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The Life of an African Peace Corps Child

The Life and Experiences of a Peace Corps Child of Kom, Cameroon

a book by Chia Tasah

My autobiography recounts my life from 1980 as an African Peace Corps child until I became a US citizen in 2012. I lived a full life as a needy child from a poverty-stricken nuclear family of nine and believe I have something fascinating to share with the world. Despite my pennilessness, I made great strides in my endeavors and thrived. I call myself a Peace Corps child of Africa because American Peace Corps volunteers, with benevolent and philanthropic gestures, encouraged my growth into an authentic adult. Mr. Alan Lakomski whisked me away from my job as bartender and manager of a confidential decadent brothel at Club 185 Njinikom at age fourteen and sent me to secondary school. He returned to the United States when his term expired. Bill Strassberger replaced Dan Hunter and supported my education. Christine Swanson advised me to apply to the master-of-education program in human resource development at the University of Minnesota in 2003. I graduated in 2005 with an MEd and now work as an independent team-building and cultural-diversity consultant at All World Languages and Cultures, Inc., in Kansas City, Missouri.


The Role of Divine Providence in My Life:

Why I Am a Christian

a book by Chia Tasah

God is always looking over our lives, caring for us and providing us with guidance. And while this kind of divine providence can often be felt in our daily lives, it can also be seen in the people and in the events that shape our destinies.

In The Role of Divine Providence in My Life: Why I Am a Christian, author Chia Tasah shares the story of the incomprehensible love he has received from God, and he explores the Lord’s many interventions in his life from conception to adulthood. Born in poverty-stricken Cameroon, Tasah’s fortune turns to blessings when as a young fourteen-year-old he meets a Peace Corps benefactor, Mr. Alan Lakomski, who sympathizes with Tasah’s underprivileged background and sponsors his secondary education. With the help and love of other Peace Corps sponsors, Tasah furthers his education at the University of Buea in Cameroon, paving the way for his journey to the United States—where he eventually becomes a citizen.

Not only a story of his journey across the globe, The Role of Divine Providence in My Life is also a story of faith and of hope—even as Tasah is struck with illness and dies before being both literally and spiritually resurrected. Join his inspiring journey as he shares the remarkable divine intervention that was his death and rebirth, all of which testifies to the goodness of God.