It is a wondrous time in a person’s life when they can escape a terrible past and be born again. This Milwaukee, Wisconsin woman serves the Lord after doing just that. Now motivated by Christ, Valerie is enjoying free online Bible studies at Christian Leaders Institute. She hopes to become ordained one day. Our Ordainment certification courses make this possible for her and you. We hope you will find encouragement in this story and sign up today.

Hello everyone my name is Sister Valerie Rivera-Turnage. I am a proud born again Christian living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America. I have lived here all of my life and feel the need to stay put as I know that I am a witness for so many others right here in Milwaukee.

1 Corinthians 7:17-24 (NIV) “17 Nevertheless, each person should live as a believer in whatever situation the Lord has assigned to them, just as God has called them. This is the rule I lay down in all the churches… 19 Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing. Keeping God’s commands is what counts. 20 Each person should remain in the situation they were in when God called them. 21 Were you a slave when you were called? Don’t let it trouble you—although if you can gain your freedom, do so. 22 For the one who was a slave when called to faith in the Lord is the Lord’s freed person; similarly, the one who was free when called is Christ’s slave. 23 You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of human beings. 24 Brothers and sisters, each person, as responsible to God, should remain in the situation they were in when God called them.”

I have been saved, sanctified and filled with the power of the Holy Spirit for 3 years now and my walk has been awesome. Many local church leaders say I have flourished spiritually. I can only say it is because of my true desire and commitment to living a life that is pleasing to Our Father that this born again woman serves the Lord.

Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) “11 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.”
John 3:3 (ESV) “Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

After many years of being a heavy servant for satan, I have been born again and now invest time and energy into building God’s Kingdom. I have been set free from many afflictions and delivered from many demonic spirits. I enjoy when the people of the world see how God’s Glory has manifested in my life and ask me how. I can smile and say, “TO GOD BE THE GLORY.”

My Husband led me to Christ. One day not long ago he told me he was sure I was going to be his wife. He prayed for me to accept Christ from that moment on. I was serving the devil and couldn’t embrace the salvation he told me about. One day I woke up in despair and in my soul I was crying out for Jesus to just show me HIS power. I went to church that day and my life has never been the same.

1 Peter 1:3 (ESV) “Born Again to a Living Hope ] Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,”

I know my calling is to evangelize and teach.

I wanted to take this course to enhance what I have been given through the Holy Spirit and I would love to continue to learn as much as I can. I am involved in a lot of service and spreading the gospel. I would like to be ordained soon.

I ask that you all continue to pray for the City of Milwaukee because we are up against strong witchcraft spirits and those of us doing Kingdom work are staying pressed in the faith that we will prevail in leading the lost souls to life.

Ephesians 6:12 (NIV) 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities,against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
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