My Name Is Savage, But I am Not Savage

Big Joe 5“Whatever happens to me benefits me.” – Joel Savage

Why many do ask me if ‘Savage’ is my real name? Once a British woman told me she hates her name ‘Mrs Ball’ and worst of all, my father’s name is ‘Mr. Underworld,’  she said. Yes, many of us have strange names. Some do change and others keep them.

I was born Joel Savage, at Cape Coast, in the central region of Ghana, on January 19, 1957, to Justin Savage, a professional journalist and Nancy-Elizabeth Hudson, an accomplished seamstress and a sewing teacher.

Last year, during my summer holidays in Barcelona, Spain, I gave one of my books to a student I met at the hotel I lodged. At the computer hall, I was flabbergasted when I saw his friends laughing at my name. I pretended I wasn’t listening to their conversation.

Then on January 1, 2016, history repeats itself. At the Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana, when ready to board my flight, an officer at the last checkpoint controlled my passport and the only question he threw at me is: How do you pronounce this word? Pointing directly to the name, “Savage,” I answered.

“Well, I’m glad that you mentioned it yourself, because I thought that may provoke you if I had said the same thing.” He said and gave back my passport to me.

If names have impact on people, then I am exceptional. I am happily married since 1993 and still live with the same woman. If I’m savage, uncivilized, cruel or a beast, my wife wouldn’t have been with me today. My three sons can stand behind me and tell everyone how caring and compassionate their father is.

What I know about myself is, I have intrepid sort of character. I don’t give up and no one can break me down physically, psychologically, emotionally or spiritually. In my life, I take any misfortune as beneficial and every problem as a challenge, because you can’t survive in this world if you submit to problems.

This is the reason many people are depressed, alcoholics or drug addicts. Because they don’t have the will power to fight and overcome those destructive tendencies. Savage is just a name but it has no influence on me. I believe in God and the Bible is my shield and Armour.

Internet Frauds: An Attempt To Steal In The Name Of God.

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Internet fraudsters will do everything for people they target to believe them. It’s unfortunate that some of the letters with the intention to defraud, are written in the name of God, hoping people would be moved or touched with compassion to respond. Below is example of a scam letter with intention to defraud or enter into your financial account. 

Dear Child of God

Calvary Greetings in the name of the LORD

I am Mrs Caroline Dominic from switzerland I am married to Late Mr.Joseph Dominic who is a wealthy business man here in Ivory Coast we were married for many years with out a child before he died after a brief illness

Before his sudden death we where devoted christian When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of Three Million US Dollars ($3.000.000.00) in one of the prime bank here in Ivory Coast Presently this money is still with the Bank,

I am very sick from Kidney cancer that i may not last till the next two months according to my doctor so now i decided to donate this money to a honest individual who will use it to work for God, orphans, widow and maintenance of church to fulfill the vow I and my late husband made to God, and I have chosen you after praying.

I want this money to be use as  have said since I do not have any child to inherit it and our relatives are all unbelievers and i don’t want our hard earn money to be used in ungodly way so you will take 15% of the fund for your effort and use the remaining as i stated,
as soon as i read from you i will give you more details on how to achieve it,

I need your urgent reply as I don’t know what tomorrow will result,

Your Sister In The Lord
Mrs Caroline Dominic