Alma Ohena-Apare was born and raised in Accra, the capital of Ghana. He remembers the stories his mom told of her year in New York, as an exchange student. He remembers how exciting life sounded there, and how crazy it seemed that people did things like add milk to soup. Those stories ignited a spark in the young boy. When his father returned from a business trip and shared stories of places like SeaWorld, that spark erupted into a burning desire to experience America, himself.
Alma Ohena-Apare had dreams that were bigger than Ghana.
As much as he loves his family and his homeland, Alma was not content living his life in a place where his dreams have limits.
He jumped at the opportunity to participate in a ministry trip to Los Angeles. Once in LA, Alamo didn’t let slamming doors get him down. Instead, he changed his tactic and threw himself into the conversations he had with the residents of Los Angeles, as he spoke about God.
Eighteen years later, Alma’s dream came true and he became a proud citizen of the United States.
Today, Alma is a husband and father of four. A video he posted about current events has evolved into a platform from which Alma spreads his messages of faith and positivity. You can connect with him on his Instagram page, where he will be sharing his special announcements in addition to his insight on patriotism and reconnecting Americans.
In this episode, Alma talks about why it is a privilege to be an American, his long path to citizenship, his insight on current events, and his plans moving forward.