Friday, December 17, 2010

Going back Home!

I am finally going home to Tanzania again after 3 years. I am so happy to be going back. I can't wait to see my mother, father, cousins, and friends. This is something that I have been looking forward to for a while. The funny thing is that right now, as I am writing this blog, it is 5:07am. In a few hours my plane will be departing from Washington-Dulles International Airport and I will be on my way home. I am so happy. This week temperatures here have been horrible and it snowed about 2 to 3 inches today. On the other hand, Tanzania is a tropical country and current temperatures are in the 80s and 90s there. Simply put, there is no comparison.

I do thank God for this opportunity. Even though it's only going to be for 2 weeks, those 2 weeks will give me so much joy and happiness. When I come back here to resume my studies, I will be able to concentrate more and needless to say, I will be a much happier person. I am ready to get outa here! Once I get on that plane, I will pack my huge eskimo coat, change my warm clothing in the bathroom, and then come out with summer clothing. I thank God once more. Words are not enough to explain how happy I am to see my family and friends! Well, have a wonderful holiday season everyone! You won't hear from me till 2011. Have a Happy New Year and be safe! Don't drink and drive! PEACE OUT!!!!

Friday, October 1, 2010

The Urgency for African Languages in HBCU's!

Bowie State University, which is located in Bowie, Maryland, USA, is what you would consider to be a Historically Black College or University (HBCU in short). However, one thing that really bothers me is the lack of choices given to us as students. First off, most of the foreign languages offered here are of European origin. Bowie State has not advertised and advocated the importance of learning African languages. Why? I don't know. Most of the student body is of African descent, yet most of the students would rather learn to speak French and Spanish instead of learning to speak Kiswahili or Yoruba.

In all the HBCU's nationwide, there needs to be people (preferably professors) who make it their responsibility to advocate with all their might the importance of learning an African language. If you do not know your history, you are bound to repeat it. The reality is that most African-Americans do not know their history outside of the United States. Moreover, there seems to be a lack of interest in learning about our brothers and sisters who live on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. Part of the reason there is a lack of interest is because of the media and what is portrayed of Africans throughout American media. As European Culture has dominated the world, they've also dehumanized dark-skinned people around the world. Through mass media, they've portrayed that "Africa is the so-called primitive land and its people who live on the other side of the Atlantic are the lowest of the low. How can they be developed if they can't even speak our European languages (that we imposed on them)? Plus they live in huts and walk around barefoot and naked...Why would anyone want to waste their time by traveling there and dealing with those primitive beings?" This is basically how the Western media portrays our brothers and sisters.

The truth will set you free. With that said, most media is full of lies and deceit. We don't have to accept the lies. We don't have to settle for the separation which is currently the result of the evil associated with divide and conquer. First, through African History we are able to learn about who we are and how we are connected worldwide. Next, through languages, we are able to learn how to communicate with our brothers and sisters. And finally, through travel, we are able to see the land of our origin and to reunite with our long lost brothers and sisters. With all this said, it truly makes no sense for an HBCU like Bowie State University (or any other college) to put more emphasis on European languages rather than putting the emphasis on African languages (where it needs to be).

It is sad that with all the major European languages taught at BSU, only one true African language is "provided", and that is Swahili (Kiswahili). It is not taught, but provided. The reason it is not taught is because NOBODY will enroll in the course. Therefore, it is constantly left in the course catalog with no enrollment, semester after semester. One way this problem could be fixed is if more major African languages like Yoruba, Lingala, Zulu, and Amharic were added to the catalog of foreign languages. This would give the school a total of 5 African languages for students to choose from, leaving fair competition between the African languages and the European languages. However, this is not the reality. Moreover, the school's indifference to the situation is not helping either. If little things like this are not fixed in our school, then most of us will continue to remain ignorant of our true identity.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

This Sad, Unfair, World...

It makes no sense how much the greed has corrupted most of the leaders of our current world. It takes a toll on people who have little to no control what-so-ever on the allocation and movement of capital in most countries. What is going on? Why is there so much greed? It is extremely alarming that over 3 billion people (about half the world's population) lives on less than $2.50 a day. It not only goes to show you how much the world economy is unfair in the way it operates, but it makes the average person living in the West rethink the silly little reasons for his/her daily complaints.

While we complain about not having the XBOX-360 or complaining about not being able to pay bills on things that we don't need, half the world's children struggle each day to find food. Did you get that? Half the world's population under the age of 21 struggles to eat EVERY SINGLE DAY! Listen to this: Governments boast in their ignorance while allocating trillions of dollars towards senseless and unneeded warfare. Trillions of dollars!!! That is 15 zeros....towards unneeded warfare! If you want to impress me, spend a trillion dollars on eliminating hunger in disadvantaged countries of the world. If you want to impress me, allocate those funds towards the elimination (not prevention) of preventable diseases like Malaria, Cholera, and HIV(yes, it is preventable and curable). If you want to impress me, stop depleting "defenseless" countries of their valuable resources like Oil, Gold, Diamonds, and other minerals.

Ladies and Gentlemen, this is the evil that is ravaging our world as I type this. We are not doing anything about it because we "think" we don't have power. Is that really the case or are we just too lazy to get off our comfortable bottoms to take control of and change our world? Our comfort is our self-destruction. We learn history to learn from man's mistakes in the past. Unfortunately, we treat history strictly as just an academic subject. Lord knows that if we were to learn from our dumb mistakes in the past, this world would be a better place. God, help us help ourselves. By your grace, we can once again be seen in your image. By your grace, we can once again love one another. By your grace, greed WILL become a thing of the past.

Either way, I will start changing this world one person at a time. God is calling me to the job, and I hope those reading this can do the same with or without your friends. BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE. But whatever you do, always make sure to do it for God and with God guiding you. That is the only way we can succeed in this crusade...A crusade against EVIL!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

By Your Stripes, I am Healed

About 3 nights ago, I suffered two seizures back to back. It is starting to just annoy me. I am 20 yrs old and I am still dealing with something that has been for the past 8 yrs. When is this ever gonna stop???? Even my arm was temporarily paralyzed and in major pain...and still is. Don't ask me how I am typing this blog at this moment? It's nothing but a miracle from above. What's so funny about my seizures is that the day after I had them, I got onto Facebook (this is after I came back from the Doc) to just check if I had any messages or to see who I could chat with for the moment. To my surprise, this guy who I really don't know just started chatting with me and asking how I was doing. As I told him what happened to me the night before, he told me that "God had told him to just ask me how my day was going." He turned out to be an excellent prayer, as he prayed for me to be healed. "BY YOUR STRIPES I AM HEALED...SAY IT!!!!!" He kept chanting this thru the Facebook chat. Not only did it end there, but later that night, when one of my best friends (brother) came to visit me, he prayed the same prayer of healing for me, and I was just astounded with nothing to say. All I could do at that moment was smile, a smile that nobody else understood at that moment but myself. THANK YOU GOD. THANK YOU!!!! INDEED, BY YOUR STRIPES I AM HEALED!!!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


It's been a long time since I was last on. More than two weeks to be exact. However, the reason for this is that I was preparing for my Fall Semester at the controversial Bowie State University. Don't ask me why it is controversial! I was working on obtaining my housing and paying my tuition and just getting things done in bulk before school started on August 30th. By God's grace, everything was paid for; all my expenses which include books and a meal plan, among other things. I will tell you one thing though; Despite the drama that goes on at Bowie, I love this school because this is like my second family. In fact, I might see the people on campus more than I get to see my own family. They are family to me, and this is home to me. Just call it a LOVE/HATE relationship. That's what Bowie is to me.

The first day of classes (August 30th) went well. I only had one class, and that was Psychology 101. At this point in my life, I really think I should have taken all my required entry level courses when I was still fresh out of high school. But I was just being stubborn and picking only the classes which interested me at the time. My second day of classes (August 31th) was a little bit different. I had a Comparative Politics Course (GOVT 140) which I really liked, but my Anthropology course was just boring, and I knew that this course is going to be one of those challenging ones this semester. But no worries, because I leave everything up to God. Overall, my first few days of classes have been good so far. I was glad to see some of my old professors from last year and make those connections which WILL come in handy once I graduate and I need letters of recommendation to get into a good school for the Graduate Level. In this economy, it is important to know people not when you get to the job market, but before you get to the job market. Getting to know your professors is very important if you are going to be a successful student and a successful person in life, generally speaking.

This semester, I hope to accomplish a lot. First off, I PLAN on getting AT LEAST a 3.5 GPA. Now, that means I might have to sacrifice my social life for these next four months, but it's okay. There's nothing to do during the fall/winter anyway. I also plan on writing a lot of scholarship essays, which will really drain me mentally. This will take a lot of time, so I am aware that I will have to manage my time well this semester. I am tired of expecting financial aid to cover all of my expenses in higher education, and I am tired of taking out loans. I need to get on my "A" game, literally!!!!

Put God first in everything that you do in this life. Academics are not an exception to the rule! I know that when I put God first in anything, he moves and makes wonderful things happen in my life. So at this moment, I am speaking into existence of an excellent grade point average by the end of the semester. It has already been done in Heaven. Now all I need to do is just BELIEVE and do the work. TO ALL STUDENTS IN ACADEMIA-LAND, HAVE A GREAT SCHOOL YEAR!!!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

My Cup Runneth Over...

I have never had to experience the type of suffering and mental exhaustion in my life as I have in the past 10 months. I dwell from house to house during the breaks because I don't have a permanent home. I live strictly on God's grace...nothing more, nothing less. I have no dime to my name, but yet God continues to take care of me and give me above and beyond my needs. I am thankful for God's grace, and I know that this is just a test in my life that God will use to make me a better person, and most importantly, he has used my suffering to strengthen my faith. I am faithful that my God will restore everything that I have lost above and beyond what I can imagine. This is why I can't afford to lose my trust in my FATHER.

In the midst of all my trials, it is funny and no coincidence that God has moved mountains, valleys, and continents for me. Everything I needed was given to me by God as I prayed. Somehow, I always was at the right place at the right time because of all the wonderful things that happened to me this summer while I was volunteering at the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, NC. Now that I am back in the DMV(dc, maryland, virginia area), I am facing different trials. My financial aid is not enough to cover both my tuition & room/board. It's either one or the other. But you know what? I am 150% confident that God will work it out in the next week, right in time for my check-in on Monday. I don't know how he'll do it, but I am already starting to see his work take place.

While I await the begininning of the Fall semester in two weeks, I sit and I reflect on the supernatural power of God and all that he has done for me in the past two months alone. Despite me not having a permanent home, this has indeed been the best summer I've had in 4 years. YES, four years. And 4 years ago, I had a permanent home. It is indeed true that God's foolishness is much much much greater than man's wisdom. Never doubt what God can do...or even the type of joy he can bring to your life IN THE MIDST of your trials.  I am living testimony of what God can do for those who STAND THEIR GROUND IN JESUS' NAME. Amen? AAAAA-MEN!!!!

Friday, July 30, 2010

U Gotta Have FAITH.

Lately, I have been dealing with some things that have caused me to believe some of the devil's lies, lies like 'God is not listening to your prayers' or 'You will never have peace of mind'. I had a lot of rage in me that was tamed but needed to be let out. Thank God he sent my brother at the exact right moment and a bunch of other people like my supervisor at the Billy Graham library to talk to me, and give me the chance to vent. I keep learning that we fight not against people, but the evil spirits inside them. Never let the devil lie to you and tell you that people can't be changed just because they are the way that they are at that given moment. You don't know what God has planned for that person to get saved or repent of their sins if they are already saved. You keep praying no matter what.

That's when Faith comes into place. Faith is the belief of things not seen. So when people tell you that praying is not going to help, that is the devil using them to water down the Faith that you have in your heavenly Father. I have recently learned that my Faith is what has kept me all this time in the midst of persecution by some of my loved ones and some. Matthew 6:33 says "But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." This means that you shouldn't worry about the food you will eat and the roof over your head. When you put God first in your life, all these things will literally be handed to you. Again, Faith plays a big part in this, even with things like family conflict. Don't try to fix family problems by yourself. Put God first and he will work everything out. FAITH is very important. Build up your FAITH in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and God promises to give you PEACE!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Serving...not waiting to be Served...

My dear brothers and sisters: What I am about to tell you, please listen carefully. It is very simple, yet very hard for most to accept. What I want to tell you today is that IT IS BETTER TO SERVE THAN TO BE SERVED. Now some of you might have had a very hard life growing up. Maybe your parents or "parent" in some cases struggled to make ends meet. I understand that growing up like that can really do some psychological damage to some people when they become adults. Some feel they have to do WHATEVER it takes to get to the top, including running over other people, or in other words, back-stabbing them. Well, let me tell you, and let GOD tell you that you don't have to hurt others to get to the top. Most importantly, greed is not the way, and money is not everything. God will move mountains for his children who choose to live a life of servitude to him and others. This is my testimony of what God can do for his children who serve him:

My brother Edmund and I have been in Charlotte, NC this whole summer. We have been living (surviving) off nothing but God's mercy, and when I tell you how powerful FAITH is, there were many times I thought I would be homeless and without a dime, but God delivered. You see, I have been serving the Lord not too long...since November of 2009. Not long ago. In April, I went on my first week-long mission trip not too far from where I grew and around the Washington, DC area neighborhoods...mostly in the highly disadvantaged neighborhoods of Anacostia in Southeast and I served there for about a week, but what I saw in one week changed my life forever.

Secondly, this summer, I decided to tag along with my brother Ed to see his parents in Charlotte for the summer. I know God led me here, because both Ed and I were given a wonderful opportunity to serve in the famous Billy Graham Library in our time here.

As if serving in the Billy Graham Library isn't enough of a big deal and just a pure blessing from God, our supervisor loved our testimonies so much, that she decided to interview us for an article about volunteering opportunities at the Billy Graham Library and those who have stepped up to the plate to do God's work. Edmund and I were among the volunteers mentioned within the article and both our pictures were taken. My picture is on the main page of the Billy Graham website under 'Volunteer at the Billy Graham Library': Ed's picture is featured within the article:

I have served God and that's how I know he will always take care of all my needs, and my faith is my most important weapon in this world in which I live. I encourage all believers and non-believers to serve, and not because you feel forced, but because you want to. God has a different plan for each one of his children. His plan for me is to serve and that is my purpose for living today. Faith is also very important. No matter how bad things may seem, just STOP whatever you are doing. Let God deal with your issues. Believe and it shall be done here on Earth.

Servitude is the product of many disadvantaged lives changed, from the people torn apart from their families in deadly earthquakes, to those torn apart from their families through drugs and alcohol. We all complain about how life is this and life is that, but we never stop to think that there's always somebody else in the world who has more problems going on in their life. Think about it!

If you would like more information about the Billy Graham Library, visit the homepage at the following link:

Thursday, July 8, 2010

The East Coast HEAT WAVE....

Am I the only one here who thinks that this weather is acting out? Maybe it's because of the lack of respect we give the planet in which we live. Maybe it's when we pollute the air we breath, the food we eat, and the water we drink. How is it that when I was watching the news yesterday, I found out that the heat wave is coming down south from the northern cities? How is that even possible? What are we doing to harm this beautiful living planet? Armageddon is only a few years away at the most. God will return and destroy this Earth. It is clear that all this is happening because of sin. In addition to the ridiculous 100 degree weather, we've had earthquakes in Haiti, China, Brazil, and California (just the other day). What is happening to our beautiful planet? It's too late for the hybrid cars and the electric/hydrogen/sunflower oil engines. IT IS TOO LATE!!!!

All we can do now is pray and continue to bring those who have been deceived to the GOSPEL. The Gospel is the key. These senseless wars and senseless famines happening around the world are all because of our senseless sins. But God loves us so much that he sent his only begotten son to die for our sins. All of our sins....past, present, and future. God wants all his children to be saved and ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS BELIEVE THAT JESUS DIED FOR YOUR SINS.....Believe.....FAITH the size of a mustard seed is all you need, and repent for all of your sins, and your name will be written in the book of life. This Earth is slowly being taken away. Eventually God will come and take us out of here, then he will destroy this Earth and recreate it as well as the Heavens. It's time you prepare yourself for a better place...this toxic place is not where any of us are destined to be. And if you already do believe, pray for those family and friends who don't believe yet. God works in mysterious ways, and he always hears your prayers. I hope these words have been refreshing to you. THANK GOD!!!!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

~~~The Amazing Charlotte~~~

I am happy to announce that I've temporarily left the stress, boredom, and occasional depression that comes with living in the DC metropolitan area. Where have I decided to spend the rest of my summer? Well, Charlotte, NC. I never originally planned on coming here, since I had no idea that my best friend's parents were going to move to Charlotte from Cleveland, OH. So after they moved, I decided that I would go down South with Edmund to stay with his parents for the summer. I once lived in Atlanta, GA for about 4 months, and I hated it. Therefore, I expected Charlotte to be the same way, since both cities are in the South. Well, I turned out to be wrong. Charlotte is such a wonderful city, and I was most impressed by the peace I felt and the good energy that came from the people who live here. People here are SOOOO laid back, it's not even funny. The thing about DC is that you always have to hustle and bustle just to survive. There is really no time for leisure. There is no time to sit back and unwind. But in Charlotte, it is the complete opposite. Did I mention people are also much nicer down here? It is no surprise considering they have less stress to deal with and the weather is much better down here.
I am so happy to finally have some peace of mind, good energy, and also good scenery. The city is very green in its landscape and architecture. Trees and and flowers are all over the place, despite the urban setting. No pollution, and downtown is just to die for. It is the perfect harmony between City and Country life. There is no wonder why all the major banks decided to move their headquarters to Charlotte. Now, I understand. DID I MENTION PEOPLE ARE SOO SOOO NICE DOWN HERE? I think I did. I am considering moving down here for a while once I am done with my Undergraduate Studies. It would be nice to do my Master's in a Charlotte area school. I'm considering University of North Carolina in Charlotte, one of the best schools in the country. But that's the future, therefore I need not to worry about it now. But wouldn't that be great? I love DC, but I'm also tired of the same ole same ole every day. I'm ready for a change. If you ever consider moving down South, think of Charlotte. I promise, you won't be disappointed.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

What is there to do in DC?

WHAT IS THERE TO DO IN THE DC AREA? I have lived in this area for the past 11 years, and I always seem to be bored out of my mind. Well, some of you might ask me, don't you go visit all the monuments, museums, and the White House? Clearly, it's easier for a person who doesn't live here to say that. Monuments, museums, and the White House are so last millenium. Most Washington area residents would prefer doing other things than walking around and taking pictures like tourists. I am one of those people. DC is a wonderful city, but you have to look hard to find something to do, or a place to go.
The other day, I was at my friend's house bored to death...and clearly nothing to do. So I remembered about a time in high school when we took a random field trip to Hains Point, a park that stretches from the Anacostia river to the Potomac river. It wasn't much, but I enjoyed it because of my love for scenery and nature. So, remembering the good time I had, I proposed to my friend Edmund that we drive to Hains Point, but he was hesitating. I promised him that he would like it, knowing that he didn't care for nature and scenery that much. Once we got there, we walked around and started to see common people fishing in the Anacostia river. That was enough scenery to excite me. On the other side of the river, we saw nice architecture which always catches my eye.
At Hains Point, both Edmund and I enjoyed our experiences, and we ended the day by eating fried Snapper on the Wharf in Southwest. What I learned is that the best things in life are free or extremely cheap. It beat going to the Smithsonian Museums and wasting money on parking. The experience also made me realize that I am a very simple person who doesn't demand too much from life. If you ever get the chance to visit Hains Point while in DC, do it. I promise that you won't be disappointed. And go across the Anacostia to get some good fish, shrimp, and other seafood at the Wharf, or what others call the Southwest Waterfront. Also, Phillips Restaurant is a great restaurant, even though it is a bit expensive, but you can only have the experience once. If you can afford it, there's no harm in going. DC is not all about museums and the White House. There's a whole other side of DC people don't get to see because of the domination of these monuments. If you know someone in DC, please don't waste your money and time on those tour buses. Let your friend or host take you around the real nice places within the city and the metro area. Trust me, it beats riding some tour bus and doing this boring routine thing. Get to know the residential parts of DC as well, and neighborhood restaurants, and visit the local Eastern Market on Saturday or Sunday. YOU WILL ENJOY YOUR VISIT!!!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I'm Homesick...

I am homesick. I know some of you are thinking that since I've lived in the United States for 11 years, I call this home. Well, it is kinda my second home, but not really. Home is Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, the city and country I was born and raised in till my move in 1999. Oh, I remember very vividly those days (the good ole days) I spent in Dar. I remember all my friends in Upanga, the neighborhood I grew up in. We had some amazing times together, just the kind of fun every child should be entitled to. Unfortunately, sin causes millions of children to suffer worldwide. But not to worry. One day, they will be with God and all suffering will end. Tanzania to me, is the most beautiful country in the world. We are not anywhere near the wealth of most Western nations, but we are wealthy in ways that the West can only dream of. The natural surroundings by themselves, are just jaw-dropping to the average European (White) tourist. But to me, a native, it is what I perceive to be normal. Beaches at my convenience whenever I felt like going. Food that was just to die for, and the type of diversity that I only wish the DC (Washington) area possessed. Most importantly, little to no worries...just laid back!

I love Dar. I love Tanzania. I love my people and my family. I always get joy out of seeing them, since I rarely get to see them from this other side of the world. What my mother always tells me is that she has learned so much from living in the United States, but Tanzania is where her heart is. I can relate to how she feels and I thank God that she is back home. Now all I have to do is finish with my undergraduate and graduate studies, then I can return home to live a wonderful life and fulfill God's plan for my life. Tanzania, Tanzania. Nakupenda kwa moyo wote... This line is from one of our two national anthems which translates "Tanzania, Tanzania. I love you with all my heart." And that is how I feel about home. HOME IS HOME. I long for the day when I'll finally be able to leave this country in which I grew up, to go back to Tanzania, where I spent my childhood days. I'll finally be able to live my adult life in Tanzania and rejuvenate my Kiswahili vocab, because I really never got the chance to learn the full language because I left at such a young age.
With all this homesickness, it will still be a very difficult transition for me to leave what I am used to and return to Tanzania. I want to leave this country, but at the same time, I am scared of the outcome. I am used to the many services at my convenience offered in this country; services which are unheard of in Tanzania and many African countries. I will have to train myself first to get used to my homeland again. Doing things like visiting Tanzania often and communicating more with my associates and family members there to find out how Tanzania has changed, just so that I can prepare myself. It won't be easy, but I do know in the long run, it will be well worth it.

Bongoland (Tanzania), just give me a few more years to finish my studies, and I will come back to you...


WOW, I can't believe it...this is actually my first blog ever. I had to name my blog site "The Mind Of Nyerere" because I know how random of a person I can be. Therefore, on any given moment, I have something completely different to say than what I said the previous day or the previous week. YES people, I am that random. But whether I am random or not, God has been so good to me, I can't explain... The ways in which God works his mysterious ways continues to amaze me each day.

One thing that I do know is that God is powerful and almighty, but how does one explain his work in just a few sentences? Well, first you have to witness his work to testify. I still can't explain how I was literally homeless just a few days ago, and my best friend's parents decided that they would take me in for the summer. I can't explain how I met a contact in North Carolina who is a manager of a store. I've been looking and slaving just to find a job in this market, and here...out of nowhere pops up a manager of a Wal-Mart. Now, don't get me wrong. My credentials possess too much experience for a typical Wal-Mart position, but in times of desperate need, I cannot afford to be picky. I can't explain how I accidentally left my medication in Maryland, but when I came here to pick it up there was also a check in the mail from the state government, one that I wasn't expecting. THE BRIGHTEST LIGHT COMES IN THE DARKEST NIGHT. God knew months in advance that I was going to need this check to survive this summer.

I have been through some intense emotional pain from adolescence till recently. These sorrows make you want to give up on life. This "great" country, this land of "liberty and justice" that I currently reside in, this land of "equal opportunities" surely smacked me across my face more than once. But in the midst of all this, I realized that this world is not of fairness. We humans are of sin, our flesh is of sin. We don't fight against flesh, but we fight against evil. I realized that it is not people that I should have anger and hate towards, but it is Satan and his control over our human flesh.

I do believe that these are the end times, as the Revelations have predicted. I see very clearly what is happening now in our world as depicted in Revelations. God says to forgive others so that you may also be forgiven. God also says to love one another, because LOVE covers a multitude of sin. God has blessed me with a supernatural family like no other; a family of Believers in Christ. I realize now that I had to suffer and endure so much to be the person I am today. And still, I have a long way to go in my growth. God is real. A year ago, I was very skeptical of this God, but my best friend/brother has shown me that God is real and GOD DOES CARE!

One day, I will be successful to the point that I won't remember how I got there, and the same goes for my brother Edmund. But, when I get there I will testify of the supernatural ways of my heavenly father and I will attribute all my success to him.

One day....