The Blessed Day by Sheila Chepngetich
We are truly grateful for Johanna and Tim Master’s continued support. Mogonjet Secondary School in Kitale, Kenya acknowledges their most recent donation with an essay by nineteen-year-old Sheila Chepngetich.
She shares her memory of the day her brother ranked number one in Kenya’s National Exam. She tells how he was a C student from Form One to Form Four, and when he and their mother heard the news, they dropped to their knees and thanked God.
Sheila’s father died years ago, when the eldest sibling was only a baby. Her brother grew to take on their father’s responsibilities. They knew his success would be their benefit, as well. Sheila writes, “Everyone can pass no matter the background s/he is coming from.”
You are right: anyone can push their limits and anyone can achieve success, even ranking number one! It takes believing in yourself and hard work.
I hope you share your essay with your brother. He will be proud of you. Please tell him that his effort is an inspiration to us all!
Investment in girls’ education may well be the highest-return investment available in the developing world.
Thank you Johanna for supporting our efforts.
Sheila, please give your brother our congratulations! You wrote a lovely essay honoring him, and it was a pleasure to read. Every success leads to another. I like your ending the essay with that great saying, about the branch that bears good fruit. The Good Lord helps us to be that branch. The next big success will be yours, I’m certain! Best wishes, Johanna and Tim Masters