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Solomon Ebi Ekiyor

Solomon Ekiyor
Person Details
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Country

  • Ukraine
Participants Details

ELF Network

  • 2022 Church Life, Leadership, and Planting (Advanced) Network

Occupation

  • Christian Ministry

Funding Status

  • ELF Funded
Participants Answers
What is your ministry?

I coordinate mission activities in Europe for the Fellowship of Christian Students International. As a director, I coordinate leadership training and church planting activities. I also preach during church services. In addition, I offer pastoral care to the congregants. Presently, our ministry reaches about 5,000 international students in Ukraine, Georgia, and Romania. We have also been able to reach approximately 12,000 Ukrainians through our various ministry platforms. Our goal is to reach more through new ministry strategies we hope to acquire from the Forum.

When did you trust Christ?

I gave my life to Jesus at a New Year’s Day service on January 1, 2002, at the Church of God Mission in Patani, Nigeria.

What have been the defining moments of your Christian walk?

On November 15, 2000, at a Christian meeting on campus, in my final year studying Chemical Engineering, a pastor prophesied I would be a missionary and that the Lord was going to use me. This encounter defined and guided my path. The impact of my theological training gave and prepared me for a new walk with the Lord Jesus Christ. Lastly, the various challenges I have encountered in life and the mission field demonstrated how the Lord helped, delivered, encouraged, and gave me victory, which significantly increased my faith and trust in Him alone.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

The European Leadership Forum will impact me with updated knowledge and skills for effective cross-cultural missions to reach native Europeans and give me a much-needed network of mentorship and biblical resources. It will also broaden my understanding of how to overcome various ministry challenges and the opportunities they provide.

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

I have been an evangelism coordinator and the president of Christian Youth Fellowship and the curate and the youth chaplain of the Cathedral Church of St. Matthew. I have also been chairman of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, LGA. 

Why should someone invest in your ministry?

The Lord has given us great success, especially in Ukraine and Georgia. We have seen many Africans, Indians, and Arabs come to the Lord through our ministry. Yet, thousands of international students from Africa, Asia, and South America study in European universities who have not received Jesus Christ as their Lord.  Within the next three years, we aim to extend and reach out to international students in Russia, Belarus, Moldova, Armenia, Poland, and Hungary. We have a structure, partnerships, personnel, and volunteers. The Lord is also opening more ministry doors to reach native Europeans in the countries mentioned above.