Gabriela Gazova|| needs forum funding ::

Gabriela Gazova|| needs forum funding ::

Country:
Slovakia

Occupation:
Christian Ministry—University Evangelism

Forum Network:
Bible Teachers and Preachers

Ministry Focus:
University Students

Gabriela Gazova is part of Integrity Life, an organization that ministers to and disciples university students.

When did you trust Christ?

It happened 14 years ago in my room after some two years of attending an evangelical church. I realized that the life I had been living before was just a pretense. I had been trying to do good works without realizing that change had to come from the inside. In my room, that day in the summer, the Holy Spirit compelled me to read the first epistle of John and He showed me my sin. I saw the need to repent since there was no way I could keep living the “good life” on my own.

What have been the defining moments of your Christian walk?

After I became a Christian my heart changed. I was able to forgive people who I had hated or disliked for various reasons. After I became a Christian I also made many new believing friends who showed what love and grace is in their willingness to forgive me. They have shown me that my value does not come from what I do or think or how smart I am, but from God’s love toward me. Finally, I have been involved in the ministry of Integrity Life for more than a decade. God has used this ministry to show me that discipleship is crucial in reaching the world with the Gospel. I have been able to learn a lot of practical things there as well, like how to speak in public, how to prepare a devotional, how to lead other people, and so on.

Why do you want to attend the Forum?

There are many inspirational speakers at the European Leadership Forum. I hope to have the opportunity to meet speakers who could come to speak at our events for university students. I hope to be trained better in youth work. I also want to encourage others in Eastern Europe by what God has been doing in our ministry.
What is your ministry?

We work with university students in the Czech Republic and now in Slovakia, where I serve. We evangelize and disciple the students using various activities – lectures on topics like time management, the creative arts, the credibility of the Bible, healthy boundaries in relationships, and others. Our aim is for every university city in Czech Republic, Slovakia, and on to have a ministry on campus that would bring the Gospel to the students and disciple them.
What are your past leadership roles?

While I was living in Prague and Brno, I led girls in discipleship small groups. I was responsible for the media promotion of the ministry on Facebook and our website, and was in charge of prayer meetings.

Why should someone invest in your ministry?

I have been with my current ministry for more than 10 years. I am faithful to the call that I believe was placed in my heart. I love the ministry and what God has been doing through it. God, in His grace and to my joy, has been using me in bringing his lost children to Him and has given me gifts (such as easily becoming friends with young people, public speaking, and a thirst for knowledge) which, I believe, are an important part of drawing others to Christ through our ministry. I am very grateful that there are people who consider supporting somebody who would not be able to afford this conference. I know from my colleagues that it is always a time where they gather a lot of new and interesting information, make new contacts, and find encouragement and ideas for ministry for the future. I would like to be inspired firsthand in this way as well.

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