Nathan Jonah Yildum Nigeria worthy ambassador
Nothing more can be said of Nathan Jonah Yildum who throughout his life time has chosen to serve the Lord, Jesus Christ. Despite all odds and tribulations even as a child of age 20, the burning desire to solely subscribe to the wishes of Christ was in no time compromised by him.
As a matter of fact it has always been a thing of joy seeing Nigerians doing great exploits in their field of endeavours without recourse to nefarious tendencies; at least records like this will help in rebranding Nigeria's image and as such, the slogan good people great nation can evidently come to play.
His sense of humility is ostensibly unparallel even while he was chatting with modernghana.com. Nathan Jonah Yildum shared a number of information about himself using modernghana.com as his vehicle of communication in reaching out to the world:
''I began my Primary Education at the age of seven, 1996, in The Kings School, Gana Ropp, Barkin Ladi L.G.A. It was a boarding primary school where I learnt how to read, speak English and most importantly live an independent life without my parents. I went for my high school in Emmanuel International College, Jos, Plateau State where I obtained my Junior Secondary School Certficate and from there I went ahead to Shekinah Glory International Christian Academy, Jos, Plateau State, where I obtained my Senior Secondary School Certificate (2005).
''I Joined Youth With A Mission (University of the Nations), Port Harcourt, at the age of 17 in 2006 where I got a certificate in Discipleship Training School. This was the beginning of my journey with missionaries. I joined in voluntary service with them in 2007 becoming one of their staffs. In my service with Youth With A Mission I learnt accountability and dedication to God. I received no payment or allowance for my service but rather paid 4,000 naira monthly to serve.
''In October 2007 I left for Maiduguri, Borno State, where I joined in re-pioneering a new base. I was the acting administrator until I left Maiduguri in the December same year I went ahead with same organization to obtain a certificate in Biblical Studies where I studied and read the bible word for word at least three times in nine months. It gave me a broader understanding on the scripture.
''I later proceeded to Ghana where I obtained a certificate in Communication. It was intense but it really broadened my mind because of the research we had to do through out the school.
''Finally I landed in East Africa/ Tanzania still working as a missionary with Youth With A Mission. For my future plans: I am finally leaving to pursue my future career which will equip me more to give my best of service to God and humanity. I intend to become a lawyer with the desire to show involvements in the movement for democracy; that which will happen this year (2009) in United Kingdom by the grace of God. I believe that one day we shall overcome the forces of evil and succeed in making Africa the paradise for the respect of human rights. I wish you all the best.''
The impressions the stories Nathan shared is that with God the need for actualizing one's dreams is certain and that can never be truncated come what may.
This however revealed that other young Nigerians who believed their hopes have been shattered and as a result of that have chosen to be of negative influence to the society have really missed it. Such excuses by them which have made them to be what they are today are not tenable at all, and quick amends could still be made by them to toe the right path. Nathan is an enviable example that is worthy of emulation.