The personality arena comes to you today with another thrilling moment where we get to hang out with one of our own Rachel Owusu Abrokwah who is a final year Biochemistry student.
Who is behind Rachel Owusu Abrokwah?
I’m Rachel, the last of three children of my parents, Mr. Dickson Owusu Abrokwah and Mrs. Rebecca Owusu Abrokwah (Deaconess). I attended Vilac International School in Accra and progressed to Holy Child School in Cape Coast where I studied as a science student. I like listening to worship songs and I minister spoken word sometimes.
Share with us your experience in the second cycle institution? (Any teaser name back in SHS and fond memories)
I found my feet in senior high both spiritually and socially. I met a lot of people from different backgrounds. I remember in form one, there was a stampede. Although I can’t really remember the details, I do remember it was caused by a lizard. I was fickle minded as to which school to choose but after weighing my options, I settled for Holy child.
After high school, I only purchased two forms, University of Ghana and KNUST. There was not much preference. I just rolled with whichever came.
Rachel can you tell us about BSc. Biochemistry?
Biochemistry is a discipline that teaches us about the biological and chemical aspect of cells and living organisms. It is an interesting field where you get the chance to make fascinating discoveries through research. I don’t think I would trade Biochemistry for anything unless, of course, there’s a better field.
How has campus been from first year to now?
It hasn’t really been difficult, but balancing all aspects is the real deal. I have encountered a lot of people who have all helped me in diverse ways. I had great advices when I joined my committee. One time, we were asked to report at 2:00 am for a field trip. We had an awkward situation and we were all scared because we met a student in a hoodie who we thought was coming to attack us. There was another field trip where we had to be shortlisted because the first years were not supposed to be part. However, the Dean was considerate and selected a few first years to join. My friends and I actually prayed to be shortlisted. Lo and behold, our prayer was answered.
What can you tell us about PENSA-KNUST?
PENSA-KNUST is a family but you can be in it and not feel it. There are spiritual and academic helpers who are friendly and approachable all the time. There is just a little issue with time management. Sometimes, the ministers finish on time and there are days when they don’t.
Amongst all the committees, why did you decide to choose Ushering committee?
Elder Prince Samuel Agyei actually invited me to join the ushering committee because I had a nice smile.
What is your take on this year’s theme and focus?
As Christians, we are to emulate Christ. We have to know Christ because it is in knowing him that we can live peaceful lives. Proclaiming his love goes beyond what we comprehend. It is sacrificing for others even in our times of need. We have to communicate with him, pray to him and not forsake the gathering of the saints as iron sharpeneth iron. We also need to share his word to others as well as show them his love.
Are you born again?
How did you become born again and what are some changes you’ve seen after such an encounter?
It was at a camp meeting that I got to encounter Christ. I have seen positive changes because I have improved in my fellowship with God. I have understood a lot of things in my Christian walk and it has made my walk much more peaceful.
Ushering committee members, I believe are lovers of the word so what part of the Bible really speaks to you?
Daniel 1:8. Daniel purposed in his heart not to defile himself with the king’s food. In this dispensation, we have to be sure not to compromise on the standards of God. Daniel remembered where he was from and where he was and even in the midst of so much pressure, he did not compromise on his stand. We have to hold onto our faith and stand firm.
Who is your favorite Bible character?
I actually have two favorites. Daniel and Joseph. From their lives, they stood their grounds and didn’t compromise on their faith. They demonstrated who they were in Christ and didn’t deny him in any way. They didn’t forget where they came from and what they had in them as Christians.
Who inspires you?
A few people do inspire me but I take a lot of inspiration from the word of God.
What do you enjoy doing during your leisure time?
Reading articles and surfing for interesting things online. I do listen to music, both local and foreign.
What is your vision and mission in life?
To be great and to impact people, making each day count in order to reach the goal – to be great.
What should we expect from you in the nearby future?
Having a great family, job or business and a wonderful personality.
Are you in a relationship? If yes can we know his name, I’m sure our readers would be poised for that.
I prefer to save that for another day.
What is your take on people who are single on campus and feel anxious about it?
They shouldn’t let pressure push them into one. It should be at their own will, when they feel ready and know what they are getting into. They should remain single until they are truly ready.
What do you look out for in your future spouse?
He should love God, be a great family person, an encourager, someone who supports me.
What’s your motivational quote in life?
“Not to be a people pleaser but to please God because with God it gets better.”
Do you have any proposal for PENSA-KNUST/ improvement you want to see?
We should come to church early, especially for communion service. During offertory, I think we have to get our offerings ready even before the basket gets to us. Also, we should try our best to adhere to the directions of the ushers when we are directed to a particular seat. The congregation should do their best to cooperate with us.
What advice do you have for us still in school and the general public?
As Christians, we shouldn’t be comfortable with going to church and going through the regular routine just to clear our conscience. We should be thirsty for more of God and be available for God, open up to people and listen to them, keeping the word of God in our hearts.
Just to chip in, what’s your take on secular remixes into gospel music that are being played in church? Is it an ideal approach to draw the youth to church?
It is not the best way. When we settle for this and take it away later on, the souls would tend to lose interest. In as much as we are making it interesting, we shouldn’t lower the standard of God. It shouldn’t be the first approach. Others might be fighting against the urge to sing secular songs. Just hearing the beat alone could be a defeat for the person.
It was great speaking with you, Rachel. Thank you for your time!
God bless you lovely reader. Catch you on our next exclusive encounter as we bring to you yet another intriguing personality