN PACE!

Talk about going to the grave A PROUD SOBAN, - literally!!!!

If you were born in the VICTORIA GOVERNMENT HOSPITAL, the CDC HOSPITAL in TIKO or the BUEA GENERAL HOSPITAL from the Late 40s, all through the 50s, 60s & 70s through to 1986,  (the year she retired) there is a very high chance that the person who FIRST saw you in your ADAM or EVE suit, even before your own parents had the privilege, would have been MA DORA EVENYE EWUSI! In fact, she is the MIDWIFE who was called upon to START the MATERNITY SECTION in the BUEA GENERAL HOSPITAL back in 1960, where she worked, tirelessly, until her retirement.  Also, if you got married at the BUEA COUNCIL in the early 80s when she served there as 2nd DEPUTY MAYOR, she probably officiated the event, and if you have ever attended, PCC BUEA TOWN then she has either taught you in Sunday Sunday School, served you communion or counseled you, as an ELDER of that Church!!! In short, you cannot have lived in or even visited BUEA TOWN (MOKUNDA) for any length of time and "managed" to not know - and RESPECT her, SOFT SPOKEN, DIGNIFIED, & GOD FEARING, as she has always been!!!!  Well, she turned 90 on March 16, and her family decided to CELEBRATE the MILESTONE with befitting POMP on Sunday, December 18 2016 !!!!! CONGRATULATIONS, AUNTY DORA! GOD BLESS & KEEP YOU!!! The YOUNG GIRLS in GHANA that  CLASS OF 1988's BISHOP BERYL NALOWA ESEMBE  has taken upon herself to assist have more than their fair share of "KONGO" ISSUES, and their plight goes way beyond "mundane" stains on their clothing to mammoth issues like PROSTITUTION, HUMAN TRAFFICKING & CHILD/FORCED MARRIAGE! How and Why? Here's how Nalowa explains the situation: They cannot afford sanitary towels month after month, so they miss school when they have their period. When a girl misses school for 5-7 days a month, and has to miss classes like this every month of the term, they can hardly catch up with the other boys in class. So the fail exams, get discouraged and eventually choose not to bother at all. I brought one to live with me ; she was 22 years old and was in Form 3 because she has been failing exams. Why? Sometimes examination week is when she has her menses. When girls like this drop out of school and stay home, they become potential victims for early and forced marriages. Some of the girls get into prostitution due to idleness and search for money. Farming with parents is another activity they are engaged in and most early marriages are arranged because the young girl knows how to do farm work. Human traffickers are also very versed about this and they visit places like this to get victims for "within the border' trafficking and child labor. Girls are used to settle debts by making them marry their parents creditors. And all of this occurs as a result of their dropping out of school because they cannot go to school when they are menstruating.   So, WHAT, you may ask, has Nalowa done to remedy the situation? She got herself a SEWING MACHINE and got to work FABRICATING REUSABLE, ECO-FRIENDLY, ODOR-FREE SANITARY TOWELS!!!

... AND THE GRAND OPENING & RIBBON CUTTING DID, IN FACT, TAKE PLACE ...  Receiving a proclamation from the City of Colleyville!!!!! GRATEFUL MOM, Dolly Lyonga Lambe ('85) by her son's hospital bed, THANKFUL TO GOD for his having survived the multiple stab wounds he incurred on his College Campus! Her SAKERETTES OF DALLAS (S.O.D.) is on hand to help her GIVE THANKS!!! DETERMINED (and recently widowed) MOM, Sis Adela Goghomu Akwo-Mboe ('77) with her Plucky Class of '77 Sakerette Support System! L to R: Uncle Atiba Mbiwan, STA*CAT/Dad Victor Ndando, STA*s Kidi Ntuba Makia ('79) and Roseline Nzegge Ngaaje ('78), THE GRAD, Cousin Manuela Monjimbo, Mom Didi Mbiwan Ndando, STA* Dolly Lyonga Lambe ('85) & Cousin George Acha Monjimbo

PLEASE CLICK ON THIS IMAGE TO  VIEW PHOTO ALBUM

SO, WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP??? GLAD YOU ASKED!!!!

YOU CAN ... 1) Sponsor production for (a) certain village(s):  This is not limited to Ghana as they can be sent by post. Minimum order is 120 USD which will manufacture 40 pads (excluding postage to country) as this is for charity alone.

2) Buy for yourself or for Family/Friends. They are eco-friendly . No heat. No rash. No smells. Handy in case of emergency menstruation (the period/"Mbra") that shows up without notice)

On March 11 2017they are going to distribute to the prisons. There are 60 women in prison and they have no money to purchase pads. People can  donate so that each woman may have about 7 pads. HERE'S THE LINK TO THE PAGE THAT WOULD NOT JUST ENABLE YOU TO DONATE, BUT TO LEARN MORE:

http://www.inspirationtalks4women.com/corporate-partnership.html

Mrs. Anita Balinga Etta

Mention the name ANITA BALINGA ETTA, and a number of "titles" come to mind, ranging from Wife and Mother, to SAKERETTE, EVANGELIST and RECORDING ARTIST. Beginning February 2 2017, you will have to add HEALTHY FOOD RESTAURANT OWNER to that list, because that is the day set for the GRAND OPENING of her Healthy Food Franchise!!! We wish her even more success in this venture than she has already experienced in the others. GODSPEED! TO READ/LEARN MORE ABOUT IT ALL, PLEASE CLICK ON ICON (VITALITY BOWLS.pdf) ABOVE

What some of her customers are saying ...

SAKERETTE PRYSCA NGALAME MBI (and Family) stop by!  Talk about having a Sistah's back! Receiving a gift from the Colleyville Chamber of Commerce.

City of Colleyville and Colleyville Chamber RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY! HAPPY MOTHERS DAY 2017!!! PROUD MOTHER Didi Mbiwan Ndando ('79) with the most recent College Graduate, STA*LET NSELA ETONDE NDANDO who graduated yesterday, Saturday May 13 from Baylor University!! WOOOOOOOOT!

MAMMY PIKIN-IN-CHIEF, Akam Anyangwe Mejame (2003) with Precious Triplets, Samida, Samara & Haven!!!

Sakerette Support System: GrandMa Dr. Stella Nwigwe Anyangwe ('69)

The NEWEST MOM in town! Aggie Elangwe ('92), Baby JJ who made his grand entrance into the world on April 24th 2017, and GrandMa Elizabeth! 

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