Monday, May 22, 2017

The Secrets of Leadership.

The secrets of leadership.
You know, most people want to be leaders, but very few are really leaders. Leadership is a very simple phenomenon, but humans make it complex. These principles I am going to share with you here have worked, and they will work anywhere. I was fortunate to have been a leader from primary school until after my college days. In all the groups I have led, I never experienced a revolt or loss of membership, and most of those under me prospered. Therefore, I will share these principles that worked in Cameroon and in Atlanta Georgia. There are at least 4 major principles every leader should master. The Jethro Principle, Inner Circle Principle, Virtue Principle and the Commission Principle.
Sometimes I see pastors with 200 members who are scared that someone would take over their church. Hahahahaha!!! I knew a woman who wanted to start a Nonprofit Organization, but she was sacred and suspicious of everyone she wanted to work with. She felt that they wanted to snatch her ministry away. Something that usually makes me laugh is how sometimes I see a school going for a field trip with 25 kids, and they have 5-10 chaperons. We went with 450-600 kids at least, and there was no chaperon. We just assigned leaders and sub leaders and subleaders like it is in the military. We merely used the military model of leadership in the upkeep. We never had a single incident or a single scandal.
 I have held different positions from head boy, labor prefect, interim pastor, youth leader, deacon, member of the education board, assistant area supervisor (six provinces) and assistant national university coordinator of 6 universities. In each case, I was the youngest who ever held that position. I had thousands at times under my supervision. The mission thought that I was too young to hold those positions, so they were afraid I would become too powerful and break the mission, but deep within me, I was a servant and not a boss to dominate my fellow humans. Each time they replaced me with a myrmidon. I ended up proving them wrong. My loyalty unto man is like unto God, and I have also always had some loyal coleaders. Loyalty begets loyalty.
The first thing to do as a leader is to have a clearly defined goal based on your vision. Under his “Brotherhood of Man”, Alexander the great embarked on conquering Europe. He wanted the whole of Europe to be one. A leader should be known for something. Mahatma Gandhi was known for Satyagraha and the freedom of Indians. MLK Jr. was known for nonviolence and equality. If you want to be a successful leader, you should come out with a clear cut vision that is bigger than you or anyone in the group. After you have a vision, then you set goals to expand that vision.  
The first goal would be to form a team of diehards who would help you to expand the vision in what we call the inner Circle principle. One thing I instilled in all my leaders was honesty and transparency. When someone accused another person, I told them to keep their report and bring it when the other person was present. I did not hear an accusation about anyone behind their backs. That eliminated gossips by 75%. Sometimes their accusers will say that they don’t want to say it in front of them, so I will say, “Then we have no case.” Jesus asked, “What is my sin?” It sometimes baffles me how some leaders gossip their subordinates, and they expect cohesion. I never held secret meetings behind others’ backs. If you did not give your point to me during the meeting, I did not entertain it after the meeting. I will ask you to keep it and bring it later. I never touched the money of any of my groups.
You have to know your leaders in what is known as the virtue principle. When I began leading a church-Full Gospel Mission Bambui, I started by visiting all the leaders in their homes. I wanted to create trust, so I created possibilities for them to trust and be loyal from the way I showed interest in their personal lives. I wanted to make them better. I knew what each of them was lacking, so I tried to solve that to the best of my capabilities. I was a servant and not a boss. People cannot be managed as things and animals; people are social beings, so they respond to the way society treats them.
The main leader needed a latrine, so I took some of my unbelieving friends, and we went and dug a latrine for him. I took some of the unbelieving students, and we went and cleared the road leading from the 3 Corners Bambui to Full Gospel Mission. It made the Fon (king) to invite me to the palace for the good work. For the first time, the Fon authorized the preaching of the gospel. My leaders who were also leaders in the palace became very popular.
While a youth coordinator, I assisted my leaders in obtaining tuition, feeding and rents help. Those who were about to fail, we looked for academic help. I brought in people who could work academically with them. I sent them to see some professors to help them. 
Something I see nowadays which is one of the biggest weaknesses in many leaders or their brand of leadership is the absence of leadership investment. They do not invest their time into the lives of their leaders. I asked a pastor one day about a leader and what the leader did, and he told me that he will have to ask him. If you have student leaders, you find out how they pay their tuition, how they earn their living, and if they are doing well in school. Such investments will be rewarded with loyalty and ultimate expansion to the vision.
I created opportunities for my leaders to talk to girls and boys they liked to see their chances of getting married. We had the highest rate of marriages and less breakups amongst all the groups around at the time. We had less scandals, no sexual assault or rape in none of our conventions, retreats or campaigns or even during my entire tenure. The vision cannot be developed out of a vacuum because the leaders do not live in a social vacuum. They live in a real world with real problems that need to be solved. One of those problems is relationship. I always taught my group members to ask anyone out they liked. Those who have been asked out should turn them down with kindness, if they did not like the askers. It is not a sin or crime to ask someone out.
The thing that is very empty nowadays is how people work together, but they do not talk love, yet they go and spend hours on the internet seeking for love that would have been picked up right there in their own close circle. If someone was abusing their privilege of repeatedly asking someone out who did not like him/her, I advised the person to turn them down and then tell them that they would bring it to the attention of the leaders.  
You do that be applying the Jethro Principle. Many leaders burn themselves out because they fail to apply this principle. The Jethro principle is forming leaders of leaders of leaders and of leaders. Leaders of thousands, leaders of hundreds, leaders of  fifty, leaders of twenty, leaders of  ten, leaders of five and leaders of two. I did this during my time as a youth coordinator.  When the youth had retreats of six hundred young people, we formed leaders at all levels. That is why during my tenure, there was no rebellion or scandal unlike the previous and succeeding administrations before and after me respectively. There was none because they already shared the power. Others worried for me, but I did not worry for myself. It explains why the leaders before and after me had problems. Even a stranger come to any of our meetings and speak on the first day. I remember a young girl who came one time and told us that she had a song. I gave her the floor to sing. The next Sunday, she came with 6 of her friends. A young man came to the meeting for the first time, and he told me that he had a word. I  allowed him to speak. He ended up becoming one of our leaders. Openness begets freshness, and freshness brings growth.
As a leader, I knew the names of my inner circle. I had their backs. They did not doubt it; they saw it whenever someone brought an accusation against them. I delegated Powers to them. When they faltered, I rebuked them too openly. I remember one of my leaders who made some young people to stay up all night because they were caught outside after their bed time during a convention. When I was told, I called an immediate meeting, and told him in front of all the other leaders that it was wrong and unacceptable. I gave them permission to call me to order. Some of them did it in a brutal way that people might think it was disrespectful, but I always told them that I gave him the permission to do so because I believe that we are different, even in the way we speak and write.  Jesus showed that truth does not need to be sugarcoated, no matter how offensive it is. When he was brought before the high priest to defend himself, a soldier who did not like his answer smote him on the cheek. Jesus then said to him, “If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil: but if well, why smitest thou me?” If what the defendant says is false, you prove the contrary, but if they are saying the right thing, you leave it alone. 
 One time we were arguing with a young woman who thought that my writing was flawed with grammatical errors, so we decided to send her paragraph and mine to a third party who said that although my sentences were awkward, they had no grammatical mistakes. Instead, he pointed mistakes in hers. Michael Johnson ran awkwardly, but that did not make him a bad runner. Rick Barry threw free-throws in awkward manner, yet he still scored. We have to accept our diversity, even in our leadership.
Surprisingly, some leaders want to do everything. If you are a leader who wants great and lasting impact, you should use the Jethro principle of delegating powers to subalterns.
The next thing you do is the commission principle. This is a principle that Jesus used to great effect. You should assign responsibilities by what people are good at. I did not have music skills, but we had one of the best youth choirs in Yaoundé in those days. I know people who were well musically gifted like Samson Baron, Petit Joe, Jacob Mandema, Lily Kwenga, Lucie Kemoe, Renee Paule, Ernestine Lobe and many others. I will say, Samson, I want you to select the best, and the best he selected. Sometimes, people would askef me to override his decisions, but I always turned that down. When you delegate powers, show the delegate that you trust them. What commissioning people does is that it makes them masters of their fields and creates in them a sense of ownership of the vision. One strategy we used in growing our membership was for all members to bring in new members. Whenever we went to a convention, there was a rule that no two people from the same local chapter could sit together. People must sit with new people they have never met until they left.
I changed the culture in the university where speakers came from the outside. The students themselves became the speakers. That made many of them to grow and assume responsibilities. I invited outsiders to serve as judges, but the Wednesday teachings were done by the students. The same people who had been under previous leaderships, and they were never given the opportunities. They brought their own invitees who ended up staying. That is leadership by commission!
A leader must be resolute. One day we had an evening campaign meeting at 6 Pm. We were about 5 miles away from the campaign grounds. At 4:30 P.M, it began to rain heavily. I assembled everyone to get ready because we had to leave, but it continued to rain. My assistant suggested that we should cancel the meeting for that evening. I explained to him that he reminded me of Jannes and Jambres. I asked him what Moses did with the Red Sea. What did Jesus do with the storm? I asked him again. In each question, he gave the right answer. Then I asked him if God was different. I knew that God was bigger than the weather; he could stop the rain at any time. I have seen Him do great miracles, so I was counting on God doing it again. I ordered everyone to enter into the rain. Then I prayed. After I prayed, we began to run, and the rain immediately ceased. By the time we reached the campaign grounds, our wet bodies were now dried. That incident increased the faith of many and encouraged many to count on God. My vision has always been for people to trust God, so this was a fulfillment.

Until then, a good leader is a servant of the people.

St Arrey of Ntenako.


I will edit it later.  

“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk). Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk). "If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable." (I Cor 15:19). "It is not how well you know a person; it is how well you treat them that they will live longer and happier with you." Hamilton Ayuk. Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Dance for Jesus and you will never suffer?



Sesekou Arrey-Mbi, the honorable Mfor Ngbe of Atlanta, 
This is your son speaking! This reply is in relation o the video above. I know that a prophet is never great in his home town, so I bear no such authority to make any objections, safe that which is recorded in the Book. Behold the voice of God speaking, " If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable." I Corinthians 15:19. What then shall we say, if Jesus is only to be worshipped as a terrestrial goodies ATM? Why did the disciples suffer the cross, that they were killed, if we worship God only so that we are no more sick, so we can have wives and husbands, so our businesses shall flourish?  
Did we ever read Paul tell Timothy, “Indeed, all who desire to live godly lives in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.” (2 Tim 3:12). Stephen was stoned to death. I am sure he was not dancing Jesus, or could he, when he was stoned and left in the street? I heard Jesus ask, "What shall it profit a man if he shall gain the whole world and lose his soul? What shall a man give in exchange for his soul?" Perhaps all those who dance for Jesus and are childless are wasting their time. Perhaps those who dance Jesus, were called and sent like Apostle Paul, yet lived with chronic diseases did not dance God enough. Perhaps their moves were not that good enough! 
Behold my people, we were nor created to gain the whole world. The whole purpose for which man was created is to fear God and keep his commandments.(Ecc 12:13). Jesus rebuked the people, “"Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for their fathers used to treat the false prophets in the same way.” (Lk 6:26). Just above that verse, it reads, “Woe to you who are well fed now, for you will hunger. Woe to you who laugh now, for you will mourn and weep.” The world loves its own because, “If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.” Why then would anyone who loves and dances Jesus, be loved by the world that hated Him, up to killing him in the cruelest way a man should ever be killed?
If all our worship is to be beneficiaries of earthly things, then why would it seem to Paul “that God has displayed us apostles at the end of the procession, like prisoners appointed for death? We have become a spectacle to the whole world, to angels as well as to men.” Why must the apostle be at the end of the procession? Why leave us in bondage of the dearth that rapes us of our affluence and good life?
In that very crowd, there were and there are many who danced for Jesus and waved the white handkerchief greatly in spirit and in truth, yet have been bedfellows with poverty, sickness, disappointments, failures, poor business, bad kids, barrenness and many more.
My pastor with whom I ate lunch with almost every Wednesday was hit by a car, and he died a few days later. What shall I tell him? That his worship and dances for Jesus were in vain, else why would he be hit by a car? How can the prophet in the video say that, “If you worship Jesus, you no go suffer? If you worship Jesus, you become a big man. You become a billionaire. You worship Jesus, sickness go? You worship Jesus, good husband. You worship Jesus, you buy a new car. You worship Jesus you buy a new Jeep.” 
Is it everybody who has a good car, who is a billionaire, healthy, has a Jeep dancing for Jesus? In other words, we can now know the true dancers of Jesus from their possessions. Wouldn't it be harder for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God than for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle? What about those who cannot dance because they are disabled? Would they too go to heaven? Would they too please Jesus? If it is not so, then the prophet has gone overboard.  
Therefore, hear ye my people, Jesus did not come so that we only enjoy the things of this world. Jesus came so that we may have life abundantly, whether in dearth or in plenty, whether in sickness or in health, whether in trial or in peace that we may worship him in spirit and in truth for our recompense. I adjure you to take these words that were given to the Hebrews:

For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance. Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward. For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.  Hebrews 10:34-36.

Until then, “… ‘Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.’”

St Arrey of Ntenako


“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk). Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk). "If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable." (I Cor 15:19). "It is not how well you know a person; it is how well you treat them that they will live longer and happier with you." Hamilton Ayuk. Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

Monday, March 20, 2017

The Phoniness of American Age of Consent.


When the news broke out that 50 year old: Tad Cummins has “kidnapped” 15 year old Mary Catherine 'Elizabeth' Thomas, the reactions have been mixed, with the majority calling for every pint of Tad’s blood. The whole thing to me is some hypocritical melodrama. The excitement or lack thereof about the age of consent in America is only good for the Crucible or the Minister’s Back Veil. At some point, the country becomes a laughingstock. There are those who think that he has committed the unpardonable sin while others do not think so. He might have broken the law, and he has also sinned because he was married at the time; however, it is not because of her age. This paper is specifically geared towards dealing with the age disparity issue. I don’t see it as a moral failure based on the age disparity. If you attended a high school or college with a “Safe Zone” where you were not taught to think over others’ opinions but to seek a refuge so that you are not offended, this writing is not for you. If you attended a high school or a university where you were allowed to think for yourself, then you can continue.
Let me start by addressing those who are crying on top of their lungs that Tad is a monster for being 50 and dating a 15 year old girl. My German friend told me that in Germany, when a girl is 16, she can sleep with anyone she likes; that is why you have 16 years old girls standing by the street as sex workers. They sleep with even 75 years old, and no one has remorse about it, so we know you people with your projections. This country as a whole is full of hypocrisy. When news came out that the Russians have hacked into our systems, the whole country cried like a lioness was mourning her cubs. Trump had two sentences to Bill O’Reilly, “’What do you think? Our country’s so innocent?’”[1] He was vindicated when WikiLeaks made the FBI and CIA files dump on March 7, 2017. Therein, it exposed how the US has been hacking other countries. 
Now, suffer that I take you back again to the Monica Lewinsky’s scandal of 1998. During the impeachment proceedings, there were both Republican and Democratic Congressmen who were vehement that Clinton had done what Satan himself could not do, sleep with an intern. These are some of them who were against Clinton. They were later found to be unclean. Bob Barr was having an affair while married to his second wife. Dan Burton who even had a love child from an affair said this, “"No one, regardless of what party they serve, no one, regardless of what branch of government they serve, should be allowed to get away with these alleged sexual improprieties...." Imagine that he was not exposed, he would have been the saint in that sinful Congress. Robert Livingston out rightly asked Clinton to resign while he himself was having an affair with another woman. Do you see that simply because people are condemning the teacher, they are not clean themselves? The one that even made me cry on that day was that of Newt Gingrich. He was like my idol. He was a bulldog on Clinton during the Monica Lewinsky saga, but he too was having an affair while married to his second wife. The final hypocrite during that saga was Henry Hyde. He was married himself while having an affair with a married woman. Remember that all of them only resigned when they were exposed. If they were not busted, they would have been pretending like Clinton was the only “Devil.” in that house of "saints." 
How many of you who were not caught blame others today? How many of you are living very sinful lives that if you died today, even Satan will reject your soul? Yet, you have the temerity to shout. This is one of those reasons why I say that the government should wiretap every American, so that in times like this, your dossiers could be brought to bare. That way, only those who bear no sin can cast the first stone.
Nonetheless, that does not mean that what the teacher did was right. He broke the law because in the US, the age of consent is 16 in 31 US states, and only 12 have it as 18. In other countries, the age of consent ranges from 9 and above. Since we are saying that a 15 year old cannot enter into a relationship with a 50 year old man, would it then mean that in Alabama where they could wed a 14 year old to a 40 year old man with parental permission, the entire state does not know that the 14 year old girl cannot think? If Tad who is 50 cannot date a 15 year old because it is evil and the girl is not mature, why wed a 14 year old to a 40 year man? 
I was laughing when I ran through a comment section that said that “In Alaska, it would never happen.” In Alaska, you could get married if you are 14 with a judge's permission (because of no fault). You should not take my word for the gospel, so you take time and look at their laws here. Before the the 14 year old gets married, she could be dating the 50 year old man first. It does not mean that Tad is having sex with the girl because they could be chaste. In Arizona, California and Connecticut, there is no minimum age for marriage, if the parents and judge could approve it. In Massachusetts, a girl could get married at 12 and the man at 14. If the 15 year old is not grown enough, why then do these states allow these marriages at these ages? Using the FBI and police resources to pursue the teacher on bases of the girl’s age is mere drama and hypocrisy. They should use those resources for those unsolved murders. They should use those resources to search for those black girls who are truly  missing; otherwise, this is a waste of resources. Simply because she is young does not mean that she was kidnapped. Why would there be a nationwide manhunt when the people of Massachusetts wed their daughters at 12? That is hypocrisy because the girl is 15, three years older than the ones they wed in their states. I hear people say that the girl is still a child, so she cannot consent.
Do you remember Jeremy Forest of England who ran away with a 15 year old? The girl said that he persuaded the teacher to run away with her. The girl “told how he saved her from potential suicide by going away with her.”[2] The parents and the people do not want to acknowledge that their princess has run away with the prince. I may just remind them of the words of Jasmine in Aladdin " to Jafar, "He didn't kidnap me; I ran away." Folks, just accept that he did not kidnap the girl; she ran away with the one she loved. 
I still believe that the 14 year old girl who committed suicide after having been bounced from 14 foster care homes would have still been alive had she found someone (14 or 50) who loved her. Would we have preferred that she killed herself than run away with an older guy who will help her to live and be happy? My issue is the fact that right in the US, there is disparity. In Alaska and Massachusetts, the marriage age could be 14 and 12 respectively, depending on the judge and parents consent. How come 15 is immature to date, but 12 and 14 are mature to marry? Which is more serious: marriage or dating? What I am saying is that, it is a crime and a sin not because she is 15 but because he is married, and the age of consent in Tennessee is 18. The argument that the girl is not mature enough has been answered by those States with the marriage age below 15. Simply because he is 50 and she is 15 does not mean that he kidnapped her. Kidnapped is against one's will, and the events leading to their departure don't​ show that.
A few years back, I heard the story of a 14 year old student from Mexico whose bread winning father was deported. To escape her quagmire, she began to roam the streets up and down, and the very men who said that she  was not of age were picking her up to taste her theobroma cacao for a minimal fee. Had one of her teachers or an older man taken her in as a lover, there would have been an outcry, yet there was none that her most priced possession was now at the mercy of the least filthy bidder. How many young women below 15 are selling themselves in our streets on their own volition, and how many who are condemning Tad today are buying it without compunction? 
I think that it is high time for the US to keep their sanctimony aside and allow lovers to decide their fates, except in a case of actual crime. It is preposterous and presumptuous to conclude that he took her by force or that they have been having sex. As for the many of you crying to be more righteous than Tad Cummins, WikiLeaks is just by the corner. You will be exposed.
Notwithstanding, he would be sinning against God by committing desertion and adultery  with the girl, and he would be breaking the law, if he has sex with the 15 year old because the age of consent is 18 in his state of Tennessee. However, the age difference should not make it more sinful or more of a crime than if the girl was 16, 17 and he was 18. Therefore, 15 should not be regarded as a period of nonage. How young Elizabeth is should not be the crux of this matter because there are states allowing 12 years old to get married. There are even countries where 12 years old could marry. The only two things we should look at should be the law and the sin. He has sinned because he is still married, but he is having a relationship with another woman, and he will break the law, if he sleeps with a girl below the age of consent in his state. Nevertheless, the crime is not proportionate to the sanctimonious drama.

Until then, I don’t think that the outcry fits the crime.

St Arrey of Ntenako

“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk). Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk). "If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable." (I Cor 15:19). "It is not how well you know a person; it is how well you treat them that they will live longer and happier with you." Hamilton Ayuk. Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Oh, Brother Rowden, Where Art Thou?

Oh, Brother Mark Rowden.

Oh brother, where art thou?
Heaven is our reunion spot.
You are too hasty to go ahead.
I would have said too early.
If earth is better than heaven.

Oh brother, where art thou?
You were a man of faith.
You are an exemplary brother.
Your quick pace there yonder.
Leaves us with daily tears.

Oh brother, where art thou?
My eyes swim round the church.
As if you are hidden in a pew.
Rowden here, you answer.
Henceforth, Rowden absent.

Oh brother, where art thou?
The wind has carried thy ashes.
From dust you were made.
Unto dust you have returned.
The destiny of all mankind.

Oh brother, where art thou?
Brief terrestrial visit has been .
Yet impactful to acquaintances
Keep the place well for us, brother!
We also will some day make the reunion.

Hamilton Ayuk



“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk). Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk). "If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable." (I Cor 15:19). "It is not how well you know a person; it is how well you treat them that they will live longer and happier with you." Hamilton Ayuk. Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

A Tale of The Merchant of Hate


Once in recent memory,
Lived a knight of the Ku klux Klan.
Instead of building love within,
He spread hate without.
The hate without followed him within.
He was murdered and thrown without
In the woods like an ownerless dog.
Wife and step son were charged with murder.
Let mere mortals consider themselves mortals.
Let them build love and not hate everywhere.
Build love and not hate within and without
Love and not hate is a gift that everyone needs
Love and not hate is a gift that no one refuses.

Therefore, BEWARE ALL YE MERCHANTS OF HATE.


“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk). Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk). "If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable." (I Cor 15:19). "It is not how well you know a person; it is how well you treat them that they will live longer and happier with you." Hamilton Ayuk. Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

VISITING STUDENTS IN THEIR HOMES IS AN OLD CONCEPT STILL NEW TO AMERICAN TEACHERS.


I was just about to go to bed, when I saw the article. When I read the article that Elizabeth MacWilliams, principal of Carroll Magnet Middle School was visiting her students in their homes, I smirked, and then I laughed aloud. I hurriedly saved the article to consult it later. I was like, “Renaissance is coming to America.” It sounds strange to many people, but if you ask my students in 2001, I used to visit them at home. If you ask those in 2005-2010, I used to visit them at their homes. Visiting my students at home was to me a strategy to curb behavior issues by forming bond with the students and ultimately facilitating learning experiences. It was a great success.
The issue is that, whenever something is new in this country, if it is not done by an American, that thing is evil. Yes, you heard me well. When they do it, they start to pretend how they are forming concepts, even on things that have been researched upon like Anderson Cooper once claimed that he and Sanje Gupta had discovered a new disease in Cameroon called Buruli in their article, "Cameroon's Cursed Children". The only problem with their discovery was that the disease had already been divorced and researched by the World Health Organization since 1978. When I drew their attention to it, they quickly edited their work, without giving me the credit. 
When I began visiting students in their homes, the other indolent teachers will complain on how "it is unethical, it is unprofessional, it is harassing the kids, it is violating the kids’ privacy," even when the kids and their parents were excited seeing me. The different was clear., Those kids misbehaved in their classes, but they were little angels in mine. Sometimes when they tried to reach students and they could not, I will ask them to give me the mails, and I will take it to their homes. Some of my Hispanic kids whose parents were illegal had two addresses; the ones they shared with the school because they did not trust them and the one they gave me, which was their real address where they lived.
Visiting students at home is one thing that all teachers should do. It is only evil to the evildoer. Paul said to Titus, “Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.” All those who think that simply because a teacher is visiting his or her students, he or she is going to sin are sinful people themselves whose lives is full of skeletons, so they think that everyone is the same.
When you visit the students at their homes, they see that you are genuine. They can identify with you in their plight or whatever condition they are facing. Look, we keep pouring money and developing theories, yet the schools are getting worse and worse. They are not improving. Anyone who is sincere will not pretend that American schools are improving. It is then time to change the old ways.
What is better than your students having your trust? My students have always trusted me. I have many letters they wrote to me, telling me of their personal struggles that they refused to share with their counselors and psychologists. When you can see through the souls of the students, that teacher increases the learning process significantly. Look, students will skip other classes, but they seldom skip mine, even though I do not present a clown act or the dog-and-pony show to them. They can see the trustworthiness, the empathy, and they can see the importance of building personal relationships. This act by Elizabeth should be a common principle with all teachers, especially in our current dispensation where depression, suicide and unworthiness of teenagers are on the rise.
It is time for schools and teachers to serve the kids and not themselves. Nowadays people teach as if they are protecting themselves rather than fighting for the interest of the kids. If you develop a strong bond with your kids and their parents, you do not lose sleep of an impending lawsuit. It will never happen. If in case it ever does, you will beat it with the words of trust from other kids. We must fight to reclaim our kids, for no amount of theory and discipline will redeem them. It is only our caring attitude that will bring the change we want in this world of ours. Long live teachers like Elizabeth, and even myself. I know you want me to be humble. Nah, if I don’t blow my trumpet, you folks would never do it.

Until then, all teachers should visit their students.

St Arrey of Ntenako.




“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk). Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk). "If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable." (I Cor 15:19). "It is not how well you know a person; it is how well you treat them that they will live longer and happier with you." Hamilton Ayuk. Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Feeding the homeless and leaving them homeless is phony behavior.



This is for all you phony people out there running your mouths about feeding the homeless. I am not impressed, and no one should. Some of them even have their relatives who are homeless, and they visit them once a week to take them out for a meal. Humans are very phony! 300 people sign up to feed 30 homeless whom they have not fed for the past 25 days, and then they leave them homeless. If 10 of those people will adopt a homeless person, homelessness will disappear in one day.You can keep your excuse about your safety in your back or front pocket because it is hogwash since I have kept more than 20 people, but I am still alive and well. 
Bankers foreclose on homeowners and go out to give them food as homeless. Who made them homeless in the first place? Legislators, insurance and pharmaceutical companies refuse the poor and the sick healthcare. The people get too sick and their hospital bills become cumbersome for them to bear. They sell everything and become homeless. Then the legislators and CEOs from insurance and pharmaceutical companies fold their sleeves and go out to distribute gifts to the poor and homeless. Had you provided them healthcare, they would not have been homeless.  
Schools would not even support some kids. Those kids become failures and homeless, and the schools go out to feed poor and homeless families. 
Why are some of you so vain? Why? Some of you don’t visit your own families, but you are on the road visiting underprivileged families during Christmas. Shouldn’t your charity start with your own family? Look at some of you being nice with homeless dogs and humans, but you have no relationship with your father or mother. You chase your father, mother, sister or brother out of the house. They become homeless, and then you go out to visit them to take them out and show them love. You are phony. You are really phony! You are always trying to visit the homeless. How about you just taking a homeless to your own house?
Some of these people have relatives they really don’t care about. These people try to fulfill their gap with drugs, and they become addicts. Then the government says that they should give them another drug that will help them with overdose. Does that solve the problem? Drug addiction does not occur when people are happy because happy people don’t do drugs; unhappy people do.
How about we start being nice to people? How about us treating people well in such a way that they feel fulfilled with us around? Oh, wait, when they become drug addicts and homeless, we will go to feed the homeless. Why is humanity this phony? In 2016, there was a report how drug companies poured 780 million painkiller-pills into West Virginia. When the people become drug addicts and homeless, the CEO and other company leaders go out once a year to feed the homeless. They donate money to take care of the homeless. Who made them homeless? Why are human beings this phony? Phony people, God is not impressed!
Until then, the next time you go out to feed the homeless, take one to your place, phony people!
St Arrey of Ntenako.  




“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk). Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk). "If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable." (I Cor 15:19). "It is not how well you know a person; it is how well you treat them that they will live longer and happier with you." Hamilton Ayuk. Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

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