I am Osei-Boateng Nana Asabre, a 4th year Doctor of Pharmacy student.
I was born on August 29, 2000 at the KNUST hospital. I am the last born of 3 siblings, who are all beautifully grown young female adults.
I grew up in a Christian home. The early morning devotions my father made the family consistently have, helped me to form an intimate relationship with Christ at an early stage of my life, and it is one of the reasons I can sing most Presbyterian and Methodist hymns off head.
I started my basic education at KNUST basic school, and I proceeded to have my secondary level education at Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School. I was the NUPS-G Bible Study Coordinator for the 2017-2018 academic/spiritual year.
I am a very calm and quiet person. I love to listen to others, respectfully sharing my views, and engaging in intelligent conversations.
With these qualities, I found myself in the ministry of welfare wing, as I naturally love to help and support others, taking interest in their wellbeing, a compliment my sisters always give me.
I am a proud member of welfare wing, currently serving as the vice president.
My life has been an epitome of the grace of God.
The Christian journey has not been an easy one, but God's unending love keeps me going, constantly reminding me that His grace is sufficient for my life, and His power works best in my weakness.
My faith was strengthened after SHS, when the WASSCE results were released. Surprisingly, I only had an A sandwiched with Bs. I knew I studied and worked hard, and it seemed all the extra classes and group studies proved futile. I felt I had disappointed my parents, family, and myself, because my dream and aspiration to be a medical doctor was shuttered, since that result would end me nowhere in medical school.
I felt so empty and low, thinking God had abandoned me. There begun to be inconsistencies in my church attendance, Bible study and prayer life.
But God reminded me during one confirmation class that all things work together for the good of those who love God, who are called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28). He blessed me to pursue the doctor of pharmacy program, a course I love and cherish so much, even with the grades I had.
Pharmacy school is very exciting yet engaging and stressful, but with good time management and supportive friends as well as study partners, have been extremely helpful in my stay.
I was blessed to have amazing Presbyterian roommates in first year, who helped build up my faith in the Lord, as well as my ardent shepherd who consistently checked up on me, and still does till date.
A lesson I have learnt from this semester’s focus is whatever you find yourself doing, no matter how big or small it is, or whether your efforts are appreciated or not, do not give excuses, but be passionate about it, and do it diligently for the Lord, because God is faithful and He will bless you.
I have a wonderful beloved, who has been very caring, understanding and supportive. I appreciate her a lot, and God bless her so much for me.
During my leisure period, I love to play keyboard, design flyers, watch series or learn more food recipes.
Like Paul in Philippians 3:10-11, I will admonish everyone to strive to have a personal relationship with God. Be conscious and consistent about your Bible study, prayer life, and get involved in any activity you find yourself in the church. Focus on Jesus, and keep your eyes fixed on Him, because in the end, Christ is all that matters.