What a Life.

Martyiyi
Posted February 7, 2020 from Cameroon

It only crossed my mind, when a sister of mind texted me on WhatsApp and asked if I do not want to be a part of World Pulse. I asked what is it all about. After her explanation, I thought it wise it would be a great opportunity for me to share my story and get a clearer vision of my life. 

I am a theologist, studied in Brazil. When I came back to my own country, I have never worked as a theologist. I do not even know what to do at moment as life in itself in Cameroon, Bamenda and in the Northwest Region is not easy to go by. When in Brazil, I was so pleased with what I was doing. I went out to do humanitarian work with Americans who come to Brazil and I will aid them as a translator. My heart was so filled with joy doing that. And I was also a good preacher that l brought so many lives to Jesus after talking be it through singing or preaching.

But my sadness is when I entered my own country. I can't talk to anyone. Even going to church becomes a problem. Where I worked, I was a teacher to interns from the university. Wherever I stand to talk or when there is a problem and I go there to solve, people always give me that listening ear. I see myself as a good leader who talk in order to make the world a better place. At my job side, many respected me. In my village, I raise my voice to men who think women are nothing and they give me applauses.  

Presently now my dear sisters, what I wish as a woman is to stand tall and raise shoulders in high places and talk cause I have seen that a true leader doesn't need much. Women please stand up and let us work together. If any of you know a means for me to start raising awareness please involve me and i will be so happy. No matter where you are, you can be a true leader. 

My problem now is, I am so concerned about the insecurity in my region. No schools, some people even have little or nothing to eat. We stay indoors for weeks. Teenage girls getting raped and impregnated. The lives of our girls are in danger. The worst is when I heard that in one of the secondary schools that even manages to go, about 50 of the girls there have been tested HIV positive. My heart is bleeds cause I know not how to start the journey. Women please I need your help on this. My true life story.

This story was submitted in response to The Real Me.

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maeann
Feb 07
Feb 07

Insecurities do affect communities and individuals. That is why education is very important. But if education is deprived and corruption continue the community suffers. I hope you can connect with World Pulse sisters in Cameroon they are doing great things, you may connect with them Martyiyi. Don't lose hope....

Martyiyi
Feb 08
Feb 08

I will do my best to see how I can get to them. Thanks for the courage given.

Elizabeth Ziro
Feb 08
Feb 08

Where there is will there's a way. You ara just on the right track.
Start where you are with what you have. You can organize for a talk with the girls and let them know when to say yes and when to say no, let them know where to report when they encounter any kind of violence. Teach them how to find Justice etc It does not matter how many girls you save at ago, even if you rescue one that's a big deal. Take up the challenge. Wishing you all the best and keep us posted.

Martyiyi
Feb 08
Feb 08

Thanks so much Elizabeth. That is why they say many heads are better than one. Thanks once more.

Dawn Arteaga
Feb 08
Feb 08

There is so much power in your voice, Martyiyi. We hear you and we stand with you. Don’t lose courage.

Martyiyi
Feb 08
Feb 08

I pray God gives me the way forward my dear. Thanks for the sweet words.

laison sylvie
Feb 08
Feb 08

Our region is truly in a bad shape, but we still have to do what we have to do. The victimized, helpless women and children need us. You can join my association. We do outreach programs, radio programs and are currently doing empowerment programs for these women and girls.

Martyiyi
Feb 08
Feb 08

Pls just tell me where u are and inform me when next there is any event and let me know the venue and time. I am ready for that pls. Use this number 676861599 or 690587673

laison sylvie
Feb 08
Feb 08

Thank you. Will connect with you.

Tarke Edith
Feb 08
Feb 08

Hello sister
What else can we do than to stand up tall and fight this social ills that is affecting mostly the women.
Thanks you dear .where are you based in Bamenda . Pls for your number so that we can locate you .for there is a wasap group for W P sisters in Bamenda.

Martyiyi
Feb 08
Feb 08

OK Edith. My number is 676861599

Hello, Martyiyi,

You truly have the gift of leadership. Use it for social change. I could understand your frustration on what is happening in Cameroon, especially after living in Brazil. The consequences of the crisis is truly heartbreaking. Continue to be the salt and light in your community, dear sister. Actions of love and service go a long way.

Don't be afraid if you cannot go to church. You are the church, dear. God's overflowing love lives within you. You have enough of what you need as a Temple. Stay strong and stay blessed, dear sister!

Martyiyi
Feb 08
Feb 08

I am so happy for these nice words of hope and encouragement. I know God is making a right path for me to follow. Thanks my dear
.

I write from my heart, and I felt this message is meant t be spoken to you. You're welcome, my sister! God's grace is sufficient. Amen!

Martyiyi
Feb 08
Feb 08

Amen and thanks once again.

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