Michael Peasah

Welcome to your weekly personality show where we are up close and personal with the body of PENSA-KNUST. Today we meet a gallant gentleman from the Music and Drama Committee, relax, read and enjoy what she has to share with us.

Let us know more about you

The third of four children, Michael Yaw Peasah is my name. I’m a curious guy and a skeptic, thus not easily convinced. Liberal art and critical thinking fascinate me. Being a devout member of the Church of Pentecost, I’ve been in the church all of my life and I don’t plan on leaving. I am an extrovert and hilarious, I love singing too. I live at Amanfrom, Kasoa. 26th October 1995 was when I was born. Nifa Secondary School is my alma mater. I am an affiliate of Unity Hall, in my first year I was a floor rep and in my second year I became a blockhead. I am a third-year student of BSc Chemistry. Currently I’m a worker in the Church.

Share with us your experience in Nifa Secondary School.

I’d say Nifa secondary school was a grooming ground for me spiritually, socially and academically. Nifa exposed me to a lot of things and I learnt a lot as well. By the grace of God, I was made the PENSA President of the 2013/2014 academic year. God used me to bless many lives. I developed the love for music because I joined the classical choir and it helped me to know what music actually entailed.

Are you here because KNUST was your favourite?

Right from JHS I heard of this school, so I planned on coming here. I had also fallen in love with science so I had no other option than to come here.

What is your reason for pursuing Chemistry?

This was because I loved chemistry and I didn’t know why. Chemistry is everything.

Has campus life been up to your expectation?

First year was a bit challenging, because I was trying to adapt to the environment. But the subsequent years are just fine. I have learnt a lot and have had exposure to what life is. In First year, I liked Conti but it was too noisy and profane, and it took grace that I didn’t become a bad boy.

What is your take on the structure of PENSA-KNUST?

I love the structure and I even think the church should adapt to this structure because it helps. At the committee level, you have direct impact from your committee heads and the executives. Despite the fact that we are enormous I can see that there is love and unity. How we relate to each other and exchange pleasantries is an interesting sight to behold, I love PENSA-KNUST.

Amongst all the committees, why Music and Drama Committee?

From SHS I developed the love for music and was also in my church choir.I thought it would be a good idea to join the Music and Drama Committee in PENSA KNUST.

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

Walking In the Will of God: More often than not, we Christians find it difficult to know the mind of God in walking in his will. Because we would always want to communicate to God from the spectacular (visions, trance) but Romans 8:16 says that the Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are sons of God, so it’s about time Christians resort to the inner witness that is the Holy Spirit. Then again, Philippians 2:13 says that it is the Lord that works in us to do and to will for his purpose so if you don’t avail yourself, you won’t be able to do according to the will of God.

Abounding In Good Works: Jesus Christ himself when on earth went about doing good, healing the sick, setting the captives free, and the like. Since we are his representatives on earth, it is imperative that we follow suit and do what our Master came here to do.

Which part of the Bible really speaks to you?

For we know that all things work together for the good of those who love the Lord and to those he has called according to His purpose” (NIV). Romans 8:28

Who is your favourite Bible character?

David, because he loved the Lord despite his flaws, he always asked for forgiveness of sins and he was a man of music.

Which sporting activity do you enjoy and what do you enjoy during your leisure time?

I love soccer. Would listen to music or read Christian literature during my leisure time.

What is your vision and mission in life?

I have a clear-cut vision, to become a great person in future. I would want to climb up the academic ladder.
My mission is to touch lives positively and leave my footprints on the sands of time.

How did you become born again?

I was born into the church so right from infancy I was taught the ways and doctrines of the church. But myself, I had an encounter with Jesus and I decided to give my life to Him.

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

In the next five years, I would want to be done with my second degree and secure a good job. I would like to also attain something substantial in my music ministry.

Are you dating?

No.

What do you think about dating on campus?

From my observations, a huge percentage of the relationships on campus is not holy. The Bible advises us to flee from youthful lusts. I’ll advice that relations become healthier and God-like.

What do you look out for in your future spouse?

I would want her to be God fearing, visionary, productive and supportive.

What’s your motivation in life?

My motivation is my family.

Please do you have any testimony to share with us?

Second year, second semester, I started my internship with Ghana Water Company. One fateful morning, on my way to work, there was a traffic jam, when I tried crossing the road a speeding motorcycle run over my leg. I was close to getting hurt but by the grace of God, my leg was unscathed, I thank God for my life. I am eternally grateful to God for saving me on that day.

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

As it stands now everything is okay but I would advise that all members should be actively involved in the activities of the various committees.

Any advice for the youth?

I advise the youth to be open minded to be able to learn new things, shun dogmatism and they should commit their ways to the Lord because without Him they can do nothing. They should live a life worthy of emulation.

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