When I look back from the moment I first stepped at African Christian College, all I can say is when Jesus says yes nobody can say no. I still recall the moment I received my acceptance letter – happiness mixed with fear and doubts flooded my mind. I really did not know how my three years will be in a foreign country, with different people from diverse cultures around the African continent; all I knew was that I really want to study counselling, and have the best tertiary experience. For whatever reason the Almighty God led me to ACC, and by faith, I took my cross and followed him.
In my first year, obviously, things were not all rosy as I had left behind my comfort zone. My expectations of the school were more or less on point, and we had a lot of differences as students. From food preferences, dress codes, pronunciation, songs from different languages, indeed every moment in my life was a lesson. However, African Christian College, being a community of people united by the blood and love of Jesus Christ, my fears, doubts, and homesickness. In no time, I was already having the time of my life.
Honestly, my academic experience was far higher than what I had anticipated. The school being a Christian institution deceived me into thinking that we will be passing by grace form one course to the other, but that was not the case. Every student is challenged to work hard extra hard, and the lecturers are friendly and also caring. Today, I am confident that I am finished work of art. I have enough materials to help change people’s lives through the counseling skills that I have acquired.
I am naturally a sports person, and my favourite sport is netball. The most interesting part of my three years at ACC is the times that I have enjoyed playing netball with teams from other institutions in Eswatini. We have had a lot of fun, celebrating trophies and medals from tournaments, and sharing ideas and experiences on the sport. My team was not just a group of women playing together, but a family united by love and dedication.
As I am about to graduate and close the ACC phase of my life, I will surely miss a lot of things. One of the main things that have evolved to be part of my lifestyle is chapel. From the songs that we sang, the discussions, and the sermons we enjoyed to the time where I, myself, had to preach or song lead; it was quite an experience. Moreover, I will miss seeing the ACC family, my workmates, classmates, friends, teammates, lectures, and everybody. I really wish I could start over again. Today, all I can say is thank you Lord for giving us the gift of African Christian College.