I am Lynette Stephen. I am a Kenyan Sudanese born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya. Currently, I study the Word of God and ministry training at the Christian Leaders Institute (Learn more about online Bible courses, Click Here), so I will be prepared for my ministry calling.
I didn’t know my father as he died in the war in Sudan. My uncle on my father’s side was a Bishop in the Anglican Church of Sudan. I grew up in Nairobi with my mother and my grandparents, who were Christians. Some of my fondest memories living next to the church was being called to attend Sunday school when all the other children were busy enjoying play day. The church was part of me, and I grew to love the church.
As a child, I knew God answers prayers. My grandfather told me from an early age that God called me to serve. When I was six years old, thieves tried breaking into our house. My grandpa asked me to pray for these thieves had vowed to kill him once they were in. So, I got on my knees and prayed. When I said amen, they left.
In 1998 my grandpa suffered a stroke. On his deathbed, he asked me to promise him that I would become a Bishop. So, I did. But later that night, he left us when he died. That was the beginning of the end. Life became unbearable for us as he was our sole breadwinner. Life changed.
In 2012, I rededicated my life to Christ. However, my work took me to different places and wanderings. Finally, in 2018, I returned home, and that was when the conviction was overwhelming. The zeal for the Word of God was like a burning fire within me. I remembered my grandpa’s words. I have a calling from God.
Opportunity to Study the Word of God at CLI
With the Christian Leaders Institute training, I will be equipped to reach out to my people in South Sudan in a better way with the Agape love of God. My dream is to bring the good news of salvation, love, peace, healing, and forgiveness to remote places. They need to know that Jesus Christ is the Anchor of life and the firm foundation.
God bless Christian Leaders Institute and Ministries for giving me this opportunity to fulfill my calling and dream.