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Hi I'm Joseph. A

I grew up in Ghana, went to an all boys catholic boarding school, love singing Ragga/Reggae and Yes I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My Name is Joseph, I was born and raised in Ghana. Left Ghana after high school (Secondary School) to attend a University in Canada, and then later after my freshmen year transferred to a University in the USA where I obtained my undergrad and Graduate degrees. I come from a strong Methodist Background. Born into the Methodist Faith, but became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day saints ( aka Mormons) at age 8. I love playing tennis, soccer (football as the real players know it), scrabble, and chess. I'm a Father of two wonderful sharp children, a Husband to a beautiful in all sense of the word wife, a CPA, a special pricing guy, love technology and leveraging it to make life easy. I love listening to good Reggae and singing Ragga - big fan of Chaka demus and pliers.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon. My conversion story which still continues began at age 8 when my family was introduced to the church by a couple missionary. The story of Joseph Smith's vision in the grove of trees wherein he saw God and Jesus Christ caught my attention and in a way I could relate. As a boy living in one of the remote villages of Ghana, and living in a home that was surrounded by trees, and occasionally finding myself praying to God not for anything in particular, but having a conversation, a soliloquy, and knowing that God lives and hears me, it was easy for me to believe that Joseph saw God and Jesus and that they did speak to him. Up until my own Mission in NYC, this was the start of my testimony. On my Mission, I interviewed a lady who had received the missionary discussions preparatory to her baptism and was excited to get baptized. After praying with her, I asked her if she had a testimony of God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost, and she said “oh yes”. Then I asked her “Do you know for sure if Joseph Smith saw God and Jesus”, she answered, “yes”, then something told me that she did not know for sure, but that if she wanted to know, she can know right there and then. So I told her that, and although she was heart-broken, she humbly asked “what do you want me to do now?, I told her to look at the painting of God and Jesus appearing to Joseph Smith, and then after that she should simply close eyes and say a prayer asking if God and Jesus appeared to Joseph. She received her answer instantly by the power of the Holy Ghost and as a physical manifestation, her whole arms were full of goose bumps, and she and I knew and both of Us could not deny it. Since that experience, I have had countless of experiences that help me to come to this conclusion, God lives, Christ lives as a resurrected savior and the Holy Ghost is real. Joseph Smith saw what he said he saw, and Christ's Church is once again on the earth with all of its truth and power. This is my simple testimony

How I live my faith

I simply live my faith by serving in whatever capacity the Lord places me in. By serving as a Non-paid Bishop to the local congregation, volunteering time to help at a Charter School, helping out at a local Baptist Children's home (painting, planting trees, etc), volunteering my time to be a weekly radio co-host in Ghana via conference call to teach civic responsibilities and Christ centered leadership principles. I simply live my faith by paying my rent for living in this beautiful world through serving my fellowmen and women regardless of their religion. Above all, I live my faith by trying to follow the example of Jesus Christ and living such that those who do not know Him, will come to Him, because they know me. May the Good Lord bless you in your quest to know what He will have you do, and may you have the courage to do so once you know is my humble prayer in the sacred name of Jesus Christ.