Anka was born in a city called Wolfsburg in the middle of northern Germany, in 1987, and raised in a non-Christian family. God showed himself to her through other people from an early age on, and in this way, she learned a little about Jesus Christ. Not knowing much about the Gospel though, she experienced long years of brokenness, depression and emptiness in her teenage and university years. Being led to Jesus by a close friend at age 26 , (2013) her life started to change radically. As she surrendered to Christ and developed in her personal relationship with him, she experienced much healing and overcoming. She joined a small house church that provided her with great, personal discipleship and she was baptized in 2015. In the same year she decided to spend a gap year in Montreal to experience God by giving Him a year to live and serve in a different community. That is how she learned about the ministry of Power to Change - Students (P2C).
Issues like forgiveness, reconciliation and evangelism are very important to her and since she walked in much darkness herself, Anka has always had young women and their walk with Jesus on her heart. She has been blessed to see God use her as a vessel to help women to draw closer to Him and experience more life and freedom in their relationship with their Saviour. This was also the calling for her to work with young university and college students. God put Romans 6:1-10 on her heart in the beginning of her ministry with P2C in Montreal in 2018. Through this she was encouraged to help these students to learn more about overcoming their sin and developing their new life in Christ. She has a great desire for both Christian and non-Christian students to hear and experience more of this new life and the amazing grace that lies in the Gospel, so that they may heal, overcome and find their identity in the One who loves them unconditionally. In the very sensitive transition into adulthood and the challenging years of their lives as students being exposed to many different world views and lifestyles, a steady Christian guidance and support from role models is very crucial.
Together with a couple of P2C co-workers, Anka is bringing together approximately 80 Christian students at McGill University (downtown) and Marianopolis College (NDG) into a Christian student community. She is also discipling appointed student leaders, one-on-one. Through this she is enabling them to serve the Christian student community through small group Bible studies and larger community events, and helping them to evangelize and share the Gospel among their fellow students.
“The core aspect of all my work is to help the students wrestle with tough questions of life and faith and to discover how Jesus wants to meet them in this, which is part of P2C’s mission: To help students take their next step towards Jesus.
Through different events on both campuses several hundreds of students are hearing about the Gospel every year. It is a beautiful testimony to these students that the people of God’s kingdom, who are supporting my ministry in prayer and financially, are standing together for them to help them find Jesus more and to learn to share their faith boldly.”
“I am very thankful for having Bethel Community Church stand behind me. I have seen God at work in extraordinary ways in the student’s lives and I know that many in the church have prayed faithfully. Not having a Christian family myself that stands with me, this means a lot to me.”
“Please pray that through the Holy Spirit I would continue to grow into being a good steward and vessel for God in this ministry, while I still overcome personal roadblocks myself.
I would also love prayer for God to break down every barrier that students might have that hold them back from experiencing more life in Jesus Christ.”
If you would like to hear more about what God is doing through my role with P2C, I would love to welcome you to join my newsletter email list. Through this link you can sign up for it: http://eepurl.com/dD1rj9
I am trusting God with the financial aspect for my role with P2C.
This is my giving page with P2C:
If you like more information about P2C, this is our official website: https://p2c.com/students/about-us
My personal contact information:
Cell: 514-582-1213 (I appreciate voice messages in case I am not available)
Thank you so much for sharing in this with me!
For we are God's fellow workers. You are God's field, God's building.
1 Corinthians 3:9 (ESV)