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  • SubGenre:Religious
  • Language:English
  • Pages:256
  • eBook ISBN:9789988337322

This Is My Story

An Autobiography

by Rita Korankye-Ankrah

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THIS IS MY STORY is an autobiographical account of the life of Rev. Mrs. Rita Korankye-Ankrah. It takes us through an intimate journey of her life, from her early days at Chorkor, a small fishing community in Accra, Ghana; to the global stage of ministry where lives are transformed through the redemptive grace of God operating through His hand maiden. In between these two sharply contrasting worlds lie a journey of rejection, heartbreak, brokenness and captivating intrigue. "...The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?" Mathew 21:42 (KJV)
I recall my childhood and how my dad was such a dominant character in our family. His resilience, hard work, discipline and love for us made our home a safe haven. He had distinguished himself so well, we were the dream family; the perfect picture of what a family should be. All this however changed in just one day. Our idyllic lives came to an abrupt end through a near fatal accident that left my dependable, independent and industrious father incapacitated. Our entire world crushed. Birth & background Second of four children, I was born and named Rita Marian Akua Ntriwa Owusu to Mr. Joseph K. Owusu and Mrs. Theresa Owusu on Wednesday, the 23rd of May 1962, at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, Ghana. Ours was an upper middle-class family planted amidst a poor and largely uneducated community. Chorkor was a traditional fishing community, densely populated and notorious for churning out teenage mothers. The social environment made you tough and very outspoken and I learned that very fast. Outside the walls of our home there was very little to inspire, hence, our parents were our only role models.
About the author
Rev. Mrs. Rita Korankye-Ankrah is an alumnus of St. Mary's Secondary School, Accra and Zion College, Anloga in the Volta Region. She holds Diplomas in Business Studies, Counselling & Psychology, and Entrepreneurial Studies. She also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Entrepreneurship and Management from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) and a Master's Degree in Governance and Leadership from the same institution, winning the best student award in 2006. After ten years of working with the defunct Bank for Housing and Construction; Rev. Mrs. Korankye-Ankrah joined her husband, the Apostle General, Most Rev. Sam Korankye Ankrah, in 1998, as a full-time minister of the gospel at Royalhouse Chapel International (RCI); a church they founded together in 1992. Together, they oversee this multi-racial, multi- national, non-denominational international charitable ministry with over 200 branches and affiliate churches in Ghana, North America and Europe. In her capacity as Director of Social and Practical Ministry of RCI, Rev. Mrs. Korankye-Ankrah oversees various ministry departments and projects including the Men, Women, Young Adults, Teens and Children's Ministries, Family Life Ministry, School of Restoration and all the humanitarian projects of RCI. Mama Rita, as she's affectionately called, founded the highly successful Royal Ladies Ministries International in 1994, now with ministry branches and affiliates all over the world, and particularly characterized by community outreach projects and the much talked about extraordinary International Camp Conferences currently held annually in Ghana, UK and USA. She is a Career Guidance Adviser, Marriage Counsellor, Entrepreneur, Motivational Speaker and Revivalist with a prophetic ministry. She and her husband are blessed with four children and two grandchildren; and make their home in Accra, Ghana.