My name is Leonard Peter from Tanzania. I come from a family of four: three men and one lady. I attended my primary and secondary schools in different regions in my country. I went to Kichangani Primary School, Iyunga Secondary School and then Ifunda Secondary School. After completing my secondary school, I joined various colleges like Tanzania Institute of accountancy and the Open University of Tanzania to take courses of accounts, business administration, and education.
I’ve been a Christian since childhood, but my spiritual life wasn’t that strong until 2008. I belong to a Pentecostal church in my country and for ten years I have been serving God at our church. I have been working specifically in the education department where I was teaching the Word of God and also business subjects like economics, bookkeeping, commerce, and mathematics because the church owns a secondary school.
I have chosen to study at African Christian College out of other colleges because it takes students from different countries in Africa and this allows us to learn from different cultures, thereby improving our global awareness. Also, the college offers a scholarship for students which makes it affordable to study here.
Another thing that motivated me so much was the feedback from students who studied here at African Christian College. Before I applied, I went through the school’s website from which I learned a lot about the school. That is where I read multiple stories from former students who attended here and the great job that they are doing. These testimonies were amazing and attractive to me such that I made the decision to apply and I was so glad to be accepted. One more thing that was even more impressive was that the college accepts all Christian students, regardless of their denominations. The college is dedicated to the Church of Christ, but it enrols and equips women and men from different denominations for God’s kingdom.
After arriving here in January, I met students from different countries from both Southern and East Africa. It was so amazing and challenging. I felt at home. Even though I was still new to the place, the atmosphere was just welcoming.
Now that I am at African Christian College, I am planning to major in counselling. I have chosen this course because I want to help people in my community and all over the world especially Africa, both spiritually and psychologically.