Rosemond Sarpong Owens
If you lead with joy and if you lead with love and if you sparkle with light, people will catch it. And when they catch it, they will spread it.
Storyteller at Heart
Why I write. I love languages. I am a linguist who loves making words come to life whether in the written or spoken form. I have always wondered why I was born. Why did God make me? What is my purpose here on earth? In addition to that, I had my struggles in life and I often wondered why? Why me? In all my years of schooling, I met many kids from well to families and I always wanted to be like them. Somehow, I had a joy within me that could never be quenched no matter what transpired in my life. With time, I put it all together, the immense suffering, the indomitable spirit, the unspeakable joy were all for a purpose. It dawned on me that I was the reservoir. That in time to come, I would be that source of hope, encouragement, and inspiration for many. I came to this conclusion by accident. I came to the realization that I made people laugh even when I didn’t mean to or that the words I said encouraged others a lot. It was then that I decided to be intentional about my actions and especially my speech. It is also the reason why I write and use my media platforms to inspire and encourage others. I see that many are hungry for inspiration and encouragement as our world becomes more and more cynical. And it is the reason why I became a CEO, Chief Encouragement Officer.
Rosemond Sarpong Owens loves the Lord, loves people, and loves life. She is a storyteller with infectious enthusiasm about life. She is married with three daughters and a bonus son. She was born and bred in Kumasi, Ghana.
She attended Wesley Girls’ High School in Cape Coast, Ghana. She completed her undergraduate education in 1994at the University of Ghana, Legon- where she graduated with honors. She later followed her heart and moved to Minnesota, her second home where she had three children, developed a rainbow coalition, an amazing tribe with people from all walks of life.
She is known by some as Rose, Rosie and some even call her Rosemount but she doesn’t care how she is called as she believes a rose by any name is still sweet. She lives a victorious Christian life. She enjoys being married, cooking, memorizing and sharing scripture, throwing parties, and bringing people together around food.
In addition, she enjoys mentoring her daughters and other young people, especially young women. She gave her life to Christ as a teenager and has remained passionate about her faith and is unashamed about sharing her faith. She is a gifted speaker, a humorist, and sees a silver lining in every cloud. She calls herself a Chief Encouragement Officer, CEO because she believes that is why God created her.
The mission of Sanitation & Literacy, Ghana, SALG is two pronged: To advance literacy efforts and improve sanitation in Ghana.
Ghana (SALG) is a non-profit organization that focuses on promoting sanitation and supporting the education of children in schools in Ghana through the provision of books through Books for Africa, to schools, libraries and orphanages throughout Ghana.
To date, SALG has distributed over 10 40ft containers of books in Ghana.