Jeebita Moshahari, a youth leader of the Northern Evangelical Lutheran Church (NELC) and a Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Global Young Reformer (GYR) talks about her role during the Asia Church Leadership Conference (ACLC) along with other young reformers and the possibilities that arise from, once again, meeting in person.
In this interview, Moshahari also tells about her work in the community encouraging girls to complete their education beyond the basics and the ways in which Global Young Reformers can be a bridge between church and the global communion.
What was your religious or faith formation as a child?
In India, Christianity is a minority religion. My parents, devout Lutherans, made it a priority to teach me prayers and to read the Bible. We attended Sunday school and I attended a Christian boarding school for middle and high school where the students were allowed to lead morning and evening devotionals. This formation helped build my faith as a child and built a foundation for me as an adult.
What is your work today?
I am a Master of Business graduate and was in the banking profession previously. During the pandemic one of my parents became ill and I returned home to care for her. Since her recovery, I am looking to restart my career in something new. As for church, I am active with youth in the community who do not attend church and I work with girls to encourage them to continue their education.
What are you passionate about? What are your current interests?
I enjoy connecting and networking with people. That part of my personality helps me work with the youth by emphasizing the importance of education beyond literacy but to gain a holistic education, especially girls. When I am not involved with the youth, I enjoy painting watercolor landscapes and pieces of art inspired by Bible verses.