For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure (Philippians 2:13 KJV). 

Indeed, it is God the Father who works in His children both to will and do all that pleases Him for good. Before my first personal encounter with the Navigators in 2021 at the annual prayer retreat after my national service, I was introduced to the Navigators by Eli, my sister. She shared with me her first-hand experience with the Ghana Navigators from time to time during her pursuit of an undergraduate program at KNUST. 

Beyond the exclusive experiences she shared with me about the Ghana Navigators, I saw a palpable transformation in her as time went by which manifested in her speech, conduct, and wisdom.  Through an introduction by Eli, I also met Foster, who was then doing his national service at the Mawuli Senior High School in the Volta Region. Eventually, Foster also shared with me his discipleship journey with the Ghana Navigators and how his life had been transformed as he went through discipleship on campus with the Navigators.

My first time connecting with the Ghana Navigators family gave me the opportunity to meet my contemporaries as well as the elderly and the young, a model family, where you have the privilege of being discipled and also discipling others. Particularly, I have been intrigued and encouraged by some individuals in the Ghana Navigators because of their contagious passion for studying and living the word of God. I have always had a voracious appetite for God’s word; nevertheless, I was not intentional about scripture memorization hitherto. I made this acknowledgment at my first youth camp with the Ghana Navigators. 

I left the youth camp knowing how much scripture memorization is a key part of my effective observance of quiet time. My scripture memorization even became much easier with the help of the Topical Memory System (TMS) verse pack I obtained at the youth camp. I am going through discipleship with John K, and I have had the privilege of having my life influenced not only spiritually but morally and professionally. 

I had the privilege of embarking on a journey with John K. and a conversation about lottery games and soccer betting came up. I quietly listened to him with keen attention,  wondering all the while how many people would have had the boldness to share their conviction on ‘lotto’ and soccer betting. At the time, I had a lenient disposition toward soccer betting which made me bet once in a while. Ultimately, I came to that place where I had to deal with the disposition of my heart for such indulgence. 

My time with John K has taught me that the word of God ought to be lived to experience the daily transformation and renewal of our minds. The word of God admonishes us as disciples to examine whether we are in the faith and prove ourselves (2 Corinthians 13:5). I am committed to living out this truth as I grow in my knowledge of God and His Word so that I can also disciple other people to live out this truth.

By : Selorm Afedo
He is passionate about writing. He is an Environmental Scientist. He is with the writing, proofreading, and editing teams of the Ghana Navigators.