Running to Win!
It is Revision Week here at the University of Ghana. A week for students to study and prepare for upcoming class final examinations. The standard UG course grading scale break down is 30% interim assessment and 70% final exam. This style with the heavily weighted final is different from in the States. Thankfully we are given this Revision Week to prepare. From talking with some Ghanaian students Revision Week is when students set up camp in the 24hr library reading room and study till their eyes bleed. I am a little nervous, but I will be ready. Be praying for me.
Sadly, with the semester drawing to an end, many of my new friends will be returning home. We met only 5 months ago but quickly established deep relationships. I will miss not seeing them every day. And Ghana will not be the same without them. Please pray for their safe journey back home, and for the growth of the spiritual seeds that have been planted in their lives.
Things at Christian Life Mission Church are going great. I am beginning to feel a part of the CLMC family. Pastor David even invited me over for lunch after church next Sunday, serving a local favorite Jollof and Kelewele. The Kids are doing great, and every week I get to know them a little better. We have a big youth outreach event planned for December 11th. Please be praying for a big turn out and that it goes well.
Reflecting on my journey to this point, and planning goals for the rest of my stay, I got to thinking about Paul’s message in 1 Corinthians, how he urges us to run the race to win. To train vigorously, because the stakes are high and the prize is special. I pray that like Paul, I stay focused and disciplined, striving every day to reflect God’s greatness in my life.
Thank you to everyone for all the support and prayers it means a ton. I was talking to my parents, and I told them how I can’t believe how smooth everything has been going for me. Many foreign students have gotten sick or injured, but I feel healthier here than back home. They said, "a lot of people are praying for you." Thank you. I appreciate it and I am very blessed.