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Saturday, 13th May 2023

Bible Reading: Joel 2: 25-27

Memory Verse: Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.  Matthew 19:26 (NLT)

Ayisi-Boateng said it was tough growing up as his dad died when he was in primary three, leaving him and his 15 siblings to be cared for by their mother. He said many of his siblings had to drop out of school. He also struggled before completing Form 5 with a GCE (General Certificate of Examination) Ordinary Level (O-Level) certificate.

With his O-Level certificate, he started looking for a job and eventually got one at AGIP SPA Ghana Limited (now Ghana Oil Limited, GOIL) in 1971. Ayisi-Boateng worked there for some time before starting his own business in petroleum retailing, imports and exports in the 1980’s. But while working, Ayisi-Boateng was taking private classes, and by 1994, he had succeeded in writing and passing the GCE Advanced Level (A-Level) certificate.

Becoming a politician and a businessman, Ayisi-Boateng wanted to go back to school but not without ensuring that his children were highly educated first. In 2005 when he decided to go back to school, his first daughter had finished school and was teaching. His second was at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), while the third had then completed university education in Canada. The fourth child was also in the fifth year at the School of Medical Sciences (SMS) at KNUST, and the last child was in the nursing training school.

At the time also, Ayisi-Boateng had assisted other young people to pursue their education. And after discussing with his family and friends about his decision to go back to school, Ayisi-Boateng, who was then a Board Member of the Tema Oil Refinery under Ghana’s President J.A. Kufuor’s government, enrolled in a part-time evening Bachelors program at the Kumasi Campus of the University of Education. In 2009, at the age of 64, he completed his Bachelors in Business Administration (BBA) and went on to enroll in a Master of Business Administration post-graduate course at the KNUST for evening lectures, which he completed in 2011.

But Ayisi-Boateng was not done. He went on to the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa where he graduated with a Ph.D. at 75. The politician and entrepreneur registered for the Ph.D. program in February 2019 while serving as a High Commissioner of Ghana to South Africa in his 70s, which speaks to the fact that it is never too late to chase one’s dream. Dear friends, you might have had a bad start, but with God and sheer dedication, you can have a great end. Nothing must stop you from achieving your dreams. 

Quote: God never said that the journey would be easy, but He did say that the arrival would be worthwhile – MaxLucado.

Prophetic Decree:  Despite all odds and satanic assault, you will achieve your destiny dreams, in Jesus name.

Prayer Focus

11. Thank you Father because Your promise for my life shall surely come to pass.

2. I come against every satanic assault against my dreams, in Jesus name.

3. I rebuke the spirit of delay threatening my destiny dreams, in Jesus name.

4. O Lord, make me a cynosure for all eyes to see and give glory to you, in Jesus name.

5. Any altar saying, “this is how far you will travel”, roast to ashes, in Jesus name.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Samuel 11-12; 1 Chronicles 20

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