MORMONS ARE JUST LIKE YOU E.P. 4

My name is Elisha Tubo-Oreriba Joseph.

I grew up in Port Harcourt, the capital city of Rivers State Nigeria, and I am a Mormon.
My journey to being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Days Saints began when I was 10. I read the Book of Mormon, prayed about it and had the Holy Ghost confirm to me that it is true.

This witness I got from the Holy Ghost motivated me to serve as a full-time missionary for two years in the Nigeria Enugu Mission- the mission then covered Edo, Delta, Anambra, Enugu and Ebonyi States within which I proselyted. Since my baptism, I have been a committed member of the church. Looking back, I have come to realize that the decision I made to join the church is one of the best I have ever made in my life.
For now, I can say most of the things I do in my life swirls around my membership in the church. However, there are lots of other things I love to do that make me excited. I love writing poems (check out some of my work here https://elishajoseph.blogspot.com/2014/07/who-am-i.html), playing the organ and singing.

I have great interest in helping other people learn. I also have interest in learning languages. I love making researches and participating in group and community projects. It gives me pleasure to be part of a solution to a problem. I feel I have enough to give in terms of leadership and helping others with the little I have. I believe if things must be done right, I must move out of my corner and join hands with those seeking for things to be better,  hence my decision to go into student leadership and activism. I have enjoyed the honor of serving in various capacities since my high school days and recently as vice electoral chair of the National Association of Nigerian Students in Ghana, the same group for which I previously served as treasurer and was given an award of excellence. I am a proud member of the Rotaract Club of Accra East. It affords me the opportunity to learn and network and ultimately make a difference in the world through humanitarian service. I love my culture and tradition as a Nigerian although not everything about my culture and tradition is in conformity with my beliefs as a Mormon. How I love my culture and where time allows, I fully participate in cultural events and oh, I can dance really well.
I have good social interaction skills-something I’m working on and improving everyday. As a human, I do have my fears but I know with God, all things are possible. I love to eat anything edible (Yes, that is me). My system does not select food and I am happy for just that ability to eat.
Traveling is my hobby. I love to travel to see new places,

At the apex of Afadjato, the highest mountain in Ghana

experience new environment, learn new things and aha! Eat new food. The more I travel the more I realize that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.
I am a man
I can do many things
But I cannot do all things
Though I can do something
The little things I can do
Matter most to me
I try doing them the way best
And leave to God the rest
Though I cannot do all things
I do the little things I can do With all my might, mind and strength
They are little things I know Great things can come out of if I do
They are little but very important things
Go do little kindly deeds today
They’ll change mind and world someday
For out of small-little kindly things Can great and mighty works come to pass.

#MormonsAreJustLikeYou

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