- 24 years old
- Date of birth: Apr 20, 1987
- Date of passing: Aug 10, 2011
- Place of passing:
|Let the memory of Kojo be with us forever|
Dear friends and family, As we honor the memory of Kojo Minta (April 20, 1987 - August 10, 2011), we would like to encourage you to give towards the Kojo Minta Memorial Scholarship Fund. So far, two scholarship have been given to Oxford students to attend conferences to further their graduate education. However, we are only half-way to the goal financing for an endowed scholarship. EASIEST: You can donate online by credit card to: The American Friends of St Hilda's 501c3, (Kojo's college at Oxford). Kojo's friends have set up a site to make donating simple: http://www.razoo.com/story/Kojo-Scholarship
Or, you can send checks payable to: The American Friends of St Hilda’s Inc., Include: "Kojo Minta Scholarship Fund" in the memo, and send to: The American Friends of St Hilda’s, c/o Hemenway & Barnes LLP, 60 State Street, Boston, MA 02109.
The last option is to donate online here: http://americanfriendsofsthildas.org/make-a-donation/ If you donate here, PLEASE BE SURE TO SCROLL TO KOJO MINTA'S scholarship fund.
Donations are tax-deductible.
Thank you so much for your support
Kojo Minta, 24, was born on April 20, 1987, and passed away on August 10, 2011. He is survived by his parents, Moses and Victoria Minta, and his siblings Anna and Kofi Minta.
Kojo had a zest for life that encouraged you to live life to its fullest, an inquisitive mind that challenged you to push the boundaries of the way you think, and a love for humanity that inspired you to be a better person.
Kojo became a Christian at Braeswood Assembly of God at a very young age. He was active in Royal Rangers, and he memorized hundreds of Bible verses as part of the Bible Quiz team.
Kojo attended Austin Parkway Elementary School, Lake Olympia Middle School, and Clements High School. He loved playing the saxophone and won awards in fields as diverse as science and poetry.
He obtained his bachelor’s degree in European History, Classical Studies, and Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a reporter for the Daily Pennsylvanian, editor/editor-in-chief for numerous publications, and recipient of numerous academic scholarships. He wrote his thesis, “The Aesthetic of the Ascetic”, after traveling to monasteries to explore the ‘differing contemporary representations of the Puritan tradition’. Kojo’s philanthropic activities included traveling to North Africa to study human trafficking and setting up a library in a small village in Ghana. He graduated from Penn with honors, and moved on to Oxford University, where he graduated with distinction with a Master’s degree in history.
Kojo was well known for his love of cooking and his stylish attire. Some of the words used to describe Kojo by his family, friends, and professors include brilliant, kind, witty, delightful, charming, admired, and loved. He is remembered as a “man of quiet good works and deep convictions” who was known for his “love of the Bible and Milton”. His last major work opened with the following quote from Jeremy Taylor, the 17th Century Church of England writer and bishop, and is a lesson for us all: “Death which is the end of our life, is the enlargement of our spirits from hope to certainty, from uncertain fears to certain expectations, from the death of the body to the life of the soul”.
The schedule for his services is below*:
Viewing: 10 am ; Funeral Service: 11 am; Interment: 1 pm; Reception to Follow
Services and Reception will take place at:
Braeswood Assembly of God, 10611 Fondren Road, Houston, Texas 77096
Interment: Forest Park Westheimer, 12800 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77077
Flowers can be sent directly to the church. While Kojo’s Memorial Fund is being set up, donations can be sent to Anna Minta, Please include c/o Kojo Minta in the memo section of check.
See below for hotel. When you make the reservation, tell them you are part of the Minta Funeral.
CROWNE PLAZA SUITES SW 9090 SOUTHWEST FRWY HOUSTON TX 77074 713 995 0123$79.00 + TAX (includes breakfast for 4)
"Gone but not forgotten... Rest on..."
"May the blessings of the Lord be with you all the days of your life.
Have a peaceful mind and your are always in our hearts.
"Remembering Kojo's legacy of kindness, compassion, joy, humor, and faith in God. Praying for the Minta family as they continue to walk in the light of God's presence and love."
"Gone but not forgotten! May you forever remain in the bossom of the Most High God. You are forever in our hearts."
"Gone but NEVER forgotten!! Til' this day I stil think of and talk about you with fond memories! Such a tragic loss and one that I still cannot comprehend 5 years on. I continue to pray for your family who live with a vacuum but no doubt with beautiful memories! Our heavenly Father promises a resurrection which I eagerly await to see your dear face again.
With lots of love,
"Kojo five years ago today the angles carried you into the loving and sovereign hand of God our father in heaven.We miss you but we are comforted and encouraged by the hope that we will see you again!!! Therefore we run the race to the finish line to WIN the eternal crown of glory. *** For those who do not have this hope I give you Jesus Christ who gives salvation freely to those who believe and put their trust in Him.*** The Lord is close to the broken-hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit’ (v.18). When you are going through a difficult time, you may not necessarily feel God is close, but he is: ‘God is there every time’
Psalm 34:18-19 MSG.
The sustaining power of our Lord Jehovah is for real all you people trust Him"
"Kojo am your cousin in London..
May God Keep you in his peaceful Bossom.
"‘The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp.’ - Rev 21:23 “What a glorious hour when God, and not His creatures; the Lord, and not His works, shall be our daily joy!” – Charles Spurgeon. Kojo, your soul attained the perfection of bliss five years ago: we look forward to our heavenly re-union! Meanwhile we miss you, badly."
"“And the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 4:7 NET
It is well..."
"Praying the Lord will comfort you with His peace, surround you with His love and encourage you with His presence!
Isaiah 51:3 The Lord will surely comfort..."
"“But God will redeem me from the realm of the dead; he will surely take me to himself.”
Psalm 49:15 NIV
"To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Continue to rest Kojo."
"Kojo we miss you so much! But we are so thankful to God for that unshakable hope we have in Christ Jesus ,one day we will see you again.Love you forever!!!"
"Another year has come and your memory remains fresh in our minds. May the Lord continue to keep you safe till we meet again."
"This is your special day we still celebrate your life....and what a joy...love iris linden...April bday's..."
"Kojo, we miss you but we know you are in your Maker's protectivery arms and love and nothing beats that, Kojo we loved you better but He loves you best. With our love and prayers from the Ali-Osmans."
"To live is Christ but to die is gain. Kojo has gained eternal rest forever in Him. May the Minta's find solace in these words"
"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. It felt like yesterday. To the Minta's, Remain comforted and Blessed.
Esther Mgbeike TGBTG"
"“Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.”
1 Thessalonians 4:13-14 NIV
Kojo we will see you again,The Lord is faithful and true.
""God has given them a desire to know the future. He does everything just right and on time, but people can never completely understand what He is doing" Eccl. 3:11(NCV). Indeed we will never understand - we miss you badly, particularly on occasion of your birthday. Forever in our hearts."
"As we think of you on this day which you were born we continue to grieve a sad loss yet celebrate a fufilled, life which was cut short prematurely. Your friends and family will not forget you and we will continue to celebrate the wonderful, full live that you lived.
Always in my heart,
"Koji was full of life. I and my kids always talk about him when we sit around. He was very curious. He was a specia gift. Thank God for the life he lived."
"Thinking of you."
"I pray God will continue to bless, comfort and keep the Minta family under the shadow of his wings. The memory of Kojo lives on in the lives of his family and friends. Gone too soon!"
"Kojo would be so proud of the courage and faith that has been displayed by his family. What a treatment to God's strength and glory!"
Indeed you will be forever missed by your friends and family; especially your parents. May the examples you showed and the legacies you left behind in your short time here, continue to inspire and motivate those you left behind.
Continue to rest in the Lord's bosom. God bless the Mintas. Amen."
"Four years have passed since you passed on to glory but your memory lives on as fresh as could be. You left an indelible mark on all those who crossed paths with you during your short but fruitful life while on earth with us. Continue to enjoy the comfort and serene life in the bosom of Abraham."
"Remembering Kojo and his love of God, his family, and for others. And we are thankful for God allowing our lives to be touched by Kojo's life. We love the Minta family and are praying for you."
"I just can't believe it has been 4 years already as it is still so fresh in my mind. They say time is a great healer but as the months go by the memories do not fade. I have hope in God's promises that I will see you again. Death is the last enemy...even Jesus gave way to tears when Lazarus died. (John 11: 33, 35). However, we have hope in John 5:28 which states ' Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out'.
I am reassured that we will see you again and I await that day earnestly.
My memories of your dapper sense of style, your sophistication, and intelligence beyond your years are still very fresh in my mind. I will miss you always.
"Kojo, you will always be in our hearts. You are now with The Almighty. You are now in a much better place. The good Lord will continue to strengthen your family here on earth. Rest in the perfect peace of God."
"Subject: Kojo's memories lives on.
Great,I was thinking of Kojo and thanking God for His awesome friends and their determination to keep his memory alive.
Today is a great day indeed,we who believe in Christ Jesus believe also His word that says Kojo is walking on the street of Gold and having fellowship with Him in heaven,This is so refreshing knowing Kojo is in the Almighty hands of God!
Thanks for your love and support.
Save our spot Kojo!!!!.
""My God continue to bless and strengthen the entire family of Kojo Minta. A young man who will be forever missed but never forgotten."
You will always be remembered in our hearts and taughts.
God be with you till we meet again."
""There are some things that the Lord our God has kept secret. Only He knows these things" Deut. 29:29a (ERV)
"The deeper our troubles, the louder our thanks to God, who has led us through all, and preserved us until now" Charles Spurgeon - English Preacher.
Kojo, you are forever missed: always looking forward to our heavenly re-union."
"Even though you are gone for good you are still fresh in our memory. May the good Lord continue to keep you safe until we meet again."
"Humorous and good-nature Guy you will always be remembered! RIPP in the Lord
"Your son will always be with you and your son will always be in your heart"
"Still miss you more than words can express."
"Thinking of you today, Kojo. Miss you buddy."
"In Christ alone our hope is found,
He is our light, our strength, our song;
This Cornerstone, this solid Ground,
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace,
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease!
Our Comforter, our All in All,
Here in the love of Christ we stand.
God is with you all at this time... (Psalm 46:1)"
"Remembering Kojo today, and the wonderful memories he left behind. We love the Minta family. Our prayers are with you all!"
"He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? (Romans 8:32 KJV)Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or anguish, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Even as it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; We were accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. (Romans 8:35-37 ASV)
Our hope is in the Lord and hope does not disappoint,We honor your memory today Kojo,safe in the almighty presence of God,the great I AM."
""We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be." C. S. Lewis in Letters to an American Lady"
"For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Ro. 8:38-39 Kojo you are missed badly!!"
"As we think of you especially on this day we keep in mind the promises God has made to raise those we love whom we have lost in death. I miss you very much and you will perpetually remain in my thoughts.
"And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes;and there shall be no
more death,neither sorrow,nor crying,neither shall there be any more pain:for the former things are passed away.To the Minta family,Jesus
has taken Kojo to be with him,away from the pain and stress of this world,he is with Jesus.Those of us who are left must stay ready."
"On the occassion of remembering Kojo; My word admonishment to all the stakeholders, myself inclusive, is that Kojo was loaned to us, he played his part on earth, he has gone to his maker.
Those of us still living should endeavour to finish any unfinished business, if any. This will make Kojo happy where he is.
By Rose Adjabeng"
"We thank God for his life and the wonderful memories.
Love ya'll, Pastor Petrice"
"God continues to use memories of Kojo's life to bless and witness to people. What a praise report. We love and appreciate the Minta family. (Isaiah 26:3-4 NLT) You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you. Trust in The Lord always, for The Lord God is the eternal Rock."
Even among the saints, may your light continue to shine the brightest. We miss you but we are sustained by our faith and we pray that your family and all those who love you will be so sustained until that day when all the saints will be finally gathered. Continue to rest in peace."
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