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My Redeemer Rescued Me

Greetings to all in the precious name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! I am P—Samuel Raj from India from Andhra Pradesh, East Godavari, Kakinada. I live in this place and speak Telugu. My childhood classmate Regina Reshma introduced me to the Christian Leaders Institute. The tuition-free minister leadership and Bible courses are a blessing as I serve in my church.

My Background

Born and raised in a Christian family, my parents are a godly couple and reflect Christ in their life. We are four in the family: my father, P. Lova Raju; my mother, P. Jyothi Raj; my younger sister, P. Deevena Blessy; and me. I was born in the year of 1998 on September 3.

My Journey to Christ

While I grew up, my mother was a gospel speaker. Every day and night, she shared the gospel before we slept. She led both my sister and me to have daily devotions. She encouraged us to read the Bible more as well. However, I was more interested in playing games. My mother warned us not to waste too much time playing. For that reason, we didn’t purchase a television until recently. Therefore, we often visited our neighbor’s home for cartoons and movies.

Then, I completed my 10th standard in my schooling. Distracted by worldly attractions, I started to drink alcohol. One day, my friend, his neighbor, and I drank too much and went out to the middle of the sea. We did not know what we were doing. We started drowning and struggled to save ourselves. The water was choking us, and we thought our life was over. But in my heart, I cried to the Lord for help. Miraculously, one giant wave hit us toward the land. We got to the beach! God saved our lives. The Lord’s mighty hand rescued us. That’s when I accepted the Lord Jesus as my Savior and started my spiritual journey.

Minister Leadership Courses at CLI

As I started my relationship with the living Christ, He blessed me and filled me with His Spirit in the church worship. As my mother dedicated me to the Lord in my childhood for His service, she told me it was an excellent time to study at a Bible College. Therefore, I prayed and went to theological studies in 2017 at Rehoboth Theological Institute in Kerala, India. By God’s grace, I completed my college requirements and prepared everything for graduation. Then, Covid-19 changed all our plans. The Kerala Government ordered us to go to our homes. In that time of emergency, we couldn’t have our graduation. However, the Lord had shown His Grace, and we graduated in 2021.

Then, the Lord placed me in a church. At present, I am working as an assistant pastor. I want to study more. So, I joined the Christian Leader Institute. These tuition-free online minister leadership courses are excellent and are changing my life! Thank you for this study opportunity!

Register a Study Account

Register for a free study account, automatically enrolling you in the Getting Started Class at the Christian Leaders Learning Platform. The Getting Started class will take you less than an hour to complete.

When you log in to the Learning Platform, you will notice that the Getting Started Class automatically appears on your dashboard.    

The Getting Started Class will orientate you to the Christian Leaders Learning Platform and the Programs offered, including:

  1. Ministry Awards, Certificates, and Diplomas with the Christian Leaders Institute.
  2. College Degrees with the CLI’s Leadership Excellence School.
  3. Minister Credentialling (Ordination) with the Christian Leaders Alliance, including local Soul Center registration possibilities. 

Note: You can enroll in tuition-free courses or mini-courses immediately without finishing the getting started class.  

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