As a Christian institution we at Emmanuel Christian College have learnt to put our trust in the Lord as the foundation of our identity, service and confidence. This year our theme is ‘Fear not, for I am with you.’ As we are faced with the challenge of the current coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic and other ripple effect attempts to control the disease, let us put our trust fully in the Lord because He has promised to be with us. He is with us.
Since 2016 we continued to provide quality education services at Emmanuel Christian College to people in a war torn South Sudan by faith in the Lord. Through this faith action we were able to give hope to ECC students who came from various parts of the country as well as the Nuba Mountains. Over the last three years we have graduated more than 350 students in Theology, Education and Business Administration.
This achievement in a time when the country was embroiled in a civil war seemed unthinkable, but was simply possible due to the ECC compassion to develop godly men and women who will create sustainable churches and communities in the society. Our staff and students were able to find a way around the challenges we had faced. This commitment and faith has its source in the Lord Jesus Christ from who we draw our confidence, compassion and courage.
The solutions to our problems whatsoever they are do not depend entirely on what we have and on who we are but also on the foundations upon which we view ourselves and our services. Nothing shakes the core of human confidence more than a crisis; war, famine, death of a love one, broken relationships, termination of work contract, etc. Our world is in a crisis and only God knows when we will be through this season. But let us fix our eyes on Him and we will emerge stronger in and through this crisis.
We have closed our academic programs in response to the Government orders calling all institutions of learning to suspend academic activities. Our students have been released and most of them have reached their locations safely, others chose to stay within Yei town as they wait for the College to reopen.
As we are confined in our various locations due to the COVID -19 pandemic let us take necessary preventative measures, let’s be prayerful and let us keep a compassionate heart for those who are vulnerable within our communities. We shall overcome. Fear not, for the Lord is with us!
This year our theme is ‘Fear not, for I am with you.’ As we are faced with the challenge of the current coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic and other ripple effect attempts to control the disease, let us put our trust fully in the Lord because He has promised to be with us. He is with us.
In the year 2020, I decided to tell my mum that I will be continuing with ECC because I found no difference with going to Uganda or Juba to attain my diploma in any place because ECC offers the excellent educational services. The uniqueness of ECC approach to education, the learning atmosphere and the passion for God and principled life in all the professional course made me choose ECC above any other university within our outside the country.
I am delighted to have chosen this Christ-centered institution where people from different tribes, regions, denominations and backgrounds, all come together at this to study. I am pursuing my Bachelor Degree in Business Administration at Emmanuel Christian College. Since I joined ECC my life has immensely been transformed. My joy and excitement is that I am speaking as a transformed person who has experienced the power of the Word and the power of academic excellence demonstrated by the ECC lecturers.
Emmanuel Christian College trained me to teach learners with courage and confidence. I learnt how to teach learners using teaching aids, prepare lesson plan and scheme of work. This was possible to me because of the constant guidance and support offered by the ECC lecturers.
Therefore, ECC is not only a place for academic excellence but it is a college where one could find love, courage, confidence, support, friends who care. ECC is a center for holistic transformation and is a place where the life of Jesus Christ is made relevant to every aspect of life.