Friday, August 8, 2014
Meet the Prince
Meet Prince Owusu, of our our illustrious instructors at the MTC. Brother Owusu served a mission from 2010 to 2012 in the Ivory Coast. He brings to the MTC a fascinating background and is a man of many talents.
Prince Owusu was raised in Assin Foso near Cape Coast. He is the second oldest in a family of 8 children. When he was 8 years old, tragedy struck in his young life. He was attending school at the time of this sad experience and had just been appointed by the teacher to look after his class while she left to visit the principal with the instruction that he was to report any wrong doings. Of course he did not put any names on the list, but a classmate thought he did. Even showing his classmates that no name was on the list did not convince one boy, who laid in wait for him after school and pushed in a trench that was being dug while standing on his hand. Of course his arm broke and he needed medical attention. His parents said they did not have money to handle this, so he was treated by a herbalist. Two days later the infection in his arm was so bad that it needed to be amputated.
The parents of prince decided to transfer him to another school where a teacher named Abraham Kwaku Fokuo took note of his many talents and offered to have him come live with his family. It was living with the Kwaku Fokuos that Prince was introduced to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They were members. He lived with them from the age of 8 until he served his mission.
Today, Prince is an instructor in French or English at the Ghana MTC. Abraham Kwaku Fokuo is currently serving as a Stake President. As Prince reflects on the tragedy that struck his life, he quickly observes that the blessing that came out of this sad experience was being introduced to the Church, which changed his life forever.