Meet Freddy Ekuban
Written by Drew Mills
Freddy Ekuban grew up in the Sekondi, Ghana.
He became a Christian after joining a junior high fellowship meeting his teacher recommended so he could be a good student. He became very involved, becoming a full member and Bible class leader in Kumasi at Ebenezer Bible Church, part of the Bantama Circuit. While there, he also worked at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital for 6 years.
Having succeeded in his studies, he is now in Finland studying General Toxicology and Environmental Health Risk Assessment at the University of Eastern Finland. After obtaining his Master's degree, he hopes to move back home and glorify God by influencing chemical risk assessment legislation and policies.
Moving to Finland brought much change for Freddy.
One of the biggest differences he noticed was that in Ghana people greet each other from across the street as a sign of respect. Not so in Finland. People walk past without looking at each other. He also noticed that, unlike Ghanan schools, attendance isn't mandatory for classes in Finland, not to mention a 30 degree temperature difference between the countries on the day he moved.
But the most significant change for Freddy, having grown up in the Methodist church, was that he was unable to find one that worshipped in English. So, he turned to the internet and his search led him to HPUMC Online, where he has been a weekly attendee for some time now.
HPUMC Online has benefitted Freddy in many ways.
He is able to learn the word of God, enabling him to have a whole week of meditations on that Sunday's scripture. He loves the traditional worship music performed by the organist and choir and enjoys hearing Dr. John Fiedler's sermons.