What’s your story?

Last Saturday, I was at the Salt Lake Library volunteering at a table for the Life Story Foundation when a guy stopped to chat. When I asked him what his “story” was, he said, “I want to be a mayor of a big city.”

I said, “Which one?” He said, “In Mali.”

I said, “Are you related to that guy who ran for mayor of a city in Mali?” He smiled. “That was me.”

What a pleasure it was to meet Yeah Samake, mayor of Ouelessebougou, Mali, BYU grad and (as far as I can tell) first LDS convert of Mali. He is visiting from Mali for a little while, as he gears up for the June presidential elections. What an inspiring story! Click HERE to read his story on Wikipedia.