Jordan Wesley, one of our visiting lecturers, wrote her reflection of her time at ACC and said, “This is why I come to African Christian College—not for the coming, but for the going.” It is always great when on comes to a new place because they step into a space of many opportunities, possibilities and wonders. With a new beginning come new ideas and potentialities for growth and relationships. ACC is such a place where new experiences are possible and growth is fostered through academic, spiritual, professional, relational, and physical means.
For three years, students from different African countries study here and experience lots of changes in their lives. They are transformed academically through the rigorous lessons administered by skilled lecturers. They are also nurtured spiritually through the various worship activities – chapel and evangelism. They participate in sporting activities in order to keep healthy and build relationships in and out the field. There are work opportunities available whereby students acquire and hone their skills in different works. The stories we share of what our alumni are doing back home are testimony of the transformation ACC brings to people’s lives.
It is that time of the year again when time draws near for another group to leave. As Jordan remarked, the reason we come is really for the leaving. ACC is a place which exists for people to leave in order for others to come. As much as it is sad to say goodbye to people you have known for three years, it has to happen however. It almost seems like yesterday when these students came for the first time to us. They came as strangers but they leave as family. We had not known each other ever, but now it feels as if we have known each other forever. One of the things students say before they leave is that they came with the mentality that their culture is the right one, but realised that they were wrong. They came narrow minded but they leave open minded. They came of one particular culture but they leave multicultural.
So as the weeks draw close to graduation on 24 November, we are not really saying goodbye but we are launching a new group of world changers. We have seen them being touched by the gospel and prepared to take it to the world. Through the different majors they chose, we are confident that the kingdom of God will grow.