Greetings everyone! My name is Chad C. Ford, and I am from Ft. Wayne, IN, USA. I am at the Christian Leaders Institute for free biblical training and credentials in ministry (Learn more about online Bible classes, Click Here).
My Early Journey
Growing up in a Christian household, I attended Christian grade school and high school. When I graduated high school, I joined the military. I tried to stay active in the church, but I failed at that. Over the years, I tried to restart my walk with Christ only to come up with another excuse for why “I couldn’t make it to church.”
Several times I found myself getting away from my walk with God. Over time, I had several experiences that either challenged my faith or made me question the Lord’s plans for me. Every time, I shied away from the Lord. I couldn’t see what God was trying to tell me or where He was leading me.
Changed by Trauma: Understanding God’s Call
Recently I was involved in a horrific incident. When I woke in the hospital, one of my first questions was, “Why, Lord, did you let me live?” By all rights, my injuries should have killed me. The doctors advised my wife that they were not sure I would survive the first night in the hospital.
One thing I realized, it was a wake-up call to get myself back on my walk with Christ. The Lord was bringing me back into the flock. The second thing I realized, over the years I was missing my calling. There were times I thought of future goals in Christian Ministry and ignored the Lord.
After my incident, I spent many days and nights asking what God’s plan for me was. As I asked, I started remembering the times I considered getting into the ministry. Then, one Sunday while at church, I realized I have kept missing my calling. I finally understood His call.
Called to Ministry: Biblical Training and Credentials with CLI
I am a firefighter/paramedic with law enforcement and military background. The Lord has reached down to me and is leading me to be a minister. I am called to provide Christian counseling directed to Veterans and First Responders. I want to assist them through times of struggle as I can relate to it due to my background.
Free biblical training and credentials with Christian Leaders Institute is my next step in answering God’s call. Now, I can get the biblical training and credentials for my ministry calling.