Lungfa Maikarfi|| needs forum funding ::

Lungfa Maikarfi|| needs forum funding ::

Country:
Nigeria
Occupation:
Christian Ministry—Christian Organization
Forum Network:
Organizational Development
Ministry Focus:
Education and/or Training
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.
Gifty Anti Okyere|| needs forum funding ::

Gifty Anti Okyere|| needs forum funding ::

Country:
Ghana

Occupation:
Education—University

Forum Network:
Academic

Ministry Focus:
Children and/or Youth

Gifty Anti Okyere is a youth leader, university lecturer, and a Lausanne Younger Leaders Gathering delegation leader.

When did you trust Christ?

I was born into a Christian family and grew up attending the Church of Pentecost. I attended the children’s ministry service every Sunday morning from age two until age thirteen when I transferred to the teenage class. On February 5, 1995, I publicly affirmed my belief in the Lord Jesus Christ by accepting Him as my Lord and personal Savior. Subsequently I was baptized by immersion in June 1996.

What have been the defining moments of your Christian walk?

My mom was a dedicated Christian who really impacted my faith in so many ways. She taught my siblings and I to pray and gave us Bible reading assignments to help us fall in love with scripture. Growing up, my involvement in Christian groups on my secondary and university campuses sharpened the Holy Spirit giftings in me. I was able to demonstrate the fruit of the Holy Spirit in my actions and behaviors on campus. The Lausanne Movement has also impacted my Christian faith so much. As a leader of the Ghanaian delegation to the 2016 Younger Leaders Gathering in Jakarta, my Ministry was totally changed and I saw the need to identify the hand of God in every situation I find myself in.

Why do you want to attend the Forum?

The European Leadership Forum will benefit my ministry greatly because I will be equipped and resourced to share the gospel and to evangelize my nation. Also, my selected Network group will provide me with specialized training and mentorship in my specific ministry and calling.

What is your ministry?

I am in charge of the mobilization of the women and youth in my church, as well as the training and empowerment of children. I am a university lecturer and provide pastoral care to my students. I was recently part of the Lausanne Global Workplace Forum in Manila.

What are your past leadership roles?

In 2004, whiles a student at the university, I was appointed a member of the Greater Accra Sectorial Committee of the Inter-Tertiary Institutions, a position I held even after I completed my university studies until 2011 when my husband was called to full time ministry. In 2011, I was appointed a member of the Chiefs and Queens Conference Committee of Pentecost Men’s Ministry (PEMEM). I was a Mathematics/ICT/Hostel Tutor of the SOS-Hermann Gmeiner International College in Tema-Ghana for six years. As a hostel tutor, I was in charge of providing pastoral care for the students of whom 50% were Foreigners and also orphans. By the grace of God, I was able to impact the students positively and also won many for Christ. In 2016, I led the Ghana delegation to the Lausanne Younger Leaders Gathering in Jakarta. Also, in 2017, I served as a member of the Coordinating Team for the Lausanne Younger Leaders Generation.

Why should someone invest in your ministry?

The potential of youth, children, and women are undoubtable. Youth are very innovative with many giftings and talents. Investing in and impacting youth, children, and women will go a long way towards impacting lives for God’s Kingdom.

Beryl Atieno Omondi|| needs forum funding ::

Beryl Atieno Omondi|| needs forum funding ::

Country:
Kenya

Occupation:
Christian Ministry—Other

Forum Network:
Apologetics

Ministry Focus:
Worship

Beryl Atieno Omondi is the worship leader of Outreach Community Church.

When did you trust Christ?

I became a Christian in 2009 during a home Bible study in my uncle’s home. They had a Bible study every night. Being that I was the only one from my family with such an opportunity to learn more about Christ, I decided to give my life to Christ and bring the light of God to my family, too.

What have been the defining moments of your Christian walk?

My uncle and my aunty are my mentors and my spiritual parents. They have had a very great impact on my walk with Christ. In 2017, my mother gave her life to Christ and this made me to seek God more and more for His Goodness.

Why do you want to attend the Forum?

I expect to learn more from the people I meet, both through the life experiences and also from the teaching I receive from experienced teachers and preachers.

What is your ministry?

My current ministry is worship ministry. I am the worship leader of Outreach Community Church. I have seen God changing my life and the lives of others through worship. I have come to see that this is my life purpose. I am dedicated to growing before the Lord and helping shepherd others to Him in worship.

What are your past leadership roles?

My past leadership role was high school ministry. After giving my life to Christ, I could not keep the good news to myself. I began preaching the Word of God to my fellow students who were not born again at that time. I was also the leader of the Christian Union at my university.

Why should someone invest in your ministry?

By investing in me you are also investing in the lives of everyone who I minister to.

Josue Alanis Anaya|| needs forum funding ::

Josue Alanis Anaya|| needs forum funding ::

Country:
Mexico

Occupation:
Christian Ministry—Christian Organization

Forum Network:
Leaders of Christian Organizations

Ministry Focus:
Education and/or Training

Josue Alanis Anaya is the regional director for MoveIn in Latin America.

When did you trust Christ?

I grew up in a Christian family. When I was 11 years old, my dad had a talk with me. He told me, “Well Josue, you have heard about Jesus since you were a child. So what do you think about all this? Would you like to follow Him?” That day I repented of my sins, made a commitment to the Lord, and started following Him.

What have been the defining moments of your Christian walk?

When I was a student, I got involved in IFES Mexico. During those years I read a lot of Scripture and that changed my Christian life. At an IFES conference in 2011 I had a good talk with a retired staff from Intervarsity. He used to be on staff with IFES Mexico. He challenged my life with one phrase: “It is worthy to invest in the lives of students.” At that time God put it on my heart to become a staff member of IFES. My living in El Salvador in a poor urban neighborhood allowed me to learn how to live out my faith in a context of violence where I was able to see God working in miraculous ways.

Why do you want to attend the Forum?

Being part of the European Leadership Forum will benefit our ministry by helping us to learn from others and what are they doing in Europe. I would like to establish strategic ministry partnerships and relationships with key leaders in the European region and send our people (as tentmakers) to serve in Europe with the poor. I will meet other leaders and I will be able to learn from them, but I will also be able to give my point of view. At the Forum I will have the chance to meet experienced leaders who can mentor me in my role as leader in my region.

What is your ministry?

I am the regional director for MoveIn in Latin America. I am responsible for mobilizing MoveIn teams in all of Latin America while also working on consolidating a regional leadership team. In practice that means that I live in a poor neighborhood and do the work of a MoveIn, but I also travel all over Latin America to connect with churches and other ministries to form new teams and leadership in each country in the region. I am in charge of coaching new members of the leadership team and walking with them in their journey to develop the ministry in their country or region.

What are your past leadership roles?

I have been a youth leader since I was 20 years old. I used to do everything alone and I didn’t have a team. But I have learned that without a team you can’t really do much. In IFES Mexico I was part of the National Student Committee for 2 years; that was an opportunity to learn how to work with people that are from different regions of the country. In El Salvador I was an IFES staff for 3 years. I had some conflict with other staff members in the beginning due to cultural differences, but we got the chance to work through our problems and we became best friends.

Why should someone invest in your ministry?

As I am working to form other leaders in my region, having people around that can help me in this work will help me to maximize the impact in other leaders and in more people.

John Komla Ansah|| needs forum funding ::

John Komla Ansah|| needs forum funding ::

Country:
Ghana

Occupation:
Christian Ministry—Christian Organization

Forum Network:
Disciple-Making Leaders

Ministry Focus:
University Students

John Komla Ansah is the National Director of Navigators Ghana.

When did you trust Christ?

I became a follower of Jesus in 1994. I had just lost my mother who I was very close with. After her death I asked many questions about life after death. I had been attending church all along. But on a particular Wednesday when the Scripture Union group met, I decided enough was enough and surrendered my life to the Lord Jesus Christ and confessed Him as my Lord.

What have been the defining moments of your Christian walk?

The defining moment of my Christian life was when I discovered the Navigators ministry after high school in 1996. I was discipled for five years by two different people. The first person was a high school senior who lived in my community and the second was a professor at the University of Cape Coast. Practical rural missions in Ghana also changed my life, as God used that experience to teach me about how many need the Savior.

Why do you want to attend the Forum?

I want to be effective and fruitful in my new role as National Director of the Navigators Ghana. I believe the European Leadership Forum will create this learning environment. I am currently the team leader for the Lausanne Ghana Issachar Initiative which was recently launched in Ghana. We envision the Forum example for Ghana and Africa. I know this Forum will help us to learn from our European team leaders.

What is your ministry?

I am currently discipling and mentoring senior high school students, university students, recent university graduates, and national team members in my role as the National Director of the Navigators in Ghana. I mentor, train emerging leaders, cast vision, and engage in team building.

What are your past leadership roles?

I led the community discipleship group of the Navigators, led Scripture Union patrons, and was a student mentorship program leader. I was a National Training Coordinator, the Navigators National Missions Coordinator for the Ashanti region, and was an area ministry director and national leadership team member.

Why should someone invest in your ministry?

I am actively discipling and mentoring students from Ghana who are on three continents studying for various degrees. My prayer is that they will be established in Christ to share and lead others to faith in Jesus Christ. As I lead the Navigators ministry, I have a need for an environment to learn from other godly leaders around the world. An investment in me will enable this. Finally, I lead the Lausanne Ghana Issachar Initiative Team to ensure godly influence is spread throughout Africa. An investment in me is an investment in the spread of the Gospel in Africa and beyond.

Matthew Brima|| needs forum funding ::

Matthew Brima|| needs forum funding ::

Country:
Sierra Leone

Occupation:
Christian Ministry—Christian Organization

Forum Network:
Politics and Society

Ministry Focus:
Education and/or Training

Matthew Brima is the Executive Director of a marketplace ministry called Living Light.

When did you trust Christ?

I first heard the gospel from a United Nations Peacekeeper in my hometown during my country’s civil war. As a young man, I had found life to be meaningless especially after seeing many people killed in my presence. Even though I attended the daily Roman Catholic mass and wanted to priest, I struggled to understand God’s love in the midst of so much death and suffering. As I walked from church one morning in 1997, I met the Nigerian peacekeeper who explained the gospel to me. I decided to follow Jesus that day and I am grateful that I did.

What have been the defining moments of your Christian walk?

In 2003, while on a short-term mission trip a few hours away from the city, I was burdened to see a whole village with no Christians. The village was less than five hours away from the city with churches in every neighborhood. It was in that village that I received my call to ministry as a student. The image of the “unreached” has greatly impacted my Christian walk. In 2006, while working in a very lucrative job, the Lord called me to student ministry through IFES. That was a very challenging decision because I was coming from a poor family and many were looking up to me. It took me several nights of crying before the Lord, but I am grateful that I said yes! The opportunity to lead the student movement was a significant moment of growth for me. I was challenged by students and colleagues in my pastoral and leadership giftings.

Why do you want to attend the Forum?

Marketplace ministry in Sierra Leone is still a new concept for many church leaders. I need to learn from others in the global church and develop relationships to support my work in Sierra Leone. The European Leadership Forum will provide the opportunity for training and networking that I need at this point.

What is your ministry?

I am presently pioneering Living Light, a marketplace ministry committed to walking alongside the church for the witness of Christ in the marketplace. I presently have an active ministry to members of the Sierra Leone Parliament. I am still in the discernment stage of recruiting other team members, but I am grateful that the Lord has provided an opportunity to minister to the presidency and lawmakers.

What are your past leadership roles?

I returned home after three years at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, where I served as the lead student in the office of the chapel. I have served as General Secretary for the National Student ministry in Sierra Leone for 7 years, providing leadership for staff, students, and graduates. I have also served as an executive of the Evangelical Fellowship of Sierra Leone, an Evangelical body with a membership of over 50 denominations and para-church ministries.

Why should someone invest in your ministry?

Sierra Leone is a majority Muslim country with high levels of poverty and corruption. For many decades, the church has struggled to influence society largely because we have not been effective in our witness, especially in the marketplace. The Lord provided the opportunity for me to be trained at Gordon-Conwell and has given me a network of global friends who are ready to walk with me. The Lord has also blessed me with open doors of ministry amongst my people, an opportunity that I seek to maximize.

Julius Coomson|| needs forum funding ::

Julius Coomson|| needs forum funding ::

Country:
Ghana

Occupation:
Christian Ministry—Pastoring/Church Planting

Forum Network:
Apologetics

Ministry Focus:
Pastoring and/or Bible Teaching

Julius Coomson is a pastor of Legon Interdenominational Church, which is located on the campus of the University of Ghana.

When did you trust Christ?

I grew up in a Catholic home where I was taught to attend mass every Sunday. I did this religiously but all the while I was empty within. This continued until my first year in the university where I heard the gospel faithfully preached. I realized I was a great sinner, but Jesus was a great savior. I responded to an altar call and made the finished work of Christ on the cross my own. I invited Jesus by faith to come and live in my heart. I have not looked back since.

What have been the defining moments of your Christian walk?

The defining moment for my faith was after I got saved. I was introduced to a faithful minister of the gospel who was discipling students on my university campus. He taught me the basics of the Christian faith, such as reading the scriptures, having a quiet time, and how to pray and evangelize effectively. That created a solid foundation for my Christian walk. I thank God I was discipled.

Why do you want to attend the Forum?

I hope to meet other gospel-centered ministers at the Forum, from whom I can learn new ideas for ministry. I believe as we meet, learn from, and pray for each other that I will be renewed for effective ministry upon my return. In addition, I hope to meet people who have been in ministry for a long time and who can mentor me. Furthermore, I expect to be exposed to new resources which may not be available in my context.

What is your ministry?

I am currently an associate pastor of a 1,500-member congregation located on the University of Ghana campus. I provide pastoral care and help train leaders for our church’s Bible study and ministry leadership needs. In addition, I run discipleship sessions for students on the university campus.

What are your past leadership roles?

By God’s grace I have held various leadership roles. In high school I was the Head Prefect for my school. I had the leadership responsibility of serving as a link between about 900 students and the school authorities. In the university I served as a hall president for the University Christian Fellowship (a member of IFES). I was responsible for the spiritual growth of about 2,000 university students. After university I obtained theological training and served as a Bible instructor for a Bible school on the University of Ghana campus. In addition, I pioneered a discipleship program for university students and by God’s grace over 2,500 students have been discipled through this initiative. I was later employed by a church to serve as the Outreach and Ministry Director. I was responsible for developing outreach training to help the members of the church become effective in reaching out to others through evangelism.

Why should someone invest in your ministry?

My ministry is impacting and shaping lives greatly for God’s glory. There are many groups who are working hard to lead these young students astray, but by God’s grace my ministry is strategically being used by God to preserve these precious lives. Simply put, investing in my training will reach a lot more people for the Lord Jesus Christ.

Albert Ghobrial|| needs forum funding ::

Albert Ghobrial|| needs forum funding ::

Country:
Egypt

Occupation:
Christian Ministry—Christian Organization

Forum Network:
Media Communicators

Ministry Focus:
Evangelism

Albert Ghobrial is a Digital Media Production Manager for the Bible Society of Egypt.

When did you trust Christ?

I became a Christian on August 13, 1990. I was 16 years old on the first day I started to follow Christ and live for Him. I grew up in a traditional Christian family and came to know my savior in a church youth conference. My life has changed from that day on. I am grateful for His saving grace and love!

What have been the defining moments of your Christian walk?

Throughout my journey God’s grace has carried me. His guidance at every step is something that I can never forget; it built my faith muscles day by day. God has been gracious enough to use me in different media ministries. The days I graduated, married, met my son and daughter, and the day when my mother left to be with the Lord have all been important moments in my walk with the Lord. I have also been influenced by the times the Holy Spirit has opened my eyes and heart to understand the scriptures. I have also been influenced by listening to podcasts or reading books by authors like Timothy Keller, Ravi Zacharias, John Piper, and John Macarthur.

Why do you want to attend the Forum?

I have heard a lot of very positive things from people who have attended the European Leadership Forum. I expect that worshipping, praying, sharing, and learning with other leaders in the body of Christ will impact my work and inspire me to be a better leader.

What is your ministry?

As a Digital Media Production Manager, I am responsible for the digital presence and impact of the Bible Society of Egypt. My work scope covers social media, websites, apps, audio and video production, digital distribution of the Bible, and other ways we can make the word of God accessible to everyone.

What are your past leadership roles?

I was previously the director of Trans World Radio Egypt and the Director of SAT-7 Egypt (a Christian satellite television station). I have spent more than 15 years serving God in Christian media in Egypt.

Why should someone invest in your ministry?

The Bible Society of Egypt’s mission is to proclaim the Word of God, helping people to have it, read it, and live it. This will have a great impact on the people of Egypt and in our region.

Maria Kamran|| needs forum funding ::

Maria Kamran|| needs forum funding ::

Country:
Pakistan

Occupation:
Business

Forum Network:
Organizational Development

Ministry Focus:
Discipleship

Gift Kabwe is the pastor of RhemaFaith Church.

When did you trust Christ?

I became a follower of Jesus when I was a teenager after I repented of my sins. My life has been through many twists and turn since my birth, but one thing I have experienced is that no matter what, the Lord has always been there for me. I trust Him through my life experiences and follow him with strong faith and love. He never leaves me no matter how bad I am.

What have been the defining moments of your Christian walk?

Having a Christian mentor and friends who are counselors helped me to grow stronger in faith.

Why do you want to attend the Forum?

The European Leadership Forum would be an amazing chance for me to learn new leadership skills which will help me reach out to the unreachable in more efficient ways. Moreover, it would help my faith grow stronger. I would be able to learn new things and to network with other believers to create more opportunities.

What is your ministry?

My husband and I are Christ’s ambassadors. We work in the Pakistani community to uplift faith by evangelizing in the workplace and at common gatherings of friends. We run a company called Explore Pakistan and arrange trips and share our Christian faith with people. I have also launched a YouTube channel which helps the country’s Christian community learn Christian teaching from the Bible. My husband and I work with Christian youth to mentor and disciple them. I also work as a motivational speaker.

What are your past leadership roles?

I have worked with young women, training them to have leadership and management skills.

Why should someone invest in your ministry?

Pakistan really need leaders who are bold. I have a desire to work within communities. Pakistan is a Muslim country. Christians here face a lot of persecution every day, both emotionally and physically. That is one reason our youth are far from church and professionals are busy in just earning money to support their families. I have a heart for creating opportunities for people and to telling them the good news of Jesus Christ. People have a lot of talents and ways of using them for Jesus, but there are few people who can guide them and hold their hand to take the first step. I want to be the hand that helps them to take the first step.

Nana Yaw Offei Awuku|| needs forum funding ::

Nana Yaw Offei Awuku|| needs forum funding ::

Country:
Ghana

Occupation:
Christian Ministry—Christian Organization

Forum Network:
Leaders of Christian Organisations

Ministry Focus:
Discipleship

Nana Yaw is the Global Associate Director, Generations for the Lausanne Movement.

When did you trust Christ?

I became a Christian in January of 1986 as a high school student at a Scripture Union evangelistic rally. It was abundantly clear to me that day that I needed to trust in Jesus as my savior and Lord.

What have been the defining moments of your Christian walk?

Leadership transitions have marked key milestones in my life. I was trained as a chemical engineer, but had had no idea that the Lord was going to lead me to full time ministry for a lifetime. I began as a full-time staff with the Scripture Union as a young graduate, which led to national responsibility, and then to regional responsibility, and finally to a global call to serve. Each milestone has called for a fresh surrender of life to Christ for His grace. Young people have impacted me most, impacting me at every step to be more authentic in my personal life and leadership.

Why do you want to attend the Forum?

The European Leadership Forum gives me a unique opportunity to interact with European leaders. Through the Forum I can understand discipleship movements in the European context and missional efforts at discipling a new generation of European younger leaders to evangelize the new post-Christian Europe for God’s global mission.

What is your ministry?

In November of 2017, I was appointed as the director for a global new Younger Leaders Generation (YLGen) initiative by the Lausanne Movement. YLGen directly involves over 800 younger leaders and 250 mentors from some 150 countries globally.

What are your past leadership roles?

I previously served with the Scripture Union in Ghana as Director for Field Ministries with responsibility for ministry strategy development and staff training in leading evangelism and discipleship work in some 1,500 high schools. Over the past 20 years, I have served primarily in leadership roles relating to training in evangelism and discipleship with the Scripture Union in Ghana.

Why should someone invest in your ministry?

My current life and leadership focuses on discipling younger leaders for global mission. This will remain the direction of my ministry for the next 10 years or more.

Duncan Olumbe|| needs forum funding ::

Duncan Olumbe|| needs forum funding ::

Country:
Kenya

Occupation:
Christian Ministry—Christian Organization

Forum Network:
Organisational Development

Ministry Focus:
Evangelism

Duncan Olumbe is National Director of Community Health Evangelism for the Full Gospel Churches of Kenya.

When did you trust Christ?

I made a personal decision to follow Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior in March 1984 during my first year in secondary school. This decision came about because of the witness of fellow students who were born-again members of the school’s Christian Union. Even though I grew up in a nominal Roman Catholic family, it was at this point that I fully recognized that I was a sinner and needed the saving grace of Christ. Growing up in salvation after this initial decision was not easy as I was the first member of my family to make such a commitment.

What have been the defining moments of your Christian walk?

When I joined the Full Gospel Church, the then local pastor and his wife took me under their wings and brought me up in faith just like one of their children. Though now retired, I deeply appreciate their impact in my life. In my high school and college years I was actively involved in the Christian Unions which greatly enhanced my leadership skills and my desire to serve the Lord “full-time”. Immediately after university graduation, I volunteered to serve with the Kenyan evangelical student movement (under IFES). This greatly clarified my call to ministry. Also during this time at a student missions conference I fully dedicated my life to serving God for the rest of my life in cross-cultural missions.

Why do you want to attend the Forum?

It is such a privilege to be at the Forum and to be part of the Forum’s Year-Round Mentoring in Disciple-Making. I have learned a lot about how to lead an effective discipleship ministry. It is also so refreshing to worship the Lord and to get to meet brothers and sisters from all over the world. I believe the new connections I make will be a huge blessing to my ministry back home.

What is your ministry?

My current ministry involves oversight of the implementation of Community Health Evangelism as a church-planting model within the Full Gospel Church in Kenya. We are primarily targeting poor, marginalized, and unreached people groups on how best to reach them with the Gospel using holistic missions – meeting both physical and spiritual needs. It is a grassroots community-based approach to development with special emphasis on public health, farming, water and sanitation, and environmental conservation.

What are your past leadership roles?

I have served as the Executive Director of Mission Together Africa, which sought to mobilize the East African Church into active involvement in God’s mission. My role included setting up the organization from scratch and leading it to be a key player in the global mission circles. This involved networking and bringing together all the mission players in the country so that we could serve God’s mission better as a united force.

Why should someone invest in your ministry?

I sense that God has placed me in a position of significant leadership influence both locally and internationally. Also, as I will soon turn 50-years-old, I sense that God is calling me to impact the next generation of leaders under me. As such, I believe those who may want to invest in my training and ministry will have significant impact not only in my life but in the lives of those that I lead and serve.

Las Newman|| needs forum funding ::

Las Newman|| needs forum funding ::

Country:
Jamaica

Occupation:
Christian Ministry—Christian Organization

Forum Network:
Politics and Society

Ministry Focus:
Ministry Administration and Service

Las Newman is the Lausanne Global Associate Director for Regions.

When did you trust Christ?

I came to know Jesus as my savior as a young man.

What have been the defining moments of your Christian walk?

I spent many years in campus ministry with International Fellowship of Evangelical Students, which developed my hunger and passion for evangelism and Christian leadership. I also graduated from Tyndale University College, Toronto, and the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. I received a PhD in Mission Studies from the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies/University of Wales.

Why do you want to attend the Forum?

I have been invited to attend the European Leadership Forum to co-lead its international guest program.

What is your ministry?

I am the Lausanne Global Associate Director for Regions. I coordinate Lausanne’s 12 regional directors. I am a member of the Board of the International Fellowship of Mission as Transformation (INFEMIT) and member of the INFEMIT Networking Team.

What are your past leadership roles?

I previously served as Lausanne Regional Director for the Caribbean. I also organized and hosted the first Lausanne Global Consultation on Creation Care and the Gospel in Jamaica in 2012, and helped produce the Jamaica Statement on Creation Care: A Call to Action and publish the book Creation Care and the Gospel: Reconsidering the Mission of the Church (2016). Previously I was Associate General Secretary for the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES) in Oxford, England, as well as President of the Caribbean Graduate School of Theology.

Why should someone invest in your ministry?

I want to contribute to a sustained evangelistic vision for a local church.

Amir Elhamy|| needs forum funding ::

Amir Elhamy|| needs forum funding ::

Country:
Egypt

Occupation:
Christian Ministry—Christian Organization

Forum Network:
Leaders of Christian Organizations

Ministry Focus:
Ministry Administration and Service

Amir Elhamy is the publishing director of Bible Society of Egypt.

When did you trust Christ?

When I was in junior high school, I attended a sermon at my church explaining in a simple way that I was a sinner and that in order to have a relationship with God I needed to accept Jesus as my Lord and Savior. I decided on that day, January 30, 1981, to accept Jesus into my heart.

What have been the defining moments of your Christian walk?

My parents had the greatest impact on my spiritual life. I attended church with my family from the time I was 10 years old. As a young person, I attended church youth meetings and summer activities and church camps, all of which were a real blessing to my life. Seven years ago, God led me to change my profession. I went from a secular IT position to the field of Christian publishing field when I joined the Bible Society of Egypt.

Why do you want to attend the Forum?

Attending the European Leadership Forum will help me so much in my role in Christian publishing and in my service for God’s kingdom. The ministry topics that the Forum presents are so relevant to my personal life and to my service and profession. The fellowship and networking with different people from different backgrounds is a real blessing and it enriches the body of Christ.

What is your ministry?

I am an elder in my church. I am the church council secretary and the church’s Christian education deputy manager. I am the publishing director for the Bible Society of Egypt. I am responsible for the Bible Society’s vision of providing the Bible to all Arabic speaking people.

What are your past leadership roles?

I was a high school ministry leader from 1994-2006. I was a leader and mentor to newly married couples from 2007-2011. I was a high school youth leader from 2012-2013. I was a Christian Education ministry leader from 2014-2016.

Why should someone invest in your ministry?

I am blessed by having major roles in my church and my profession. I need to enhance and develop my leadership skills, my knowledge of the Bible, and above all my spiritual life.

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