Introduction to Montreal Mission Intern Amos Bohoussou

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Greetings to you all! My name is Amos Bohoussou (pronounced Bow – hoe – sue or Bow – ou – sue). I am also an intern this year and am happy to have been given the opportunity to be part of this experience. Equally I find joy in letting you know what I’ll be up too during the internship.

I once heard Jeff Vanderstelt (One of the leaders of SOMA) say, “We tend to ask people when we meet them for the first time, ‘What do you do?’ Rarely, do we ask someone, ‘Who are you’?” He asked the latter question once to a man and the man did not know how to respond. Vanderstelt’s comment made me ponder of how I should present myself to people and to ask who they are. In like manner, I will straight forwardly state that I am a born again child of God the Father, saved by grace and faith through Jesus-Christ the Son of God and I am being made holy day by day through the Holy Spirit, who dwells in me and guides me in life. Yet before I became a Christian, I was born to Kouadio (Edmond) and Ekoua Johnson Bohoussou in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire on the 10th of January 1990. These two people have been crucial to my upbringing as a follower of Jesus. I am truly thankful to God for them.

It was near the end of 1994 or the beginning of 1995 that I moved from the Ivory Coast to North Carolina.

I lived in the US with my parents and three younger siblings for about ten years. We then moved from Virginia to Quebec in December of 2004. We are all citizens of Canada with the exception of my mom who is waiting for her citizenship. From 2008-2011, I studied in Professional Theatre at Dawson College and took part of the Dawson Christian Fellowship (a sector part of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship) during my years there. I am now a fourth year student in theology at the FTE (Faculté de Théologie Évangélique in affiliation with Acadia University). I hope to finish in December of this year and do a Masters program in Japan. In what? I do not know yet. I have a tendency of incorporating the artistic and theological aspects of myself in life. I will also add that I enjoy laughing (Whether you were to laugh at me or with me I enjoy it nonetheless).  As an intern, my mission project will be to share the gospel with people while incorporating humor. Two main ways of doing this will be by doing stand-up routines in comedy clubs and also have a night of dialogue with religious and non-religious people on the humor of God near the end of my internship. Your prayers will be appreciated as my colleagues and I go about doing our mission projects. Thank you for reading and until next time!

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