Forkuo Princess Kwarteng is my name. I was born on the 29thof September at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi. I live with my parents and I am the third born among four children and I also happen to be the only girl among 3 strong boys. My mom is a children’s service teacher and my dad is also the National President of the Children Service Ministry as well as the Regional Chairman of Ashanti/North for the Boys Brigade council in PCG.
I attended St. Louis Senior High School and I was privileged to serve as the Overall Dorm Coordinator in PMSU. Life on campus hasn’t been so easy, especially in this trying times of economic crises but what really keeps me going is the fact that I cannot fail myself, my parents and my generation, therefore I have to be determined to work hard and get to where I want to be and that has been my motivation. I won’t say I am the very quiet or reserved type because when I’m comfortable around someone, I go all out and can talk freely but then I can also be a very shy person at times. It all depends on the situation or circumstance I find myself in. I like laughing too because it calms down my nerves.
I was born into a Christian family and as stated earlier my parents are both children’s service teachers and so I was nurtured in the Christian faith right from Sunday school and that was how I got to know Christ. I am a member of the Coordinating wing of the union and interestingly I happen to be the coordinator of my alma mater St. Louis S.H.S. When I came to first year, I didn’t really know which wing to join. Initially I thought it was only executives who were coordinators till one day during hall visitations I met the lady who used to coordinate my school and she asked me of my wing and I said I had none and she invited me to visit as it was open to all members of the union. I must say she really did an excellent job when she coordinated my school so I wanted to follow in her footsteps and also because I was once an overall dorm coordinator I felt that I could do the work with a little polishing since I already had a little experience in being a coordinator. Patience, wherever that she is God richly bless her for her good work done. Being a coordinator isn’t easy but joining this wing has helped me learn a lot and has shaped my life and thinking. You really need to learn how to sacrifice and tolerate people for this work, yet through it all it’s a nice family to be part of.
NUPS-G services here is so much lovely and inspiring and that gives me the motivation to wake up every Sunday to prepare for services as there is always something new to learn, you also get to sing and dance to your satisfaction. I wouldn’t say I never face challenges because everyone has their own kind of challenges they deal with and I’m no exception but the point is though challenges may come we are assured by God to see us through (Joshua 1:9 says Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go). Though I face challenges I always know God didn’t bring me this far to leave me at a difficult point and surely he delivers me from every challenge I encounter.
Studies is going on quite well for me but blending academic work with my spiritual life is not so easy, sometimes you have a deadline to meet for an assignment but then you also you have prayer meetings and other church meetings. But what I’ll say is that proper time management makes it a little easier to blend the two. My hobbies are watching movies and listening to music. I also love to cook, at times I just go and watch videos on different recipes others use and learn them. I am single and hoping on the Lord to help me locate my Adam. I don’t see relationships as something bad because it helps you know your partner better and is the process that leads to marriage, however you need to check the timing to see if you’re indeed ready, seek God for direction to locate “The right one” and as believers in relationships, all that is needed to do is to make the relationship godly. That is, a godlyrelationship shouldn’t lead you to sin against God or go against his word but rather it should be a relationship that has Christ as the foundation and also bring the two people together in Christ. I believe a relationship that is deeply rooted in Christ can never fail, and this will prevent the heartbreaks most people go through.
This semester’s focus is ‘Refined through Intimacy’ and I’ve learned that refinement is a process and not done in a day. A refined man is without dross (dirt), is a man of integrity and is like Christ but it is the Holy Spirit that helps us to mortify the flesh and be refined.
My final words is that ‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he shall direct your paths’. (Proverbs 3:5-6). Thank you.