Thursday, November 30, 2006

Details from Cluster Reflection Meeting in KUMBA, Nov 19th

Thanks to our dear Acha Kingsley, we have details and a picture available from the cluster reflection meeting in Kumba. enjoy!!!!

The Meeting started at 9:55 am with devotion in the presence of 36 members. Among these were 6 members of the Regional Baha'i Council (R.B.C) for the western provinces and members of two localities in the cluster namely Kumba and Kombone. Mr. Noah Bang Wong made a welcome address on the behalf of the C.C.C, reports then followed:

Core activities as of November 19th
Study circles: 07
Participation: 20

Children’s Classes: 18
Participation: 224

Devotional Gatherings: 10
Participation: 73

Home Visits: 02
Participation: 05

Juniour Youth Groups: 01
Participation: 07
A number of presentations and consultation then followed:

Mr. Noah Bang Wong presented a letter from the Regional Baha’i Council (RBC) entitled "Empowering Local Spiritual Assemblies" in which the R.B.C. is requesting the Assemblies in the region to undergo the study of the book "The Greatness and Majesty of the Local Spiritual Assembly".
Mrs. Manal Gillette then spoke about "Balancing Material and Spiritual Life" and a document titled "The Days of our Lives" was studied.
This was followed by a presentation made by Mr. Gideon Tem on "Core Activities and Refresher Courses" and "Planning at Reflection Meeting at B Cluster" by Ms Siri Stella Fuh.
The friends then went into planning and came out with the following pledges to be fulfilled by February 2007
Planned Activities for February 2007

Study circles: 05

Pre-youth Groups: 01

Children’s Classes: 02

Home Visits: 09

Devotional Gatherings: 03
Human Resources, Projected Pyramid:
Book 1: 59
Book 2: 37
Book 3: 26
Book 5: 3
Book 7: 14
The unit convention was also discussed and fixed for the 16th –17th December 2006 at Kumba. The reflection closed at 1:55 pm with remarks from Mr. Njenke Peter on the behalf of the R.B.C. and Kingsley Fortu on the behalf of the Auxilliary Board Member.
Here you can see some of the freinds gathered at the reflection meeting

Some of the friends gathered at the reflection meeting

You can email a request to for a copy of complete reflection report and a higher resolution copy of the above image.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Good attendance at Feasts in Buea of Dr. Samandari

The Buea community has recently been having good attendance at it's 19 Day Feasts, the last feast had an attendance of 62, and feast before that, which held in Dr. Samandari's home had a participation of 47. The community has adopted a sytem where groups of about three friends are formed to prepare the feast programme including devotional readings, a short talk, cleaning up etc etc....

And here is a picture of our dearest Dr. Samandari, taken in Buea on Sunday November 26th, who has never ceased to be a wonderful and loving inspiration to us all....

He is seen here with Nysa and Mehdi

New pictures from the Construction of the National Centre

These pictures just came in on saturday and show the progress of the work towards the consrtuction of the National Centre in Yaounde. What you are seeing are portions of the foundation which was finished on November 24th, the work there now consists of filling the foundation, and as from Monday 27th, the pillars will begin to be erected.

In the above picture is the site foreman, Mr. Henock, on the right, and to the left is Mr. Henry, resident of Great Soppo Buea, who also did the wonderful carpentry at the Baha'i Centre of Learning in Buea.

Please you can email a request for these images in higher resolution to

Friday, November 24, 2006

Auxiliary Board Members appointed

The Auxiliary Board members were appointed early in November and will work under the guidance of Counsellor Tiati a Zock for the Next 5 years. Here are their names and the areas they will cover. Some areas have more that one ABM serving.
Mrs OTTIA Helen (Littoral (excluding Douala) and SW (Fako))
Mrs OTTIA Helen (Littoral (excluding Douala) and SW (Fako))
Mrs TIATI Beatrice (East and West)
Mr. ARREY John (Littoral and SW (Mamfe))
Mrs TCHAMEGNI Christine (Far North, North, Adamawa and Douala)
Mrs TANGU Constance (NW and West)
Mr GABANA Felix (East)
Mr. ONDOBO Fridolin (Centre, South and Equatorial Guinea)
Mr. DJOULDE Alain (Far North, North and Adamawa)
Mr. NKOUAGA Ferdinand (Centre, South and Equatorial Guinea)
Mr. TEM Gideon (SW and NW)

We should keep these wonderful and devoted friends in our prayers as they undertake the prodigous task of assisting the communities in implementing the 5 year plan.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Statistics from Fako and Edea

Here are some extracts from the reports of Cluster reflection meetings in the Fako Cluster and Edea Cluster in September and October 2006.

Cluster Reflection Meeting In the Edea Cluster October 2006

The reflection meeting took place in the Bessombe Community with 39 participants (10 children included). The Edea Cluster includes over 5 communities and are currently a B cluster, with plans to move to A in the next months.

Some statistics for the Edea Cluster:
Pyramid of Human Resources:
Book 1: 42
Book 2: 26
Book 3: 19
Book 4: 17
Book 5: 0
Book 6: 15
Book 7: 15

Study Circles: 13
Participation: 6 Baha’is and 14 Seekers

Children’s Classes: 11
Participation: 19 Baha’is and 42 Seekers
Fako Cluster Reflection meeting 17th September 2006
Fako Cluster Reflection meeting 17th September 2006

The reflection meeting took place at the Centre of Learning in Buea, with a participation of 54.

Study Circles: 31
Participation: 21 Seekers and 58 Baha’is

Children’s Classes: 26
Participation: 234

If you would like a complete copy of the reflection meeting reports, email a request to

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Cluster reflection Meeting in Kumba gets treated to a visit from the Regional Baha'i Council

From our on-the-scene correspondent Sammy Ateba...................

The kumba cluster held its reflection meeting on Sunday November 29th 2006 at the Regional Centre in Kumba. Of particular importance was that the reflection meeting coincided with the meeting of the Regional Baha'i Council for the Western Provinces.
The friends gathered at the reflection meeting had the blessing of consulting with the Regional Council as the Kumba cluster faces the challenge of moving to a Category A cluster and launching an intensive programme of growth.
Please, more details, and hopefully pictures, from the reflection meeting will be available soon.

Monday, November 13, 2006

The New Buea Baha'i choir and other news

The Buea Baha'i choir....totally revamped!!!!!! they are singing for the Birth of Baha'u'llah at the Baha'i Centre of Learning, Molyko.

Also.........the Baha'i Center of Learning got a well deserved faclift with the installation of windows.

The Baha'i centre of Learning has a new Caretaker. You can see below the outgoing oga (Barth) with the incoming Oga (un certain John Oneke a.k.a Galaxy). More manyanga to wouna backfoot dem!!!

Rose Ngah here, conducting a children's class at the BCL

And of course, the newest addition to the Buea Baha'i community, Naseem Teku. Daughter to Dibo Akale and Gabriel Teku

And a sneek preview of the site for the new National Baha'i centre in Yaounde.

Here you can see the Foreman, Mr. Henock, who has worked on previous Baha'i projects and has been a friend of the the Faith for long.

Below are views from the site, the first picture show the Yaounde Congress Hall to the West:

And Hotel Mont Febe to the North:
A newsletter is being published to detail the progress of the contruction site, here are some extracts from that newsletter:

"The subject of relocating the National Haziratu’l-Quds from Limbe to Yaounde,the capital city, has been on the agenda of the National Spiritual Assembly since 1985. The need to transfer the National Office to the capital city, was further intensified with the growing need of the Faith in areas of expansion of communities in the country, and specially the work of the External Affairs and other Agencies of the NSA. This resolve was consolidated on 20 November 1999, when Dr. Payman Mohajer, then member of the International Teaching Centre consulted with the NSA of
Cameroon and encouraged it to pursue this Important goal.

Finally, on 22 June 2005, the NSA joyfully informed our Beloved House of Justice that the land for the National Haziratu’l-Quds had been purchased. With humble gratitude to the Blessed
Beauty, we are pleased to inform you that on 25 August 2006, construction work began, starting with the installation of the site.

The land is located in Messa - Carriere and measures 700 square meters. It is bounded by roads on two parallel sides. On the upper side by the main tarred road and on the lower, by a dirt road. The main entrance to the building will be from the tarred road leading to the third floor."

please email a request to if you would like a full copy of the newsletter.