Many people in Ghana, Africa are very devout. They express it in the names they
give to their business enterprises. There is a Hail Mary Plumbing Shop. You can
to go to the I Love Jesus Dry Cleaner. You can refuel your car at the God is
Great Gas Station.

Personal names also reflect this unusual custom. One American visitor said that
his guide was named God Knows Setordzi. “God Knows” was really his
first name! What a reminder that must have been for that man. If he were
tempted to do evil he would remember that God knows. If he felt unappreciated
he would recall that God knows. If he were in pain or grief or despair he would
be comforted by thinking, “God Knows!” Whatever your legal name, it
is good always to remember that God knows!

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About The Author

Robert Shannon, a retired preacher living in North Carolina, began preaching at the age of 16. He has preached in churches in Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, and Florida, his longest ministry at First Christian Church of Largo Florida. Now in semi-retirement, he has preached regularly for churches in North Carolina and Tennessee. He has also contributed to kingdom work as a missionary to Eastern Europe and as a Bible College professor. He is past-president of the North American Christian Convention. Bob is the author or co-author of several books.

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