Oct 25, 2018

Updates from the Field

: Updates from the Field prayer request October 21, 2018
Praying for Replacement of new Health care Adminitor for Njah Etu village Health Center who was killed and his wife during the Crisis.  In meantime JRCCA team is continuing while on the run working on the project that will be implimented at the JRCCA MPC American Corner in Tonekoh Meta Cameroon ..Patricia brought un Medical Doctor who distributed some few medication to the team.
see Report below  from JRCCA Team, received from Cameroon today October 21, 2018 

From: will ticha <tichawill@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Oct 21, 2018 at 10:29 AM
Subject: Report from jrcca displaced families Cameroon.
To: Gideon Ticha <johnretreatfoundation@gmail.com>

Reports from the appeals by JRCCA
Appeals to the churches ( Ma Comfort, Ma love line, Md Wil,Ma Rose.)
We submitted Appeals with a budget of needs for more than 40 displaced families  to Presbyterian church and Cameroon Baptist convention church in Simbock Yaoundé Cameroon. After  two week we went and met with Pastor and staff, appointment respected we went to the pastors but no assistance given yet.
  We went an submitted request for assistance to the UN office in Yaoundé ( Ma Comfort, Ma love line, Mr Tito, Mr Richard) and  we are still waiting to see if they will assist us in any way. Copy of our request is attached. We went to the UN office in Yaoundé and met Mr Bouba to whom we presented our request for basic human needs and budget for more 40 families and children  displaced that we are assisting in Cameroon. After respecting several appointments no assistance yet. As of today October 21, 2018, we are still following up. List of our people can be provided upon request.
Reports from other institutions, Dangote Company( Mr Richard) on- line contacted this company on-line with the budget for 40 displaced persons in Cameroon for which up to now no reply yet. 
Madam Will contacted Ayah Ayah Foundation on-line with the budget for the displaced persons in Cameroon but Ayah Ayah Foundation said are studying  but nothing for now.
Me René equally went to D.S.MAS International a company in Yaoundé Elig-Essono, that deals with marketing of products they said will study but for now nothing.
We will also like to contact  US embassies, British Embassies in Yaoundé for assistance next week
1- Following our JRCCA organizational Flow chart, we plan to have the General Counsel Chair persons to provide us with a final list of all the zonal directors that they have identified and we will add more affiliates who will serve the individual community members in the more than 28 villages and communities that we serve.  For now we are in the time of war so shipping of needs now by Jrfiusa to Jrcca will be a be distributed to all that we're currently able to reach, locate and contact, that's how the things will we distributed to them.
2-In the time  we suggest that the carrier we can identify now is CAMSHIP Douala. Detail report to come when we contact Madam Patricia and do more research on shipment of container that will also ship Craft , arts work from JRCCA HQ to JRFIUSA HQ
3-As concerns the JRCCA immediate needs we have :
A-We do not still feel safe and requesting Evacuation of us(jrcca team) from here until when calm is return we like to go back to our JRCCA HQ and continue our work .
B- Food for the next three months , and basic medical needs for children who are sick of malaria etc..
C-Rent, expire by end of October
D-Education, Need laptop to type and other workshops training materials to teach our children and our leadership, women empowerment etc
E-Health- and need for drinking water and medicine
4-Restitution to status a quo when we return to JRCCA HQ
5-Suggestion of shipping produce from jrfiusa to jrcca for the displaced persons is greatly appreciated .
a-procedure for custom clearance : We will research the following:
-tax exoneration
-performance invoice of products
-transport and insurance (fret)
-choice of carrier.
b-recommend JRCCA should apply for an importer's licence (requirements from minister of Trade (commerce).
NB:looking that there are still parliamentary and councils elections our EVACUATION from here is necessary.
Signed MR RENE
Present in this meeting are Mr Richard, MA Comfort, Mr Tito,MD Wil, Ma love line, Ma Rose. Youth ambassador Ruth Amundam, ni  Ruben.

Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
Oct 22, 2018

Budget to support the displaced families

Monthly budget for assistance of the JRCCA Survival team in North West Region of Cameroon, Africa see attachment on how you may participate in helping out with urgent needs.

We need to focus on the 10 x 10 Model to ensure that we will have recurring funds and donations to achieve needs of the Displaced Families in Cameroon. For example, 10 Melaleuca members could donate their 35 points of products for the month of October to JRFIUSA to be shipped by Carrier to Cameroon.  Products should include nutritional snack product, tooth brushes, tooth paste, deodorant, lotion, insect repellent, body wash and soaps, and melaleuca tee tree oil.  Members can donate to share the cost of shipping of products by a reputable carrier.

Oct 16, 2018

JRFIUSA Reports Ocober 13, 2018

JRFIUSA presentation at Tyrone Founders Day
JRFIUSA presentation at Tyrone Founders Day

Since January 2018, growing violence between government and non-state armed groups has forced families of the North West and South-West Region (English Minority Speaking) Cameroon to leave their villages and towns.  Most have lost everything to indiscriminate fire. The conflict between the Cameroonian government and separatist forces is growing in intensity. Military raids and armed combat have made more than 300,000 people abandon their villages and towns since December 2017. They flee to the forest and urban centers. Very large groups of families (20-30 people) are staying together in tiny spaces, with limited or no access to water, food, and healthcare. Entire families have been divided, and great businessmen and women have turned into beggars. 

Gideon and Celine Ticha, who founded the JRFI USA non-profit, have lived in Tyrone, GA for several years.  Both are US Citizens and Gideon has over 20 years with the US Army.  Both Gideon and Celine have brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews currently on the run and living in Cameroon’s forest.  They have not had contact with some friends and family for moneys, and pray they are still alive. Through collective efforts, a group made up of mainly women and children were rescued about a month ago and currently are living in a safe house, which is basically a 1 room apartment, and JRFI USA is trying to pay for their expenses. Unfortunately, these people are no longer safe due to the violent outburst after last Sunday’s Presidential election.   They need your support!  All proceeds from today will go directly to those in Africa who are in desperate need of food, shelter, medical attention, and so much more.                                           

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