“Everyone Born Of God Overcomes the World”
On Sunday, 06th October 2019, Greenhill Academy Kibuli held the 15th annual dedication service for; primary seven, senior four and senior six candidates based on the theme “Everyone Born of God Overcomes the World” taken from 1 John 5:4. In Greenhill Academy, the candidates’ dedication service is one of the most attended services where all the stalk holders come in large numbers to pray for the candidates. Reverend Alex Abraham Bwambale, the Provincial Youth and Student Coordinator was the main celebrant. Being a youth and student coordinator as well as, a gospel singer, Reverend Alex could only be the best celebrant for the day.
The Secondary section was in the pole position of bringing together this year's dedication service and started making preparations in June. The staff choir led the worshipers during the service and their melodious voice as described by the Rev. Alex was a remarkable moment in the service. Generally, this dedication service was a palpable miracle as parents emanated in big numbers, a thing I have never seen before, the students were very decent and disciplined and they ministered in speech, songs and Bible reading and; the rain clenched its peace and gave us the best weather we needed for the service. During the dedication of the candidates, Reverend Alex Abraham Bwambale prophetically dedicated the candidates; Primary seven were prophetically dedicated and the word was from Deuteronomy 20, senior four with the words from Psalm 20 and senior Six with the words from Psalm 91.
For some, a dedication service for candidates is a customary school function or a usual itinerary that must happen annually. However, in Greenhill Academy, it is a moment where all-inclusive stakeholders come together to commit the candidates into God’s hand and believe Him for excellent grades in the national examinations. This is in line with the Greenhill Core values where God is put first in everything. For this reason, prior preparations, prayer, innovation and excellence is supreme to realize the event's success.
This year, we have the understanding that being children born of God, we shall overcome every battle and challenge. We also understand that after all the efforts that the teachers, parents and the candidates have put in to get excellent grades; God is the only one that has the final say, for He alone gives wisdom when we ask of Him (James 1:5). The dedication service also gives the candidates the confidence and the blessed assurance that with God all things are possible hence, there is no room to give up.
Mr. Simon Eboku