Cameroon in deep sheet and the missing motor "peace work father land"

Honorine Ngenwi
Posted January 24, 2021 from Cameroon

What a sad movie where a young girl of 15years put to birth after 9months of gestation will have the nerve to throw the baby beside a stream near a police post and nobody sees her. There are many reasons why she did so she said, one of the reason is that, her parents where shut in the farm kom bui division when this crisis began, and she is the first girl in their family and she has to take care of her siblings (4 of them). They ran away from the village and came to the city where they were living in an uncompleted building and she had nothing to do and had to become a sex worker in order to feed the younger ones. 

We live in a world where in the quest for power, position and popularity, people are losing the sense of others feelings and needs. Compassion and love are being replaced by and 'I' virus. Many care about others only when the are useful to them, after that they become an untouchable leper in their eyes ie the wealthy and rich ones. Those who reach out to people whom they don't know are those who have felt the pinch of difficulty in life and the society has seen them as out casts( those in the rural area). Like the leper, Jesus touches with compassion, like world pulse, she grows toward caring for one another and remember that no matter the silver and gold one rushes after, it can never buy a second you share with them in love. 

Doing everything right, being on time for activities, just observing what is happening in the community and country isn't enough. As a woman who loves to help, its my duty not to be passive, not to be cold, not to remain different to the millions of innocent killings around me, not to shut up to the grave injustices, unjust laws against human rights or law supporting abortion. I have a voice, world pulse which encourages me today to use them. These are some of those efforts sisters require to change the community. I know we can make a different and not end up like those of laodicea which God condemned for being Lukewarm and indifferent.

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Regina Afanwi Young
Jan 24
Jan 24

Hello Honorine how are you my dear. What a sad story. Poor girl she has gone through a lot at her young age. Am sure her intention was to give up the child for adoption, but did not know how to go about it. I thank God the child was found alive.
We need to create more affordable empowerment centers so many more girls would acquire skills in that way they could Carter for themselves and any dependants.
Yes dear there are a lot of horrible happening around us in Cameroon related to the sociopolitical crisis .Pray the situation changes soon.

Honorine Ngenwi
Jan 25
Jan 25

Hi Regi I'm doing great thanks for checking. I think that's what she was about doing but didn't know what to do exactly.
My sis we really need to do more for our community else many things will go wrong. While looking for solutions, we need to pray for.

Nini Mappo
Jan 25
Jan 25

Hello Honorine,
What a sad tale indeed, which highlights all too clearly the many injustices facing women and girls and the various ways they become victims and weapons of war. What a burden for that teen mom who herself needs to be mothered at her vulnerable age of transitioning to adulthood.
Indeed, there is much to answer for for lukewarm-ness, having only enough heat for ourselves and not enough to share with others is an unfortunate ingredient to apathy that paralyses our capacity for impact. Shine on sister, and blaze with the light of God until you've warmed others up too.

Honorine Ngenwi
Jan 25
Jan 25

Hi Nini thanks for the encouragement and the advise . Its really a terrible think my sister. I don't know what's actually happening and as a mother I feel so bad in her place. We really need to intensify our prayers else the unforseen will be worst.

Hello, dear Honorine,

That 15-year-old girl had gone so much difficulty. I agree with Regina, that girl might not know how to go about the adoption process, considering she is also responsible for her younger siblings. I, too, am glad that baby is alive. I hope that baby falls in the right parents. That baby deserves to live, too.

I couldn't fathom how you and the rest of Cameroonians are surviving in the kind of environment you are in, but that shows the strength you have. Kudos to you for responding to other people's pain. You are a great leader. Thank you for sharing this story with us.

Honorine Ngenwi
Jan 27
Jan 27

Hi Ka how are you. I also think that this little girl did not know what to do actually. Not only us the sisters are happy for the child being alive, also those who were on the scene were also happy but for two thinks. The child being alive and the in hygienic area were the child was left. I and some other women had to immediately look for dresses and wear on the baby before taking him to the hospital for physical and internal examination. God is a wonderful man because taking the child to the hospital, we taught ants has entered in to the ears, nose and other parts of the body which has openings.
I also pray that the person who took the baby should be loving and caring.
Thanks for the wonderful encouragement.
Love yooooou
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