What is your ministry?
I am a prayer group leader and serve in the youth ministry. My group has ten members (young families with small children), and we meet weekly. We study a Bible passage, and we pray during every meeting. As a youth leader, I counsel and deliver Bible studies during fellowship services. I am also responsible for the media department of the church. I serve on the church board as well.
When did you trust Christ?
I decided to follow Jesus in 2011 (I was 15) during a youth retreat with my youth group. I was born into a Christian family, but that was the moment when I understood what a real relationship with Jesus looks like.
What have been the defining moments of your Christian walk?
The relationship I had built with my pastor during my teen years impacted my initial growth. Since then, God blessed me with other mature people and two of them are mentors to me. Another important moment in my walk with God was when He allowed a depression in my life. That experience helped me realize that my greatest fear was to losing people, and God proved to me that He was all that I needed. He healed my fears. Now I use that knowledge to help counsel others who are experiencing depression and anxiety.
What do you hope to gain from participating?
I want to return because it was an encouraging experience, the information we received was both relevant and high quality, and I had the opportunity to meet wonderful people. In addition, the books I acquired provided good subjects for talking with young people.
What is your leadership role or what were your past leadership roles?
I was a Sunday school teacher for seven years. I have been a prayer group leader for six years. I have been a part of the team that ministers to small Baptist churches in our area every month.
Why should someone invest in your ministry?
Several people have confirmed that they see God-given gifts in me, and I have tried to be constant in using these gifts, so people can see that I take my calling seriously. In addition, I have made it clear to others that I feel responsible first and foremost before God, who called me, but also before the church and the people, I minister to.