God had other plans.
There was another side to this, and that is while darkness was working its way in my life, God was shining light into it as well. There was a girl who was interested in me and there was a girl I was interested in. Both of them were Godly ladies. There was no way that I was going to take them down this road I was going down so that kept me from doing nonsense right away. I still wanted to portray a goodish image for their sakes. Especially the one I was interested in.
There was also Sabbath school. For some reason, the Sabbath School teacher (Andrew Malunga) picked me to teach the class on a Saturday when the guys were planning to go out again for the weekend. I went along with on the Friday afternoon (dressed the part)
but I said I had to be back on campus to teach the Sabbath school and my pal was like no problem.
But then he wanted to stay out and I was like, well drop me off at school then. He did drop me off after trying to delay for a while but I really wanted to fulfill my word on teaching Sabbath School. Plus, they were going to notice I was gone if I didn’t show at church.
That night he returned to the township after dropping me off at the campus. I felt like he was going to be mad but at that moment it did not bother me as much and I spent that evening in my room and I think I got ready for the Sabbath school lesson from the quarterly lesson guide.
I actually found that I enjoyed teaching the lesson. I was probably the youngest in the class. I was nervous, really nervous.
“What if someone asked a question I did not know the answer to?”
“It’s a class, you don’t have to have all the answers.”
And the current teacher helped me out. The class went well. The LORD blessed. But as for the rest of that Sabbath I can’t really remember. But I do remember going to sleep that evening and my pal was not back on campus. He had not returned. Then I got a message in the middle of the night.
He had been in an accident in his car. Head-on collision.
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