Emmanuel’s first encounter with Cornerstone was in September 2016. Unlike many camp leaders who come to Cornerstone seeking a chance in the youth empowerment program, Emmanuel was called by a friend to help write some artistic message for a missionary team that was coming in a few days.
Impressed with the afternoon prayer devotions, he asked if he could be allowed to be attending the daily prayer devotions, a request that was granted.
Few days down the line, Emmanuel showed so much passion that he was given a role to be teaching Standard 6 at the after school program.
Within a short time, the whole camp had come to know him not just as a teacher, but a gifted artistic young man.
At 23, Emmanuel knows screen-printing, drawing, making arts and crafts, making shoes and slippers. Not only that, he is a talented music composer and singer.
With all the talent and skills, Emmanuel, a first born in a family of seven always dreamt of making more impact in his community. And coming to Cornerstone, was his first step.
He started teaching kids how to make arts and crafts and all the kids at the camp enjoy it.
Inspired by most leaders at Cornerstone who walked through the green terrain of African Bible Colleges, he applied for admission last year.
By the grace of God, he was accepted into a Bachelor of Arts program at the college.
Now in college, Emmanuel has a higher vision to reach out to his fellow youths through his talent and inspiring other youths through his testimony