Alphonse "AL" Monthei

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Favorite Stuff:

Junk Food: Kilwins Salted Caramel Ice Cream in their fresh made Waffle Cone

Activity: I enjoy tinkering with and 4 wheeling in my jeep.  I would say working out also, but that's kind of my job too.

Verse: "Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.”  Matthew 19:24

My Story

My name is Alphonse Monthei and I'm 41 years old, a born again Christian, faithful husband, dedicated father, and a personal trainer by trade.

My parents were pretty young, my Dad was 24 and my mom was 22, when I was born in Atlantic City, NJ in 1974.  My fathers job transferred us from Philadelphia, to Massachusetts, to Florida, and then to Detroit all within 3 years.  When I was 5 years old my mom asked me one day if I wanted to stay in Detroit or move back to Florida.  When I said I choose Florida, my mom and I moved back to Florida without my dad.  I didn't realize it then but my parents had decided to divorce, and this was the most traumatic event of my childhood.

After that I grew up in South Florida living here since 1981.  I had no exposure to Christianity or much of any religion growing up.  Actually, I grew up without a father present in my home and unaware I had a Heavenly Father who would love me, but all that changed around the year 2000.

I met my wife Ann in 2000 and one thing which really attracted me to her was that I thought she was an amazing mother who would do anything for her then 3 year old child, Gavin.  About this same time The Lord began revealing himself to me through some friends and bible reading.  Ann and I were married in 2003 and came to Christ together a few years after.  Now that we are married for 12 years I know I was right about Ann she has proven to be the best wife and mother a husband could ask for, and we now have 2 more children who will confirm it.  

God is great and he has blessed us with His grace and love!