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My name is Veronica Cordoba and I am receiving free formal Christian education at Christian Leaders Institute. I am originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I have been living in the United States since 2001. I was born and raised in a predominantly Roman Catholic society. I did all the right things in regards to tradition: baptism, communion, confirmation. Though I loved God and prayed to Him every day, I did not read the Bible. I still remember that God was very important to me at the time, but everything changed one night. I was 12 years old and I had a dream that I still vividly remember. It was the ocean and a big sun rising on the horizon getting bigger and bigger, and the sun became the face of Jesus saying to me: “ I want you to serve me.” After this experience, I woke up and I remember saying: “No, I want to get married and have a family.” Because I was Catholic, the only way I understood serving God was by becoming a nun and I didn’t want that. So, I remember saying No to Jesus at 12 years old and living my life my way … which ended up in a divorce in 2008 while living in the USA.
In 2008, I remember one Sunday coming out of Catholic mass with my son and looking at the sky and saying: “God, I really want to know you. There must be something else, please show me!” It was an honest cry from my heart (obviously the Holy Spirit was doing His job already). In a matter of weeks, the Lord surrounded me with Christian friends and people who introduced me to my first Bible Study and a ministry that teaches theology to women. I became very passionate about the Word of God and got into theology and apologetics. I also discovered my teaching gift. My transformation started the moment I opened up the pages of the Bible and was exposed to His Word. I can say that I got born again at the end of 2009 and my son and I started a journey of walking with the Lord through some tops and many valleys.
During my years as a born-again Christian, I have tried many times to get a formal Christian education or some kind of certificate. But every time I attempted it, I would lose my job and financial needs arose that would keep me from pursuing it. I believe in education, and I myself hold some professional licenses. So I am so glad I found Christian Leaders Institute! I can receive a free formal Christian education at CLI.
At 12 years old, I said no to Jesus. At 50, I say YES to Him and to whatever He has in store for me. God bless Christian Leaders Institute!
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