Ncobile Simelane came to us from Siteki, Swaziland, and for the last three years has shared her life with us. She has some profound things to say about her time here and how God worked in her life throughout her stay.
I would love to first recognize and applaud the existence of this college. I also thank the people who were involved in my being in class. I do not forget even one of them for what they did for me. I do not leave out those who kept encouraging and giving me assurance that I would make it, though many times I doubted myself. For all of this, I give praises to God. Countless times I have seen the hand of God working in me, and that is why I will worship Him alone. If it wasn’t for His love, grace, and mercy, I wouldn’t be writing this today.
How African Christian College helped me
I want to profoundly appreciate the school for providing the various jobs which assisted me in paying fees and in many other things. I do not think there is somewhere else where I could get this education with this amount of fees. I also do not forget the quality of education from highly qualified lecturers and the other staff members who are completely dedicated in ensuring the smooth running of the day-to-day operations of the college.
The three years at ACC have been the best years of my life. This is because I learned more on the word of God, things that happened in the past, behaviour of people, and how to help those who need help, amongst other things. I learned about many different cultures and how to relate with people from those cultures. I had no idea of what was going on outside Swaziland, but now it is more like I visited each of these countries of my classmates.
One of the things that I found outstanding is unity that comes from Christ in the community. I saw the power of Christ bringing us together even though we are from different nations. The good times at ACC were also mixed with some bad one. Sometimes when I wanted to give up and leave everything, the community of loving people played a huge role in my stay and I ended up continuing my studies. Being relational is part of what ACC is about. I also found it difficult to understand the accent of people from other nations, particularly white people. This conundrum brought a lot of doubt as to how I am going to pull through the three and pass well. However, as time went by I adapted and never had much problems after that. In conclusion, I am failing to find the calibre of words in my limited vocabulary to express my gratitude for what ACC has done for me.