Saturday, August 22, 2015

Mma Agie-Ayamoh Sold Her Niece For Money

Mma Agie –Ayamoh was born in Besongabang, Mamfe Central Subdivision, Manyu Division, and South West Province of Cameroon. She was a trader who went to Nigeria to buy and sell goods. She took her niece, so she could raise her up after the death of her mother. Day and night, the little girl cried and hoped that someone would recognize her. She feared that she would be killed there. Each time fear crept into her heart, she knelt down and prayed, “Lord, why have you forsaken me? Lord, tell my family that I am still alive! Please, take me home.” She spoke to God as a disgruntled daughter cried to her father. It was part of the culture for family members who have made it to take the child or children of their relatives to raise them up. Unfortunately, her aunt instead took and sold her in Nigeria as a slave for a lot of money. Mma Agie-Ayamoh then returned home like the brothers of Joseph with the coat of many colors. 
The blue dress that has became purple from the mixture with blood will show that the girl was dead. Her dress was ample proof that the child was involved in fatal accident. She lamented sorrowfully that she could not bring the corpse because it was badly damage, so she decided to bury the child over there. She and the people were weeping everywhere. She cried and mourned; she rolled herself from one part of the floor to another. No amount of consolation could make her get off the floor. She prayed and asked why God did not take her, instead of her innocent and beloved niece.
There were many skeptics who insisted that she should go and show them the grave, but others insisted that she should be trusted. They trusted her, and they made all the celebrations. After that, she began to prosper. Her business was flourishing and flourishing. No one could understand how she suddenly became rich. It would seem her star was not shining.
However, it was rather the beginning of her darkest days. One day, some of the villagers went to Nigeria to buy things to come and sell in Cameroon, just as she did. A little girl came to sell bread to them. One of the women looked at the child and said to her companions, “This child resembles the child who was supposedly killed in an accident. I am going to ask her where she comes from.” She insisted! When the child came, they asked her the name of her village and her parents. She informed them that her aunt from Besongabang brought her there, went back to Cameroon, and she never came back for her. As a result, she is living with an older man for whom she sells these loaves of bread. The woman asked her the name of the aunt, and it was exactly Mma Agie-Ayamoh.
The women told the child to come back the next day, so they would help her back. When she returned, they took her and ran back to Besongabang with her. It was then that they exposed Mma Agie-Ayamoh’s secret. When she came back from one of her trips, she was mercilessly beaten by the villagers and forced to confess. She was beaten and dragged around the village. She became a pariah and byword to all villagers, even neighboring villages. She had lost the respect she craved in being rich, and she has also soiled her family name. She could no more pass outside without people making fun of her.
It is not everyone who shows up to help you, really has good intentions towards you. You should stay patient and optimistic. Those who get rich from the blood and sweat of others never ever have peace, and except the Lord picks your number, no mortal can pick it. You worry that others are getting rich, but you are not. Do you know the source of their riches? Perhaps you live with your step-mother who is like Satan’s sister, and you think life is done for you. A stranger will bring you the rest your spirit needs. You star will shine too one day. Whatever situation you find yourself, you should not lose hope because one day; I mean one day, your star will shine, and the world will see your light.


Until then, “A good name is better than riches, and favor better than silver and gold.”

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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