The school year 2004-05 while trying to create a new e-mail address,  an alternate suggested email address appeared with the numbers [989] attached. I fell in love with those numbers and began to use them frequently. It didn’t mean anything special, but it was something that was significant that I could have for myself.  The numbers did not play a significant role within that season, it became part of my daily doodles, art signatures or brand. 

People would ask, “what does 989 mean?” and I would tell them that it was a secret. By the end of my sophomore year of high school, I realized that those three numbers became part of my brand. In fact, the numbers represented a way of life.

My close friends started to call me B989, BesMan989 and attaching 989 to anything that represented me. They themselves began to make their own numbers like D787 and so on. The three numbers to me were meaningless and it didn’t have any value besides being my signature. I knew something was wrong but I could not wrap my hands around it. I came to the conclusion that I must use the numbers for something good, instead of the numbers 989 just being there as nothing and ending up as something bad. I decided that I would analyze and research the core reasons why I felt connected with the number.

  On the 29-30th of July 2008, a group was created “989-Association” which brought together people of close friendship with Christ-centered value, visions, goals, support system, leadership, ethics, and winning characteristics. This group consists of people who will do the right things when nobody is looking and is respectful of others.

The definition of friendship from a Biblical point of view located in Proverb 18:24 state that:

[A man of many companions (friends) may come to ruin,
but there is A friend who sticks closer than a brother.]


Ecclesiastes 4:9-12, but verse 12 sums up everything.

“Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”

Those scriptures sums up what 989-Association is all about