Yao’s salvation testimony: “I received Christ through the teaching of a missionary who shared with me the love that God had for me. I accepted Christ after a strong bout with malaria. It almost took my life. The same missionary who led me to Christ said that God had something special for my life. I was so thankful that God had spared me and saved me that I wanted to continue to serve Him.” Yao was baptized the following year. Yao worked with and trained with Jim Arnold, director of Focused Ministries, for 10 years. Yao is married to Kouame Amenan Marie and they have 4 grown children.