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Hi I'm Fortunatus

I grew up in Ghana, in the capital city Accra. Currently I am pursuing a degree in Web design and I love this course.

About Me

I am in college right now studying Web design and development. It has always been a dream to become an accomplished artist one day and I believe this course is a stepping stone for me. Secondly I love spending free time with my wife and 3 kids. I also love singing, reading for research, photography and painting in acrylics. What interests me most is nature, so as much as possible, I try to make sometime for myself to look at the beautiful sky's and the plants or the animals and their behavior's.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because they had the answer to a very pertinent question I had concerning life after death and also because I had a deep feeling in my heart that it was true. It started when I was a little boy. During those early years, my mother taught me and my brothers many things about God, that touched me deeply, but I had some questions that bothered me very much, that mum said she couldn't answer. One of the questions that I remember very well was about what happens when we die? I asked her this question every time she taught us from that big lovely bible with so many lovely pictures called "my book of bible stories". But every time, she only told us about heaven,that one day when we were very good we will be there. As time went on mother began to encourage me because of the way I was always pressing her to tell me more. Her encouragement was " don't think of it, so that it won't worry you" my son. Soon I was 5 years old and my mother had allowed missionaries from more than 3 different churches to come into our home to teach her the gospel of Jesus Christ. And not long after my dad found Latter-day Saint church missionaries. In a miraculous way God had listen to my concern and answered my prayers by sending couple missionaries to our home through my dad. It was just the right answer for me even a five year old child to hear the Mormon missionaries teach us a lesson on the purpose of life and what happens after death. Since then I never worried again about it. More importantly, today I know that God lives,and His son Jesus Christ have called living prophets, living on earth today teaching Gods children everywhere about the plan of salvation.God's work is to bring us all back to him.That is the reason why I choose to be a Mormon, so that I can also be part of this great work of God.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving in any way I can. I served as a missionary for two full years in another West African country ( Nigeria) prior to that time I had learned from the bible the importance of sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. I was touched particularly by the 14 year missionary journeys of the apostle Paul, which I came across when I was about 12 years old. I read the stories in a world bible school correspondence and was given a nice gift bible for answering the quiz questions correctly. This bible correspondence and my mothers teaching of the blessings of missionary work developed in me a deep desire to serve God in any way I can, even if it could be comparable to Paul or not. My favorite scripture since the time was in james 5:20 Now ten years after serving many individuals in Nigeria I have been given the privilege at church to serve again. I help the Bishop organize events for Sunday, worship services and my churches branch activities. I also oversee that the leaders who teach the children, and the youth are well prepared to hold their planned activities and events planned for the year. But that is not all at times it has been tough.I remember In the past how I was asked by a former Bishop of mine to teach the primary children. It was one of the very interesting times for me, because they had more things for me to learn, than I probably knew before the assignment. I love the opportunity to serve.