By Ishmael Adam
At this moment when COVID-19 and other animosities have frustrated the world almost in all fronts; economic, socially, political, and even in our faith; it is hard to find anything positive to channel our energy and thoughts onto. The good news is, it is also in the moment like this that God continues to create beautiful stories in our lives. Here is a story of hope to reflect on amidst this time of uncertainty
|Ishmael graduates from Eastern University
|On May 9th, 2020, I officially graduated from Eastern University with a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership. This was one of the days I had many emotions because I took a few minutes to reflect on the journey of my life. I recalled how dilapidated the house I was sleeping 14 years ago affected my life when I was homeless and a street kid in the city of Lilongwe. I also reflected on my life as a kid how I had to endure just to see the next day. At the same time, it was one of the happiest days of my life because, on this day, I had added another milestone in my academic journey and became the first person in my community to graduate with a master’s degree on top of completing my fellowship training at Urban Promise School of Entrepreneurial Leadership (UPSEL).
"For my life to be where it is today, God has used many people from different parts of the world to invest in it".
Today, I would like to thank every person who has contributed to my life in one way or the other.
In a special way, I dedicate my accomplishment to Urban Promise International community through YouthCare Ministries for rescuing me from the streets of Lilongwe and for giving me a future.
Please join me to create more of such stories of hope in the lives of many children and youth in my community through LoveDriven Ministries.
Thank you so much and God bless you.