David’s Ministry Journey
My name is David Civile, and the following is David’s ministry journey. I came to Christ 30 years ago and have gone through many seasons, which transformed me tremendously. Every time I think I am getting there, then God points out areas in my life that need work. I remember when I was a teenager, how strangers would come up to me on the streets and ask me to pray for them. The last thing on my mind at that time was God or praying for someone else and certainly not in public. However, God had other plans, and years later, I accepted Christ.
For years, all went well, but then I derailed and used all kind of drugs even while serving as a minister. Thankfully, God pulled me out of it! The biggest lesson I learned is while I stood on the platform, the power of the Holy Spirit works, if not for you, then at least for the saints. I paid a high price for going off-road, but God’s love and grace saved me again and again.
The Principles I Live by Today
Ephesians 4:12-14 : for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.
Isaiah 61: 1-3: The Good News of Salvation. The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me because the LORD has anointed me to preach good tidings to the poor. He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn; to console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.
Mark 16:15-18: And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved, but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name, they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; 18 they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.
David’s Ministry Journey
When God called me, I knew I needed a deep and real relationship with Him. So reading the Bible, going to church, and regular prayer was not enough for me; then I need it all. I need to feel, hear, and taste Him and His grace, and He has shown himself above and beyond.
I have worked in ministry for 19 years with the criminals, mafia, youth, poor and needy, and problem families. Repeatedly, I saw rapid change and miracles. Laws have been changed and lives altered on divine intervention by God due to simple miracle-working prayers. It is by God’s grace I can work and minister in the fields.
My wife and I have three adult children. I work as a professional contractor next to ministry, and the income supports the missions. I am half Dutch and half Italian, and our focus is the Mediterranean and from time to time Belgium, Zambia, South Africa, and Pakistan. We are part of a Global Ministry call House of Legacy. It has its roots in South Africa. The head of the ministry lives in California. I am an ordained minister in the House.
David’s Ministry Journey Leads to Free Ministry Training at CLI
I am well-trained, mentored, guided, and advanced. However, from time to time, you have to recheck everything you know and see if there are little foxes in your garden as Proverbs states. Sometimes you have to go back to the basics and have a fresh view of all the things you think you know. For me, it is washing by the Word and also the free ministry training at CLI. It is essential for further equipping, growth, maturity, and more. I always want to learn more and more about God the Father, Jesus Christ His Son, and the Holy Spirit. To improve myself and grow in Christ is my hope as I study at Christian Leaders Institute.
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