My name is Bright Kamunika Himakampa. I am a Zambian, born in 1987 in a place called Mbala, Northern Province of Zambia. I completed my secondary school in 2007 and did part time jobs for five years before coming to African Christian College in 2013.
My coming to African Christian College was to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology and majoring in Counselling. Though I had big perspectives and expectations of how studying abroad would be, the kind of school infrastructure and appearance of the environment didn’t give me good impression as I expected the first time I landed at African Christian College.
But to be frank enough, since 2013, I had an opportunity to learn and advance in the knowledge of the Bible on how to read, interpret, understand, teach, preach, and how to apply it to today’s contemporary world. Majoring in counselling has opened doors of excelling in other fields of psychology, and now I am seeing myself as a changed person in thinking and willingness to help people who are psychologically and spiritually struggling.
Supplementary courses like Change Leadership and Entrepreneurship will definitely help me in future to be a good leader and business minded person. ACC offers quality education that equips students for excellent service in the kingdom of God and there are a lot of things I have benefited academically, physically, and spiritually.
From the time I came to ACC, I have been serving as a preacher, song leader, and as a youth leader at Tubungu Church of Christ. At ACC, I have been involved in evangelism, served as a sports representative in the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) and as a landscaping manager who worked diligently with others in trying to beautify the school environment.
However, it’s not easy to predict exactly what I am going to do immediately after graduation, what I can simply say currently I am planning to find a quick job as a stepping stone to help me marry immediately and continue with masters either in education or clinical psychology.
I will not sit down and wait for the job, but I will rather be doing any kind of business or projects with the skills I acquired in entrepreneurship class at ACC. But I leave all things to our almighty God to do his will by guiding me in the ways he wants me to be and serve him.
The simple piece of message I pass on to the remaining fellow students is that, though the road may seem tough to walk through, perseverance and optimism in achieving your goals through hard working will eventually make you succeed. Adaptations to other people’s cultures, financial and academic challenges which you might face, affected me and other students as well but, we finally made it. Above all, never ever put God aside in everything you do.
This post is part of a series of posts from our 2015 graduating students. Today’s post is from Bright K. Himakampa from Zambia. Bright will be graduating on 28 November 2015, with his Bachelor of Theology degree from African Christian College with a major in Counselling.