World Pulse sisterhood with Nakinti: all the way to Yaounde the capital city hurray.

Marie Abanga
Posted November 24, 2019 from Cameroon

I love meeting my World Pulse sisters wherever I go, or whenever I can especially in my country. Here is how I finally met Nakinti.

I first connected with Nakinti right here on World Pulse after reading her beautiful story about meeting one of ours. The post was aptly captioned: That Moment Online met Offline: A World Pulse Connection! I sent her a private message and then we exchanged numbers. That was on Thursday 15th of November last year. I called her on the 18th of November like 3 days later, and my did we talk. Let me give you the duration of that epic call hahahaha: 1hr12 minutes. Now, we are both 40, have over 150 mutual connections on Facebook ha, have some really thriller tales from life (although I admit Nakinti's are hmmmmmmm tougher) and so much. The symposium which lasted 5 days was not held in her city of Bamenda one of the crisis hit cities, and so I couldn't avoid this opportunity to meet Nakinti at last.

And so, when I saw on Facebook that her organization was organizing a symposium for girls in Yaounde the capital city of our country, I checked my calendar. Coincidentally, the communications officer of my association was selected for the program. I didn't even know she had applied to the program, she might as well have joined us long after she had applied. 

Below is my write up on Facebook yesterday

 

#Girls4GirlsLeadershipSymposium organized by @REWOCAM founded by Nakinti Besumbu Nofuru. I mean I wasn't invited but I learned about it on Facebook. I haven't met Nakinti before although we are on World Pulse together (that's even where I first connected with her exactly a year ago), and we follow and support each other morally here and on WhatsApp. So, I decided to bring forward my trip to Yaounde to today, in time for what happened to be the closing ceremony of the symposium. I just wanted to come and hug her and well offer some copies of my memoir to their library and some of the girls too. I dreamed about being asked to say something, but tbt I didn't want to interrupt their program. But Nakinti after closing the event with her speech, called me forward and I had 2/3 minutes to share with the girls. This is so soul. I just want to be supportive and honest in my life, collaborating instead of competing, comparing, complaining and backstabbing. Now, the Communications officer of our association Hope for the Abused and Battered Melie Lanature Melie was among the lucky 50 selected from the over 200 applications received. I was so proud of her and am sure my presence though so impromptu was a moral booster to her. I mean, what else are we living for if not to support each other as we lead ourselves along this life's journey? Darling Nakinti Iron and power ekete, thank you for the podium lol. I support you and you know we are in this together. 

#WorldPulserocks #sisterhoodindeed #letlovelead #Iamfreedomnlove #IamMAGnectic #thereishope

Am always grateful and excited to meet a World Pulse sister. Maybe one day we would have a national convention or meet together? Why not a regional one too oh lalala - The day I would meet Jensen and co, I would give each of them big big gratitude hugs because World Pulse encourages selfless and non judgmental sisterhood.

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Anita Shrestha
Nov 24, 2019
Nov 24, 2019

Wow dear, good work

Marie Abanga
Nov 30, 2019
Nov 30, 2019

Dear Anita,

Thank you

ARREY- ECHI
Nov 24, 2019
Nov 24, 2019

Dear Marie,
Thank you for sharing. You captured the essence and power of sisterhood by World Pulse well.

Love the idea of you coming all the way from Douala to support a sister and an inspiring one too like Nakinti.

I am so buying the idea of a WP national come together!

ARREY- ECHI
Nov 24, 2019
Nov 24, 2019

Dear Marie,
Thank you for sharing. You captured the essence and power of sisterhood by World Pulse well.

Love the idea of you coming all the way from Douala to support a sister and an inspiring one too like Nakinti.

I am so buying the idea of a WP national come together!

Marie Abanga
Nov 30, 2019
Nov 30, 2019

Dear Arrey,

I do my best o. Yeah WP sisterhood rocks. Let's see how it goes with the idea. I am looking at 2020 and we need to get together on this, one process at a time. The Lord will guide us

Felicitas Wung
Nov 24, 2019
Nov 24, 2019

Wow! That's great. A sister is not only one from the same womb

Marie Abanga
Nov 30, 2019
Nov 30, 2019

Dear Felicitas,

Exactly

maeann
Nov 24, 2019
Nov 24, 2019

Dear Marie,

Oh wow, this is amazing :) Big hugs from the Philippines. Looking forward to meeting yah all :) in person.

Marie Abanga
Nov 30, 2019
Nov 30, 2019

Dear Mae Ann,

Thank you and yes yes we keep the hope.

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Nov 24, 2019
Nov 24, 2019

Hello, Sister Marie,

You are such a supportive World Pulse sister! I love that you are actively meeting sisters when there is an opportunity. We are always happy to hear news like this. Thank you so much for always spreading the World Pulse love and support.

Hugs, dear! Keep it up!

Marie Abanga
Nov 30, 2019
Nov 30, 2019

Dear Karen,

I am freedom and love and just love to share that love all the way especially with my hood. My WP Sisters are close to my heart because of how much healing World Pulse brings to us as we share and read our stories.
I love peace and unity and maybe one day I will rally my WP sister for a national meet up and then we invite Jensen to tell it to her personally hurray. #thereishope

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Dec 01, 2019
Dec 01, 2019

Wow! That is awesome! That would be like a World Pulse Cameroon Congress! I'm so excited to read about it. Can you do an FB Live so we can witness this milestone with Jensine as your guest?
Please post updates. We'll be cheering you on!

Marie Abanga
Dec 04, 2019
Dec 04, 2019

Dear Karen o,

Ha my Supporteur No 1 as we day in French lol. I am still just visualizing and will next year suggest a project concept to the WP Board to know if it's a worthwhile project. It would simply be awesome if Jensine comes and that we streamlive.
God will guide o
Warmest regards

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Dec 06, 2019
Dec 06, 2019

Hoping for the best to your vision, Ms. Unstoppable sister!

Lisbeth
Nov 24, 2019
Nov 24, 2019

Dear Marie,
This is so nice! I can feel the vibe too haha. Indeed what are friends for? To always be there and supportive and together lend a hand or shoulder.

I am glad you came along and was warmly appreciated and accepted. Thank you Nakinti

Hugs

Marie Abanga
Nov 30, 2019
Nov 30, 2019

Dear Lizzy,

You captured it all.
Indeed, thank you Nakinti was my conclusion too

Lisbeth
Dec 01, 2019
Dec 01, 2019

Welcome :-) dear

Jill Langhus
Nov 25, 2019
Nov 25, 2019

Hello Dear Marie,

Thanks for sharing your lovely photos and update:-) I agree about having a regional meet up. How awesome would that be:-) Hope you're doing well, and having a great Monday?!

XX

Marie Abanga
Nov 30, 2019
Nov 30, 2019

Hello dear,

It;s always my pleasure sharing. The time could sometimes be so lacking, but am trying my best o.
I really have a dream we could someday meet up first at the national level and then at the regional level.
I think I did have a wonderful Monday, so funny I am reading this comment like 5 days after? hahahaha MAG always on the catch up go.
Have a pleasant Sunday and a happy new month.

xx

Jill Langhus
Dec 02, 2019
Dec 02, 2019

Hello there:-)

You're very good about sharing your updates, I think:-)

Yeah. It's a great idea!

Happy New Month to you, too, dear!

XX

lizzymark
Nov 25, 2019
Nov 25, 2019

World pulse is doing us good Marie connecting us with people and helping us do what we love doing. That was a great step connecting with sisters in your country to do more for your nation. Thanks for shearing

Marie Abanga
Nov 30, 2019
Nov 30, 2019

Dear Lizzy,

I couldn't agree with you any less.

Thanks for reading and commenting

Beth Lacey
Nov 25, 2019
Nov 25, 2019

Yes, it is a joy to meet a World Pulse sister.

Marie Abanga
Nov 30, 2019
Nov 30, 2019

Dear Beth,

You got it all the way