The orientation…By Thuo Issa.
What manner of love, Christ died for me,
What manner of love, Jesus paid it all?
And am free, free, Christ died for me,
I have life in me, Jesus paid it all…!
The lyrics to the beautiful orientation week theme song composed by Peter Owidi and arranged by Owen Karanja.
MCCU had its second orientation in 2014 happening from the 15th to 21st of September that saw the KCSE candidates 2013 join campus. This particular intake saw the Christian union in main campus orient students from CHS (Chiromo) and CAE (American wing/ADD). The other bunch of freshmen from CHSS is set to join campus in January 2015 a process which will see the end of the double intake program in the University of Nairobi.
The past week has been marked with plenty of activity starting from day one which was majorly marked by registration of first years and the evening fellowship at Ufungamano auditorium. The orientation committee, true to the spirit of extending godly comfort, had an excellent program for the week. Among the areas covered by speakers included; Love (theme exposition), what next? (Decision making), mentorship, sexuality and relationships and Jesus the only way to heaven. Reputable men and women of God were up to task led by MCCU coordinating chairperson in 1975/76 John Ng’ang’a who fondly is referred to as Brother Ng’ang’a. Others included Martin Chege, Marvin Kokoyo, Njeri Gachohi and Dan Gachuki.
The continuing students, as always were more than willing to be part of beautiful history if the commitment shown was anything to go by. Of course with free 1.1.1 (Breakfast, lunch, supper) meals in the mess and “refreshments kibao!” You can expect nothing less!
The week would not have been complete without a retreat. Saturday saw up to 150 union members including first years spend the entire day at arboretum having godly fun. The writer of this article was in the Calebs’ tag of war winning team, but do I say! And what an awesome way to end the week than with the annual high school rally happening in Taifa hall after the Sunday service.
You know they say that the beautiful ones are not yet born, and I agree with them because my daughter is yet to be around, Amen? I dare say too that we haven’t seen the most beautiful orientation week yet.
Have a beautiful week, won’t you?
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