I realise looking back that every assignment given by God, may not always have been a favourite one, however it was and still is necessary to complete for my personal growth development, keeping in mind that my most rewarding experiences started beyond my comfort zone and that’s the journey at St. Augustine and finally at NWU where my academic journey took a slight detour and back to St. Augustine’s again. I believe now that my greatest accomplishments came from a place of discomfort and that was in challenging myself to complete this academic journey. Soli Deo gloria.
To my family at St. Augustine’s, I salute the grace, patience and guidance for I considered myself the slowest or even the weakest in my class but the support of everyone on the academic structures for sacrificing time and their professionalism. And to my family, classmates, friends, prayer warriors and loved ones, I’m in awe of the support, encouragement and love…. we survived a pandemic, suffered huge personal setbacks physically, mentally and spiritually as a collective, but through solid technological interventions of teaching platforms that allowed for many of my classmates & self to reach our personal milestones.
Some of the greatest lessons learnt through this academic journey with St. Augustine’s are the commitment to complete, trusting God, prayer, staying focussed, self-awareness and belief, humility, become a student for life and being teachable while embracing my weaknesses. The St. Augustine’s ethos forever remains imparted in me going forward and as a B.Th. Graduate, I have the privileged of upholding these ethical values. Thank you for trusting me, especially Dr. St. Judith Coyle who opened this academic door to St. Augustine’s. May God Bless you.
To the support staff = Angels covered in patience, your guidance and patience was a blessing
To the lecturers = What an honour and privilege it was “drinking from your well of knowledge”
To classmates = An Angelic force from God, we support for each other
To my family, all my children, servants in God’s army, colleagues and friends…. we did it!
This degree I dedicate to my late parents, more especially my mother who didn’t have any formal education. May your beautiful souls continue to R.I.P.
To God Almighty = thank you.
And lastly, my Lord and saviour… Jesus Christ, you always show up!!!