MEET Obed Draku

Welcome to personality show where we bring your way great people of God, this week we bring to you a wonderful gentleman from the Organizing Committee. Please relax, read and enjoy what he has to share with us.

Kindly tell us who you are.

I am Obed Draku. Drakes is just a conjugation of my surname. Last of 6. I’m from the Volta Region but reside in Ashaiman. I’m a 4th year Chemistry student. I am a powerful Continental. I’m a free person. I am always happy. I’m 24 years of age. I attended Mfantsipim School. I love details but I’m a simple guy. I presently reside at Ford Hostel, room 10. I believe in the Word of God so much.

Brief us on your educational background

I attended a Catholic JHS then furthered my education at Mfantsipim School, where I read Science. I wasn’t really serious with God though I knew where I stood, coming from a mission home. Peer pressure caught me. I rededicated my life to Christ several times. I attended SU like any ordinary person.

What can you say about your programme of study?

Chemistry is a very nice program. It is the center of science and makes us understand the world in a better way. The more Chemistry exploits science, the more it reveals how wonderful God is. It wasn’t really my choice. It’s not difficult but I wish I was reading something else because I love IT.

Why KNUST?

Actually I didn’t want to come here, but it was the will of God for me to be here. I wanted to be a Vandal. In a nutshell God had a better plan.

Describe your experience in KNUST

It has been a spiritual thing, as we know KNUST is a school of spiritual training. I have met wonderful people. Made some good friends, the experience here has been good so far.

Describe PENSA-KNUST?

The Conti overseer, as at first year, told me that PENSA-KNUST is a wonderful family. I have really experienced it for myself.

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

It is a good structure. But we have to improve on the shepherding.

Which committee do you belong to?

Organizing Committee

Why the Organizing Committee?

I like working in the house of God with my hands. I’m not very good at shepherding so this is where I fit in. I enjoy working behind the scenes.

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

The Christian journey can be likened to a walk in the desert just like Rebecca was escorted to meet Isaac, we the church are also being prepared to meet Christ. This cannot happen if we are not walking in the will of God.

The fact that we will all be rewarded for our works, we need to (just as in 1 Corinthians 15:58; Organa’s favorite verse) be steadfast and immovable, always abounding in the works of the Lord.

What is your favourite Bible verse?

It is actually the first verse I was taught. Luke 1:37 which says “with God all things are possible”

Who is your favourite Bible character?

I like David as much as Paul.

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

I enjoy athletics: racing. I enjoy playing video games and watching movies; animations

What is your vision and mission in life?

Making it to heaven and taking others along with me.

Please are you born again and what circumstances led to that?

I was born in a mission home but in SHS I got to understand that it didn’t make me a believer. So I gave my life to Christ and it has been amazing.

Where do you want to see yourself in the next five years?

Not in Ghana, doing exploits for the Lord.

Are you in a relationship? Have you grabbed, are you grabbed or you’re grabbing?

I haven’t grabbed yet.

What would you like to see in your future spouse?

A woman who fears the Lord and can cook very well.

What keeps you moving in life as a Christian?

The fact that God loves me.

Please do you have any testimony to share with us?

Back when I was in second year, I paid my fees per semester. But I attended a program last semester, it was actually a session, and the man of God declared that anyone in such a situation has come out of it. I believed God for it. I just had faith that God had already done it and it worked.

Do you have any regrets and any memorable day?

My most memorable day was my 24th birthday which was in September, I was overwhelmed, the love was too much.

Any advice for the youth?

As youth we need to always remember that our rule is the word so in whatever we do, the first question we must ask ourselves should be, “what does God say?” Reality is not how the world defines it but it’s actually what God has said and everything ends in faith.

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

We not building reputation but leaning on integrity, which is of the heart because only God sees what is in the heart. We outnumber people almost everywhere yet people who attend secular programs see a lot of us present but this shouldn’t be so, we must manifest the light to the world.

Your last words and any requests from the church.

We should walk in love knowing that whosoever is in Christ is not condemned according to Romans 8:1.

We should not get weary in doing good (Galatians 6:9)

Thank you very much