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Jelena Sivulka

Jelena Sivulka
Person Details
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Country

  • Serbia
Participants Details

ELF Network

  • 2023 Pastoral Counsellors Network

Ministry Focus

  • Counseling

Occupation

  • Christian Organisation

Funding Status (ELF)

  • Needs ELF Funding
Participants Answers
What is your ministry?

I am the founder and director of Hana’s Hope NGO. Our organization serves, educates, and cares for families and individuals affected with disabilities. I am writer and speaker, passionately sharing the importance of pain and suffering in our spiritual walk. I am one of the founders of the Christian Counsellors association in Serbia, speaking, organizing different events, and caring for counsellors. I host a radio show once a month with messages of hope.

When did you trust Christ?

When I was 18, I heard the Gospel for the first time in my life at the Calvary Chapel Outreach. After a few days, I prayed to receive Christ into my heart.

What have been the defining moments of your Christian walk?

My family was against anything that had to do with the church, Jesus, or Christianity in general. Thus, to go to church was a constant battle at home. I was involved in youth ministry, IFES-student ministry, and all of that helped me grow and develop as a Christian during this difficult time. Also, I was disciple by my pastor’s wife and she helped me in my Christian walk.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

As a pastor's wife, psychologist, and director of a non-profit organization, coming to the Forum was crucial for my development, encouragement, and growth. The Forum helps me to connect with other Christians in my field. It helps me learn more and receive professional supervision from people with greater knowledge of counselling. Through the Forum, we can share problems and dilemmas and encourage one another. While getting a degree in counselling at a secular university, the Forum helped me learn more about Christian counselling and integrate psychology and Christianity. The Forum is the only place to share my heart with other professional people who love God and are involved in ministry. The Forum has become a family reunion where I know my strength will be replenished, my knowledge will increase, and I will be loved and cared for.

Why should someone invest in your ministry?

There isn’t one area of my life that has not been influenced in a positive way through Forum. As a result, who I am has changed. I know Him more, want to serve Him more, and have more opportunities to do that. My husband and I are in full-time ministry in Serbia, and we live on the support we get from church. Also, we love to help as many young who cannot afford even the discounted amount.