Esther Fatima Lonfo
Esther Fatima Lonfo is a single mother of three (3). My oldest daughter 33, graduated last year with her Doctorate in ABA and currently working as Senior Behavior Analyst with PBS Corp. My 31 years old son, graduated from Virginia Tech with his Master, and my youngest daughter 24 years old also graduated in May 2018 with her Bachelor in Medical Sonography and now working at Del seton hospital in Austin Texas. We recently relocated to Texas. Esther is a proud mother and a grandmother of a beautiful 7 years old granddaughter. Esther is currently a Personal Banker, Registered Behavior Therapist, a fashion designer, French translator, and above all, an Evangelist, Missionary, Minister and Teacher of the Gospel.
Esther was born on July 14, 1962 in Ivory Coast, West Africa to a Muslim Priest father (Imam). She was part of a family consisting of one mother, 4 steps mothers, 27 children, more than 66 grand children and 8 great grand children who all are still alive by the grace of God. Esther was the only one that was separated from her parents and siblings, at 18 months of age, and was sent to her grandmother in another country call Burkina Faso, in a very poor village where she lived for 4 years. She suffered with sickness and diseases, abuses and rejections on her early age. God had a plan for her life.
While in Africa, after she came back to the big city Abidjan, Esther later went on to graduate from Business school with the help of her adoptive French parents “the Redelberg” from France. She then went on to working for Air Afrique, an airline company for 22 years before moving to the United States 18 years ago. Esther was born and raised Muslim in a large family of more than 200 people. She gave her life to the Lord at the age of 30 led by Pastor Samy Asiedu. Due to much persecution following her conversion to Christianity, being the FIRST ONE on her family to make this big decision, which was qualify as an abomination in the Muslim faith, she moved to the U.S. with her 3 children. Her goal was to protect and give her children a bright future with a new start and a peaceful life for herself.
Esther has owned several businesses and was even honored at the Nasdaq as well as a guest speaker, for 4 different occasions, at the United Nations in 2004-2005 where she was the first prize winner of the New York Micro-Entrepreneur Award.
Esther was ordained in North Carolina as an Evangelist/Minister of the Gospel on June 3rd of 2012 under the spiritual guidance of Pastor Dennis Davis, Founder of Cornerstone Church. She lived in Hollywood Florida for 5 years and just relocated this year 2018 to TX to assist her daughter on completing her clinical rotation.
Her Accomplishments include among others: Business owner, a children special need Therapist, Realtor, Greeter, French Translator and Interpreter in different Churches. She has also been a cell-group leader, Prayer Intercessor, Bible study teacher, Counselor, Women conference guest speaker, TCT network guest speaker, prison Ministry volunteer preacher, Missionary. Also, after seeing her children successfully achieving their goals, Esther went back to school at the age of 54 and graduated with a Medical office, Billing and coding degree in 2017.
She was baptized and filled with the Holy Spirit since 1992, few months after her conversion. In 2011, she took a trip to Israel where she was blessed for being baptized again in the Jordan River; there she enjoyed seeing the bible come to life. Esther is passionate about EVANGELISM, reaching people for Christ with the Gospel, PRAYING with people for healing and spiritual grow, counseling, and helping people in any way she can. She IS NOT PERFECT but Esther has a vision of becoming a missionary for Christ to help people in need everywhere around the world. She has the boldness and the courage of the Queen Esther in the bible. She is a risk taker and has bulldog faith and many talents. She is a hard worker who always has big dreams and visions. Esther is full of determination to succeed in life while reaching the high call in Christ Jesus.
Esther is a living testimony of the Goodness, amazing Grace, and the Favor of God. She is a living miracle of God. Her strength is her faith in PRAYER, Fasting and studying the Word, always seeking to hear from God and to be empowered by the Holy Spirit to fulfill the promise in John 14-12. Some of her favorite scriptures are Matthew 6-33; Jeremiah 1-5; Philippians 4-13; Romans 8-28; Psalms 118-17; Hebrews 11-1 & 6. John 14-12, Ephesians 1-17, Romans 10-9. Esther strongly believes that she’s the Joseph of her family. One of the big miracles is: From a Muslim Priest daughter to a Minister of the Gospel. To God be the Glory!
Now as the Founder of Evangelistic Tabernacle of Prayer Outreach Inc., she has a vision that God has laid on her heart that she’s taking by faith. Today The Ministry celebrated its fourth year anniversary and it looking forward for many more to come. She recently, on January 17, 2018, celebrated her 26th year as a born-again Christian since she converted from the Muslin faith. She’s a God fearing woman and she loves the Lord Jesus, her Lord and Savior to whom she gives All the Honor and Glory. Amen!