- Posted by Edith Ohaja
- On November 5, 2016
- 80 Comments
About a month ago, a lovely young woman walked into my office at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) and excitedly introduced herself as a first-year mass communication student. She said she’d heard about me and was thrilled to see me. She also disclosed that she’d visited my blog and was fascinated by the contents.
“What I like most is that the blog is God-centred,” she enthused. “I’m so happy that you’re a believer and the articles in the blog are reflecting that. The ones I’ve read have really inspired me in many ways, like to trust God more ….”
“Praise God,” I responded.
We spent a while chatting about some of the posts she’d read, especially the 14-part fictional series, From Bait to Catch, which she met towards its conclusion. She’d gone through all the episodes and was enthralled by the story. As we conversed, we threw in personal questions and got better acquainted.
After that meeting, she was sucked into the whirlwind of academic activities. 📘📚📙 We only said “Hi” occasionally from a distance. But yesterday, she paid me another visit and we rapped some more and did a photoshoot. 📷📷 Lol!
I hereby share some of the pix with you and tell you a little bit about my new friend.
Her name is Theresa and she is 17 years old. She is the penultimate of seven siblings from the family of Mr and Mrs Otung Uboho of Uruan Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.
She loves the Lord and attends the Deeper Life Bible Church. She has a passion for kids and works in the Children’s Department of her church. She also loves praising the Lord and sings alto in her church choir. 🎤🎼
Theresa often writes suspense-filled stories which she shares on her WhatsApp account. She enjoys acting as well and will be performing with a cast chosen by the Mass Communication Students’ Association Executive in a Christmas play billed for the second week of December. 🎬🎬
Theresa is a warm, cheerful girl with a sense of purpose. She hopes to work as an anchor/correspondent for CNN in the near future. Her “Plan B” is to become a lecturer in “one of the prestigious universities, not UNN oh!” She actually said that. When pressed further, she mentioned Howard and Harvard. 😳😳😳
“Way to go, girl!” 👍👍
Then she added that she might manage UNN for a start! 😂😂😂
As my sides were splitting with laughter, I wondered what her folks would say of her “high” opinion of the school, which ironically she says is the family destination for tertiary education. Plus, her elder sister is teaching here in the Faculty of Engineering. Lol!
But I love it when young people are outspoken and assertive, when they know what they want and are willing to work towards its actualisation. Even if their dreams seem tall, what’s to say that they can’t be achieved? 💜💚👏👏
I wish her a great time at UNN and a future filled with joy, opportunities and fruitfulness in Jesus’ name. 🙏🙏
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