Read here the story of Elizabeth Sands, who aspires to be a counseling evangelist, bringing comfort and guidance to those who need it:
My name is Elizabeth Sands and I live in the United States of America. I am thankful that I have the religious freedom in this country to go to church and worship the Lord without fear of persecution. My family has always attended church regularly for as long as I can remember. However, I feel that my relationship with God has grown much stronger since I became involved in a women’s Bible study group about a year ago.
My ministry dream is to counsel those who are struggling or suffering. I would like to provide Christian counseling, pray with them, and share the hope and joy that our Lord Jesus provides. Some of the ways I have considered achieving this are working with Hospice, chaplaincy in hospitals or prisons, or becoming a Christian school counselor. I think of myself as a counseling evangelist because I want to share God’s word and shine His light wherever he leads me.
The local church I attend has been very supportive in my calling to ministry. The pastor and church secretary are both mentors to me and are providing the support I need or ask for.
The Getting Started Class at Christian Leaders Institute has strengthened my walk with God. It reinforced my need to walk with Him daily. It has also helped me avoid worldly distractions that can hinder this time of spiritual growth. The scholarship through CLI is the only way that my family can afford for me to further my education. Further education will help me to share God’s word in a knowledgeable way. It is also important that I am able to work at my regular job while I take my classes because CLI allows me to complete courses online. Without CLI’s scholarship and convenience, I would not have the opportunity to fulfill my dream of an education in ministry.
Please pray that I use this education to do what God calls me to do and that I serve Him wherever He takes me on this journey.
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