He said: “Mr Issa and his family are an inspiration to everybody in the town.
This is a man who has brought wealth back to the area and proves anything can be done if you have the heart, and the mind, for it.
He was challenged to be baptized that night, and the mission president also told him he needed to get a haircut.
Luckily, his friend reassured him and continued to answer his questions and talk to him about the gospel.
AN entrepreneur from Blackburn has been named as one of the richest Asian people in the country.
Zuber Issa, co-founder of petrol station giant Euro Garages, has amassed a fortune valued at £86million since he, and his brother Mohsin, bought a single dilapidated forecourt in Bury in 2001.
He helped raise three sons who he said are the "finest men I know." He will be greatly missed by his wife, sons, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, and all who knew him.
After five years of dating, they became engaged the evening he was released from his mission, March 20, 1979. Peter then attended Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York, and received a Bachelor's (1985) and Master's Degree in Imaging Science and Engineering (1989). Peter then worked at several start-up companies in the Atlanta, Georgia area: Colorocs Corporation, T/R Systems, and EFI.He was most recently Department Chair of the Science and Maps Dept. Many nights he could be found in the garage fixing cars or woodworking. He was a Home Teacher, Bishop, Temple Worker, Gospel Doctrine and Institute Teacher, High Councilman, and most recently served as his Ward's Financial Clerk.He also served on various committees and was a member of professional organizations: ALA, ASEE, ACRL. When he was a young adult he wrote a musical and then helped direct and star in it. He always took his Church responsibilities very seriously.Mr Issa, the son of immigrants who moved to Blackburn in the 60s, is the third richest Asian man in the North West, and 51st nationally, down one place from last year, according to the Asian Rich List, compiled by the Asian Media and Marketing Group.East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce chief executive Michael Damms, said the businessman is proof that anything can be achieved in Blackburn.