I have been living in California for over 20 years, I was born and raised in India. I grow up as a strong Hindu and now get to call you my brothers and sisters for the last 14 years! Growing up I was a deeply committed Hindu, yet I had the Romans 1 experience of knowing that God is personal/real via nature.
Funny fact about me In Indian culture, my name Shiva is a guy’s name but it works in the west as it ends with an “a.” Want to ensure that you all know I am women, haha!
I was lead to RZIM Connect to get to know other believers and learn. I am passionate about engaging in conversation with the hurting (both nonbelievers and believers) and in hopes of connecting them to a loving God. I have been engaging in light conversations with nonbelievers via a conversation group and a future video platform. To learn to ask questions well with empathy and compassion. I am also interested in speaking and writing on these topics and gospel-centered topics/apologetics/Bible-related topics etc.,. I am interested in how our identity in Christ has an impact on how we live out our faith.
I can contribute by sharing my experience and passion for the Lord/Christian living/ministry. I have been serving part-time in ministry for over a decade and also full-time for a little while in the past. Was involved with various church ministries/Christian organizations from coordinating events to teaching the Bible as well as speaking at events. I attended a church-based bible college then via a pastor’s encouragement started attending Biola Univesity’s Talbot School of Theology seeking an M.Div part-time. I also work full time.
Looking forward to learning about with you all