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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.