By Vuyo Adams (Swaziland), first year student (2016)
Despite the discouragements from some people that I was too young to study God’s word and fully serve him, I managed to make my way to African Christian College. I had to contemplate on the words from 1 Timothy 4:12 which says, “Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity.” (NLT)
It did not take me a long time to decide to come to ACC. I only knew about the school last year through an alumnus, Gcin’umuzi Colin Dlamini. Initially, I was torn between two ideas, studying Law or Theology. With these two considerations at hand, I finally decided to come to ACC.
I was particularly impressed by the way ACC blends leadership with theology, which was exactly the same idea I had in my mind. Now that I am here, I have not been disappointed with what the school offers, more especially the library. Being an avid reader myself, I was immensely elated by the opportunity to have access to the ‘rich’ ACC library. It would be injustice not to mention the benefit of being within a community of believers, especially having the chance to hear God’s word preached every day. In terms of growing as a young Christian, this has helped me in ways I cannot elucidate.
I don’t regret coming to ACC, and I will not in my lifetime. The knowledge being imparted to us by well qualified and experienced lecturers is more than one expects when they come. We need a transcendent ideal that will stand the test of foreign and “African” ideology, an ideal that is true and noble and easily comprehended by the ordinary African. It is only the Gospel of Christ that is the answer.