Welcome to the Personality Show where we get close and personal with the body of PENSA-KNUST. This month we meet our very own former Secretary of the church, Mr. Martin Selorm Gamesu.
Who is behind Mr. Selorm Gamesu?
I prefer to be called Selorm, the second of four boys. I am a proud Voltarian who has lost contact with his roots. Born of very wonderful and supportive parents on the 10th of November. I am a powerful continental and done with my Mechanical Engineering program. I live at Agape in Accra. I am a strict person on any job assigned to me. I am very friendly. Air Force Junior High School is my alma mater, then moved to POJOSS.
Share with us your experience in the second cycle institution.
Being in Pope John Senior High was a wonderful experience. I remember I begged my mom to take me home the very first day because the seniors looked gigantic and intimidating. It was at a time I thought the whole world revolved around pleasing seniors above all, I was punished every day because I was a little stubborn. It was in Pope John I met most of my now present friends.
I had always wanted to go to Legon but I guess God wanted me here so I eventually got here.
Mr. Martin Selorm Gamesu, kindly tell us about Mechanical Engineering.
So first of all, I would want to state unequivocally that Mechanical Engineering is the most difficult of all the engineering disciplines. It is the mother of all engineering. People think it’s basically about the repair of cars as they usually call us “fita” but it involves more than that. Mechanical engineering is very broad and we do a lot of building of machines, installation of machines and design of facilities for work.
How has campus been from first year until you assumed office as the Secretary of PENSA-KNUST?
I have always been a free-spirited person. I have not always not cared about what people thought of me and so I have really enjoyed a free life. I quite remember in first year, I once wore bathroom slippers and army shorts to class. I have always enjoyed the company of loud friends and it is as a result of the fact that I grew up among boys.
How has the position of the Secretary changed you?
I had always admired the secretary when I was in first year but I had never for once seen myself as an executive of PENSA until third year when I was convicted I was going to be the Secretary. Now I think I said this during my ministration at midweek that the Holy Spirit told me to start dressing well because I was going to be Secretary. One aspect that changed significantly was my culture of dressing. Prior to becoming secretary, I had very few lady friends in PENSA but becoming an executive, I had the opportunity to befriend a lot more. I have also developed an insatiable appetite for reading across.
As the Secretary of PENSA KNUST, what can you tell us about the denomination?
First of all, I would want to say that, PENSA-KNUST is a family. She trains her members holistically. The opportunity to meet and interact with the leaders of the mother church is an overwhelming experience that PENSA-KNUST alone provides. Committees that are already running ensure that members develops spiritually and are also cared for. PENSA-KNUST is a fertile ground for identifying and developing spiritual potentials.
What were some of the challenges you experienced in your tenure of office and how did you overcome them?
The secretary is seen as the most controversial of all the executives because of the role he plays. He is entirely responsible for dissemination of information to the group and that was a major challenge. Being a member of the National Central Committee of PENSA GHANA and the Students’ Chaplaincy Council also came with its own challenges. As the secretary you should be able to build a good rapport with ministers especially the Apostles to get them down here to minister and that was challenging but fun. I remember I had to miss the second match of Socializing 2018 to meet Aps. Gyesi Addo (IMD) at the airport. Most people tag me as strict, rude and unfriendly but my friends will vehemently oppose that. People don’t understand that work is work
How did you manage your studies with the portfolio?
I have always not been studious so combining the portfolio and academics were easy. I normally miss my late afternoon Wednesday lectures but I ensure that I get the notes to learn and I rely on the Holy Spirit during exams period to give me “Apor”.
What lesson have you learnt from your tenure of office that lived on even as you’ve handed over?
I have been imparted with a lot of virtues; humility, hospitality, tolerance, respect for people. I have also learnt to rely on God solely for His guidance. I would want to stress on the need to build strong relations with people around which is one of the most important lessons I have learnt.
Amongst all the committees, why did you decide to join the Bible Study Committee?
I registered with Bible Study and Prayer force in first year but never attended any committee meeting until second semester when Over Edmund, a former Unity hall overseer pressed me to attend a Bible Study meeting and I was hooked.
What is your take on this year’s theme and focus?
It has always been God’s purpose that men would understand what His will for them is and walk absolutely in it without qualms. And now because God is a good God and we were made in His image, He has designed us to do good and hence abound in good works. God is ever willing to reveal to mortal man what His good, acceptable and perfect will is. Faith and good works are two ends of a stick or two sides of a coin. They cannot be separated and so show me your faith and I will show you good works.
Which part of the Bible really speaks to you?
The book of Corinthians and Numbers. My favorite scripture is 1 Corinthians 9:27
Who is your favourite Bible character?
Apostle Paul and Phinehas, the son of Eleazer. These men were very zealous for the work of God
Which sporting activity do you enjoy and what do you enjoy during your leisure time?
I enjoy playing soccer and I read a lot during my leisure time. I also like visiting the flock.
What were your favorite and your least favorite moments as an executive?
My favorite moments were interacting with the Apostles, receiving timely advices from them through conversations. My unpopular moments were when people shied away because I was an executive.
What is your vision and mission in life?
My vision is holistic ministry and my mission is to affect every area of life I interact with glorifying the name of God.
How did you become born again?
I went through the normal system of the Church of Pentecost having accepted Christ after Sunday school
What should we expect from you in the next 5 years?
Expect to see a man zealous for the things of God and actively involved in socio-economic development. I should be married with a set of female triplets
Are you in a relationship?
What is your take on dating on campus?
I believe that it is imperative people know what they want, what they are getting into and where they would want to be in sometime to come. Dating encompasses all of the above mentioned. You should not be pressurized to date because everyone else is. Do not arouse love when it is not ready. Above all, the relationship should be sacrificed on the altar of holiness.
What do you look out for in your future spouse?
She should be able to support my vision. She should be very brilliant, jovial, respectful and accommodating and above all she should have the fear of God.
What’s your motivation in life?
My motivation is to go at all length to live out for God. I recently met Dr. Chris Ampadu who is the director of Samaritan Strategy, who has encouraged me to think outside the box.
Please do you have any testimony to share with us?
I had appendicitis in second year first semester and I was scheduled for an operation the next day I was diagnosed. Thanks be to God that I was miraculously healed without having to go through the gruesome experience of a surgery.
What improvement do you want to see in PENSA-KNUST?
I want to see members exhibit more love towards one another.
What advice do you have for the church as you leave to face the world?
First of all, I would want to appreciate that we are likely to make mistakes in our walk with God. It is however important that we understand that God is a loving father who is always ready to take us back. Never be broken to a point where you wouldn’t want to be in the gathering of the saints. Always ensure to go back to God for forgiveness. It is important that we deal with mistakes squarely before they plunge us into a state of deep regret. I am more particular about showing most especially the brethren love and support. Always ensure to consult God every step of the way.
Thank you very much for your time. God bless you.