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Work hard to achieve your dreams

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BY: Priscilla Asantewaa Obeng
Mr Samuel Asante Agyakwa, the Reverend Minister of the Ramseyer Congregation, Dansoman,

The Reverend Minister of the Ramseyer Congregation, Dansoman, Mr Samuel Asante Agyakwa has advised children to make a conscious effort to write down a plan for this New Year and work seriously towards it to make them better kids than before.

Every child must pen down systematically how he/she wants the spiritual, academic and social lives this new year to turn out. “A plan is not a plan until it is written down. No child is too young to have a plan for the year”, he stressed.

Reverend Agyakwa gave the advice in an interview with the Junior Graphic on how children could become very productive this New Year.

He emphasised that issues pertaining to their spiritual life should be their greatest concern.

“No child is too young to know God. It is not enough to just attend children service. Samuel in the Bible heard God’s voice at a very young age. God can direct, lead and speak to everyone irrespective of their age. Children must decide to have their devotion and allow God to lead them. This way, they will be very close to God”, he explained.

On matters relating to their education, Mr Asante Agyakwa cautioned children not to take their notes, homework and other assignments for granted, especially because they have stayed at home for too long due to the COVID- 19 pandemic.

He further urged them to cultivate the habit of reading a lot because that is the only way to get ahead of others in school.

 “Readers are leaders. Anybody who reads will always be ahead of others. Reading broadens your knowledge and prepares you for life”, he added.

On proper time management, Mr Asante Agyakwa encouraged children to sleep early so they can wake up early.

“ A disciplined kid should not stay up after 8 p.m. He or she must sleep early, wake up early, have devotion, revise notes, eat breakfast and be ready for school”, he explained.

He cautioned children to desist from unhealthy relationships when school finally resumes because those are the devil’s sure way of destroying their destinies.

In the wake of COVID-19, the reverend minister told schoolchildren to continuously adhere to the safety protocols when they go back to school, adding immediately they see the slightest symptoms, they must report to their teachers or parents.

He asked them to desist from behaviours meant to incite violence at school or at home.