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Gifty Anti Okyere

Gifty Anti
Person Details
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Country

  • Ghana
Participants Details

ELF Network

  • 2022 Academic Network

Ministry Focus

  • Children and/or Youth

Occupation

  • University

Funding Status

  • ELF Funded
Participants Answers
What is your ministry?

I am in charge of the mobilization of the women and youth in my church and 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.

When did you trust Christ?

I was born into a Christian family and grew up attending the Church of Pentecost. I participated in 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 impacted my faith in so many ways. She taught my siblings and me 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 changed. I saw the need to identify the hand of God in every situation I find myself in.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

The European Leadership Forum will significantly benefit my ministry because I will be equipped and resourced to share the gospel and 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 leadership role or what were 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 orphans. By the grace of God, I was able to impact the students positively and 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 without question. 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.