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Gilbert Baseswa Idi

gilbert baseswa
Person Details
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Country

  • Sweden
Participants Details

YRM Network

  • Church Life, Leadership & Planting

Ministry Focus

  • Church Planting

Occupation

  • Christian Ministry

Funding Status

  • Needs YRM Funding
Participants Answers
What is your ministry?

I currently serve as one of the elders in Kanisa la Neema Stockholm. Neema means Grace. It is a Swahili name and congregation for all Swahili speakers who resettled in Sweden. I serve the people with the gospel and personal needs, like helping them fill out government documents and helping them with translation and direction while giving them hope; at the same time, I am giving guidance and pastoral support to the elders in Malawi, where I lived and served the Lord. I also serve in Grace church in the background. I am also trying to build a strong leadership team for Kanisa laNeema. My ministry is always to be like Paul, giving and taking the gospel to all nations at my cost. My ministry is to serve people and let people see Christ through me and make disciples.

When did you trust Christ?

I was called while I was young, at the age of 14. I responded to the call by becoming a Christian, so I have seen the love of Christ from that time. In 2006 I was baptized in deep water after serving Lord for more than ten years without being baptized. Since then, people and men of God could see pastoral ministry in me, and I was made a pastor.  

What have been the defining moments of your Christian walk?

I expect to learn how to take the gospel to different cultures and races different from mine. Leadership skills needed to enhance my ministry in Europe. I also hope to gain knowledge on church planting: new Leadership skills, and ways to build a strong leadership team. I also expect to acquire ways to make a church with a solid and sound foundation. Being a person from different nationality and background, I will hope to gain more cultural awareness that will enhance my ministry in  Europe. Lastly, I expect to see many successful churches planted due to my participation in YRM.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I expect to learn how to take the gospel to different cultures and races different from mine. Leadership skills needed to enhance my ministry in Europe. I also hope to gain knowledge on church planting: new Leadership skills, and ways to build a strong leadership team. I also expect to acquire ways to make a church with a solid and sound foundation. Being a person from different nationality and background, I will hope to gain more cultural awareness that will enhance my ministry in  Europe. Lastly, I expect to see many successful churches planted due to my participation in YRM.

What is your leadership role or what were your past leadership roles?

I have served as an elder and pastor since 2013.

Why should someone invest in your ministry?

To help me build a strong leadership team of people who are ready to serve the Lord.