It is unbelievable that I am few days away from my graduation. The journey had its ups and downs, and sometimes I thought quitting would be better. But I did not! I got to meet lots of people who encouraged me along the way, until I came to a realization that I am not alone. I am filled with gratitude toward African Christian College for all the good things and memories. I am aware that this has been a success because of other people’s efforts.
I can’t say it any better— joining African Christian College has improved me in many ways. My perspective has changed! Previously I couldn’t handle living in harmony with people who are different from me. The change of one’s perspective happens not only in class, but it is also through interactions we have with each other from different cultures and beliefs. We all come from different cultures that shape, form, and make us. Looking back to my 3yrs journey, I see that I have adopted a new culture here at African Christian College.
I made friends here, and we are all excited and sad at the same time as the days of our departure draw near. It is hard to accept, but the truth is that I might not be able to meet with all of the people who are here, but the good times we shared together are greatly appreciated. I don’t want pretend like everything was all rosy. Sometimes we had sharp conflicts, as people normally do, but it was a learning curve. I was pulled, stretched, formed, and transformed at this place. I’m also grateful that I used my time wisely during my study, and engaged in some personal development activities.
I wish to remind us, family, that we keep our eyes focused on Jesus, who, out of his love chose death for the sake of our own lives. We are not condemned as Romans 8:1 says, and it’s a privilege and honor that we can approach God regardless of our iniquities. Lastly, remember that we don’t need a certain amount of dollars to do good, but a sound conscious mind. Do good without expecting anything in return, simply because it is the right thing to do. The same words spoken by God to Cain are still directed to us, “Cain! Will you not be happy if you do good?”