move on from your past and face your future (inspring story of a lady)

Chantal Asene
Posted August 29, 2016 from Cameroon
what a story to tell home about

I have just been appointed the RECTOR (President), of Cameroon Institute Of Applied Sciences (CIAS), Buea, Cameroon. God just wowed this His daughter Irene. Still in shock so I started reflected on how the events of my life don't add up in Mathematical terms. Never even thought that, that school was considering a Rector... And not to talk of me? 1+1 in my life has never been 2. Please do the math with me. Take this crash course and let me know your answer. Born... 19 ....something ...msshhhhh 1994 ...Disowned by parents 1999... Lost mother whose last words were forgive your Dad and find Christ. 1994 - 2001.. Homeless/ hopeless... Bleaching.. Unforgiving, lost, lying, all you name it... Rape, and all the careless living. May 2000.. Gave my life to Christ..after almost loosing my life and next, an attempted suicide March 2001... A total stranger takes me to Germany to help me 2003... Stopped bleaching because the white friend I was trying to look like was tanning to look like me May 2006... Entered America by Help from another stranger...Got married immediately June 2006... Took the challenge...last option...Enrolled to Advance Level equivalent course without O Level or ever stepping food in High school June 2006.. A classmate in the states tells me that I am no more fit for school after 11years out of school.. And my level won't be in American school system as I do not have Advance level September 2006... Went to Cleveland State University and applied for university... "Where is your High School Diploma?" Its coming " ....I said! Admission. Status pending...awaiting A Level slip. October 4th.2006... Passed all 5 advance level papers October 7th ..2006... Started school in CSU.. Part time and started work as Flight Attendant Continental connection May 2012... Graduated Cum Laude (Honor).. B.A in Communication and Film and Digital Media as major. ...inducted into the Honors program.."who's who is American colleges and Universities" ... Inducted in to the American Communication Honors society ..... Started Darenehope Studios...work for me. Dec. 2012.. Added to my job... The position of Manager of Atma center December 2013.. Started Emerge With Irene to give Homeless, rejected and abused girls second chances as someone gave me. January. 2015... Signed contract with CRTV ..Cameroon Radio Television to air Emerge with Irene - The show .... 2016.....Yesterday... God the blasting news that this me.... Is appointed Rector of a University. Well... With the falling to my face and rising, the setbacks, the trials and disappointments, I've learn one thing that works. My eyes are always on God to see me through and, I pick up lessons, wake up, and go harder. My advice is never let man define you and never give up on you. God still have you in mind. You have all it takes. Keep doing right... Keep pouring love even when you get failure or hate. God sees your heart and will always reward the faithful. Stop pointing fingers when you know you have your own. God uses even the negative to teach us.. Your experiences will take you places like Joseph in the Bible. Thank you all the special people that God has allowed us cross paths. My friends, family, colleagues, partners, neighbors, daughters, emerging sisters, and my friends here on Facebook. ....thank you for believing in me. Truly humbled. It's not mistake that we know each other. Let's put Love first and God will keep using us for His Glory. I love you all... Emerge with Irene PS... 2008... Reconciled with my dad...actually forgave this time after understanding that its not about expectations but me giving love no matter what 2014... My loving Dad asked me for forgiveness ...."this my daughter ...I had abandoned but God picked her. I have asked God to forgive me, can you please also forgive me?" I hugged him with all love ...that day I got healed from all. My Dad is the best Dad in the world ..period! Most important: If you see me facing trials... Don't worry yourself.... I am always in a classroom.

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Bukola Funsho-Sanni
Aug 30, 2016
Aug 30, 2016

Wow!!!!!!!!!!

JeanPaul Bahati
Aug 30, 2016
Aug 30, 2016

Courage ma soeur, petit à petit l'oiseau fait son nid. il faut du courage et de la l'amour professionnel.

Chantal Asene
Sep 01, 2016
Sep 01, 2016

merci mon frere, cmt tu vas

Courtney Randolph
Aug 30, 2016
Aug 30, 2016

I will be visiting Cameroon in February! You are very inspiring to me! I hope to meet you when I visit Cameroon.

Chantal Asene
Aug 30, 2016
Aug 30, 2016

you are very much welcome but that is a story of a friend, you will be able to see her when u come

Sep 01, 2016
Sep 01, 2016
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helen.ng
Sep 05, 2016
Sep 05, 2016

This is such an inspiring piece of writing!! Congratulations on how far you have come on your journey; you are so incredibly strong, and the courage it must have taken to share this post is extremely admirable! I look forward to hearing more about your future endeavours. 

Chantal Asene
Sep 06, 2016
Sep 06, 2016

thanks Helene,