Evangelist Ministry Path
My name is Meredith Brooke Pittman. I was born February 14, 1996, in a small town in the state of South Carolina. I am blessed to call the United States my home. As a child, I grew up in a church learning about God, but never getting the concept of what He is all about. I have some memories of going to children’s church and watching people act out plays and coloring pages of a man on a cross. At the age of eight, my parents got a divorce. In that moment of my life, I lost all things that were real to me. Sadly, God was the last thing on my mind. My family ran from God. At the age of eight, I stood on my hill in my yard as they took my mother away to a hospital for attempting suicide. I walked into what I thought was my home and saw pills all over the kitchen counters and floor. I didn’t know it then, but God laid his hand upon me that day knowing He had an evangelist ministry path for my life.
I grew up without a father and most of my childhood my mother was absent. In and out of hospitals attempting to kill herself. I surrounded myself with guys trying to fill the emptiness I felt inside all the time. At the age of fourteen, I began to be sexual and at sixteen I lost my virginity. I knew and believed in God, but I didn’t really know him the way I thought I did. I cried myself to sleep for many years praying to God asking Him to take me out of this world. It was not until I was seventeen years old that I met Jesus Christ personally. I was sitting in church for Easter and all at once I lost control of myself. I stood up in front of hundreds of people and gave my life to Jesus Christ. Realizing that He died for me and loved me unconditionally changed my whole point of view on life. That summer, I made the choice to be baptized in the ocean in Daytona.
I would like to say from then on it was easy, but then I would be lying. I got caught up again in the world. In the sex and alcohol and parties. I was still trying to find something that only Jesus could provide. I was running away from all the pain of rape, sexual sin, and hatred of myself. I looked at myself and felt nothing but disgust. It was not until I had an affair with a married man that I realized I no longer knew who I was or who I was meant to be. So I got down on my knees and I gave it all up to Him. I no longer wanted to be in the driver’s seat. I picked up my Bible and I never looked back.
It is easy to type down words of the things I have done in my life. It is simple to recall those times of being lost. But to go through them at the time, was not easy at all. My ministry dream is to reach women, ALL women on my evangelist ministry path. I want them to know that there is another way. JESUS. I want to be a person that doesn’t turn away from the lost and confused, but one who shows them the love of God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. I want to be an evangelist. Taking this class at Christian Leaders Institute has shown me so many ways to connect to my Father God and my Savior. I have learned how to stay in sound doctrine daily, even when the world and Satan try to test and tempt me.
There are so many reasons why I want to go into ministry: rape, suicide, porn addiction. I am twenty-one years old, and I want to know everything there is to know about the Bible, about Jesus, the Father, and the Holy Spirit. I want to lead others to Christ because I did not deserve His love. I was dirty and a sinner, but He washed me clean. So I want to pick up my cross and serve the Lord. Connecting to the Bible brings me grow closer to God. I am learning how He wants me to live and how to pursue my dreams in ministry. I know I still have much to learn. That is why the CLI scholarship is so important to me. I want to be able to share the gospel and have the knowledge to teach correctly. I have connected through my church and I am taking a Bible class once a week there. I am connecting with fellow Christians who are helping me with my walk with Christ and my evangelist ministry path dream. Pray that I do not falter, and even when I have to make hard choices, that I make the right choices for God.
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