Emmanuel Mensah

Welcome to your weekly personality show where we are up close and personal with the body of PENSA-KNUST. In this week of love, we meet a wonderful gentleman from the Organizing Committee, relax, read and enjoy what he has to share with us.

Who is behind Master Blessing?

Emmanuel Kwaku Mensah is my name but I prefer to be called Blessing. I hail from Lome in Togo. Although I was born in the Western Region I grew up in Harvey-Dakpa in the Volta Region. I come from a family of ten of which I am the last born. I was born on the 2nd day of September, 1992 which makes me 25 years of age. I had my basic education in Victor-Krom D/C primary in the Western Region. My parents are farmers, this automatically made me one. I was also involved in Palm wine tapping and hunting, not forgetting my galamsey skills. I don’t talk much, but I have changed, gradually. I am a peaceful person, I make every effort to make sure those around me are smiling. I’m hardly perturbed about what people would say when I know what I’m doing is right. I am humble and seek advice from anybody at all. I abhor cheating and being treated lesser because of age difference. I hate being compared to other people. Most of all, I love everyone.

I was affiliated to (Katanga) University hall. I’m a final year student reading Mathematics. I am currently in Diaspora Hostel, room 8A.

Kindly share with us your experience in the second cycle institution.

SMA, Society of African Mission School is my alma mater. It was a Roman Catholic school, my year group was the second batch of students. I offered General Science. We were only 9 students in my class. The act of bullying wasn’t really common on campus because it was a new school school. I completed in the year 2012.

Master Blessing, kindly tell us about your programme of study?

It’s an interesting course despite the hurdles and is divided into 2; pure and applied. The pure talks about the abstract of mathematics whiles the applied uses the tools of the pure to do modeling in so many fields. Mathematics gives you the chance to divert to different fields, but it is difficult for people in different fields to do Mathematics.

Why KNUST?

Considering the program I wanted to pursue and looking at my family conditions, I realized it would be better for me to be schooling in Kumasi.

How has life been on campus being in your final year?

Life on campus has been very good. The academic aspects and the freedom that comes with being on campus makes it interesting. It’s where you can do things on your own, aside academic work.

What can you say about the structure of PENSA-KNUST?

PENSA-KNUST is a very nice church which admits everyone. They have diverse ways of having service: the local and the foreign aspect. Many people prefer it because we don’t follow one path. The committee structure also helps the members to explore their talents. I personally had the passion for driving; I am in charge of the PENSA Bus.

Amongst all the committees, why Organizing Committee?

It’s all because I like to serve people.

What is your take on this year’s theme and focus?

Walking in The Will of God: This place we live is created by God and everything we do must be in line with his words in the bible. So walking in his will goes a long way to we obeying him and his instructions so we can gain eternal life. That is the will of God, hence being with him in heaven.

Abounding in Good Works: Christ came for a purpose, that is to serve and also to free human from sin. It was a good work he came to do for mankind, thus we are also supposed to do. The main assignment Christ gave to us was to preach the gospel, which comes in so many forms. Some being the administration of God’s love, serving other people, preaching the word, making sure there’s peace everywhere we find ourselves, making people feel their also human.

Which part of the Bible really speaks to you?

Hosea 4:6 “for the lack of Knowledge my people perish…”

Who is your favourite Bible character?

Paul. The reason being that Paul although he was chosen, was willing to serve in spite all odds.

Which sporting activity do you enjoy? And any additional hobbies?

I enjoy playing football and volleyball. I literally enjoy anything that comes my way.

What is your vision and mission in life?

My vision is to help the needy, the widows and the orphans. It’s my vision to also serve God. My mission is to be in servitude to these class of people.

How did you become born again?

I was brought up in Christianity and it has been like that since.

What should we expect from you in the next 5 years?

I should have my own startup and be married by then.

Are you in a relationship?

Yes

What makes her attractive to you?

It’s all about love

What’s your motivation in life?

I get motivated through encouragement, Jesus Christ. My parents motivate me through the truth. My parents being farmers is also another motivation in life.

Please do you have any testimony to share with us?

My uncle had a thought of killing all 10 of my mother’s children. But by the Grace of God, we were delivered from his evil plans. God showed it to my mum in a vision the day before. My uncle ended up pleading with my mum for forgiveness as his plans didn’t come to pass.

Any advice for the youth?

I advise the youth to put God first, because without God you wouldn’t have existed in the first place.

What improvement do you want to see in PENSA- KNUST?

First of all, avoidance of autocracy. This is because everyone has a role in the church to play and the members have to be listened to.

Secondly, in my opinion, hypocrisy is abundant in the church.

Thirdly, PENSA does very well does very well concerning visitations of it’s members, we should therefore communicate very well with the members and know their views hence avoiding assumptions.

Any requests to the church?

I want the church to locate the people who need a helping hand and take a step to help them.

Thank you very much for your time. God bless you.