Welcome to the Personality Arena of PENSA-KNUST where we get to interact with some members of the church to know more about them and the church. We happened to meet a member from the Bible Study Committee in the person of Julius Sackey offering BSc. Petrochemical Engineering. Just relax and enjoy this read from our brother as he inspires us with his interview.
Who is behind Julius Sackey?
I was born on the 8th of March, 1995. I am the second born of five siblings to my parents. I had my basic education at Royal Priesthood Academy, Amasaman and furthered at Abuakwa State College, Kibi for my secondary education. I am a hybrid of Ga and Ewe and a devoted Christian. I am a quite person by nature and I love to make friends. I uphold truthfulness as one of my core values.
Share with us your experience in the second cycle institution?
I attended Abuakwa State College. It is a Presbyterian school which inculcates discipline, time management, and proper planning in her students. Aside the training I had from home, I learnt a great deal of character building from this school. I was the Vice President of the Science Student’s Association in the year 2014 and I represented my school in the National Science and Maths Quiz in the year 2014. Because I was academically sound, I made a lot of friends and had favor in the eyes of both teachers and colleagues.
I had always wanted to come to KNUST. I bought three other university forms which I was denied admission, but one Friday evening, I received an SMS that I have gained admission into KNUST and I have not regretted being in KNUST.
Julius Sackey, kindly tell us about BSc. Petrochemical Engineering
It is a specialty profession in Chemical Engineering. It deals with chemical processes involved in turning the raw materials of crude oil and petroleum into useful products such as food, clothes, fertilizers, plastics, diesel, petrol and lube oil.
How has campus been from first year to final year?
I became more devoted to Christ when I found myself in KNUST with the help of Elder Joshua Avornyo who was my shepherd. Academics has been good by the grace of God and I continued making friends even on this campus.
What can you tell us about PENSA-KNUST?
It is a big family where one is groomed and given roles to help build up his or her faith. There is a sense of belonginess you feel when you find yourself in PENSA-KNUST not forgetting the ministry of handshakes and titles. Long live PENSA-KNUST.
Amongst all the committees, why did you decide to choose Bible Study Committee?
I have someone I looked up to who is Apostle Professor Opoku Onyinah(retired) whose knowledge about the word of God sparked that passion in me to know more about the Bible and that led me to the Bible Study Committee.
What is your take on this year’s theme and focus?
Becoming like Christ: The main purpose of a believer is to grow and mature to the full stature of Christ Jesus our Lord. For this cause, I would say becoming like Christ is a timely message the church has. Until we reflect the nature of Christ, the message in the Lord’s prayer “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven” will not be realized on this earth.
Abiding in His Word: The word of God in my understanding is the things God has done and will do in the form of writings for us as believers. For us to grow to that stature of Christ and excel in the kingdom values, we need to pay close attention to the word of God. Abiding in His word is an appropriate focus for the church.
Which part of the Bible really speaks to you?
Romans 8:28, “and we know that, in all things, God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose” (NIV).
Who is your favourite Bible character?
Jesus Christ. He set the standard for our lives as believers.
Who is your favorite member/leader in PENSA-KNUST?
Robert Acquaah, a member of Bible Study Committee, is my favorite. He is a committed and ready to serve member.
Who inspires you?
Apostle Professor Opoku Onyinah (retired). His knowledge about the word of God inspires me to also grow in the knowledge of the word of God.
Which sporting activity do you enjoy and what do you enjoy during your leisure time?
I enjoy playing football. I read, listen to sermons, and learn something new during my leisure time.
What is your vision and mission in life?
To be a very influential person in this world.
And my mission is to touch the lives of people with the least opportunity I get.
How did you become born again?
I followed the kids of an Elder to church and in the course of going with them consistently, I finally gave my life to Christ one day.
What should we expect from you in the next 5 years?
To be building an industrial city.
Are you in a relationship?
What is your take on people who are single on campus and feel anxious about it?
Philippians 4:6, makes us understand that we should not be anxious about anything. God’s time is the best. Just live right and be a friendly person.
What do you look out for in your future spouse?
A virtuous and God-fearing woman.
What’s your motivational quote in life?
Never despise smaller beginnings.
Please do you have any testimony to share with us?
Someone told a lie about me way back in JHS. When we were summoned before the teacher, I couldn’t say anything because I was quiet by nature. By God’s grace the guy fainted and when he regained his consciousness, he spoke the truth.
Do you have any proposal for PENSA-KNUST/ improvement you want to see?
The photographers shouldn’t only take pictures of people they know.
What advice do you have for the youth?
As youth, we should love what God loves and hate what God hates.
Thank you very much for your time. God bless you.