Sunday, December 31, 2006

New edition of "From Dreams to Reality"

The monthly newsletter for the construction of the national centre in Yaounde is now available. In it you will find a message from the project management, a summary of urgent financial needs, pictures detailing the progress of the work so far, and more. Email a request to to get a copy of the newsletter. (mention "request for From Dreams to Reality" in the subject)

Saturday, December 30, 2006

New Arrival!!!

The Alemnge family has been blessed with another child. In the pictures you can see the new baby as well as Fidelis, his wife, and first daughter, Martha. (The name of the new baby is not yet known)

Friday, December 29, 2006

Cameroon Baha'i Music Online - NEW Song

Listen to a new song on the website for Cameroon Baha'i artists. This one is entitled "The Sun has Risen" Performed by the Buea Baha'i Choir.

If interested, email to post your music on the site. Also, contact for more information on advertising your music and selling it through the site.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Construction of new Limbe Information Centre flies ahead!

The new information centre in Limbe is beginging to take shape with the walls being erected. As you can see in the pictures, remarkable progress has been made.

Here you can see the foreman, Mr. Chi, to the Right, accompanied by Mr. Isaac Leh.

More pictures from the construction site...

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Join a Yahoo Group for Cameroonian Baha'i Youth!

"This Group is for all Cameroon Baha'i Youth as Well as Youth from other Countries who have visited Cameroon and feel they could be refered as such. Through this group we will be able to share information of the Faith as well as be able to live a communial life as though all are gathered in one Community, One home.
We Pray this might in it's own little way help us to Stay United even with the present complex nature of human migration now so beauteously scattering us apart. Hence the challenge of Unity In Diversity.
We can as well strengthen our personnal Bonds of Friendship on a ONE-ONE & ONE-MANY Basis by Posting & Reading Personnal & Group Messages, Uploading Personnal & Group Photos, Information Site Links and several other things that can keep us ever concerned to do something for our Common Community - cameroon."

To Visit this group, click on the link below:

Saturday, December 23, 2006


Reports from regional conventions are coming in and will be made available as more commuities send in their reports. So far, reports from 2 conventions have come in:
The convention held on Sunday 17th December, the delegates for the Douala Convention are:

M. Janvier Babounda
M. Fono Theophile
M. Niaz Bushrui
Mme. Fono Marceline

The convention held on the 17th as well, the delegates for Fako are:
Mr. Bartholomew Mokuh
Mr. ALexander Agbor
Mr. Isaac Leh
Ms. Stella Fuh
Mr. Kamran Frooghi

Here are some pcitures from the Fako regional convention

Thursday, December 21, 2006

NEW song from Gustaff & "The Light Combo"

Check out a new song on the website for Cameroon Baha'i artists. This one is entitled
"Beauty" Performed by Gustaff Besungu and "The Light Combo"


If interested, email to post your music on the site. Also, contact for more information on advertising your music and selling it through the site.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Update from the New Center in Limbe

As reported previously, a new Baha'i centre is being constructed in Limbe on the plot of land purchased by Hand of the Cause Enoch Olinga. Already a lot of progress has been made and the Baha'i Information Centre is begining to take shape. Enjoy the pictures...

Sunday, December 17, 2006

STORIES WANTED!! - send your news

Following from the moitvation to share news from the Cameroonian Baha'i community, a new initiative has been proposed....please take time to consider it and respond.
The essential nature of individual initiative in stimulating the growth of the Faith is such a crucial element that it was thought that this site should serve as a means for the friends to share their personal experiences. No matter how small, these experiences, once shared, provide a model for others and give hope to those who aspire to serve the Faith even more.
As such, you are all invited, from Maroua and Ebolowa, from Baba to Gari-Gomb0, from Kumba and Douala, Buea to Bamenda...even from moscow and london, from Haifa to Sydney, Los Angeles to Raleigh, from Nice to Johanesburg......wherever you are, please, you are wholeheartedly invited to share news of your activities, be it study circles or devotional gatherings, firesides or home visits or any other activity you are engaged in. We all want to hear your glad tidings and share in your joys, successes and challenges. Your stories are screaming to get out!!
Email your news to, if possible, describe your activity sharing how you started, what motivated you and what your vision is, as well as the succeses and challenges you have had. Pictures are highly welcome!!

Friday, December 15, 2006

NEW on Cameroon Baha'i Music Online

Check out a new song on the website for Cameroon Baha'i artists. This one is entitled
"Children of the Half life" Performed by Nachidah Tchamegni
If interested, email to post your music on the site.
Also, contact for more information on advertising your music and selling it through the site.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Fako Cluster Reflection Meeting - December

The Fako cluster had it reflection meeting on10th December in Limbe, the detial report is not yet available, however, some preliminary statistics from the cluster are available. More information on the reflection, reports and plans for the next cycle of growth will be posted as they become available.

Statistics on Core activities

no. of children's classes: 27
Attendance; 246

no. of junior youth groups: 15
Attendance: 208

no. of study cirlces: 22
Attendance: 56

Pyramid of resources for the cluster

book 1 = 130
book 2 = 97
book3 = 76
book 4 = 49
book 5 = 19
book 6 = 38
book 7= 31

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

NEW on Cameroon Baha'i Music Online

Check out a new song on the website for Cameroon Baha'i artists. This one is entitled
"Village Nights" Performed by Gustaff Besungu and his band "The Light Combo"
If interested, email to post your music on the site.
Also, contact for more information on advertising your music and selling it through the site.

Monday, December 11, 2006


In an amazing development, the much-forgotten Local Baha'i Centre of Limbe will be ressurected. Limbe has housed the National Centre for many years, and for many Baha'is, especially younger ones, this was known to be the only centre in the town. However, the Hand of the Cause, Enoch Olinga, had purchased another piece of land for the purpose of a local centre with funds from the beloved Guardian.
The land and building that had been erected by Mr. Olinga had been put out of use when the construction of a main road took up a portion of the land many years ago. Well, the good news is that it took that long for the National Spiritual Assembly for recieve compensation from the government for the land taken up by the road, and it has been decieded that the money will be used to build an information centre on the same land that the Hand of the Cause once lived. More details will be available on the structure to be raised on the land, but apparentyl it will be an information centre with limited lodgistics focused on teaching the Faith.
The pictures from the site show the progress of the work. A fence has been completed around the land and work on the foundation is already underway. The foreman for the construction is Mr. Chi, who also worked on the Centre of Learning in Buea. Those who have seen his craftsmanship know the quality of work that is to be expected for the new information centre in Limbe.

Thursday, December 7, 2006

Cameroon Baha'i Music Online

check out a new song on the website for cameroon Baha'i singers. This one is entitled "All regligions are one" Performed by Dibo Teku and Abbas Alex.

If interested, email to post your music on the site. Artist who post their songs on the site will also be able to sell their albums through the site.

University Of Buea Baha'i Students Club meets with the Local Spiritual Assembly

The traditional annual meeting of the UB Baha'i Students club with the LSA of Buea took place in the midst of the current strike that has ground the university to a halt. Those gathered studied writings on "A two fold moral purpose: service and studies". This was followed by advice on registration procedures into the university.
As usual, the meeting concluded with a comprehensive meal, Ndole in this case. Here are some pictures from the event.

Tuesday, December 5, 2006

CHECK IT OUT!!! Cameroon Baha'i Music Online

A experimental site has been set up to share music from cameroonian Baha'is. This site was created to share songs recorded by the Baha'is of Cameroon, from Choirs, groups and individual performers. The site hosts different songs over time from different artists or groups who give consent for their work to be posted online. Some of the recordings have been proffesionally done and mastered, while others may be demos, and others even may be simple non-studio recordings.
Over time, as more of the friends are contacted, more music will be shared, for now, listen to some prayers recorded by the Buea Baha'i Choir in 2004. Go to
Contact if you would like to post your own music on the site

News and Plans from the Regional Baha'i Council for the Western Provinces


Buea Unit Convention – It is scheduled on the 17th December 2006.
Tombel Unit Convention – Mr. Noah Bang Wong and Mrs Arrah Roseline made a visit to Tombel and met Mr. Ngobe Japhet, the date is yet to be fixed.
Mamfe Unit Convention – They have chosen 17th December 2006 and all communities in the unit are informed of the date.
Kembong Unit Convention – Material are already dispatched and it may be done on the 17th December 2006.
Tinto Unit Convention – Material for this unit are already sent to them. It may be conducted on the 17th December 2006. The resource person is Oneke Mathew.
Bamenda Unit Convention – It is already scheduled for the 17th December 2006.


  • A Vision conference will take place In Ngoketunjia on the 10th December 2006 at the Bahá’í Centre in Baba 1.
  • The Next meeting of the Regional Bahá’í Council is on the 6th and 7th of January 2007 in Bamenda.

Plans for communities without Cluster Coordination Committees
(such as Tinto, Bafoussam, Nkambe, Kumbo, Dschang, Bongongo and Batibo.)

General objective: - to raise-up five tutors in each of these communities in four phases
The first phase (4 months) will start with a seminar, "Orientation for Investment and Service Opportunities", on the 21st January 2007 in Buea. The focus will be on raising Home Front pioneers for the localities mentioned, and will include Bahá’ís from the Western Provinces Region. The goal is to have a minimum of 10 friends complete book 3 and open up children classes in the targeted communities.

The second phase of this project will focus on training Junior Youth Animators using Ruhi Books 4 and 5. The estimated duration of this second phase of the project is 4 months.

The third phase will focus on the Training of teachers of the Faith using Ruhi Book 6. This phase will last for two months.

The fourth and final phase will be for the training of tutors. Ruhi Book 7 will be the main tool and the estimated duration is two months. These trained tutors will then expand the base of the pyramid.

Monday, December 4, 2006

New edition of "From Dream to Reality"

The second issue of the newsletter "From Dream to reality", is now available. The Newsletter was started with the aim of updating the friends on the progress of the construction of the new National Center in Yaounde. Here are some highlights....

A computer generated model of the completed building

Some friends from the Yaounde-Soa cluster gathered at the construction site on 17th Spetember following a reflection meeting


Total estimated cost of the project (building + land) = 110,596,415 CFA.

• Total received from the World Centre: = 66,531,896 CFA.
• Total received from individuals from abroad, individuals
from Cameroon, LSA’s, and communities in Cameroon: = 2,130,273 CFA.
TOTAL INCOME: = 68,662,169 CFA.

• Purchase of land, tax, notary, title deed, etc. = 13,821,678 CFA.
• Bank Charges = 11,480 CFA.
• Total expense on project as of November: (materials, labour, utilities, installation, building permit, etc.) = 9,542,505 CFA.
TOTAL EXPENSE: = 23,375,663 CFA.

BALANCE IN BANK: = 45,286,506 CFA.


All this and much more in the second edition of "From Dream to reality" email a request to for the complete issue.