Seamstress Spotlight: Lamisi

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Name: Lamisi Amoak

Age:39

Were you born in Tamale? I was born in Fumbisi. I moved to Tamale five years ago because my husband works here. 

Tell us about your family.

  • Are you married? I married Monday in 1995.
  • Do you have children? We have three children: Deborah, David and Damaris.

What is your favorite memory with your family? My wedding is a favorite memory and I love how my husband takes care of me. He is very hardworking.

Did you go to school? I went to school until Primary 6 (fifth or sixth grade)

What was your first job? I first sold bowls and glasses. I would get goods all the way from Accra or Koforidua.

How long have you been sewing? I have been sewing for 24 years.

Why did you first learn how to sew? When I was younger, I didn’t like to sit. My mom asked me to try it because she didn’t like her daughter traveling such far ways on accident prone roads to buy and sell things. So, I tried it and enjoyed it. 

What do you enjoy most about sewing? I delight in working. I don’t like to be idle and since I am good at it…well, do it. 

Has working with By Grace helped you and your family? Working with By Grace has helped me be able to look after my family. It is consistent work that pays. It has improved our state of living. We were even able to buy a plot of land to put a building on. My children are able to go to schools. 

What is your favorite quote, Bible verse or proverb? John 3.16. I like it because it reminds me that I am loved. I am included.

My favorite proverb is "small, small, as the monkey goes higher, you will catch his tail." Meaning— going to greater heights, there is nothing he can’t do. 

Do you have any prayer requests or praise reports? I pray that I can continue to work so that we can put up a house on the new plot of land. I praise God for life and that I am healthy. 

What is your favorite song right now? The words say, "I will love God forever and ever…".

What brings you joy? God’s gift of life brings me joy. I am thankful I have strength day after day. Some people have money but are not happy. I have small, small but am happy. I am thankful for the health God has given me.