As a young man who was reared by a single mother in a foreign land (Ghana), I faced many difficulties. I walked for about an hour to school and many times without money for food because my mother could not afford it. Nothing shattered my hope more than not being able attend junior high (7th – 9th grades) for three years after I completed my elementary education in 2007.
In 2010, God intervened and brought me hope and help through a good Samaritan who offered to sponsor me through junior high school, despite not having any relationship to my family. Through this miracle of God’s love, I completed junior high school in Ghana. I later started senior high school in Liberia with the support of an aunt and a scholarship I obtained.
Though I could afford the fifteen dollars admission fee to enter the University, the Lord again helped me. And then came the main challenge; I had a huge tuition to pay which my mother could not afford, so I joined the colporteur ministry and sponsored myself through the University. Sometimes I could not afford to purchase my books on time or even meet the due date for the tuition payment. At times, my church and some members helped financially. Sometimes, during the examination period, I had to slip into the hall to write exams. I usually wrote my exams in five minutes or less in order not to get caught. Though I was nearly caught many times, God helped always. I remember during one exam my friend and I sneaked in and placed our heads on the desk, and we both whispered: “Father, please cover us, and don’t let the examiners see us.” That prayer was answered, and we both wrote the exam, but really fast though. Thanks to the mercy God spared upon my wrong approach, I graduated as one of the honored students with a GPA of 3.60. I was the fourth in the school and second in my department. The truth is; God led the way, and He alone must be praised. I have devoted my all to Him, and I am now a pastoral intern in the Southwest Liberia Conference. I am actively engaged in youth ministries.
We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed. (2 Corinthians 4:8-9, KJV).
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