I’m so hopeful this semester- John Khaukha

Meet John Khaukha – Media Student

We are back from the holiday, and we have a lot ahead of us all in this semester. My holiday was busy, but I’m so happy about what I was doing and I thank God for that! I spent the holiday using my skills in photography, I had a commercial wedding photography engagement, did a documentary for the Talloires Network about Energy Saving Stoves made out of clay and an advert for a hotel. But Just before I returned back, I joined a Church Youth Camp in Namugongo, Reaction Tour, under the Kenneth Copeland Ministry. At the camp, I was leading a group over 300 boys, working as a ministry leader in the boy’s section for 1 week, it was a great place to use my leadership skills.

Talking about academics, this is my last semester, and this means I will be sitting for my finals. This means a lot me, and to my fellow finalists. It’s a challenge ahead of us, but I’m so hopeful, and I hope everyone is so determined. We have a lot of activities planned in the Guild, Chapel and the Media Academy but I will be focused on accomplishing my course at the same time. I will be working on my research dissertation; designing tools and instruments, and collecting enough data. The new class adjustments also look favourable especially to us the finalists, it gives us enough time to do personal study and it will help us do our dissertation in time. We are looking forward to excellency!

Arinaitwe-Henry

LivingStone: A place with a lot to offer – Arinaitwe Henry

Arinaitwe Henry | BBA Student, Guild Speaker

Studying at LivingStone has helped me grow, both at campus and outside! As a Guild speaker, I have developed my public speaking and leadership skills that continuously apply throughout my holiday times. This past holiday, I managed to work and keep up at Step TV and Step Radio despite the fact that I’m a business student, with passion for media and willingness to learn. I also volunteered with Casa Uganda Safaris, a growing tour and travel company in Mbale.

LivingStone has remained a strong foundation to my personal development; academically and spiritually ever since I joined! It’s a place with a lot to offer; from mentoring to become better and active citizens, to producing ethical and employable Christian graduates who are empowered to transform African communities.

Academically, I feel I’m in the best position, not as I would be if I were in any other university in Uganda. Being a BBA Premium student, a 4 years’ course, puts me ahead of other fellow graduates doing a 3 year BBA program. Since there is not another university in Uganda offering BBA Premium my chances of being employed when I graduate are high. As this semester goes on, I’m keeping my grades high, keeping up with the new academic changes and planning for my internship at the end of the semester.

A Fight Against Tribalism | Odoket Emma

In the past and present there are and have been many problems relating to tribalism, and this problem is affecting the church in many parts of the world to the point of causing divisions. Satan is using tribalism as a tool to destroy the church.

These tribal teachings are in contradiction to the word of God, and those who actively oppose them are persecuted sometimes to the point of death. Tribalism is something that Christians need to pray against as it is literally tearing the church apart.

We all know that in most parts of Africa people know their own cultures and even get to know more about other cultures, including the cultural background and history, religious beliefs, cultural activities like the worship of a statue or trees, and many others. Most people get to know the entire story about their culture and what they believe in.  And friends and relatives look at those who have taken some of the beliefs to heart as intelligent and interesting people. This is where what is actually harmful seems to make some sense to many, and many think it’s interesting.

Think again, because you’re walking a dangerous path when you bring cultural beliefs into your life. There is more demonic influence in culture than any other thing you have ever imagined. Therefore, let each of us love one another as you love your own life. Jesus Christ is the best example for all of us. He came with compassion and love for all mankind, and he never segregated but instead loved us all as a whole. Brothers, sisters, and nations, let us rise up against tribalism and urge for peace and unity among all, because when we divide we shall fall, but when we unite we shall stand forever.

By Odoket Emma