Thursday, August 2, 2007

A loved one leaves us.

We apologize for the belated nature of this important news.

The passing of Mr Emmanuel Toche is sadly announced. A Cameroonian Baha'i who moved to the US a few years ago, Mr. Toche passed away on June 12th in a car accident. He was a resident of Silver Spring, Maryland and leaves behind a wife and five children.

Our hearts go out to the bereaved family and prayers are requested for this dear friend and his wonderful family.

Emmanuel Toche




At a 19 Day feast with his community



An Extract from a local newspaper:

THE WASHINGTON POST


Board Honors Driver Killed in Crash


...The board also honored the service of Emmanuel Toche, a MetroAccess driver who was killed June 12 on the Capital Beltway when he hit the back of a tow truck that was making an illegal U-turn. The truck driver fled the scene.
Toche was married and had five children. Earlier that day, one of his clients had written to Metro commending him for returning a lost wallet.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

From Dreams to Reality

More from Yaounde. These are extracts from the latest edition of "From Dreams To reality" shwoing very recent progress of the work at the National Center, for a copy of the newsletter email a request to zionside@gmail.com.




Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Limbe Information center

Recent pictures from the new information center in Limbe:





National Center progress

These pictures, taken over a month ago, show the extensive tiling work on the building, check in next week for even more recent pictures showing the amazing progress of the this beautiful structure.






Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Update from some clusters

Special thanks to Natalie for the information:

Batouri:


Douala:

Mamfe-Ejagham:

Ngokenunjia:

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Yaounde Cluster reflection meeting

This report was sent in from the Yaounde Cluster on their reflection meeting which took place on May 6th 2007.


La réunion a rassemblé au total 72 amis venus de les 8 communautés du groupement (un nouvel arrondissement, Yaoundé 7, ayant été créé en avril par décret présidentiel), parmi lesquels l’on a dénombré 9 enfants, 1 pré-jeune, 11 jeunes et 48 adultes (32 hommes et 16 femmes) et 3 sympathisants.

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Après une étude de « Réflexion sur la Croissance n°15 » (les programmes intensifs de croissance) et du message de Ridvan 2007 qui ont permis aux uns et aux autres de comprendre et de prendre conscience qu’il était temps de passer aux actes. Les amis se sont avec un enthousiasme jamais observé, engagés dans la planification en ateliers (organisés par communauté) de leurs actions dans le projet programmé dans une zone réceptive (Mvog-Betsi à Yaoundé VI), une caractéristique du plan du 7e cycle, et dans leurs localités respectives. L’enthousiasme des amis s’est aussi manifesté par une contribution faite pour l’exécution du plan d’un montant de 27.150 F

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Les interventions du membre du Corps Continental des Conseillers, Mr Tiati à Zock, présent à cette réunion, ont permis aux amis de rester focalisés sur les objectifs du Plan de Cinq Ans et de comprendre la nécessité de s’engager activement et intensément dans l’exécution du plan si l’on veut réellement qu’il y ait croissance dans le groupement.

A summary of the pyramid and core activities as of that day

Elaborate plans were drawn up for an intensive teaching at Mvog-Betsi, also, plans were made to expand the pyramid and core activities.

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For a copy of the report, send a request to zionside@gmail.com

Thursday, May 17, 2007

...just a peek

This shot of the interior of the National Centre shows the progress of the internal finishing. Here, the chief carpenter, Mr. Henry is working on door panels.



Tuesday, May 15, 2007

First Meeting of the National Spiritual Assembly

The members of the newly elected National Spiritual Assembly gathered in Yaounde over the weekend of 12th and 13th May for their first meeting and were joined by Counsellor Tiati a Zock for consultations.
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Our hearts and prayers go out to the dearly loved institution as we enter the second year of the 5 year Plan under their loving guidance

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

More from the National Convention

Please enjoy this last set of Photos that were taken at the National Convention in Limbe.
Of the 57 delegates that were elected, 48 were present and 3 absentee ballots were sent it, giving a record total of 51 votes.



In addition, there were 66 visitors from all provinces except the North and Adamoua

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Some of the Ladies with counsellor Agatha Nketsiah

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...and with some of the delegates from the East and South West

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Other Pictures of the friends







Higher resolution copies of the pictures are available on request. zionside@gmail.com

Monday, April 30, 2007

...from the National Convention

The National Convention took place succesfully in Limbe from Thursday April 26th to Sunday April 29th. Details on the convention will be made available as they come in, for now, enjoy the pictures of the friends gathered there, of note was the representative of the Continental Board of Counsellors, Mrs. Agatha from Ghana.


Counsellor Agatha is seen here seated (Center) with Mr. Akuri (left) and Mr. Gillette (right) Mr. Alain Djoulde is standing


Auxiliary Board member, Helen Otia addresses the friends


Counsellor Agatha (right)


The delegates and some visitors gather for a group picture


There was plenty of entertainment, seen here is Moses Tanyi
A group from the Douala Community


Pa Awoh (right) accompanied, ably, by Mr. John Akuri (left)


and of course, the Kitchen



More information and pictures will be posted in the week.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

More Ridvan news

The local Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Bafoussam was elected successfully. In attendance were 6 adults, 1 youth, and 6 children who recited Baha'i prayers in English and French. The election of the officers of the Assembly has been slated for the week after the National Convention.

In other heart-warming news, the communities of Maroua, Eblowa, Goufan (near Bafia), and Tiko/Likomba, which had fialed to elect their assemblies last year, did so successfully.

Our prayers go out to those devoted souls who will serve on these institutions for the coming year

from Buea...

The dearly loved members of the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Buea gather for their first meeting at the Center of learning.




Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Happy Ridvan!!

The reports of the elections of Local spiritual Assemblies will be made available as the news comes in. As of now, the report from Buea indicates that the Local Spiritual Assembly was successfully and the members are:
Dibo Teku, Bartholomew Mokuh, Fariba Frooghi, Stella Fuh, Steven Tamanji, Kamran Frooghi, Alemnge Fidelis, Kueko Angilbert and Arrah Emmanuel.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

From Dreams to reality Volume 6

The monthly newslettre for the construction of the National centre is out for April. email a request to zionside@gmail.com, or leave a comment on this post to request a complete copy.

The financial report








The retaining wall can be seen here, at the back and left of the main structure.









Graduation at the University of Buea

The Graduation ceremony at UB on Saturday April 14th saw a number of Baha'i students who had competed their studies. Amongst them were,


Martha Agbor (center), With a Masters Degree in Women and Gender studies,
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Pauline A. Djoko (Centre) Bachelors in Economics,

seen here with her mother (left) and Mrs. Frooghi

Thursday, April 5, 2007

The National Center rises

The building is now ready for the roof







The second deck before concreting