Christian Ministry – Other
Esther Chengo is Communications Manager at African Enterprise International in Kenya.
When did you trust Christ?
I grew up in a Christian home. After three consecutive years of responding to “altar calls” in my early childhood, I got to understand – in a limited way- that once you receive Christ as your Lord and Savior – you are saved. What is needed afterward is a continuous journey of faith as one works out their salvation and joins in the mission of extending the Kingdom of God! I am currently on this journey of daily discovering God. I believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and made a conscious, informed decision to have Him as my Lord and Savior.
What have been the defining moments of your Christian walk?
Being discipled through various ministries such as the Navigators and Campus Crusade for Christ, I have developed a passion for studying and teaching the word of God. My faith has also informed my vocation, heavily influencing my engagements in the workplace. I have come to see my work as integral in the fulfillment of God’s mission. I have come to appreciate that God is my true employer! I am working in my current position because God placed me there for His purposes!
Why do you want to attend the Forum?
The Forum is a critical platform through which the communication efforts of our ministry in African Enterprise will be enriched. I hope to learn from leaders, speakers, and fellow participants, be encouraged and equipped on biblical foundations and models; and collectively reflect critically on contemporary media contexts. This participation will be of great benefit to the ministry in African Enterprise International. I will be better equipped in my role. I will be better positioned to effectively gear our internal and external communication in a way that authentically and appropriately relates faith in the contemporary media space.
What is your ministry?
I am currently leading the Communications Department in African Enterprise International, an organization that seeks to evangelize the cities in Africa in partnership with the local church. As the International Communications Manager, I oversee the Communication efforts in all our teams worldwide, including 11 teams in Africa. It includes shaping the strategic direction of communications across our teams as I engage with the country-specific communication teams.
What are your past leadership roles?
In 2020, I was elected into the Deacon Board of my Church – Christ Is The Answer Ministries (CITAM). This role offers a unique ministry opportunity whereby I can serve the body of Christ across the globe while administering the resources of CITAM of over 20 assemblies/campuses spread across three continents. In addition to this, I have been involved in a leadership role in the inaugural Lausanne Africa Day committee, which was set up to strengthen the existing Lausanne Africa networks and refresh and renew the Lausanne spirit. Lausanne Africa, which was officially launched in the “Lausanne Africa Day” in 2020, brings together three Lausanne Regions – English and Portuguese Speaking Africa (EPSA), Middle East, and North Africa (MENA), and Francophone Africa. I am currently leading the Communications Team for Lausanne Africa.
Why should someone invest in your ministry?
Through my participation in the Forum, I will gain more knowledge of the different cultural groups and actors in the cities, how they interact with each other and what drives them, and how to engage and communicate with them in light of the gospel.