My name is Vivian A. Maccow Pompier. Present Caribbean Island of residence: St. Maarten. I am excited to be studying the Bible education program online at the Christian Leaders Institute (Learn more about free online Bible courses, Click Here).
I grew up in a home with five siblings of which I was the third child. I was born on the sunny Caribbean Island of Aruba. As a child, I loved teaching. I grew up in two churches. As a young teenager, I went to the Methodist Church in the morning where I sang in the youth choir. I was also a member of the Girl’s Brigade. After service, I would teach Sunday school to younger kids. In the afternoon, I taught Sunday school to the younger kids at my aunt’s Baptist church. In the evening, I attended the service at my aunt’s church. I enjoyed every minute of it. I took part in many recitals and skits.
My parents never went to church with us. However, they were very strict and made sure that my siblings and I attended church and Sunday school every week.
New Ministry Direction
After I went on pension, I started spending more time surfing the internet and visiting Facebook and messenger. I became friends with a Christian lady who invited me to join her prayer room. There I met a Pastor from Nigeria, and I became very good friends with him and his family.
When the owner of the prayer room announced that she had to close the room due to personal reasons, the Pastor and I decided to start our own International prayer room. We have been doing so successfully now for the past three years. With God’s help, I make use of the opportunity as the Lead Admin to teach as much as possible in our prayer room. Based on my own experiences growing up, I try to teach our members about topics that I wished I had learned about when I was younger.
A year ago, my Pastor friend, my youngest sister, and I came together and started a nonprofit international organization to help put smiles on people’s faces. We target issues that are close to our hearts. Those issues are widows, children and education, single mothers, mission upkeep, and missionaries, to name a few.
Along with our small but faithful group of supporters, we still manage, despite the hardship that was accentuated by the pandemic, to put smiles on the faces of a few people every month. It is our dream that one day we will be able to put smiles on the faces of many people all over the world.
Desire to Learn More
God has put this strong desire in me to hear, study, and go deeper into His Word. Most of my spiritual growth in the last few years came from spending quality time with my erudite Pastor friend from Nigeria. He is an exceptionally good teacher. He gave me a lot of food for thought, which in turn opened my appetite to learn even more.
I am also growing spiritually when I am spending time preparing lessons to teach in our prayer room. In 2020, I enjoyed the experience of reading the entire Bible in a year. This year I am listening to the Bible, one chapter at a time. I also follow teachings and Bible studies on YouTube.
Bible Education Program Online at CLI
I believe the Christian Leaders Institute training will help me to grow spiritually and deepen my walk with God. It will help me build my knowledge of the gospel and also be more confident when sharing the Bible. I don’t believe that I happened on the CLI website. I had been searching the internet for some time for free ministry teaching, without any results. So, I strongly believe that I was purposely led to CLI by the Holy Spirit.
I am pursuing a Ministry of Teaching and Intercession/Counseling. I strongly believe that a Bible education program is very important. So, the fact that CLI is an online Bible college makes it possible for anyone to have a high-quality Bible education.
Another benefit of CLI is that it’s online so you do not have to leave the comfort of your home or your family. You are also not restricted to a specific time of day.
On top of that, to be able to get the training totally free is an unbelievable opportunity for anyone. For me, it is an answered prayer, a challenge, and a motivation at the same time. As Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Answering God’s Call at CLI
God is calling me to step out on the water. But in order for me to do that, I have to get out of the boat. CLI is providing a way for me to get out of the boat. I am so thankful for the Christian Leaders Institute for providing me with this opportunity to get the Bible education program I need to do the ministry God has called me to do. I pray that the desire God has placed in my heart will
grow. I also pray that in my future ministry I will always seek to glorify our heavenly Father and will not seek my own gain.
Steps to Sign Up At Christian Leaders Institute
Step 1 – Register for a free study account that automatically enrolls you in the Christian Leaders Getting Started Course Part 1 &2.
After you register, you will automatically be enrolled in the “getting started” course. You will locate the course at your “home” button when logged in. Scroll down to find the Christian Leaders Getting Started Course Part 1 &2 Link. Click the link and open the course.
Step 2 – Complete Part 1 of this course, and then you are allowed to enroll in mini-courses or regular courses.
The Christian Leaders Getting Started Class Part 1 shows you how to enroll in courses and mini-courses. Part 2 of the course connects your calling into ministry with programs offered through Christian Leaders Institute. Part 2 will offer some ministry training and introduce you to the other programs offered through Christian Leaders Institute.