I was introduced to the Ghana Navigators (Navs) by Bro. Jonathan Cobbinah in Takoradi. It was in 2017 and I had been admitted to Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and went to the bank to pay my fees. That was when met Jonathan. He helped me through the process. He then told me a about the Navigators student ministry on the KNUST campus and when I got I have had the privilege to go through discipleship under Bro Jonathan, Mr. John K (then the Coordinator of ministry activities in Kumasi), Dr. Tettedjie, and Mr. Ahenkorah Boadi (who are currently discipling me).

During my final days as a student at KNUST, I remember we had a Bible study on the topic “Responsible Stewardship”. Colossians 3:23 and Luke 16:10 were my favorite verses from that study. I built a deep conviction about stewarding the resources God has given me and I resolved to be a responsible steward wherever I found myself.

After my National Service, in November 2022, I decided to move to Tamale to work with my former boss in his guesthouse. At that time, I had no opportunity to attend church for some 18 months, but I continued with the spiritual disciplines I had learned through the discipleship training I had received from the Navigators. These were moments to remember because I experienced dimensions of God’s love, power, and provision in ways that I could never express. Within this period, my faith was tested in different ways; from lust for money, sexual lust, desire for power, and pride.

It was one of the most challenging times in my life; living alone in a land without family and friends, coupled with the challenge of navigating a different language altogether. A visit by the Tettedjies made me realize how God had been with me every step of the way, and he had blessed me in a way unnoticed. This challenging time was also a period of training; continuing in God, building on the most holy faith, and learning to abound in thanksgiving.

It was during this period I understood and appreciated that the chastisement of God was for my good, to bring me to the place of righteousness and purity. I learned to serve people regardless of their age. I served to the point that I felt I was without dignity, all because I was determined to keep the conviction of being a responsible steward to God. The struggles were real and inevitable, but God’s grace helped me to stand up under them. Throughout that period, I kept remembering Luke 22:32 and that kept me going and I did not give up. I am still in Tamale and I am trusting God to give me an opportunity to pass on the teaching and training I have received to others who will also do same.

My life has been impacted greatly by the Navigators inside out. Through the Nav discipleship, I am assured of my salvation. I have seen significant growth in my faith and the various spiritual disciplines. My first semester as a student at KNUST was simply a blessing. I felt valued by people because, for the first time in a very long time, I could share my life experiences and struggles with confidence, knowing that people were willing to help, and that alone for me was an act of love. In addition, for the first time in a long time, I had real fun through the KNUST campus fellowship meetings (5 Fs).

I had the opportunity to serve as a deputy prayer secretary of Nav KNUST from 2019 to 2020. I also served as a prayer secretary from 2020 to 2021. It was a period of learning, training, and blessing. Holding these positions within the Nav has enabled me to later serve as assistant prayer secretary for the youth fellowship in my local church.

By : Thomas Nunoo
Thomas has been a part of the Ghana Navigators family since his time as a student in KNUST. He currently lives and works in Tamale.