Oklahoma Wesleyan University hosts chapel speaker Erinleigh Kinyanjui on Wednesday, Feb. 20, and Friday, Feb. 22. The 2003 OKWU graduate is the Production Director in Atlanta, Georgia, at 12Stone Church, the largest congregation of the Wesleyan denomination.
Kinyanjui, who will also speak at OKWU’s Friday chapel, has centered her series around the concept of forgiveness. “If you can get [forgiveness], then you will have an inner freedom that is unparalleled by any of your peers,” Kinyanjui told students on Wednesday.
“Being able to forgive others can change your life,” she continued. Indeed, Kinyanjui claims “your success in life will depend on emotional growth and spiritual development”, and learning to forgive is part of that process.
Based on her years as a college student, Kinyanjui also hopes to inspire students to be proactive about their futures. “I didn’t actively think about how to become the person I or God wanted me to be; I didn’t have a plan”, she said.
With that experience in mind, Kinyanjui wants to inspire students to use the resources OKWU has to offer. “Use this time to really focus on growing…Not just taking advantage of what’s offered, but pursuing it,” she said.
Kinyanjui will continue the theme of forgiveness in her second chapel installment on Friday, Feb. 22, at 10:00 a.m. in the Lyon Chapel & Fine Arts Center on the Oklahoma Wesleyan University campus in Bartlesville. For more information, visit www.okwu.edu or call 918-335-6200.