I thank the “Fathers” on whom the Spirit impressed them with the AUA idea. For several years we walked in AUA’s corridors exchanging social fiber, sharing progressive ministerial ideas, and breaking the kola nut. AUA brought together colleagues and professionals from the continent of Africa and beyond. The coming together of several nations under one roof provided a space for multi-cultural interaction, which precipitated a place of emotional intelligence development. The development of these two factors, emotional intelligence and multi-cultural interactional, has prepared me for leadership on the global stage. I am, therefore, truly grateful for the AUA experience.

At the time of this writing, Pako was the Associate Youth Director, General Conference of SDA

Botswana Class of 2022