Welcoming Remarks

By the grace of God, I am delighted to welcome you to UPH and to present to you the UPH Festival 24 2017, with the theme "Bear Fruit". The theme has been inspired by biblical passages such as John 15:5 he says: “I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.”


Through UPH Festival we encourage all students to think, reflect, and respond to glorify God. God has given talents to every student; I urge every student to find your strongest talent and develop it during your study at UPH, so that you will be best equipped to serve as a professional and/or a leader in the years to come. UPH Festival is intended to usher you as a new student to a holistic academic life at UPH. I pray to you will avail yourself to be transformed, empowered through UPH holistic education.


Let me underline the UPH vision: true knowledge, faith in Christ, and Godly character, and pray that during your study at UPH, you will also own and internalize the vision, so that you will be ready to be sent out to transform lives and to glorify God.


Finally, I would like to express my deep appreciation to all the speakers, parents, faculty members, and committee members for their support, contributions, and hard work for the success of UPH Festival 24 2017.


To God be the glory!
Dr. (Hon) Jonathan L. Parak, M.Eng.Sc.