I begin by taking the time to appreciate the power of the Almighty God who took me through various intellectually stimulating steps of learning. It is not an exaggeration that without God I would not be where I am today. I do not hesitate to say that my understanding of the word of God improved remarkably through the unswerving efforts of the servants of God who challenged me intellectually. The various lecturers who took us through different courses made sure that they fully equip us with what we need to succeed. What was previously a narrow and shallow understanding has been deepened and expanded.
My study experience increased beyond my academic expectations. My story is one of transformation. I am convinced that the learning experience helped me to improve intellectually, socially, and spiritually. I learned that cultural diversity is actually not a bad thing in life, but it is an opportunity to learn and grow. Through living as part of this diverse community, I realized the value of learning how to live with those who are different from you. It is challenging, most of the time, to live in such a community, but with an attitude of learning, one discovers how much they can grow.
The church back home will surely be the biggest beneficiary from the skills which I acquired at this place. I believe that God is going to use me to improve the lives of many Zimbabweans. I am not going back home to sit on top of the knowledge I have, but to put it to work. I want to put into practice that which I have learned in class. I came here with the intention of learning so that when I finally go back I would be of use. Now is the time.
I do not regret my 3 years of the learning experience because I believe that I have been equipped to continue to labor in the Lord’s vineyard. The experience challenged me to step up for more knowledge about the word of God so that people of God may be nourished spiritually. Learning has not stopped. I will continually learn in order to ever be a sharp servant of both God and his people.