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Hi I'm Courage

I am from Ghana, West Africa, raised in Trenton, NJ. I'm a BYU student. I love football, wrestling, and rap music. I am a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Courage, I'm from Ghana, West Africa, I currently live in New Jersey, and I'm Mormon. Though; young, I've experienced some of life's hardest lessons. I lived with my grandmother in Accra, Ghana the first half of life, and the second half was spend navigating the ghettos of Newark, Trenton, and Philly as an immigrant trying to make it out of the ghetto. I've also achieved a lot in the short course of my life. I am the first high school graduate in my family, (Trenton Central High School), convert/pioneer to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Eagle Scout, seminary graduate, I've been featured on two billboards to help promote higher learning, and I'm enrolled at Brigham Young University. All of these experiences have taught me that everything and everyone we come across in this life is either a blessing or lesson. It's a quote I recite, quite frequently. I have a twisted family and experiences but since joining the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Saints, I've always had a home and a brother/sister wherever the church is. I love listening to lyrical music, my favorite is rap and anything by Akon or B.O.B. I love running (it allows me to think) and going to the weight room (it allows me to push my physical limits). I love to laugh and probably do it, way too much. I really enjoy reading history, and learning about individuals who have changed the world for better. And I really enjoying sharing the gospel, and letting my friends know that I'm Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm Mormon because I know down in my heart that the Book of Mormon is true. I've read, pondered, and prayed about the truthfulness of The Book of Mormon, which was confirmed to me through my heart/bosom that it is in deed true. The Book of Mormon is the word of God, it helps me clarify my thoughts and feelings when confusion clouds my thoughts. The thing that really attracted me to the church was the fact that the missionaries never gave me any answers when I asked a question. They guided me to scriptures containing anewers to my questions, and made me a promise that, if I read and prayed with real intent, my questions would be answered. So, I read and acted on faith. I know that the Lord will give unto him that earnestly seeks him, (James 1:5). I have something, I call the Chain Reaction. It goes like this; if The Book of Mormon is true, Joseph Smith is a prophet of God because he translated it. If Joseph Smith is a prophet of God, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is also true because the church was restored by Christ through the prophet Joseph Smith via priesthood. One of these chains cannot be true without the others also being true, vise versa. I'd be foolish to have this knowledge and not partake of Christ's restored church. By continually exercising faith along with my earnest desires to know, many truths have been revealed unto me. To summarize, I'm Mormon because I know that The Book of Mormon is TRUE.

How I live my faith

I live the faith simply by attending church every Sabbath Sunday, and getting involved in my church community and activities. I attended early morning seminary while in high school. I also participated in the youth program. I read the scriptures and church related articles on the daily basis. I strive to practice anything "virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy," (The 13th Articles of Faith). I guess the best answer I have for this question is I strive to the best of my abilities to live or emulate what I think Christ would do when I ask myself, "what would Christ do in my situation?" And I'll be serving a full time mission in Detroit, Michigan for two years.

Who are the Mormons?

Mormon is a nickname for members of The Church of Jesus of Latter Saints. We are called Mormons because we read from an ancient scripture called The Book of Mormon. Mormons are Christian and we believe Jesus Christ is the only only Savior of the world. Mormons believe that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the restored church of God, the same as the one organized by Christ during his ministry on earth. Mormons claim to have the priesthood which is authority granted to men to act in behave of God. We also have a prophet and twelve apostle who lead and guide the church, and have the opportunity to hear them speak to members of the church twice a year in April and October. Show more Show less