Backroad Ministries: Reaching Those Off The Beaten Path
My name is Michael Williams from the United States of America, and I am studying to learn more about the Bible at the Christian Leaders Institute (Learn more about online Bible classes, Click Here). Although I have been a Christian since I was a young boy, I am just recently realizing that my Christian walk is not what I thought it was. I have been presently learning more about a fully committed walk with the Lord Jesus.
As an outdoorsman who enjoys fishing, camping, and hiking, amongst other nature activities. My desire, God willing, is to have a ministry traveling the country with my wife, where we will reside in our enclosed off-road trailer handing out Bibles to those we meet on the road and introducing them to our Lord and Savior.
As a child, I grew up in a Christian home and attended church regularly. In our home, prayer was practiced when we ate and also at night when my father would read the Bible with me. I accepted Christ as my Lord and Savior at an early age. I also participated in the Royal Ambassadors programs in the church.
As life went, I got caught up in the “rat race of life.” At times, I fell away from the church but never forgot who I was, a child of God. Now, many years later, I am reading my Bible with new fervor and zeal. I have discovered many things that I wish I had known much earlier in life. My passion for self-growth in Christ and my desire to share Christ have grown exponentially.
My wife, Tammy, had a Christian upbringing that mirrors my own. As a couple, we spend a lot of time in the outdoors camping, fishing, and hiking. Eventually, we plan to do a large amount of traveling and camping in secluded locations. Our hope and desire are to bring a Christian ministry to these remote locations. We can then meet others who might otherwise miss out on God’s Word. Through our ministry, they have the opportunity of being introduced to Christ or strengthening their faith.
Ministry Training Through CLI
I started with ministry training at the Christian Leaders Institute (CLI) to learn more about the Bible. To be prepared to spread the gospel was my goal. However, CLI has done so much more for my spiritual walk. I am more connected with God, which has led to more time praying and talking with God. Working a full-time job and having sleep issues, studying ministry and the Bible at CLI have allowed me to prepare for ministry without interruption to my family or everyday life. I am more excited and driven to succeed. With the tools CLI provides, I can prepare for the ministry God has called me for while performing the role that a husband should. Thank you, CLI!