I’m Shekinaelle Fattoh. From Côte d’Ivoire. I’m from West Africa. I’m serving in DRC Congo. Precisely, in Lubumbashi. So it’s part of East Africa. When I was a kid I wanted to be an architect like my dad. He wanted to be an architect before becoming a pastor, so I wanted to
be like him. I lost my father early so all our plans changed. I’m from a family of four children, so it was like some of you will continue school and some will stop. By the grace of God I was able to attend University. I met a missionary who told me about the GMF program. He was convinced that
through this program, I can find my way. So I applied the first time, it didn’t work. I believed. And the second time, I
was accepted by the program and I started. It’s amazing. I think that where
I’m walking now is the will of God. I’m working with the youth, I always try to
help people and I found fulfillment in that. Most of the time we don’t see what they
really feel because they hide everything through fun, jokes, they play a lot. But, they also have feeling and some of them hide their feelings, they need someone to
speak with and when you go and visit, you can see what is their reality. There are a lot in a small rooms, they have challenges even to eat, but they don’t show it when they come at church on Sunday. I understand
that the church is the place where all of us have peace, joy and we can meet to love.