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10/2/12 6:37 PM
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Thanks Aaron. I owe you.


Justin, sent an email. Let me know if that's the right email account. Phone Post
10/25/12 5:55 PM
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RLL -  Justin,

I hope this doesnt get skipped over. You need to join Reddit.com and post a new submission to the AMA (Ask Me Anything) section (I spent 3 weeks with The Mbuti Pygmies and helped bury one of their children, AMA) . Reddit now also has a built in system for donations. This site has raised millions of dollars in donations for other stories like this in the past. Go there with your stories from your visit, show them pictures, ask for help and they will vote you to the top and begin providing donations. Be sure to have your charity info ready before you post, as hopefully the money will start rolling in.

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Hey guys I am getting close to wanting to launch this! I just wanted to have financial accountability set up and in place before I took any donations. That way from the START people knew I was being held to a higher standard and that everything would be accounted for. I can't really tell you how much I truly love these people... The donations are so close to being set up to take... I was hoping you guys could start helping me plan :-) 

10/25/12 9:38 PM
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This needs TTT, and Justin, you need to get a hold of me so we (DOJO.TV) can help you turn some attention on this.

10/25/12 10:02 PM
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Did you contact Ghengiseanie, I believe he does this type of thing for a living.
10/25/12 11:04 PM
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DojoJay - 

This needs TTT, and Justin, you need to get a hold of me so we (DOJO.TV) can help you turn some attention on this.

 

Great website name.  :) 

 

 

Justin, lemme know if you wanna do that interview as well once you've got everything in place.

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1/7/13 4:53 PM
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It's been five long months since Andibo died in my hands.... But, GOOD NEWS!

Everything is falling into place! TODAY I officially received my nonprofit status!!! 
 
1 Viking
1 Jungle
1 Year
1,000 MINIMUM slaves set FREE!
 

Donation link: (I'll be needing a landing page at least for Pygmy Project Info!) https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=kbm&id=5

 
That not the only excitement! As this is absolutely my nonprofit, my vision, and me risking my own neck in the Eastern Congo jungle... In addition I have been granted a covering from over 25 year nonprofit that will hold me to the highest financial accountability there is! I will be required annual outside audits and is held to standards higher than the IRS requires :-) 
 
This is why it has taken me FIVE long months after an innocent infant died in my hands to be willing to accept donations... I didn't want something in the slightest to look fishy, or even in the SLIGHTEST have people wonder like is only natural. I wanted to take those doubts away..
 
The organization that is actually accepting the donations is a nonprofit I have been incredible friends with for years. They will basically be the middle man with the money, and they will do all the accounting (because I suck at it) and help me focus on just doing good. I will see every donation, but I won't be responsible for the administration stuff. 
 
Anytime I want to do something with the money I tell them with a written notice of what it is for first. Then they release it, then I provide them with a receipt afterwards for tax documentation. They also will give out the Tax Write Off Info for my donors or my "Support Tribe." It is my nonprofit. It is my vision. It is me who will be in the Congo, on the ground, for (hopefully) a full year. I will be the one MAKING SURE it gets where it is said it will go :-) 
 
The reason for this is I wanted and then SOUGHT out the best financial accountability I could find. The ECFA. The only problem was that it took years of being up and running to get their seal of financial accountability... So we had to get creative :-)  
 
I have friends that are so good to me they are willing to cover me with their 25 year seal of financial accountability with the ECFA to START my nonprofit! All that means is they do the paperwork, as a favor, because they really believe in this :-)  
 
My mission is to set a 1,000 slaves MINIMUM FREE. 
 
I saw earlier today that a Honey Badger BBQ sauce raised 50,000 in donations!!! $50,000 in donations will provide this...
 
-1,000 men, women, children slaves their FREEDOM... Their LIBERATION! 
-Hundreds (Around 300 acres) of already negotiated PERFECT uncut virgin rainforest to live in. 
-Water well dug, clean-crisp water flowing
-Agriculturalists paid... Corn & bean crops growing
-Tilapia stock pond dug, fish farming!
-Chickens and a coop for eggs & meat!
-School built!
-Headmaster paid! First ever officially recognized Congolese Pygmy school... I already know the Headmaster and had him agree :-) $600 is his yearly salary!
-Teacher paid! 
 
Guys I'm thinking this is going to be bigger than what I've written down here! That's why I say 1,000 slaves MINIMUM!  I've talked to a academy award winning documentary director & Oscar nominated directors and three other filmmakers! They think if I could do a kickstarter video and campaign to do a documentary that could be HUGE! Have the proceeds from the one year in the jungle documentary go straight back to the project! 
 
I hope that during my year on the ground I can have trips of medical missionaries and other nonprofits coming on to the new land with their expertise! 
 
I've seen 19 million dollar grants be given to Congo for agriculture projects... I've seems a 150,000,000 MILLION dollar project go in Congo to develop water wells... The only thing is I've never seen those benefits, not once in being there... What I have seen some LOADED government officials! I mean millions upon millions in their pockets while a family of 5-6 lives on an average of 85 dollars a month!  Maybe I'm just going to the very worst places... But that is where I see the MOST hope!  I'll let them jail me before I get bribed. They know this, I've been threatened multiple times before... And now I have the support of people who are loved greatly by Congolese :-)
 
I'm with a 50+ year Congo University that has been part of successful peace talks between rebel groups and violent standoffs. They just so happen to have the number one school of Community Development that says after I get what I want done for the $50,000 if there is another like $5,000-$8,000 they will build a UNIVERSITY RESEARCH CENTER attached to the exact land! Why? So they can have "on field" students as faculty that during their senior years they will LIVE at the research center and get COLLEGE CREDIT to continue helping the Pygmies! Helping them go from completely dependent slaves... To self sustaining, independent, FREE people! The research center will protect from outside corruption and locals close to it will be told by local Congolese university staff and students that if we can change the worst off living circumstances... We can then take it out farther than here! 

 

 
 
Last night I began making a video with one filmmaker to raise awareness... I am so thankful for The UG and MMA.tv
 
These people are worth fighting for! 
1/7/13 6:27 PM
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LetterFromAThief - Honestly justin, how do i get involved in this?.. I have always wanted to do something like that.. Phone Post
Let's chat! While I'm there a year I'm down if you want to come for a week or two or a month. I'll crawl out of the jungle to meet ya at a dirt airstrip :-) Phone Post
1/7/13 9:27 PM
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Hahaha awesomeness!!!

This is great I'll be happy to do a small part in helping this. Especially with the loyalty of the OG I hope your dreams can become reality.

Great work OP :-) Phone Post
1/8/13 12:51 AM
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Greatest update ever.
1/8/13 3:08 AM
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TTT for the awesome work justin is doing Phone Post
1/8/13 10:10 PM
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LetterFromAThief - I am involved currently with social working with all ages, so this kind of thing has always fascinated me. I am humbled daily and am reminded daily i am so lucky to have a home, food, warmth, and especially all these luxuries. Amazing thing you are doing justin Phone Post
Thanks bro! Maybe we can chat bro! Phone Post
1/8/13 10:27 PM
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You are a good man, Justin. I'm not a rich man by any means. But, we'll see if we can help out some.

 

1/9/13 12:44 AM
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Justin, you've got my email. Let me know how Disciple Dojo can help spread the word. I'd love to partner with you any way we can.

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UGCTT_granite007 -

You are a good man, Justin. I'm not a rich man by any means. But, we'll see if we can help out some.

 

Thanks SO much brother! Phone Post
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Baby Monkey Guard - Justin.... One man cannot change the world alone, but he CAN start the movement and plant the seed.

I implore you to follow your heart.

We need Human beings like you. Phone Post
This. Phone Post
1/9/13 4:53 PM
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Baby Monkey Guard - Justin.... One man cannot change the world alone, but he CAN start the movement and plant the seed.

I implore you to follow your heart.

We need Human beings like you. Phone Post
This. Phone Post
Thanks guys.

Really appreciate it! Phone Post
1/13/13 3:05 PM
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What is something courageous you'll do in 2013?

Being courageous is contagious. That is my hope for starting this thread!

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything ~Vincent Van Gogh

My attempt at living a courageous life this year is going to be setting at least a minimum of 1,000 human slaves FREE in the Eastern Congo Jungle.

Fully committed and in July I will go for a year.

What is your act of courage this year? What is your great attempt? What is your way to spread unusual, but radical love? Phone Post
4/15/13 11:47 AM
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View more videos at: http://nbcdfw.com.

http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Texas-Wrestler-Fights-For-The-Forgotten-202951091.html

 

Hey guys... I'm coming here to ask for help! The donation link is here... 

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/fight-for-the-forgotten

4/15/13 12:02 PM
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Hey Justin, I know I'm a little late to the party but I recently listened to the episode of the JRE you were on and I've just got to say that I respect the hell out of what you're doing.

I'll give what I can to support this amazing cause. The world needs more Justin Wren's!

 

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Will gladly donate my friend. When are you planning on heading back?


And a PS: Were you ever able to get in touch with my brother? I have not been able to get in touch with him much myself lately. Thanks again.
4/15/13 12:22 PM
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ever thought of giving them AK47s, RPGs, etc. instead of what you're doing now?
4/15/13 12:56 PM
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Hey Justin, I know I'm a little late to the party but I recently listened to the episode of the JRE you were on and I've just got to say that I respect the hell out of what you're doing.

I'll give what I can to support this amazing cause. The world needs more Justin Wren's!

 


Bro! Thank you SO much! I can't tell you how THANKFUL I am for your support! 

-Justin Wren


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