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Lungfa Maikarfi is the country coordinator for the Lausanne Movement’s Younger Leaders Generation.
When did you trust Christ?
I made the decision to invite Jesus Christ into my life as Savior and Lord in 1996 at a Fellowship of Christian Students interschool rally held at my high school. Being born again was a landmark event in my life in which I saw God’s love as the only antidote for my life’s helpless and hopeless state because of my sins.
What have been the defining moments of your Christian walk?
My mother has made a lasting impact in my life; she devoted the evening moments to teach us from the Bible and taught us how to memorize scripture. The new life I found in Christ brought joy and grace into my life to walk with Him and serve Him. The convert class I joined made a lasting impact in my life as I learned the spiritual disciplines of personal prayer and fasting, Bible study, and worship. In the course of my life’s journey, I have met leaders who have impacted my life and some of whom are still making an impact on my life.
Why do you want to attend the Forum?
By the grace of God, attending the Forum will give me the opportunity of connecting with, listening to, and learning from experienced leaders. This will be of immense impact on my growth and impact as a younger leader. I will be inspired to stand where I have felt frustrated to quit because of the opportunity to learn from leaders who have passed through similar encounters as I mine; there won’t be a need to “reinvent the wheel” but to learn from others’ godly experience and discoveries.
What is your ministry?
In my role in the Lausanne Movement, I coordinate the Younger Leaders Generation (YLGen) in Nigeria to translate and pass on the impact of YLG 2016 and the vision of the movement to younger leaders. I host gatherings in Nigeria to impact and connect younger leaders with older leaders for effective mentoring and ministry impact. I oversee the planning and hosting of YLGen gatherings; we are currently planning to host the Nigeria Lausanne Younger Leaders Gathering (NYLG) in 2020. I am the Secretary of the Board of Trustees of Alive for Africa Purposeful Empowerment Initiative, a ministry committed to engaging communities using the CHE strategy to transform lives and communities. I am currently overseeing the four communities in FCT-Abuja and Nasarawa state of Nigeria. Three of these communities are made up of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) as a result of the incessant Boko Haram insurgency in Northern Nigeria.
What are your past leadership roles?
While in the university I was the head of my department’s computer lab interns. I also served as the class representative for my set until graduation. These leadership roles in the university afforded to me the opportunity to serve my colleagues and staff of the department in a godly way. I have served in the Missions Supporters League as the ICT Officer and Partnership Development Officer. I have served with Eternity Ministries, Abuja as Partnership Coordinator and Assistant Head for the Abuja Center.
Why should someone invest in your ministry?
I have the strong conviction that any investment in my training and ministry will translate into impacting positively on my ministry expressions in my leadership roles and spheres of influence. I will be better equipped to serve in my leadership roles by understanding different contexts of leadership and experiences of leaders from other nations to help me in coordinating YLGen Nigeria.