Today on the personality corner, we interview Elder Michael Amewu our personality for the week, a final year Biological Sciences student. Read on to find out thrilling gist about our personality as well as his ideas.
Who is Elder Michael Amewu?
Michael is a Christian who loves God. I had my bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences at KNUST in 2020. I love music and reading. I’m the 3rd of 4 children, and the only boy. And I hail from Keta in the Volta Region.
How did you become born again and what are some changes you’ve seen?
Well, I started out as a child who was introduced to church as far back as I can remember. However, my personal commitment to God happened in 2013 during a PENSA UCC outreach in my Senior High School then.
Share with us your experience in the second cycle institution? (Any teaser name back in SHS and fond memories)
I had a very interesting secondary education. I attended Ghana National College for my first year and moved to St. Thomas Aquinas SHS for my second and third years. The experiences I had in these two institutions are very different, especially because one was a boarding school and the other a day school, one was a mixed school and the other was a boys’ school, and finally that one had a very active and vibrant PENSA group and the other didn’t. It feels like they were two different worlds altogether. But ultimately, the blend of experiences I gathered from my second cycle education was very rich and offered me the opportunity to develop potentials in various fields of interest. I remember that I had the chance to lead a Bible study class at one PENSA service at GNC and I enjoyed it. I also remember those times I had to resist the temptation to get missing amidst the wild crowd on the Saturday night entertainment jams by joining either SU or PENSA to embark on personal evangelism in pairs. Put together, my second cycle education experience gave me the opportunity to set my foundational affections in the right direction and also offered me the chance to meet different people under different circumstances. I can say that where I’m headed now has been influenced to some level by the experiences I had during my second cycle days.
Why KNUST and why BSc. Biological Sciences?
Growing up, I wanted to be in UG. And so I applied for both UG and KNUST. It turns out that just some few weeks before the admissions were released, I dreamt that instead of UG, I rather attended KNUST. This dream significantly influenced my decision to be in KNUST and I haven’t regretted following it at all. However for Biological Sciences, I actually wanted to read Biomedical Engineering. But I was admitted to read Biological Sciences, which was also one of my choices because I felt it had something little in common with Biomedical Engineering.
Can you tell us about BSc. Biological Sciences?
It’s basically the scientific study of all forms of life on Earth. This makes it very broad and encompasses a lot of other science disciplines. I think it’s a very interesting course for anyone who is curious to know more about the physical world we live in and the kind of interactions which go on among living things.
A re-count of all the experiences from first year until final year?
What would you say about PENSA-KNUST?
PENSA-KNUST isn’t just a denomination or Christian group on campus, no! Actually, PENSA-KNUST is a real family of Christians all over the world who love and care for each other. And it’s a blessing to find yourself in this family. Also, PENSA-KNUST is a place to develop yourself in every area of your life. Truth is, when allowed, PENSA-KNUST can make significant, positive influences in your life. No two ways!
As the President, what were some of the shortcomings, difficulties and inabilities you encountered?
Well, most of them were personal, and by the grace of God I was able to deal with them. Few of them came from relating with others, as you’d expect from leading a very great group like PENSA-KNUST. You’d find people with different perspectives and personalities which will in collide with yours in one way or another. In those situations, I learnt my lessons and tried as much as possible not be a problem to anyone. Hopefully!
At the end of your capacity as the President, is there any achievements you’d like to share with us?
The achievements we chalked during my tenure of office didn’t entirely hang on me being the President, but rather because of the existence of a very dedicated body of leaders (executives, LCC and workers) for the 2019/2020 year. As leadership we decided to embark on more evangelistic campaigns on and off campus, we identified problems within the church we could solve, we also started new initiatives as a way of building on the ones which were put up by our predecessors. Like Apostle Paul, whatever we did, we did by the grace of God which enabled us as a body of leadership.
Among all the various committees, why did you decide to choose Evangelism Committee?
Well, I was in Prayer Force Committee. But when it comes to why, I always say that it has been a mystery for me. This is because the committee I really wanted to join since first year was the Bible Study committee. But someway somehow I found myself in Prayer Force under no one’s compulsion. Today when I look back, I think God wanted me there because He wanted me work on my prayer life. And truthfully, He has really done a lot of work in me in that area of my relationship with Him.
What comment can you give about the year’s theme and focus?
The thrust of the theme “Knowing Christ! Proclaiming His Love”, is to call believers to a place of personal commitment to an intimate relationship with Living God through His Son Jesus Christ with the help of the Holy Spirit, which is what Christianity is all about (John 17:3). We believe that if the goal is to become like Christ, then the purpose for being a Christian is to know Christ, because it is only by knowing Christ that you can be transformed into his image (2 Cor 3:16-18)
Who is your favorite Bible character?
Do you have an inspirational person?
Yes, a lot. But I think I’d mention Aps. Prof. Opoku Onyinah (Rtd.) as the topmost on the list
Are you paired? If Yes can we know her name, I’m sure our readers would be poised for that.
No, I’m not. Hopefully, I will be paired sooner than later. Keep praying for me.
How do you want your future spouse to be like?
First, foremost and uncompromising, she must love God genuinely and supremely. Also she must be very attractive; that’s to say she should have admirable qualities like being teachable, wise, hardworking, relational and beautiful.
What do you enjoy doing during your leisure time?
Formerly, I mostly found myself playing video games but that has been replaced with reading. So I mostly read during my free time, and most often I read the Bible. At other times I spend my free time watching videos like music concerts, movies, sermons.
What should we expect from you in the near future?
In the near future, expect to find me exactly where God would have me be, living for Him and being a beauty for His glory—a Christian man, professional, spouse, father and others
Do you think Campus relationships are advisable and is it necessary to be anxious about it?
Campus relationships are good or bad depending on those involved. In fact, relationships in general are advisable or not with respect to the people who want to engage in it. The Christian standard for starting a relationship is to foster a more intimate friendship so that you can get to know each other better while you prepare to get married at the proper time, ensuring that your relationship pleases God in every way. That said, it is expected that anyone who desires to start a relationship on campus must be mature enough (have the right knowledge and a deep resolve to act accordingly) to handle it the right way, as well as being aware and able to handle the resulting effects it’ll have on other areas of his/her life i.e. spirituality, finances, academics, social life etc., appropriately. Hence you’d realize that a relationship isn’t one of those things you just start anyhow. In fact, anxiety and peer pressure aren’t good reasons for anyone to start a relationship on campus. And so anyone who desires to start a relationship should actually prepare for it in the right way before attempting it. Someone has said that a relationship is like a gun; hence whatever this gun would be used for depends on the one holding it, whether an armed robber or a national security personnel. Hence, instead of just wanting to hop into a relationship on campus, I think one should focus on becoming a better person who would be able to handle it at the right time. Truth is, you’d know it when the time is right, and with the help of trusted Christian adults and leaders you’re sure to be guided in the right direction. No need to be pressured to start a relationship at all, especially when you find yourself in an environment like a university campus. The stakes are way too high to enter a relationship on the basis of pressure or anxiety.
Do you have any proposal for PENSA-KNUST/ improvement you want to see?
In the future, PENSA-KNUST should work at developing and maintaining a much more robust welfare scheme which will cater for the material needs of members.
A word of advise for the incoming house and the church in general?
To the entire church, let’s love God supremely. And to the income house, let the love of God and love for His flock guide and guard you in everything you do.
God bless you lovely reader catch you on our next exclusive encounter as we bring to you yet another intriguing personality.