Whenever a person participates in the Virtual Haggai Leader Experience, he comes away knowing more about what God is up to in his life and where he can best apply his newfound knowledge.
After his equipping, Ako Victorien Constant Edi shared that his personal mission is “to be an arrow of the Lord to bring the light of Christ into communities. I want to strengthen the skills of believers to make them financially independent in order for them to become the next generation of donors for God’s mission within their own communities.”
As a businessman and missionary, Edi of Côte d’Ivoire sees the Lord using him in several areas. He shares, “Haggai changed my vision of the Word of God and my relation with God. I did not know how to proceed [with sharing the Gospel with people of other faiths]. But now, Haggai has provided me the light of knowledge.
“I am a CEO of a company operating in the areas of agriculture and consulting. I have several partners, customers, and colleagues. I now know what to do to help bring them to the Lord and to further their relationship with Him. Things are clear now.”
Through his company, Edi trains Christians at a professional level to oversee their own companies, all from a Christian perspective. “I believe that equipping leaders is an essential aspect of progressing the Kingdom of God here on Earth. I believe God has strategically allowed me to run this company in order to progress the work of ending Gospel poverty.”
Through his NGO, called Community Action, Edi works with other Christians to facilitate the translation of the Bible into a local language called Abbey. They are putting in place the alphabet in this rural language, which then helps with the translating. “We also help teach community well-being at various socio-economic levels.”
Edi can see God’s work in his life starting at an early age. He recalls that during high school, “someone told me that Jesus is able to help me improve my mathematic skills. I decided to try this new challenge and the result was real. I became an excellent student in scientific areas, including mathematics and physics. And I believe this simple first step in saying ‘yes’ to Jesus helped me to learn to trust that God always knows what is best for me. It might not always be easy, but He always knows best. I have seen God’s hand interweave my steps for His glory and to further His Kingdom.”
Written by Valerie Dyke